Monday, August 25, 2014

Landmarks and Delights in London, UK

On my first visit to Europe in the middle of the summer, I was thrilled to have quite a pleasant experience with the Brits again. Between the sites, sounds, and tastes, my senses were delighted. 

Here are a few highlights:

 The Royal Barge which is located by St. Katharine's Docks. The wealth of restaurants, cafes, 
and shops in the area are worth the visit.
Tower Bridge was commemorating the first world war. In quite a fantastic way, 
they laid tulips to illustrate the blood shed and sacrifice during the war.
It was awesome to have this as part of the route for my morning runs.

Perhaps one of the best stops for breakfast energy or delicious desserts is Natural Kitchen. It has recently become a small chain but it keeps to making everything from scratch, wholesome, and hearty (okay, minus the croissants are less wholesome and hearty but incredibly delicious and buttery).
The special thing about Lamb and Flag is that was one of the favorite drinking spots for Charles Dickens. A great spot to stop and have a London cask ale after walking around Covent Gardens.
I also had the pleasure of enjoying some fine dining in Belgravia. 
The presentation of this first course I think captures quite well their 
meticulous attention to detail (especially flavor). 

If you venture into the UK, feel free to ask for additional recommendations. These were some of the highlights from this visit. Enjoy!