Highlighting ideas for a fun time in London...
- Visit the gorgeous Victoria and Albert Museum and view the Ball Gown exhibit for a limited time.
By the way...after reading last month's Traditional Home magazine London issue, we checked out
Egg (clothing store in Belgravia) and Mungo and Maud (pet store). Both were a little underwhelming.
- Check out trendy housewares and furniture at Andrew Martin. There is a Madeline Weinrib section in the back.
- Have a delicious prix fixed lunch at The Enterprise. I could not decide what to order--everything sounded so good. Settled on Tuna Tartar and Wild Mushroom Fresh Pasta...great.
- Go see a show. We LOVED "Wicked." You can get half priced tickets at TKTS in Leicester Square. The "Wicked" tickets were not discounted (but we got great seats). However, many shows are a good deal when bought the same day.
- Want a "proper hamburger"? We were not sure they existed in London but Byron passed my husband's bar for a late dinner after the theater.
- Tour the National Gallery. TALK about an exquisite collection of premier artwork!
- Eat at the gastro-pub, The Thomas Cubitt (thank you, Katie D). Charming atmosphere and great food. I had to hide my Buckingham Palace gift shop bag to "blend in" like a local. :) Delicious fresh trout.
- Stop by Wild at Heart and smell the flowers. I bought one of the white pitchers below there. Have to bring in with my carry on.
- Wear a cross over the body bag like mine from Cole Hahn...there are "Beware of Pick Pockets" signs all over... due to increased Olympics tourism.
- Dine at the Asian Fusion restaurant, Eight Over Eight in Chelsea. Try the crispy pork belly and bok choy vegetables and green curry.
- Also, try Essenza in Nottinghill for delicious Italian food. Ask for Maurizo. Carpaccio and Spaghetti Vongole.
- Make a reservation at all of these places.
- Have dessert at The Orange...fresh shortbread cookies with Earl Grey Ice Cream and Lemon and Earl Grey Posset (a custard--wow). Served with a glass of Chateau St. Helene Sauterne. Then, walk it off visiting the pretty decor shops on Pimlico.
- And back to our nice hotel... The Kensington Hotel, where in spite of all the unusual July rain. We have a rainbow outside our window.
For more London information, read my previous post.
Thanks for visiting.