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Destination Staycation: Greece

Destination Staycation: Greece

Can’t quite make it to Corfu? Saving a few hundred pounds while still experiencing Greek culture a mere stone’s throw from home has never been easier. This summer be sure to enjoy mediterranean food, drinks and entertainment transported to London.

Drink

(Photo from @the_life_goddess)

The Life Goddess, a combined café and restaurant, prides itself on a commitment to providing the most authentic greek atmosphere. There’s not too many places where you can find both Greek cold brew coffee and an extensive wine selection sure to entice. Pop into this cozy establishment any time of day.

Find it: 1 Kingly St, Carnaby St, Carnaby, London or wwww.thelifegoddess.com

Eat

(photo from @thehungrydonkey)

The Hungry Donkey, near Petticoat Lane Market, specializes in greek street food but in a modern, inviting interior. Focus is on creating simple dishes with quality ingredients. In addition to all food being responsibly sourced, food can be taken to go on your lunch break or for a picnic in the park with friends.

Check it out: 56 Wentworth St, London E1 7AL

Cook

(photo from Lemon and Olive)

Take cooking into your own hands. Kolokythokeftedes (otherwise known as zucchini fritters) is a common Greek speciality meant to be crispy on the outside and soft at the center. Frying the fritters in olive oil keeps the Kolokythokeftedes from being too unhealthy. Pro tip: combine your fritters with the yogurt based tzatziki. Recipe here!

Let Loose

(Photo from http://www.elyseerestaurant.com)

Friday and Saturday nights at Elysée bring a little bit of Greece to London. Popular Greek hits, old and new, can be prominently heard with the celebration going well into the night. Should hunger strike, the club is located just above the renowned greek restaurant by the same name.

Stop by: 13 Percy St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1DP