Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Back from London!

Note: French version of this post is here on my other food blog La cuisine de Babeth
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I'm back from London where I spent the week-end with my family. We had a great time there and we survived the gusty and chilly weather. God it was freezing! Freezing but at least the sky was clear of any hostile clouds. We stayed in a nice hotel near Victoria Station, so we were very close to any touristic places. The week-end started hectically, but a fire alarm at midnight on Friday. We all ended up on the street in pajamas waiting for the firemen. Luckily it was nothing.
We started, filled with enthusiasm by Notting Hill, to browse antique shops on Portobello rd.

In London museums are great: it's free and not crowded and of course they have masterpieces on display. We checked Tate Britain, where there's a stunning Turner's watercolors exhibit ( a must see) and the Tate modern. The Tate modern is open till 10p.m.
We finished by sites seeing with all the tourists ...

And at this point you are asking me: but what about the food? Where did you eat?

Well well well, we didn't go to gastronomy restaurants (way to expensive abroad. It's just like in the US when they put French on something the prices skyrocketed ) we went to an Italian place near our hotel, food was good but not very welcoming. I guess smiled and attention was not on the menu that evening. I was so slow we changed our mind and skipped the appetizers. We rushed out, oh well not exactly even to bring the bill they seem to go to Italy.
The following evening we went to a Portuguese place called Nandos, a good bargain!

Note: French version of this post is here on La cuisine de Babeth


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Thanks for the interesting post! I miss England so much!



JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Glad you had fun on your trip!
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