Oh how naive we were to send all our winter clothes to Canada and think we will not need winter jackets when we arrive back in London in March. It was cold and I know I shouldn’t complain considering we skipped winter, but I am doing it anyway.
London is a good place for us, we have both family and friends here so we manage to fill the week there with visits or dinner plans. I have heard mixed opinions about London, over time. Some people love it , some people not so much. But how can you not have fun in a place where you have a pink pipe poking through a grey skyline. I took this photo from Mr. ST’s flat, our usual suspect from other adventures such as O Oyster, Where Art Thou?.
We have been watching Khan Academy clips for Art History – Ancient Cultures and we visited the British Museum so we can juggle our memory and see the pieces in real life. We spent a whole day reading and looking at Ancient Greek wonders including pieces from The Parthenon. Without the storytelling of Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker I would have been quite lost. On the way to the museum we also passed the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art with its original sculpted entrance.
London is a good place to have food cravings. We had some lovely lovely meals. A couple of brilliant lunches at Koya for some ridiculously yummy Udon, a trip to the Algerian Coffee Shop for some ridiculously yummy coffee, no inflated prices as you can see in the photo below :).
We had some excellent dinners with family at Guildford Arms and at St. JOHN. The dinner at St. JOHN included a ‘Roast Bone Marrow & Parsley Salad’ which is quite memorable even now, a month later.
Luckily our trip coincided with the birthday of a very close friend of ours and he decided to celebrate it at Ottolenghi. It is as good as we thought it would be. We tried most of their dishes and it was such a feast, that I can’t even remember how many things there were. The birthday celebration was marked by beautiful little cakes and we had so much fun that we cleared the restaurant. I think the staff was so happy to see us leave, they gave the birthday boy some extra cakes.
The recommendation for Honey&Co came from one of the blogs I follow and it is well well worth the trip.
The brunch, the cakes, the everything made us go there almost three times in a span of three days. You can see I loved it from the number of photos I took there.