Having lived in London for over ten years, I know there is always plenty to do and somewhere new to go.
Here are some suggestions:
- TO DO
- TO EAT
- TO DRINK
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition
This is my favourite exhibition of all time, at the Natural History Museum in London. Highly recommended, every single time:
Free Sandeman walking tour
This is a FREE walking tour where you can pay the tour guide as you wish at the end. Despite living in London for over ten years I saw and learned a lot of new things:
Alternative walking tour
Another FREE walking tour, this time focusing on East London street art. I’m glad I went on this, it opened my eyes to all the street art that I never noticed before:
Salsa dance classes
I love eating out. And I love spicy food in particular.
Here are some of my favourite restaurants...
Pollen Street Social
This is a fantastic nice and elegant restaurant with great food, ambience and service. They have a great Saturday set menu which is a reasonable price and great value. Adding wine will add a lot to your final bill so consider avoiding!
A great restaurant in Soho serving Sichuan style Chinese food. Great for people who enjoy spicy food and random dishes.
A lovely European restaurant in Covent Garden, lovely ambience, great food and friendly staff.
The Pepper Tree
This is a laid back canteen style Thai restaurant in Clapham with tasty food at a decent price. What more could you desire!?
I love the food here – favourite lunch in the City, based within Spitalfields Market. I vote Jerk chicken (with lots of sauce).
Not so recommended restaurants…
This was a really big disappointment for me. After all the hype, a year long reservation and a very big bill for not much food… it was in what looked like a warehouse (not in a cool way) and my wallet did not feel it got its money’s worth. The dishes were quite unique which was good, but overall, the restaurant lacked ambience and I certainly would not go out of my way to visit again. It does have great reviews, but not my cup of tea.
I love the Be@one chain of cocktail bars – great drinks and always with a good vibe and cool music. My favourites (so far) are the Soho and Clapham branches.
Savoy – American Bar
For those times you fancy something a little fancier, the American Bar at the Savoy Hotel will surely hit the spot. Very elegant and live music if you’re lucky.
Graveney and Meadow
A Café/Bar just around the corner from Tooting Broadway station. Very chilled out and friendly, there is coffee and booze as well as snacks and food – day and night. Dogs are welcome too!