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My guide to London

Now that Spring has arrived and hopes for better weather are high, people have started planning where to go for the May bank holiday and of course, the summer. With that in mind, I would like to dedicate this post to London, one of my favourite cities!

London is a real place of wonderment, and has countless attractions that are well worth the visit. For those who are looking at travelling to the magical capital, take a look at my guide about where to stay, eat, go out, which markets to go to, and which museums to visit.

Where to Stay:
Limetree: In the city centre
Charlotte Street Hotel: For special celebrations
Primrose Hill apartments: A very homely setting
Belsize park apartments: A cheaper option
Appex City Hotels: Good quality and good prices– you can also find them in Edinburgh just a few minutes walk from Edinburgh Castle

Where to Eat:
Simpsons in the Strand: The best roast beef in London
Byron’s: A hamburger chain. I recommend the Mac and Cheese
Plum Valley: In my opinion, it’s the best Chinese in China Town
Royal China: Delicious Chinese cuisine
Lupita: The best tacos in London. Lupita is the same brand as “El Farolito” in Mexico City
The Mitre: My favourite pub for a perfect Sunday Roast
Akari: Nice sushi in Islington and a good price
Afghan Kitchen: A very cute little restaurant
La Collina: The best food and the service p
The Lansdowne: A pub with the best pizzas in London
L’Absinthe: Their onion soup is my favourite, whenever I go to London I try to stop by!
Aphrodite: Delicious Greek cuisine in Notting Hill
Mishkin’s in Covent Garden: the best pastrami in London
Marivanna: A very special Russian
Duck and Waffle: Incredible views, perfect for brunch but you have to book in advance
Rivington grill: Ideal for a romantic meal and for special occasions http://www.rivingtongrill.co.uk/

Going out, cocktails and drinks:
Joes: The best DJ´s in London in Camden to listen to the best 70´s and 80´s music
Madame Jojos: Perfect for a Saturday night dancing to 50´s music
Bird Cage: A karaoke pub, it’s a good place for a laugh and where you might find some well known faces
Experimental cocktail club: All different kind of delicious cocktails
Wilton Music Hall: Enjoy play or a concert while drinking a nice cocktail in this period bar

Markets
Columbia Road: Flower market every Sunday, I could spend hours in there…
Borough Market: A food market, my favourite is duck sándwich and also a raclette!
Broadway market: I like to take a walk around Broadway Market and have a nice coffee in Jordi’s place, who is a Spanish Championship Barman
There’s plenty of other markets that are also worth a visit, such as Portobello, Camden, Spitalfields and Brick Lane.

Museums
V&A
British museum
Royal Academy of Arts
Design Museum
Natural History museum
Barbican
Tate gallery

3 Responses to this post
  1. April 29, 2013
    Jemima

    Great tips to visit the city!

  2. April 30, 2013
    spanish & sisters

    Thanks for that! i love London! next time there i will follow your guide!

  3. April 30, 2013
    Miranda

    Excellent ideas! I do know some of the restaurants you´ve mentioned but I will certainly write down the others for when I go to London next time!