A friend is off to London and I wanted to send him some recommendations. Having not lived there for a while and knowing that there are hundreds of “best” and “top ten” lists I purposely choose to share simple things, things that I want to do when I go to London.
An activity – The Castle
I used to love going indoor wall climbing at The Castle. It’s an old pumping station and pretty neat to explore.
A market – Borough
Cheese and coffee. Nothing more to say.
A museum – The Hunterian
Creepy but cool.
A park – Richmond Park
There are deer there!
A pub – The Crown, Clerkenwell
I’m not that keen on the new decor but it’s got good beer and a nice crowd. Lenin used to drink there, but not with me.
A restaurant – St. John
Best for meat eaters but good honest food, classy but not pretentious and they do breakfast too. We used to live up the road and I recommend visiting the area as well.
A square – Brunswick Centre
Not strictly a square but a wonderful architecture anyway.
A takeaway – The Fryers Delight
You can’t really go to England and not have Fish and Chips. This central location is pretty good. Get a pickled onion too.