London never ceases to amaze me. I love when you come across little gems that you’d never expect to find in London; quirky shops, independent restaurants or areas of quiet, natural beauty.
This weekend I took a stroll down Regents Canal in North London, from Hackney’s London Fields to the urban centre of Angel. Wandering along the path next to the canal, watching the sunlight glint on the water’s surface around the canal boats moored along the bank, I reflected how bizarre it is that this sort of peaceful beauty existed in the centre of London.
And the little surprises didn’t stop there. In London, you can rest assured that there will be a pop-up in the most random of places. Like a canal boat, for example?
Wu’s Cruise is a summer pop-up from the people behind Ridley Road Market Bar in Dalston. Each weekend this summer on the Regents Canal, you can find Wu’s Cruise, a canal boat that moors up at different locations each time to serve up cocktails, cold beers and tasty tacos.
The tacos are are supplied by Flamingo Cocina – a small independent supplier of Latino-style treats. It’s a simple set-up with a choice of meat or vegetarian taco, 1 for £3 or 2 for £5.
This weekend the choice was between Spicy Yucatan chicken and BBQ aubergine and okra tacos with a mango avocado salsa and queso fresco on authentic corn tortillas.
If you fancy a relaxing afternoon stroll along the canal for a momentary escape from the urban buzz of London, head to Regents Canal and hunt down Wu’s Cruise. Check the Wu’s Cruise Twitter each week for their next location.