After studying philosophy and creative writing with the Open University Karina moved to London where she now lives in the eclectic Shoreditch. Working full time in central London she recently stepped into the world of freelance writing while starting her own blog: Travel by Tummy. She loves to explore places through food, so her writing has a focus on travel, culture and London with a common theme of food – the good for you, the bad for you, and the downright tasty!
Myki Sand Bar, Soho
This sandy beach-themed bar is ideal for the summer, but it's still got some work to do
Randy’s Wing Bar, Hackney Wick
The wings are as good as you'd hope, but Randy's unique take on the chicken burger steals the show
Kansas Smitty’s, Haggerston
Jazz, juleps and jiving - Kansas Smitty's weekly night, 'The Shed, brings that generous Deep South vibe to East London
The Leman Street Tavern, Aldgate
A city pub for city people - and that brings both good and bad...
Chi Gong, Shepherd’s Bush
For someone who thought they were quite good at ‘switching off’, I was surprised at how difficult it was to be wholly aware
Hula Hooping, London Fields
Whatever you attempt to do, at some stage you will definitely feel and look like a wally... But hey, that is half the fun!