Friday, 18 August 2017

London Calling

I guess London is one of the destinations I want to go every year. No matter how long you’re staying – a week or four days – you always end up feeling that you haven’t done everything you wanted to do. I for one haven’t managed to try all the vegan restaurants I was interested in, as I didn’t want to force my fellow travel companions to eat vegan food. 

Oxford Circus tube station

One thing I can recommend is going to Churchill War Rooms. It is worth every penny and you can spend at least a day. You get an audio guide, see the rooms where decisions were made and where people spent the night. In the center of the museum is the heart of it all, an interactive museum concerning Winston Churchill’s life and the history surrounding him. Unfortunately, we had a lunch date with Yauatacha Soho, so I had to run through part of the exhibition. Yauatacha is an outstanding place for dim sum. Starting from 14:00 you can get a fixed menu for two people for 30 Pounds (15 each). The dim sum was excellent and they managed to serve a variety of vegan dishes.

Yauatacha Soho

Another highlight of every London visit should be Boiler House on Brick Lane. I managed to get the last burger from Pomodoro e Basilico, which is 100 % homemade and vegan.

If you fancy some nice cocktails or an excellent dinner in a stylish bar or restaurant, go to sketch. The vegan main dish was to die for. Sadly, the Gallery is so loud that I would recommend just going to the Glade for a few cocktails. The best drink in my view is Pimm’s Lemonade. It is Pimm’s No 1 with ginger ale and – depending on the bar – fruit.

If you want a chill-out day in between, go to Greenwich (free) or Kew Gardens (15 Pounds). You should definitely plan a few hours or a day off, because London is very exhausting.
Greenwich is a nice area in general so explore a bit. If you want some good beer or good food go to The Greenwich Union. 

Sky Garden

Other places worth mentioning: Tate Modern, The Blackfriar pub, Borough Market, Sky Garden

Next stop is Bangkok. Wheeeee!

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