There’s nothing quite like a seriously sumptuous waffle for brunch, but Pachamama London has introduced a little twist – sweet potato or quinoa waffles. As someone rather attached to the original doughy goodness of waffles… More
There’s nothing I like better than Asian food. It is literally my favourite food in the world, and very near the top of that shortlist is udon noodles. Despite my obsession, my visit to Tokyo Diner was the first time I’d eaten in London’s Chinatown as an adult – luckily it was worth the wait.
I am a born and bread meat lover, and a steak is a lovely treat in London because it tends to be rather expensive. Therefore I only get it once in a while, and a steak from Hanger SW6 is well worth splurging on. You’re in for a treat, pure and simple.
Water pumps in the city of London were used to provide citizens with fresh water, and could by siphoned off into troughs for animals to drink from. They could also be used by fire brigades to put out fires in the area – fire brigades were for a long time nothing more than a group of men with a horse and cart.
It’s hard to find an afternoon tea in London that’s kind on the wallet, so when I heard there was one for £14 with an Indian twist on Shaftesbury Avenue I was immediately intrigued.
If you haven’t yet been to Go Ape, or you have and are looking for a new challenge, you may be interested in their newest site at Alexandra Palace. This 650m course features high platforms, zipwires, and an adrenaline-pumping drop in the form of the Tarzan Swing.
Although the days are getting colder here in London we’ve been lucky to have a few sporadically warmer and sunnier days, so it’s not too late to nab yourself one of these ice creams I featured in my latest video. In fact, I’m heading back to the last place this weekend! Have a look for yourself and let me know if you try any. Continue reading “Instagramable Ice Cream Tour”
One complaint I’ve often heard about going to the View from the Shard is that you pay a lot to go up for a view that doesn’t include the Shard in it – especially as you can nip across the river and up to the Sky Garden in 20 Fenchurch Street free for the same spectacular view.
In the midst of filming a video about ice cream fads in London, I did the unthinkable. I dropped my camera.
I drop things all the time; I’m pretty terrible with my phone which has so far proved impressively resilient, and I had dropped my Canon G7x before on a few occasions. I’m pretty sure I dropped and chipped the edge of the screen the first week I had it. But this time when it landed on the cold, hard pavement… it was a death sentence.
Big Ben has been accurately keeping time in London since 1859, except for a couple of instances.
In 1949, a flock of starlings landed on the minute hand, but there were so many of the them that they actually slowed down the clock by 5 minutes. Then in 1962, a particularly heavy pile of snow on the minute hand slowed it down by 10 minutes.
To say that something is the best when there are so many restaurants in London I have yet to try is a risk, but it’s one I’m going to take with the roast lunch from The Union Bar in Paddington. If you get to the end of this post and haven’t already made a reservation, I’ll have failed in my task to get you to visit.
How Shoreditch does this Shoreditch restaurant look? When I met a friend for lunch, immediately thought “if I had a laptop that lasted more than an hour on its own battery I’d be working here in a heartbeat”. As it is, I can instead enjoy their delicious home cooked favourites like this uber tasty lasagna with pesto and a side salad.
I’ve discovered something about London which I’m thrilled about, and is right up my street. Apparently, there’s this thing called ‘Christmas in July’ where various places – mainly hotels – put on Christmas exhibitions and get the media in to see what they’re planning for December. The Crowne Plaza Hotel invited me along and to be honest, I was wowed by the hotel before I even got the Christmas part.