Well that’s all over with!
2002 has been eventful once again and here is hat we did, what we thought and what we liked/disliked.
We went walking – Capital Ring, we looked for Coffee Shops, we went for a beer or two, we said goodbye to our favourite climbing wall and we reviewed a random selection of products, but in all the highs and lows were…
What we liked
Although there was a lot faults with Capital Ring (mainly the eversion to grass – maybe it has hay fever?) It did get us out walking, exploring and finding new places, making new animal friends- even some we have returned to.
Another return to see the new installations in Greenwich – There was a more eclectic mix this time -some were better than others as could see from our posts.
Just a fun little show that introduced us to some new music and some new women to add to the top 100.
Stumbled upon Wicca Moon on our Capital ring walk and found the nicest/knowledgable Crystal/wiccan shop – we have returned many times.
Our entertainment is made of predominantly k-dramas now so it was only right we reviewed them…
Finally we went to the aquarium and saw the fishes!
We hunted for a dragon in the city
The overall hunt was fun but the end was rubbish.
As reviewed Loud and Very Slow
Less choice, less stock and more drunk people.
Bright lights but not as spectacular as everyone said.
A bit slow!!
It’s been a good year for new coffee shops, mostly due to the fact that we have been out of our usual locations and found new places, thanks to the Capital Ring, so with that said, here are the Best Coffee Shop All Over London for 2022
Fabio’s Debden Station – Review here
Simply Organique Manor House – Review here
Well Bean Bakers – Gallion’s Reach – Review here
The Green Quarter Southall – Review here
Shotsmiths Coffee Clock House – Review here
The Greenery Turnpike Lane – Review here
Whisk – Wimbledon Park – Review here
The best Chain Coffee Shops this year is/are
These Art Deco Kiosks in the Royal Parks are surprising, The St. James’ Park Kiosk won our vote for Best Coffee of 2021 and then this year we discovered they are a chain and are everywhere, from Hyde Park to Richmond and every one serves a mighty fine brew, but if we have to give one of them the top award, it’s Ritz Corner in Green Park and the award for Best Barista of the year goes to Maurice!!
The Alley Camden – Review here
OK Technically Tea or Bubble Tea, but the best Bubble Tea all year!
But hands down the best Coffee all year is a totally random one…
Maya’s Chai – Preston Park – Review here
We stumbled into Preston Park thinking ‘We are never going to find any coffee here’ and low and behold, a HUGE CUP of really – Like REALLY great Coffee awaited us. It’s just a shame it’s not a local or even somewhere we will detour to pop by. Maybe one day!
Worst Coffee (If you can call it that!) Award
Whiskers & Cream – Upper Holloway – Review here
Gardener’s Cottage Cafe – Valentine’s Park – Review here
13th Floor – St Mary’s Church Coffee Kiosk – Review here
But if you can believe it this was not the worst coffee of 2022, no, that goes to a joint winner/losers
Simit Sarayi (Harringay) – Review here
Café Marrone Shadwell Station E1 – Review here
So that’s another year over! so what’s to look forward to in 2023, apart from a massive heating bill! Well funny you should ask…
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