Yukino's Qype reviews
20 Lavington Street, London SE1 0NZ
Yukino wrote on 26 August 2012The CitizenM hotel in Bankside is absolutely fantastic. The whole concept of affordable luxury is perfectly executed here. The decoration and amenities are amazing, very original and cool, and the room is small but really well equipped. You have a Galaxy tab 8.9'' to control everything, from lights to blinds to the TV, kind of fun. Then there are free movies on demand, free wifi... very nice. There is a library on the ground floor as well, next to the canteen, with a lot of comfy and modern seating areas.
But what really stands out in this hotel is the staff and the service. Young, helpful and efficient people, 24h available. We had a problem the last day in our stay and it was that the table in which the Galaxy tab stood was very small, so my partner dropped the tablet accidentally while placing it on the charging dock. We went quickly downstairs to the reception to explain what happened and they were helpful and understanding with that. They didn't even charge us extra as we had been honest about the accident and very willing to solve the issue.
To sum up, excellent value for money, excellent service and without any doubts, the coolest hotel I've ever stayed in. I hope I can visit CitizenM again, in London or in any other of their locations.
Unit 22 Thomas Neal Cntr 35 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LD
Yukino wrote on 16 April 2012
Artbox es una de mis tiendas favoritas de Londres. Cuando vivía allí y quería hacer algún regalito a mi mejor amiga en España, iba directamente allí. De sus locales de Londres, mi favorito es el del Thomas Neal’s Centre en Covent Garden. Aquí encuentras sobre todo artículos de regalo, muñecos de peluche y figuras de colección, productos de papelería, accesorios para el hogar y complementos y también golosinas y algunos cosméticos. El denominador común de todos ellos es ser tremendamente monos y adorables.
Mi rango favorito de productos de Artbox son de lejos los de papelería. Los cuadernos y agendas están cuidados hasta el último detalle, con dibujos súper bonitos en cada página, y las gomas de borrar, post-it y bolígrafos no podrían ser más monos.
No te pierdas esta tienda si pasas cerca. Además, las chicas que atienden son súper simpáticas y van casi siempre vestidas de un modo muy acorde con la tienda.
188 - 196 Regent Street, Soho, London W1B 5BT
Yukino wrote on 16 April 2012
It’s a must for tourists and people coming to London with kids, but I wouldn’t recommend this shop to anyone wanting to purchase toys for gifts. It’s very crowded, they just sell mainstream and very commercial toys (nothing really original) and prices are usually high. The only thing I like about this store is the candy shop because they have Jelly Bellies :) Otherwise, I’d go to another independent store.
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP
Yukino wrote on 8 April 2012
Qué decir del Royal Albert Hall… uno de los lugares emblemáticos de la capital británica, con un interior y exterior espectaculares que merece la pena ver. Yo tuve la inmensa suerte de estudiar durante un año a escasos metros de este lugar y de celebrar aquí mi graduación :D
Entre todo el programa de conciertos y espectáculos que tienen durante el año (muchos de ellos con entradas que se agotan varios meses antes), yo destacaría sin lugar a dudas las Proms de la BBC. Es un ciclo de conciertos de música clásica durante el verano a los que se puede acudir por muy poco dinero y que tienen toda una parafernarlia súper divertida detrás (proming, las colas, estar de pie en la sala o tumbado en los palcos…).
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9HQ
Yukino wrote on 20 March 2012
I came here for a special crafting event that was amazing. The place is über cool and although it’s a private club, there are many events for non-members. I wouldn’t ever try to become a member or anything, but the venue is very nice, and I guess one of the best clubs for people interested in art and all creative stuff in general. Maybe it’s a bit too pretentious, but if you have the opportunity to visit this place, you’ll probably enjoy it.
13 Charlotte Place, Marylebone, London W1T 1SP
Yukino wrote on 4 September 2011
I went to Lantana today with some friends for brunch. We were 5 and at 11.45am, we obviously had to queue, but it wasn’t that long. The lady that got our table and menus and the other guy taking our order were both very nice. One of my friend ordered a Bloody Mary and he said he was going to make it himself because he loved the drink. She said it was very good, so it was a nice touch. One of the flat whites in our order got missing and we had to ask for it again, but apart from that everything went smoothly despite the queue and how crowded was the place.
The food was very good as well. Everything in the menu seemed delicious and really tasty, I wanted to try the brioche French toast with vanilla ricotta, but felt like eating something savoury, so I ordered poached eggs on toast with a side of roasted tomatoes. The eggs were perfect, but the toast was a bit too chewy. One of my friends asked it he could have some butter but he never got it (?).
Overall, I’d try other places before coming back to Lantana, but this is definitely a good place to have brunch on the weekend if you are willing to queue.
4 Golden Square, Soho, London W1F 9HT
Yukino wrote on 3 September 2011
I spent here one evening with some friends, about 2 months ago. I liked the drinks in paint tins, actually when I arrived my friends were already there and I thought their drinks were part of the decoration of the table. They had ordered some food which I didn’t try, but they said it was a bit too expensive for rather small portions. Prices for the drinks were OK for the area, and the setting is nice to meet with friends and have a chat. When it’s warm and you can sit outside, it’s really nice there, as Golden Sq is usually very quiet and pleasant. The staff weren’t particularly nice, a bit impatient, and the drinks weren’t very special (at least not for me, but I’m not a cocktail lover or expert).
I would probably choose a different place in Soho to have drinks, but it’s not a bad option if you’re near, specially in good weather.
63 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London W11 2AD
Yukino wrote on 27 August 2011
I haven’t tried the savoury food here, the couple of times we’ve come there was a massive queue or they were almost closing, so I’ve just got some cakes to take away. The first time we tried the chocolate brownie (very nice and rich, my partner liked it but brownies are not for me) and the passion fruit and meringue tart, simply amazing. The meringue and the cream inside of the pastry case were delicious, and the pastry itself was perfect. The second time I had a peach and raspberry slice with a meringue top. This one was OK, but not nearly as good as the first, and at £4.50 it wasn’t a good choice.
Now they are going to close down for 9 days, to refurbish the restaurant and to make it better to handle the queues, I hope.
27 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 8EA
Yukino wrote on 25 August 2011
I have now tried quite a number of frozen yogurt places, all with the colourful decoration, health and diet propaganda and super smiley staff, and sincerely, FRAE still stands as one of the best I’ve tried (and not only in London). I’ve had strawberry, natural and mango, and all of them were creamy and not too tart. Toppings are great as well. But their prices prevent me from giving them 5 stars. If you want some toppings, you’d end spending more than £4, and you have to pay for each topping individually. It’d be much better if they’d allow you to choose with/without toppings and be able to pick as many as you want (only less quantity of each topping), as they do in Yuforia, Pinkberry…
Apart from that, if you haven’t tried frozen yogurt or you think you won’t like it because it’s not ice cream, I really recommend to give FRAE a chance. You may be surprised.
106-108 Wigmore Street, London W1U 3RW
Yukino wrote on 25 August 2011
Good coffee and prices slightly high for a chain. Staff in this branch are not specially pleasant, but not bad either. Extra shots, soya milk and syrups are free, which it’s nice. Food is OK and overall, not a bad place to have lunch or a coffee and a nice alternative to Pret or Starbucks.