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Little Miss Notting Hill shares her favourite places in London

Annie McMonagle-Wilmot

The Time Out’s Love London Awards are back for a third year, celebrating London's favourite restaurants, bars, pubs, cafés, shops and cultural venues - as chosen by you! The polls are only open until October 31, so make sure you show your local London spot some love and vote NOW

Overwhelmed by all the democratic responsibility? Take inspiration from London blogger Little Miss Notting Hill - she told us where she'd put a tick on their ballot paper. 

‘London has a dizzying array of food available whenever you want. On any decent-sized road you’ll find maybe 20 distinct cuisines, cooked to a great standard, mostly at good prices. New approaches are always being tried out, whether that’s The Ivy and its new chain of cafés, or tiny pop-up stalls selling groundbreaking street food. ‘Things are the way they are because of people like you. Diners in London are informed and culturally aware. Then there’s the talent in the kitchens. Young chefs build empires in no time. Pizza Pilgrims grew from a spot on Berwick Street into three restaurants in a few years. Same with Honest Burgers: from flogging their wares at festivals in 2010, they now have 15 locations. These stories prove what fertile ground London is for simple, quality food presented with heart.

Five places I'd give a Love London Award

Farm Girl, Portobello Road


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'Healthy breakfasts in a gorgeous setting.'

Liberty, Soho


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'An amazing building, chock full of beautiful perfumes, stationery and candles.'

Petersham Nurseries Cafe, Petersham

'The best cake in town, and coolest homeware section.'

Hampstead Heath


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'I follow a lazy walk with a G&T at The Holly Bush.'

Mediterraneo, Notting Hill


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'A simple, unpretentious local Italian. When staff open the windows on a sunny day and serve you that first glass of fizz, you could be on the Italian coast.'

By Annie McMonagle-Wilmot who blogs at littlemissnottinghill

Were any of your favourite spots missed out? Make sure to cast your vote in the Love London Awards now.

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