London has so many fun neighborhoods and spots to eat and see and be, I feel like we only experienced a little bit of it, which is a testament to all the great things the city has to offer. Here are a few:
We had several really delicious breakfasts in London, but my favorite was at The Modern Pantry. It's a beautiful space, and my soft-boiled eggs and soldiers and breakfast tea hit the spot.
We felt the need for all the quintessential/touristy London experiences, seeing Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, riding in a double-decker bus and attending a soccer match, very important to that guy I was with.
Jonah and I consider ourselves connoisseurs when it comes to chicken tikka masala, and the dish at Punjab was top notch.
Between all the quirky shops and brightly colored buildings, Notting Hill is a fun neighborhood to explore, and while you're there, daydreaming about Hugh Grant is totally allowed.
Jamie Oliver's Fifteen is an Italian restaurant, which employs under-qualified young people and trains them to be chefs. It was packed on a Friday night, so we ate our delicious antipasti, ravioli and pork loin at the bar. Great food and a really cool place.
My friend Ann, an American who lived in London for a few years, suggested going to the Broadway Market on a Saturday. It was full of yummy baked things, produce, meat, handmade items, clothes, live music and incredibly friendly locals.
Ever visited London? Any favorites? See my picks from Paris.