Victoria Park: Secret Village

East London’s leafy little secret. Situated just north of Victoria Park (London E9), the two shopping streets, Lauriston Road and Victoria Park Road, form a focus for this close-knit and diverse community.

Victoria Park offers a great selections of independent shops, pubs and restaurants. Come and support them, be local.


Sublime is a fashion and lifestyle boutique, a haven of delectable delights. Everywhere you look there are gorgeous treats and gifts. Their products are sourced from all around the world.

Vintage closet downstairs in Sublime, photo taken with a Nikon D40

Stylebee posing in the downstairs closet of Sublime, she is now the proud owner of the shoes she is trying on in the picture. Photo taken using a Fisheye 2. Check out Stylebee’s blog on Ethical Fashion here

Trinkets here there and everywhere. Photo taken using a Nikon D40

The Deli Downstairs

The Deli Downstairs offers best and freshest vegetables, cheeses, olives, fish, bread, quiches, sausage rolls, hand made pies, chutneys and cooked meats.

The shop smells gorgeous as soon as you walk through the door. The shop is full of fresh, seasonal and organic fruit and vegetables, British and Continental cheeses, pies and sausage rolls. The main counter displays a variety of home-made breads, pastries and cakes which look delicious.

Another treat offered by The Deli Downstairs is there ‘fill up yours own bottle’ of red or white wine! A delightful change for the usual supermarket bargain hunt, the Deli Downstairs sells Borough Wine Refills for a very reasonable price! The first bottle for £7.50 and refills are priced at £5 for a 750ml  or £6 for 1lt.

Both photographs are taken using my Nikon D40

Check out The Deli Downstairs for yourself,

The Lauriston

We went to the Lauriston for an afternoon drink and enjoyed a glass of Organic Honey Dew beer. The Lauriston is famous for its pizza, they offer fresh delicious flavours which makes the room smell yummy.

Su Sazzagoni

For dinner we went to Su Sazzagoni, a traditional Sardinian bar, restaurant, pizzeria and delicatessen offering a genuine taste of Sardinia in London. To start, we shared a Focaccia with garlic and mozzarella cheese and a glass of Sardinian champagne, the perfect aperitif. For main course I chose the Linguine all’astice, linguine with lobster, which was absolutely amazing and my dining partner went for the Grigliata mista di carne, charcoal grilled sausage, lamb, pork and chicken. served with roast potatoes.

See what takes your fancy at Su Sazzagoni, have a look at the menu on their website,

You can also have a look at their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @SuSazzagoni

I would certainly recommend them to anybody visiting Victoria Park Village, the meal was exquisite and the service was attentive.