Day out in London – Lego bricks at Brick Lane

Work of art by Nathan Sawaya - muse - lego bricks

Work of art by Nathan Sawaya – Muse

London in the summer is great – there are events happening everywhere; food markets, outdoor cinemas , gigs and so much more..even a Hippopo roaming the Thames and a floating market in Covent Garden.

As autumn comes in, it feels like things start to slow down – but does it?

Last weekend, I spend a great day out at The Old Truman Brewery – even the weather cooperated! It was sunny, but not too warm – the type of day where you can wear a scarf and be fine – a scarf only day!

Started with a visit at a Lego Exhibition – Art of the Brick by artist Nathan Sawaya – where all the pieces were made out of lego bricks! Pretty cool. There were reproduction of classics such as the ‘The Scream’ or ‘Le Penseur’ but also, new and interesting pieces such as the blue man or the artist hiding inside the lawyer suit. It’s novel and fun and inspiring – go see!

The day continued with a leisurely lunch at one of the many nearby food markets namely Elys Yard. After a white fish ceviche and fried plantains,  it was time for a stroll around the area; window shopping at the vintage shops on Brick Lane, checking out random designer sales that popped in the area and lounging on benches in leafy parks (indeed as most of the leaves were floating down – it’s autumn afterall).

The day was rounded up with a nice coffee and cinnamon bun from Swedish restaurant Fika – which by the way has a cosy and lovely garden rooftop where you will definitely feel out of everyday London.

Until the next time ..bye!

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