Being a London Lifestyle Blogger, who also writes about interiors, home is very important to me. People often ask where I choose to live in the city and what my place looks like. Read on to discover where this London Lifestyle Blogger lives and why.
My Current London Apartment
London Lifestyle Blogger At Home
I moved close to London Bridge Station, just off Bermondsey Street in February 2018. Before that I lived in Finsbury Park, North London for over 20 years. Moving to a new part of London has reinvigorated me. Having different restaurants, interesting walks and new places to explore is very stimulating. It’s amazing to have the opportunity to experience a new part of this wonderful city.
Parkland Walk Finsbury Park
Finsbury Park will always have a special place in my heart. I have an immense fondness for the area and the people. I go back regularly to catch up with friends and socialise in the vicinity.
London Lifestyle Blogger Location Choice
In Finsbury Park, I was lucky enough to live in a converted Victorian house with high ceilings. My apartment had three bedrooms, a lovely garden and a large basement. I was on the cusp of re-configuring the space to create an open plan kitchen and dining room. Then it occurred to me that this might be the time to move somewhere different instead.
St Mary Magdalen Church on Bermondsey Street
My partner and I deliberated about moving to a house in Crouch End or possibly Muswell Hill but couldn’t make a firm decision. After I was invited to review the new Ivy Restaurant at Tower Bridge, I took my partner on a tour of Bermondsey Street. This is one of my favourite streets in the whole of London which is located a short walk from London Bridge Station and The Shard. It has an abundance of independent shops and restaurants, little parks and even a church. It’s totally cute and adorable, a little haven in the midst of a busy part of the city.
Pizzaro Restaurant on Bermondsey Street
After our visit to Bermondsey Street, we both decided that this was where we wanted to live. That narrowed our search down which made moving so much easier. Within six months we had sold the property in Finsbury Park and were living in a converted warehouse just around the corner from The Shard.
London Lifestyle Blogger Apartment
Because we’d settled on Bermondsey Street, the housing stock is predominantly converted warehouses. The area was historically known for its leather making tanneries. Today, those beautiful buildings are fabulous flats. We decided that perhaps a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment would actually be a better choice for us than an entire house. It did mean saying goodbye to a gorgeous garden but because we walk a lot, that was okay.
My Refurbished Apartment Open Plan Living Space
One of the first flats we looked at was in a converted tannery with beautiful large metal windows, exposed steel beams and a central courtyard. We continued to view many properties but returned to that one because it had character and a warm, cosy feeling.
My Refurbished Apartment Master Bedroom
We did have to carry out a total renovation which included leveling the floor and installing wooden floorboards. With two new bathrooms, refurbished kitchen and painting, six months later we were all settled in and loving it. Read this article to find out more about My London Apartment Refurbishment Project.
My Refurbished Apartment Master Bathroom
It is stressful and time-consuming moving home and relocating to a different part of the city. However, it has been worth it. We adore the area and it has given us a new lease of life. Now you know where this London Lifestyle Blogger lives! You can see pictures of my pad on Love My London Apartment Pinterest Board. Happy snooping!
Author: Homegirl London. Images: Homegirl London.