London’s Secret Umbrella Street


Yesterday we went to the very busy and trendy borough market, full of delicatessen produce from french cheeses to Spanish meats to exotic spices.

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In the shadows of the glistening shard there lies tucked behind windy roads, cobbled streets and tall brick warehouses an enchanted courtyard filled with Mary Poppins Magic and vivid color. I had read about this, but had never seen it myself, a quaint little square decorated with a canape of multicolored umbrellas. Had we not known where to go we would never have found it, this really is secret London at its best. The exact address of the Umbrella Street is just off Park Street in the yard.



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I wore my new CameoCa Bow Skirt which came from Fashion Bunker in Australia. I made this the feature piece of my outfit and combined it with tribal jewellery and an oriental patterned top. I thought that the black tie of the top went well with the black of the skirt. It wasn’t that hot so I wore an angular black blazer. This look is more formal and serious and so I slicked my hair back too and wore black heels to create a catwalk effect. Let me know what you think and also if you know of any cool hidden spots in London or in your home city which people should check out if they ever visit?

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Bow Skirt – CAMEO

bought from Fashion Bunker ( WARNING! VAT and Tax charges for UK deliveries NOT INCLUDED!)

Oriental cut out back top with black tie bow – BAY

Black blazer – ZARA (sold out)

Black peep toe boots – JANE NORMAN

Open toe ankle boots – JANE NORMAN


Author: Abigail Royston

I am an ex-professional tennis player and have just graduated from King's College in London. I share daily fashion outfits and stories of my travels and the tour. Every story has a beginning, but I will start mine here, at the start of something big. For us this was a journey of a lifetime, where dreams were made and broken, where friendships were cherished and torn apart. We lived and still live the life of aspiration and we tell the tale of victories and defeats that come with growing up at such a young age on the brink of greatness and fame. In our world youth, beauty and riches combine. We trained hard but played even harder. Our parties’ were and always will be legendary, our travels exotic and carefree. We were becoming stars. My Girls On Tour showcases street style looks, avant-garde fashion, new designers, fashion shows as well as travel stories and adventures. A fun window into the glamorous world of a professional tennis player turned fashionista, this is the place for wonderlust and fashion inspiration. Instragram @abigirlx Twitter @Abigailroyston

13 thoughts on “London’s Secret Umbrella Street”

    1. Thank you so much. The colors of the umbrellas were magical. I had always wanted to see the famous umbrella street in Portugal and was so happy to learn that there was one just on my doorstep. Glad you liked the outfit contrast, I would like to say that it was intended but unfortunately it wasn’t 😉 Xxx


  1. The market and the hidden area are great, I would love to see both! The colourful umbrellas are such a great idea. You look so beautiful in those clothes, wow! 🙂


    1. If you ever come to London you should definately check this vibrant area out. I had always wanted to see the famous umbrella street in Portugal and so was thrilled to find out I could see one so close to home. Glad you like the pics and the outfit too :)) thank you for your comment it means a lot. Abi xxx


      1. Your so welcome!! If I could take just one trip abroad, it would be to England. I am so fascinated with England! My lineage traces back there.


  2. I love borough market! Too bad I didn’t know about the umbrella street when I was there:( looks amazing! And as for your outfit, loveeee the top and skirt!!!


    1. Thank you so much for your comment and I’m glad you liked the outfit! 🙂 The umbrella street is so hidden, when I went to Borough Market I must have walked passed it a hundred times without knowing it was there. It was only after a friend told me about it that I found it. That is why I did the post, more people should be told about the Umbrellas! 😉 xxx


    1. Hi Victor, I hope you are having a lovely time in London!? Glad you liked the post 🙂 The umbrella street is one of those places that you would never get to go to unless someone told you about it because it is so hidden. Let me know if you went and if you enjoyed it? Thank you again for taking the time to comment on the post, it means a lot 🙂 Abi X


    1. Glad you enjoyed the post 🙂 Its amazing, even when you are right next to it you can’t see the little yard. It is so well hidden. Outside there are hundreds of people fighting over standing space outside coffee shops and just behind them there is the nicest restaurants and bars under the colorful umbrellas! Let us know when you go 🙂 X


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