London, what’s all the fuss about?
London… what’s all the fuss about?
Average Premier League teams, everyone rushing everywhere and having people’s armpits / bags in your face on the tube.
In spite of the above I really enjoy London, but only for a day or two to be completely honest.
It’s one of those places that if you know where to go or have been given recommendations, then it’s great. If you don’t then you end up walking round aimlessly for hours, ending up in a bar similar to that at home… and what’s the point in that?
One of my favourite places in London is probably the Brazilian restaurant I’ve now been to about 5 times. They bring meat to your table every few minutes, its all you can eat and there are so many options. I mean who even knew steak wrapped in bacon was a thing… what an absolute game-changer; I now have this about once a week for breakfast (yes, steak for breakfast is the one, you’re welcome!).
I always visit Alexandra Palace around Christmas time for the darts, although I don’t really care much for the darts anymore as its quite boring nowadays. I now purely go for the massive session that goes with it. Apparently I’m going as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle this year; I think I’ll be Raphael for those interested, but only because Donatello is taken.
I’m actually in London this weekend and noticed there’s a chocolate cocktail bar not too far from the hotel we’re staying at, so I’m definitely checking this out as, you’re genuinely lucky if you can get a Jaeger Bomb around these parts on a Saturday night!
My mate was telling me about a secret pub crawl he went on a few months ago in London, which sounds incredible.
To enter secret bars, he had to give the waiter a secret code in an American Diner, and then was taken through a fridge door; entering a suit shop where you go through a wardrobe door and shaking a golden hand at the back of a huge hotel foyer.
If anyone has any recommendations of hidden gems like these, it would be greatly appreciated.
I’m off now for a weekend of golf, the theatre, steak, great company and a fair amount of cocktails and beers.
Have a great weekend whatever you are up to (apologies for mentioning the weekend a day early).
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