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Tapped & Packed is a chain of coffee houses in Fitzrovia, on Tottenham Court Road and on Rathbone Place. They believe in good coffee and simplicity of design, which is why you could easily walk past this coffee house on Tottenham Court Road without really knowing what it is. The only signs are the one above the door, a bike that says “coffee”, and the number on the shop. In fact, I only found out the name of the coffee house myself through a friend!
A short walk for Bloomsbury based students, Tapped & Packed serve the usual types of coffee: latte, mocha and flat white, but they also serve affogato which is vanilla ice cream with a double shot of espresso. They also make various tasty looking homemade cakes, including a very risen looking victoria sponge today!
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This may be your first year in London as a student or it may be your third, but by now you must know the streets to avoid for tourists and the places that get so busy and boring that you can’t bear to face them. Let’s be honest, Oxford Street and Covent Garden will never be as great as the first time you went. But sometimes the tourist attractions can look so appealing, especially if they’re free! So here are Those London Students’ pick of the top 10 free things you can do in London.
Lantana, a café just off Goodge Street on Charlotte Place, serves an extremely delicious brunch.
It is one of the many Australian cafes in London that serve both great food and great coffee. Their coffee in fact is better than the food and the food is divine.
They say the best way to discover a culture is to try out its cuisine, right or have I just made that up? Either way, true or not, it’s something we here at Those London Students subscribe to. So despite our far from empty stomachs thanks to our late breakfast at the Diner, we decided to check out the Malaysia Night in Trafalgar Square to try and get a taste of Malaysia. Sponsored by the Malaysia Kitchen, it certainly didn’t disappoint. There was a wide selection of food from strange looking fruit, to watermelons that looked too good to eat (and probably were just for decoration but as my mother says, if it’s edible then I’m sure you can eat it eventually), traditional Malaysian cakes and a good old curry. Sadly we couldn’t try all the food that was on offer, but what we settled on were more than enough to give us a glimpse of traditional Malaysian cuisine.