I spent this past week with Saucony in London, UK kicking off their #RunYourWorld campaing. As their Montreal ambassador, Saucony flew myself along with two other Canadians from Toronto (my girl @kale_and_krunches) and Vancouver (new friend @LangstonNatalie) across the pond to check out all the trendy run spots hitting London.
Together, with Saucony ambassadors from countries all across the world like Canada, UK, Finland, Austria, Holland, France and more, saw how local London reps run it in their hometown. Over two days they took us to some of their favourite spots from gyms & outdoor trails to rooftop restaurants. It was such a great week filled with so many surprises and getting to know fitness lovers, Olympians and bloggers from so many global cities.
It has made me so excited to welcome them to Montreal in September and share how I run my city with Saucony.
As for London, everytime I return it still surprises me with more and more outstanding restaurants, landmarks and stories. I will be back very soon. Until then, sharing here what our itinerary looked like as we embarked on #runyourworldlondon.
THE HOXTON HOTEL
Trendiest hotel in Shoreditch (East London) where the lobby is one of the most visited local hangs. In the day sip on Oat Milk Matchas and sit amidst the self employed creatives in their library co-work space. By night, sip on cocktails and mingle with the east end locals.
A multi-cultural food hub fill with stands of delicious authentic cuisines from around the world.
A yummy vegan spot in East London. This place is tiny but serves up vegan bulletproof coffees, matcha, a kick ass vegan breakfast and pre-made homemade snacks if you're short on time.
The best view in London with a 360 glass rooftop filled with plants, great rose and delicious food.
A rooftop hotel bar and restaurant. Perfect for a date if you're in need of a spot while in London. They have a great eggplant dish on top of mix of sweet meets salty, pomegranets, onion, olives and more. The outdoor portion is filled with heaters, fire pits, couches and blankets to cozy up with someone.
Delicious Indian food with several locations in London. The only catch is it's no reservations so you may need to wait a while. That being said their bar is pretty trendy and well stocked.
The pink high tea room has taken over many Brit's instagram feeds, but this central spot has more than just tea. They also have a sketchy restaurant, a cocktail bar and a bathroom filled with wild bird noises and egg shaped toilets. A real experience for your sense, the art, florals and experience is worth the visit. Make a reservation!
Not just a sight for purple couches, the Dandelyon cocktail bar in the Mandarin hotel looks out onto the promenade of the Thames. They have great service and a plant based cocktail menu that came highly recommended.
A casual bar with ping pong tables and cocktails. They also serve great brunch in the daytime. In the basement you can find video games and a DJ to dance to.
Live music, experiential cocktails, great service and beautiful scenery. Located near the old meat packing area of London, Oriole Bar can be found on the list of the 50 best cocktail bars in the world, a must if you're a fan of mixology.
Their Reshape class is full of sprints, uphill climbs, abs, arms and ass work. Similar to a circuit work out this class is high energy weights and endurance.
PRIM ROSE PARK
A great run in the city can get you to Prim Rose Park and if you're feeling adventurous you can do a few sprints up the hill and around the training track.
The River that runs through London has plenty of beautiful scenic paths to run along. If the weather is compatible get out and run along some bridges and the rive walk. It's a great way to see the city.
A great place to pass through on a run if you're near the area. The cultural market has food, drinks and shopping if you're looking for a little coffee break. The market also is surrounded by little rivers that lead to the Thames with beautiful paths to run through.