Around The World // Sally Mussellwhite - London, UK

March 6, 2014

I came across lovely Sally a few months ago through Claire (who happens to own this wonderful blog) and through the few email exchanges we had over Post-a-Parcel. You know when you just know you're going to really like someone? Well, that's what how I felt with Sally! I'm also a huge fan of her work and her blog is filled with some of the most beautiful shots of places that Sally's come across in her travels - PLEASE make sure you browse through these as they are stunning!

I'm going to stop right there because we all know I have a tendency to blabber on. Make yourself a cup of tea, sit down and meet Sally!

Hi, I'm Sally, an aspiring graphic designer and creative, but a 9-5er for now too! In 2012 I decided to go back to being a student and took up an intensive super rewarding graphic design course. It's something I probably should have studied years ago as all of a sudden I've found something that feels 'so me'. I've now completed the course and I'm excited about getting stuck in to some design projects and developing my portfolio, and maybe starting an online shop on the side... we'll see! 

I started my blog to run alongside my design course, but still use it as a creative outlet and love the community that comes along with it. I also love painting, taking ridiculous amounts of photos and travelling as much as possible!

I'm a Londoner, and have lived here for seven and a half years because it's awesome and because I completely love the place. I was so honoured and excited when Nia got in touch to ask me to put together a blog post, (thanks for having me Nia!) so here goes. I'm sharing some of my favourite London spots, not a Big Ben or Buckingham Palace in sight...


Lovely Islington was where I called home for years until very recently, so I know it pretty well. I love Upper Street, it's my favourite part of London for brunch with friends, shopping on the weekend and drinks in the evening. It also has the most beautiful North London architecture and I love wondering around the gorgeous squares and streets in Canonbury and Barnsbury. Camden Passage at the Angel end of Islington is a gem for antique market stalls, unique little shops and wonderful cafes.


I love walking along the canal in the sunshine, and looking at all the colourful canal boats, you can take in so many lovely parts of London and visit cafes and bars along the way. I especially love stopping off at Central St Martin's and relaxing by the fountains there, it's also home to one of my favourite London restaurants, Caravan.


This new-ish train line which does a big loop around London is my fave, and it stops at and connects so many great areas, especially in East London. It's a great way of getting around and exploring new areas. 


Both free, completely gorgeous art galleries, filled with the most varied lovely and inspiring art works. They're one for the tourists, but they're my fave. And there is something so special about the view from the Tate Modern over to St Paul's. Oh and you can get a boat along the river between the two, if you like! 


It's normally pretty busy and touristy but I love it all the same. It's those gorgeous painted houses that do it for me! The market stalls, the shops and the buildings just feel so so incredibly 'London', and a little bit olden times which I like! 


Regent's Park has become my favourite of the big London parks, it's so beautiful and there are so many areas to explore. I adore Queen Mary's Gardens, especially the rose garden in June, it's absolutely breathtaking!


Shoreditch is a pretty big area, which seems to be changing all the time, but it's a great place to explore on the weekend and is full of lovely gems. Columbia Road Flower Market is a treat for the senses on a Sunday, all those flowers plus the hustle and bustle is pretty great fun, and there are lovely shops and restaurants along the way too. 

I feel like I could go on forever but will stop there, please feel free to get in touch if you ever want any more London tips! 

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  1. I am 3 weeks away from landing in London so this is going to be SOOOO helpful!!! Loving this series Nia!! Maybe you can put together a small travel guide at the end of the year!!!!

    1. Thanks lovely! And I didn't know you were jet setting again! Fun fun xx

  2. London looks so lovely!! And not as rainy and wet as I always picture it to be hahaha

  3. Yaaaaay Sally!! Love this. This makes me miss London and you!
    Good work Nia :)

  4. Such beautiful shots Sally! And totally bookmarking this for my next trip to London (when I just HAVE to meet you). Fangirling to the max...

    1. ha ha, thanks Erika! You'll definitely have to let me know if you have any plans to come over here :) x

    2. E - you're going to London? Take me take me!

  5. Thank you so much Nia for your lovely words and for having me! xx

  6. lovely photos Sally. Makes me miss London!

  7. Portobello rd looks wonderful! those colourful houses!!

  8. In love with the first picture! The colors seems to coordinate perfectly between the background in construction and the house boats. I've been several times to London, so I'm ready for a more alternative visit, I'll try to explore East London (Ginger Line tip noted) Shoreditch, Islington and Regent's park next time :)
    The cat, you and us

  9. I love this series! These are wonderful photos Sally - NIa you should get Sally to do a write up on all the other areas of London too, there's so much to see and do!

    1. Thanks Natasha! I might have to ask Sally to do just that ;) Perhaps a round 2 post for London Sally?

  10. Finally got a chance to read your post, Sally. Love the photos and all the places you chose to present - they are definitely on my list of "places to see" for my next trip to London!