I’ll have sent you instructions on how to get in via WhatsApp.

I tend to only lock the bottom lock on the door so you can’t accidentally lock yourself out of the flat. Remember that you need your key fob to get back in from the lobby, or when using the lift.

Don’t open the fire escape door at the bottom of the stairs as it’ll set off an alarm!

Please remember to scramble the code on the lockbox when you return the key.


Regent’s Canal Walk (left), City Road Lock (above), Duncan Terrace Gardens, and Camden Passage are all scenic areas 2-8 mins from the flat. You can even walk all the way along the canal to Coal Drops Yard in one direction (beautiful new development) or Route Haggerston café in the other.

You then have tons of good coffee shops, bars, and restaurants in Angel (where we are), or in Shoreditch (15 mins away by bus and less pretty, but much cooler and with better food).

Angel coffee shops

Saint Espresso

Probably the best local coffee, but not the fanciest environment.

Katsute 100 (right)

Gourmet Japanese café. Amazing tea and matcha cakes.


Good for healthy breakfast / lunch (freshly tossed salad bowls), but a bit further away than the others.


Great coffee but noisy.


Austrian restaurant with huge cake range.

Angel restaurants

Brother Marcus (on Camden Passage, left)

Modern Greek.


Great Italian place. Gets booked up.

There are tons of other restaurants in Angel, but the ones in Shoreditch are better.

Angel bars

The Bar With No Name (right)

Classic local cocktail bar with live jazz piano on most nights.


Great dimly-lit cocktail bar.

That’s it. Go to Shoreditch for bars.

Shoreditch coffee shops

Commons (left)

My favourite local coffee shop with super-friendly staff. Tell them you’re staying at my place.


Great, original food for breakfast and lunch.

White Collar Factory

Awesome place to get a coffee and work that somehow people haven’t latched onto. Also healthy lunches.

One Hundred Shoreditch

Good hotel lounge to hang out in if you want to work.


Another good hotel to work in, but you need to pay £15 for a day pass to do so.

Shoreditch restaurants

Gloria (right)

Super-fun Italian place with great food and décor. Booking essential.


Tasy Peruvian fusion.


Affordable, Michelin-starred restaurant. Good luck getting a table.


Good “nose-to-tail” Italian place. Noisy.


Tasty Middle-Eastern food.

Shoreditch bars

Lounge Bohemia (left)

My favourite cocktail bar in London. Not the fanciest, but their original cocktails are amazing. Order one of their five tasting menus. They won’t serve you if you don’t have a reservation.


Liquor store on the ground floor, restored 1920’s cinema at the back, and converted Victorian prison in the basement. Atmospheric and great cocktails.

A Bar with Shapes for a Name

Cool Bauhaus-inspired bar making innovative cocktails based on molecular gastronomy. Open until 03:00 every day.

Happiness Forgets

Cute basement cocktail bar.

Tayēr + Elementary

Was voted best bar in the world when it opened, and I’ve been there once and the cocktails were good, but it has no atmosphere.