Fischer’s and Daunt Books.

Welcome to another Saturday meander around London with Tom and Billie… This time along Marylebone High Street.

While I spent much of my youth (can I say that yet?) exploring a lot of West and Central London, nowadays as I live further east I rarely seem to make it out of my little corner of the city. However, when I do, I realise what a beautiful city I do live in, and how lucky I am to be spending my time at university here.

As I’ve mentioned many a time in my posts, my boyfriend and I just LOVE a good bookshop and after hearing about Daunt Books but never having been, we decided this would be our weekly Saturday exploration destination!

After a failed attempt to get cheap theatre tickets in Leicester Square, Tom and I headed to Baker Street for a fancier lunch than anticipated (due to lack of tickets we figured why not) and thanks to the DOJO app, we made our way to Fischer’s on Marylebone High Street.

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Fischer’s is a Viennese restaurant, both in terms of decor and food – the place is truly individual and reminded us of old Austrian murder mysteries.

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Despite the menu not having a single vegetarian main meal, they were fortunately still serving brunch – I had avocado, salsa and poached egg on toast – and Tom had something I can’t remember the name of…

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I will also mention, as I love a good loo, that these were particularly special – decorated like what I imagine a Viennese train cubicle to look like:

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Oh and look here’s me in the pretty toilets…

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We then headed a few doors down to Daunt Books, which has now caused me to reevaluate my top five…

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Though it has now expanded to other parts of London, the original Daunt Bookshop specialises in travel books where they are arranged by country.

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They are also their own independent publisher and sell very cute and recognisable tote bags (I had to refrain from adding another to my ever-growing book-related tote bag collection).

I picked up ‘We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves’ by Karen Joy Fowler, (well, I should say Tom bought it for me – I may receive some stern words otherwise); which I finished the other night and thoroughly enjoyed, despite, what I thought was a slightly disappointing ending.

Despite all tube lines east being down and it taking nearly an hour to get home, this was as perfect as a Saturday can get for me, and I feel very lucky that I have found someone who finds this perfect too.

 

Hope you’re having a good week 🙂

 

Billie x

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