London

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Three days in London

It’s interesting being back in London after a prolonged absence. First impression; the food is certainly better with our taste buds the beneficiaries of free European migration. Beginning at Heathrow, it was clear just how much the food…

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Architecture, The Lloyds’s Building, London

The Lloyd’s building (also sometimes known as the Inside-Out Building) was designed by architect Richard Rogers and built between 1978 and 1986. Like the Pompidou Centre (designed by Renzo Piano and Rogers), the building was innovative in having its services such as staircases, lifts, electrical power conduits…

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Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle, is west of London, and only a 30 minute train trip from London Paddington Station. It is the largest inhabited castle in the world and one of the official residences of the British monarch, Elizabeth II. In 1992…

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Borough Market, London

Borough Market – This exceptional market is London’s oldest food market and boasts a mouth-watering range of fresh food stalls under its Dickensian wrought-iron roof. Borough has long been synonymous with food markets and as…

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The Cow Pub, London

The Cow is a great little pub and restaurant that was founded by Tom Conran of Conran family fame. The Cow has a typical British feel but with a French twist. It is a great…

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Ottolenghi, London

Yotam Ottolenghi is an Israeli-born cookery writer and chef-patron with a passion for great food with only the best and freshest ingredients. His food is typically Middle Eastern in origin, but with a mixture of different styles including…

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Clockjack Oven, London

Clockjack Oven is bringing back the chicken to London. The clockjack spit roasting method, sees plump chickens (here free-range and sourced from Brittany) revolving around an open flame, visible behind the blond wood counter. Available in…

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The Elgin Pub, London

The Elgin is a great little pub in Maida Vale that has been newly renovated, and with eclectic style, yet casual and friendly staff and mostly local crowd. They have recently opened an upstairs restaurant with great…

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The Eagle, London

The Eagle Pub in Clerkenwell is one of the first gastropubs in London. The Eagle has been pairing pints with plates of well-executed Spanish and Mediterranean fare since 1991 and its iconic status is still assured….

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The Floating Market, Little Venice

This summer Little Venice is taking inspiration from Asia’s floating markets and offer visitors a unique shopping experience. Bringing together traditional narrowboats and customised barges, the market boasts books, fashion, handicrafts and food all whilst floating on…

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Roka, London

Roka is an amazing Japanese Restaurant with a very slick downstairs bar. Beautifully crafted modern Japanese food is served with a certain finesse and detail for design that only the Japanese seem to provide. This is,…

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Bam-Bou, London

Bam-Bou | Set in a striking Georgian townhouse in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia, Bam-Bou Vietnamese restaurant is always buzzing with a mix of local media types and West End foodies. Furnished throughout in a French-Vietnamese…

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Vintage Shops, Portabello

Golborne Road is located at the Northern end of Portobello Road and market. It’s the other end of the popular ‘tourist’ end of Notting Hill and is much more relaxed with a great mix of…

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Odin’s, Marylebone

With its luxurious and comfortable furnishings combined with a fine art collection including various works by David Hockney and Patrick Procktor adorning the walls the walls, you could be forgiven for believing that you are…

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Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice, London

The Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice is a public monument in Postman’s Park in the City of London, commemorating ordinary people who died saving the lives of others and might otherwise have been forgotten. This is one of those half-forgotten…

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Kateh, London

Kateh Persian Restaurant – This is an exceptional Persian restaurant is in a great location in Little Venice (Maida Vale), serving possibly the finest Persian food in London. The staff make you feel very welcome…

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