I’ve finally arrived in the land of the Queen! After 3 days transiting from Manila to Singapore to the UK, our 38 hour-long haul ended in the cold but welcoming London.
We stayed with our amazing hosts, Rafa & Greg from Slow Spirit who showed us around the famous spots and also some hidden (well, maybe not so hidden) gems in the huge metropole.
After having some delicious brewed coffee and our first toasted baguette in months, we hit the road on our bikes and started exploring the rich food scene in London.
Eating my Way Through London in 1 Day
London is a hub for culture, food and history. This city bursts with life and even though some days are grey, the colours are everywhere.
We started our trip cruising around the famous Notting Hill borough where we left and crossed Hyde Park in no time. Before landing at the riverside of the Thames, we catch up on the Borough Market just near the Tower Bridge.
This market was the perfect stop to grab a snack or even stocking up on super fresh local and European treats, like their fresh artisan sourdough!
There’s also plenty of desserts, Italian-made cheese and other delicious stalls.
Lunch with a view
Making our way towards the Tower Bridge, we stopped to eat at a restaurant on the riverside. And even without spending too much, this was our view:
Great right? But have you even seen the food?
Just simple and delicious modern Italian food! Yum…
After satiating our taste buds with plenty of carbs, we walk again, this time towards the London Eye and the Big Ben.
It’s difficult to fathom the moment you see places you’ve only seen in movies or read about in books. The city is old and full of history and culture. But it doesn’t stop there.
Beer time in Chelsea
After roaming around the most touristic parts of the city, we get on our bikes again and head towards Chelsea, an affluent area with plenty of charm, pubs and high-end shops and restaurants.
We sat down in one of the most classic and old pubs in London. Amazing artists like the Rolling Stones and even Bob Marley been there!
Food was just as expected. Rich, complex and delicious. Plenty of vegetarian options for entrees and mains (gotta try their Truffle and Brie Toast)! I also had their Shallot Tart with Mushroom Puree and Wilted Greens.
The Cross Keys Pub offers chilled vibes, great service and plenty of beers and wine to choose from. A real treat to end our short stay in London.
With our hearts and bellies full, we rode back home with plenty of stories to tell and sweet memories to remember.
Have you been to London? What were your favourite spots to eat and get to know the local life? Share them in the comments! I’d love to hear more suggestions…
Peace & Love,