It was a great day filled with great insights into the Armadillo City as well as some pretty heated competitions – there were losers but they went down fighting. We also had a talk from the great people at Urban Walkabout – these are people who seek out the best unknown hotspots in lots of brilliant cities – an ideal companion for the Armadillo City.
The conversation lead to us asking our attending mums which were their favourite London hideaways. We’ve compiled the best ones here with links to help you find that perfect getaway for you and your little ones. Happy hunting!
Brockwell Park – Brixton
Green space & stunning views is all you need to make a great park. Brockwell has it in spades.
Curve Garden – Dalston
Secret, beautiful, and atmospheric, this little oasis and its local beer is a popular one with ours mums, and with its muddy play the kids love it too!
Esters – Stoke Newington
A gorgeous café on a hidden street; it’s an idyllic hideaway and breast feeding friendly.
Franks Café – Peckham
The view! The food! The Art! What more can we say?
Hollow Ponds - Whipps Cross,
There’s lots of space at Hollow Ponds and with the peaceful boating lake, diner and log cabin you’ll be there all day.
House of Vans - Waterloo
A real hidden paradise; fun and creativity by the bucketful, plus the kids like watching the skaters.
Kensington Roof Gardens – Kensington
There’s so much to recommend this place but we’ll simply say this – they have their own flamingos!
Petersham Nursery – Richmond
If gardening is your thing, Petersham Nursery is full of beautiful plants and a great restaurant with scrumptious food.
Rochelle Canteen – Shoreditch
Built in the walls of an old school, this café serves great food in a unique location. What’s more, there’s a fantastic outdoor area.
Shoreditch House – Shoreditch
This ultra-exclusive club is both unique and incredibly stylish.
Springfield Park – Clapton
An amazing park that few people know about, get there now before the word gets out!
Sunset Yoga – Peckham
A hidden oasis of calm above the bustling Peckham streets.
Tabernacle – Ladbroke Grove
Child friendly with a carnival atmosphere, the Tabernacle is bubbling with exciting events and good food.
Towpath Café – Haggerston
Nothing beats a good canal towpath and this one comes with its own café, perfect to stop and sit for a while.
Enjoy your days out and don’t forget to check out the Armadillo City, the perfect stroller for those parents with busy city-living lives.