London calling


We learn about the new colour trend that dominates London, grey, but also about the most popular hot spots in the city.

1| I think if London had a title these days, it would be “Grey is the new black”. Autumn is here and it’s gray. The sky is grey, the windows are grey, the nails are grey! It’s mainly about “gris souris”, as my mother used to tell me and made me imagine that she went shopping at least to Paris. I was used to having a closet full of my favorite black colour and now I am flirting with grey. Suddenly clothes got a sparkle, something flashing like silverpowder! T-shirts, wide – comfortable blouses, shirts and dresses in shirt style, scarves, silk fabrics, all grey. Even in leather, which is starring this year, dominates the same color, as it does in the case of overcoats.


Coat and Hat Marks&Spencer

2| I bought them in a moment of feeling too weak to resist. Yet the truth is that I get everything at such a moment. At a weak moment. I entered the shop, tried them on and said to the saleswoman: “Okay, I will be wearing them tomorrow,” she looked at me surprised. I paid and left. I’m talking about my new black ankle boots that I bought in Athens, a day before flying to London, on August 31st . In Athens, it may be very hot but London is always cool in autumn… The saleswoman is still wondering what I meant. Here, everyone asks me where I bought them from. They stop me while walking in the street. The truth is that the British don’t have nice shoes. “From Greece,” I tell them full of pride, as if talking about the Acropolis.


Ankle Boots Private Label Kalogirou

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3| London is beautiful and even more beautiful when seen from above. So, I don’t miss a chance to enjoy my coffee – often accompanied by a delicious little sweet – at Tate Modern cafe, which has a view on the river Thames, the Millennium Bridge and Saint Paul church. There are of course many other buildings (such as Shard, the tallest building in London, the London Eye, a Ferris wheel on the bank of the river Thames, etc.) where while having coffee, we can enjoy a nice meal or a dessert as well as the panoramic view of London. Now, one more choice is added, very special and free, the Sky Garden of the outstanding 20 Fenchurch Street building or Walkie Talkie, as the locals call it. This is the highest public garden, on the 35th floor, that everyone can visit- provided you have made a reservation first – with a 360-degree panoramic view of London. In the building, there are a cafe and two restaurants for anyone who wants to enjoy more than just a relaxing stroll in the highest garden of London.




Photos: Street Style and East London Yannis Vlamos