Category Archives: England

Be at one at Monument

I am on a mission to visit all of these bars. Loving the one at Monument.

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Winterville at Victoria Park

I hadn’t heard of Winterville before until a friend said she went the week before and suggested we go on Saturday. She described it as ‘a smaller version of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, and I’d say she’s spot on!

I’ve been to Winter Wonderland a few times in years past and always enjoyed it. I also noticed that it gets busier and busier each year. This year friends have told me they weren’t even able to get in over the weekend as it was so busy! Wow!

So it was actually a relief to go to Winterville. Victoria Park is a 20 minute walk from Mile End station. There was a great atmosphere and a fair number of rides. It is deceptively large from outside, but once inside you can go around it all in 15 minutes. However, the best thing was that on a Saturday afternoon it was easy to get around as it wasn’t packed with people!

We had some nice mulled wine, looked at the rides (I love rides, but wasn’t in the mood to go on them after wine) and enjoyed some food from the stands. I really enjoyed the chorizo stew, followed by churros. Yum.

The highlight was definitely the music ‘tent’ that got going at 7pm. They had live music from the Old Dirty Brasstards who played modern tunes on their brass (awesome) and a performance by Guilty Pleasures (I think) who were fabulous. The DJ was also great and clearly having a ball with his own great tunes!

I’m glad I came across Winterville. I think I enjoyed it more than what Winter Wonderland has become – although I’d happily go to both again. Bar the latter on a Saturday evening!

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Dinner at Sardo – Italian in Fitzrovia

My friend chose to have dinner here following a positive recommendation, and now I am passing on the positive recommendation!

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186338-d720499-Reviews-Sardo-London_England.html

This is a nice, decent restaurant.  I had the pasta with tomato and sausage dish, which was deceivingly filling.  I also requested some chopped chilli that made it even tastier.  The panna cotta was very delicious, and I was impressed with the half bottle of white wine – I’m not usually a fan of dry whites but this was really good.

I left feeling very happy and full.  Service was a little slow, but maybe they didn’t want to disturb our deep conversations…

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Sri Thai City Restaurant

Dinner at this place in the City was delicious.  Green curry highly recommended:
http://www.orientalrestaurantgroup.co.uk/srithaicity.html

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South Kensington – Wildlife Photographer of the Year

I went to my favourite exhibition at the Natural History Museum:

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/wpy/index.html

Followed by Japanese food for lunch:

http://www.tombodeliandcafe.com/

The food here was really good.  I had the chicken katsu bento box and a matcha frappe.

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London street art tour

Enjoying London street art
http://www.alternativeldn.com/?dev=mob

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The Princess of Shoreditch

Enjoyed pork belly for dinner here
Princess of Shoreditch

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London Bridge

Had a great time at London Bridge yesterday… pondering over the river and looking unto Tower Bridge and watching the pink clouds at sunset.  I also checked out The Barrowboy and Banker and The Horniman at Hays bars – both great bars and took the scenic route between the two.

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London Bridge Oct 2014

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