100 Adventures #1. London

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When you live on the Isle of Wight and only go to London for exams or work, to spend time as a tourist is indeed an adventure. I went to London to attend the leaving drinks for a good friend and former colleague, and with H-G’s blessing decided to make a trip of it. It was fabulous. First stop was the Disney shop on Oxford street.

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Like every other 4 year old in the entire universe, Baby-Gusto is obsessed with the film ‘Frozen’.  So a little detour to the Disney shop to buy merchandise. Buying merchandise is something ELSE I swore I would never do when I was a parent. Hmmm.

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Lunch was at Chop Chop opposite King’s Cross Station. When I worked near Euston this used to be a favourite lunch place…. this time I enjoyed Malaysian flat rice noodles with vegetables and LOTS of chilli.

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St Pancras has now been finished and refurbished. What a gorgeous looking building!

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The next morning I went off to the V&A museum. I have never been, and it was fabulous. First though was a stop off for breakfast at a cafe I stumbled across while waiting for the V&A to open.

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This bills itself as a ‘Lebanese Canteen’ and I had possibly the best breakfast of my entire life.

Rose mint tea….

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and the vegetarian cooked breakfast with eggs and sumac, hummus, halloumi,  mushrooms cooked with zatar and sumac fried potatoes.

This was incredible. It was so fresh, so tasty.

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Then to the V&A. Where these glorious silver lions were waiting

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and these scary looking faces.

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http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186338-d1199758-Reviews-Chop_Chop_Noodle_bar-London_England.html

http://www.comptoirlibanais.com/

http://www.vam.ac.uk/

 

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