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Our Recommended Top 10 Restaurants To Visit In London

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London is a large and exciting city, home to nearly nine million people and swelled by tourist numbers throughout the year. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of great places for them to dine, thanks to a wealth of brilliant restaurants, diners, and bistros. In fact, with so many restaurants to choose from, selecting the perfect place to eat can seem like a daunting task. Don’t worry, just take a look at the Bistro K list of the top 10 restaurants to visit in London, there’s something to suit every budget:

  • 10 Flat Iron

Flat Iron is a restaurant that’s small but beautifully formed. Hidden away on Beak Street it’s perfectly located next to London attractions such as the London Palladium and the bright lights of the West End. This restaurant does one thing and one thing only: steak. It also does them better than any other restaurant in the city, and serves them with incredibly tasty fries. The steaks, made from Flat Iron cattle, are served on a wooden board with a mini cleaver instead of a steak knife. Pre-booking isn’t allowed, and it’s incredibly popular but you can leave a number and they’ll text you when your table is ready.

 

  • 9 Baltic

There’s a wonderful Eastern European influence in London today, and there’s no better place to experience it than at Baltic, near Waterloo Station. They’ve quickly built up a fantastic reputation for two things: Polish cuisine and vodka. It’s an excellent combination, and a fun place to have a group dining experience. The menus are meat heavy, so it’s not ideal if you’re a vegetarian, but there are plentiful helpings of delicious sauerkraut to add zing to the pickled herring and black sausage.

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Our Favourite English Cuisine Recipes

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You don’t have to visit one of London’s top restaurants to get a taste of fine English cuisine. By following these simple recipes, you can make a classic dish of your very own. London has been undergoing a gastronomic revolution in recent years, and yet it’s still hard to beat these three all time great recipes if you want to get the real taste of London food.

Fish And Chips

Ingredients:

  • Vegetable Oil for frying (or use beef dripping for a truly traditional touch)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 225g Cod or Haddock fillets
  • 225g Flour
  • Half a pint of beer
  • 900g Potatoes

 

Nothing says England more than fish and chips, they’re easy to cook but it takes some thought and effort to cook them perfectly. Peel your potatoes and cut them into long chip shapes. The secret now is to parboil the potatoes for around ten minutes. This ensures that the middle will be fluffy while the outside is crispy. (more…)

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London Attractions You’ve Never Heard Of

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When visiting London there are certain places that you just have to see: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, The National Gallery at Trafalgar Square. London is lucky enough to have high quality attractions that are famous the world over, but sometimes it’s even more fun to find an undiscovered gem. Here are just some of the many London attractions you may never have heard of, but you’ll just love to visit.

The Attendant

Have you ever fancied having a delicious cup of coffee while chatting to your neighbour in a urinal? It’s a lot more appealing than it sounds thanks to The Attendant. In the heart of Fitzrovia, an area bursting with literary history, this building used to be a Victorain gent’s toilet. Don’t worry, it’s been thoroughly cleaned and lovingly restored and is now a beautiful cafe based upon a lavatory theme. You’ll feel flushed with happiness when you experience it.

The Hunterian Museum

The Hunterian Museum, based at the Royal College of Surgeons is fascinating, if not for the squeamish. It’s one of London’s hidden treasures, containing items of surgical interest from the seventeenth century onwards. You’ll find body parts preserved in glass jars, centuries old surgical instruments, and even the skeleton of Charles Byrne, known as the ‘Irish Giant’. There are also displays relating the stories of surgery down the ages, you certainly needed to grit your teeth in the days before anaesthetics were discovered. (more…)

London in 3 Days

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It took me only about 30 minutes to get that ‘feeling’ about London after which I understood just why it is so popular with tourists. After spending some time in non-English speaking countries in SE Asia and Europe, it was nice to be walking around being able to read signs and overhear and understand conversations. How lucky was I to be here?

London in 3 Days

It started with my youngest son who was making a business trip from Australia and he asked if we could meet in London for a long weekend of sightseeing. I jumped at the opportunity, not only because I had never been to that city but also because he was allocating me a bucket load of frequent flyer points to enable me to fly there free!

After settling into our hotel, we made a plan of what we would see each day. Not being sure of exactly where we were we made good use of our GPS system as we walked the streets on day one. Harrods, the Queens Gardens, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament on the Thames and Big Ben all provided great moments of sightseeing and history.

London in 3 DaysOf course, we needed to refuel our bodies especially after the first day during which we strolled around and walked 19 kilometres! We found great places to eat compliments of the Bistro K website which pointed us in the right direction depending on what style of cuisine we were looking for. We also frequented the famous English pubs which have no equal anywhere else in the world. Names like The Slug and Lettuce, The Round Table and The Theodore Bullfrog were great places to get a cold beer as well as amuse us with their names.

At one pub, the Anglesea Arms, we met another Aussie, Richard, who was all decked out in his motorcycle gear as was his partner, Bronwyn. They were obviously real enthusiasts because Richard’s helmet looked circa World War II while his girlfriend had a more modern, conventional style. Their bike parked out the front was a rare gem, an old Norton from the 50’s which was in pristine condition.

Richard regaled us with some incredible adventure stories of their ride so far which had taken them across most of Britain, through Wales and Scotland. They had a few harrowing close calls but were thankful that their outfits like full leathers and bike helmets had saved them from serious injuries after a couple of spills. The vintage helmet Richard wore was only when he was cruising slowly through the bigger cities.

We had quite a few beers and many laughs. I had a few stories of my own about my global travels but I didn’t want to tell them that my motorbike was just a little Honda scooter that I had parked in a small village outside ChiangMai in Thailand. The weird thing about riding scooters and motorcycles in SE Asia was that there was no strict law about wearing bike helmets and 90% of riders never even bothered. Maybe there is a law but there is certainly no enforcement of it.

Exploring night-time London

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London is a kind of city that dazzles all 24 hours in a day. The fun continues even after the sun sets. With Christmas round the bend and everyone looking forward to the holidays with earnest, here are some seasonal things that are best done during night in London.

Watch a West End Show

London is a popular theatre district globally where you can have your fill of shows and still feel up to more of the experience. If you have the West End in your itinerary then you should certainly plan a theatre trip. You can get discounted tickets easily online and choose from the impressive selection of shows, which are available throughout the year especially during the holidays.

Hampstead Observatory

This observatory has the highest altitude in the entire central London region and hence is the right place to view London skyline both during the day and at night. If you are looking for a real exciting night view, visit the Scientific Society here.

The telescopes are open to public use from 8pm to 10 pm on Saturdays and Fridays during winter and autumn. This will surely match your star gazing fantasies and more. When you travel at night be sure to use powerful lighting such as those at http://ledlightsplanet.com/for better visibility, so you can avoid many hassles associated with the glare of the oncoming vehicles.

Walking tour

While it is all right to travel by bus or car, a walking tour gives you the best experience of night-time London. The night walking tours are more fun as you can enjoy the sights and lights of London at night clearly. The Jack the Ripper walking tour gives guest an opportunity to explore the dark and eerie alleyways of Victorian era that displays the London that was during the period of Jack the Ripper.

London Tower

The Ceremony of the Keys is an age-old tradition that is an awesome, unique and not to be missed at any cost London experience. This free event includes the securing and locking of the tower with secret passwords, military music, beefeaters, and the large ring with keys. You would need tickets to enjoy this London tradition.

Houses of Parliament

The House of Commons or Houses of Parliament allows visitors to enter inside and watch the parliamentary debates from the public gallery. While this is an unusual night-time attraction, it nevertheless is an engrossing one, if you are interested on seeing how the government works. The houses work until even 11 at night, so if you have some time to while away or are on a budget check to see if a session is on and visit the place.

Big Ben

This is undoubtedly the most popular clock worldwide and with its location on the banks of River Thames, it is the ideal spot to visit while in London. While it is spectacular during daytime, the clock sports a festive look at night. The face is lit up gloriously, and with the golden trim shining bright in moonlight, you can get the best London experience ever. Make sure you plan your night visit, so you can view the clock when it strikes at midnight.

This Winter’s Events in London Your Should Not Miss

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This Winters Events in London Your Should Not Miss

London in winter isn’t always a thing of beauty, the infamous rain can be unrelenting and our patience runs thin. In the midst of the grey drizzle though there is hope, as the cities many attractions host special events and fill the city with romantic allure. Whether you prefer to be out and about or safely indoors there will be something to do. London can become energized in December and January, especially when it’s okay to drink warm alcohol at midday. Here is a list of possible ideas and events you should not miss out on In London this winter.

Lights in London

The whole of London will be covered in commissions and other site-specific work from the start of 2016. The Lumiere London project will be around the West End and King’s Cross, Leicester Square are going to be host to giant illuminated plants. Syon Park will also be full of light for the Enchanted Woodland show, which will illuminate 400 species of tree. Kew garden will also host night trails, sadly this ends on January 2nd. However, even without the lights Kew is a magical place to visit in January.

Film

The Olympic theatre Barnes or the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill, are fantastic venues for catching a movie. Set on Portobello road the Electric has a great restaurant and surrounding shops to browse through before or after including the delicious Garcia’s Spanish shop and deli. There is also the Underground Film Club at the Vaults in Waterloo. There’ll be many films at BFI, including Christmas classics and cults. The cinemas all contain many bars and restaurants so that you can grab a meal or drink. These settings are ideal for a date or quality time with a friend.

Alternatively, after your movie you can hit a roof-top bar to take in a good view. Try out the Once Upon A Wigwam or Midnight Apothecary.

Exhibitions and museums

The city is host to dozens of museums, some famous institutions and others just plain strange but nevertheless great fun to see. London’s more unusual museums come in many shapes and forms, for the more mainstream macabre visit the Wellcome Collection which displays a history of science. At the museum you can see a host of bizarre images showing early methods of conducting anatomy experiments (this isn’t for the screamish). The museum Leighton house has a spectacular room with indoor fountain and floor to ceiling tiles with beautiful patterns and design.

The Royal Academy of Arts and Tate museums will both be hosting seminal exhibitions during the winter on Alexander Calder and Painting the Modern Garden. London’s sport museums are the World Rugby Museum and River and Rowing museum.

Plays and Comedy

Winter is London’s Panto season so you can see classics such as Jack and the Beanstalk in Hackney or Cinderella at the Hammersmith Lyric. These pantomime’s are great fun, and not much beats being allowed to throw objects at the stage. There are always performances in the west-end including Billy Elliot or The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. Be sure to have a look at the National Theatre on Southbank as well for plays which can range from Shakespearian classics to more contemporary pieces. The Winter’s Tale will be coming on in the West End to truly capture that winter spirit.

Comedy is always on the rise in London across different venues, such as Soho theatre or pub theatres. Have a look at the Tabard theatre in Chiswick to see which comedians may be testing material. There will also be larger more polished shows at venues such as Hammersmith Apollo by big-name comedians.

Outdoor activities

Ice skating in winter is one of the few outdoor delights that won’t leave everyone desperate to run inside. Hyde Park has Winter Wonderland going on where you can both Ice-skate and take part in rides. Somerset house and The Natural History Museum are perhaps the two most iconic places to go ice-skating in London but they do cost a fair amount, so be sure to check out the more local outdoor skating rinks. Canary Wharf also offers a pretty spectacular Ice rink in the midst of its office blocks.

The other number one thing to do outside this winter is celebrate New Year’s Eve! Although they are now ticketing the event, you can still find corners of London from which you can see the fireworks at no cost, try Primrose hill or St James Park. It’s also more than likely that someone will be setting off their own fireworks nearby. Aside from New Year’s Eve you can also take a stroll around the areas of Primrose hill or St James’s Park. Winter festival at the Southbank Centre will be going on until January. Wooden chalets sit along the riverside serving all kinds of delights and bringing a little bit of Scandinavian delight to London. There’ll even be roller skating and performances, making it one of London’s markets not to be missed.

Finally, never be afraid of asking a local for advice and check out a few forums on the city as well. Often a lot of London’s excitement comes from stumbling across events by accident, use this article as a guide for other things you may find fun or interesting. There is a never ending amount of things to do in the city, although your budget may eventually give up.

Keeping safe and healthy this Christmas and New Year

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Keeping safe and healthy this Christmas and New YearIt’s that time of the year again. It remains one of the most exciting and busiest periods for us. There’s lots of work for us to do to match the many specials that London restaurants and bistros will be putting up on their boards to lure the extra number of visitors and tourists through their doors. By now, you know that London remains one of the world’s top tourist hotspots, and because most people switch off their monitors, put down their pens or down their tools at this time of the year, London gets busier by the day.

Prepare yourself well for everything

It’s likely to stay that way until well into the New Year. Most British holiday-makers only go back to work later in the first month of the New Year anyway. If you are visiting London in the next few days or weeks, we’d like to invite you to take a few minutes going through our previous posts on our favorite sights and top restaurants that we’ve recommended for you. For now, we’d like to reflect for a few moments and also ask you to take better care of yourself this holiday and to play it safe as well.

Keeping yourself safe these holidays would normally require a bit of practice on your part. For instance, self-defense class attendees may already be tussling across their mats with dummies found at http://www.grapplingdummyinsider.com/ , preparing for all eventualities. While security has understandably been beefed up for this Christmas, you never know who or what is lurking around the corner late at night on London’s busy streets.

Limit yourself this season

Chances are slim that you will be mugged. But it’s best to be prepared than sorry. More importantly, in light of the recent terrorist attacks in California and Paris, France, as a visitor and tourist, it is your responsibility to be extra careful, particularly if you are travelling with family or a loved one. Folks, it’s that serious. Ask any Londoner around town and they will quickly tell you that they haven’t forgotten the gruesome attacks on their own city some years back.

To finish off, let’s turn our backs on these unpleasant matters and focus on getting ready for the festivities ahead. True to form, and in spite of many warnings to the contrary, most folks tend to get carried away a bit and overindulge themselves at this time of the year. Around the dinner table on Christmas Day, extra helpings of beef and turkey are the order of the day. And when Big Ben marks the New Year at midnight, corks are popped and more than the legal limit of the good bubbly or ales are consumed.

Your tummy will feel quite jolly next year

All of this is understandable. Before we say good bye, we’d like to recommend that you change course and break with tradition for once. Visit one of the many health-oriented and organic-centered restaurants in and around London this time around. Believe us, your tummy will be feeling quite jolly next year.

Keeping safe and healthy this Christmas and New Year

Posted on Posted in Christmas, New Year

Keeping safe and healthy this Christmas and New YearIt’s that time of the year again. It remains one of the most exciting and busiest periods for us. There’s lots of work for us to do to match the many specials that London restaurants and bistros will be putting up on their boards to lure the extra number of visitors and tourists through their doors. By now, you know that London remains one of the world’s top tourist hotspots, and because most people switch off their monitors, put down their pens or down their tools at this time of the year, London gets busier by the day.

Prepare yourself well for everything

It’s likely to stay that way until well into the New Year. Most British holiday-makers only go back to work later in the first month of the New Year anyway. If you are visiting London in the next few days or weeks, we’d like to invite you to take a few minutes going through our previous posts on our favorite sights and top restaurants that we’ve recommended for you. For now, we’d like to reflect for a few moments and also ask you to take better care of yourself this holiday and to play it safe as well.

Keeping yourself safe these holidays would normally require a bit of practice on your part. For instance, self-defense class attendees may already be tussling across their mats with dummies found at http://www.grapplingdummyinsider.com/ , preparing for all eventualities. While security has understandably been beefed up for this Christmas, you never know who or what is lurking around the corner late at night on London’s busy streets.

Limit yourself this season

Chances are slim that you will be mugged. But it’s best to be prepared than sorry. More importantly, in light of the recent terrorist attacks in California and Paris, France, as a visitor and tourist, it is your responsibility to be extra careful, particularly if you are travelling with family or a loved one. Folks, it’s that serious. Ask any Londoner around town and they will quickly tell you that they haven’t forgotten the gruesome attacks on their own city some years back.

To finish off, let’s turn our backs on these unpleasant matters and focus on getting ready for the festivities ahead. True to form, and in spite of many warnings to the contrary, most folks tend to get carried away a bit and overindulge themselves at this time of the year. Around the dinner table on Christmas Day, extra helpings of beef and turkey are the order of the day. And when Big Ben marks the New Year at midnight, corks are popped and more than the legal limit of the good bubbly or ales are consumed.

Your tummy will feel quite jolly next year

All of this is understandable. Before we say good bye, we’d like to recommend that you change course and break with tradition for once. Visit one of the many health-oriented and organic-centered restaurants in and around London this time around. Believe us, your tummy will be feeling quite jolly next year.

Best Bistros in London

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Best Bistros in LondonLondon is home to a good number of restaurants, which you can readily frequent for the excellent meals and ambience, but everything comes with a high price tag. However, sometimes a high priced restaurant may not serve up good quality fare and you will be left with a bad experience. Fine dining experience just like everything else that is good needs some hard work. You need to search for the right ones. A perfect bistro is a place where you get a reasonable priced but good quality meal, which you enjoy, in comfort with friends and savour the ambience. We have done most of the hard work for you here by choosing the best bistros in London.

Before we continue on to the list, did you know that dining out as an art was first invented by the French? They still dominate in destination dining. A top quality bistro is where you see free flow of conversation, which is possibly due to the wine and the comfort food that is hearty and unpretentious.

Further still the most gratifying and lasting impression of a bistro is its décor and Gallic ambience.  Some of the bistros serve the best fish recipes. By the way, fishing is an undeniably good pastime when you want to spend some quiet time surrounded by nature. Having a good fishing kayak, check out this site, also heightens the experience. You will find the best bistros not only in the heart of London but also in other parts too. The distance you travel will be well worth it always.

Le Pot Lyonnais

This is located on Queenstown Road in Battersea and is a popular continental bistro with the homely ambience that most tourists favour. Food is delicious and rates are equally good. The menu is homely and genuine with a sophisticated touch. You are sure to enjoy this place and its feel. The menu special includes steak and chips, which are available from Monday to Thursday.

Galvin Bistrot de Luxe

Situated on Baker Street in London, this bistro stuns you into lingering for hours on end. The fish recipes here are quite good. While eating fish in a restaurant is certainly a great experience, even more satisfying is grilling your catch out in the open, when you go out on a fishing trip. With an efficient kayak like those at Kayakouch, it is possible to enjoy the surrounding scenery and have great time fishing, which is a popular tourist activity, done in and around London.

Bistro Aix

Located at Crouch End in London, this bistro strikes the right balance in providing a welcoming and unobtrusive atmosphere.  The chef here believes in the food speaking for itself without having to embellish it on the plate or for that matter in the kitchen. The menu is extensive and staffs are efficient and discrete.

Chez Manny

This is also in Battersea on Battersea High Street. The menu including foie gras, baked Camembert and other delicious fare provides a sumptuous fare to guests. The prices are fair and the atmosphere is friendly.

Bar du Marche

Situated in Berwick Street in London this is an unpretentious but welcoming bistro that is frequented by locals and tourists alike. The fresh, flavour filled and authentic French cuisine is the main draw here.

Exploring Tourist Attractions Near River Thames

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bridge-898753_960_720A visit to London is not complete without a cruise or boat trip on the River Thames. And enjoying the Thames River does not end with the sailing trips, as you have many other attractions to explore alongside the river. You can visit the restaurants, pubs, theatres, art galleries, museums, and other attractions that are lined up on the riverside.

Here are some of important places to visit near the river. The best thing about these places is you can find plenty of variety for all types of visitors. From slow-paced visits, to countryside walks, adventure, and action there is plenty to savour here.

River events

During the month of September, the Thames Festival is a fabulous event that celebrates all river related things. You can find music, art, and other special activities and events. The BNY Mellon Boat Race and Virgin Money London Marathon held in April are other notable events here. During December end, you get to enjoy the fantabulous Mayor’s New Year Eve fireworks. The Great River Race is also a notable event to participate or cheer on as a spectator.

Aquarium visit

If you want to enjoy a bit of marine life in London, visiting the Sea Life London Aquarium is a good option. You can find one of the biggest collections of marine life in entire Europe and UK here.  Visitors are taken through an interactive and immersive journey on an oceanic Conveyor. Large aquariums such as these, and those in restaurants and other places need a proper filtration mechanism such as the filters available at http://canisterfilterguide.com/ for proper maintenance and health of the marine life in the aquarium.

Best sightseeing tours

You can explore Thames in different ways. You can take a bike tour and know about the culture and history of the great river or go for the cruises arranged on the river. If you are not for a boat or bike travel, you can put on a pair of comfortable shoes and take a walking tour too. On the way, you can stop in at the various shops and restaurants and have a leisurely time.

Exploring London via Thames

If you are of the adventurous type, you can go on the speedboat tours and experience London’s delights at a faster pace. However, places like the National Marine Aquarium need to be visited at a much slow speed, as there is so much to take in here.  If you are a history buff, you can find a seaplane used in World War II, in which numerous underwater creatures reside in. The aquarium is well maintained and is very impressive. Using superior quality aquarium filters helps in taking care of aquarium no matter how large they are.

If you want to savour the cultural events held in London, you have plenty of landmarks nearby the River. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is a place to frequent for all theatre related events including film, art, dance and music. National Theatre, Tate Britain, Tate Modern and Southbank Centre are some important places to visit.

Karaoke fun in London

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Karaoke fun in London

Karoake has undergone a great many changes in recent years. Whether you want to put your rap voice to test or sing along with the crowd or just scream your lungs out, there is an event here, which is just right for you. Find out the ideal place to chill out and have fun, while visiting London. From karaoke bars that are fully dedicated, to private rooms styled on Japanese model and off beat pubs, you can find many places here to suit your taste.

All Star Lanes

Bites, Booze and Bowling blend in this famous Brick Lane region. You have two separate karaoke booths that can accommodate 7 to 14 singers at a time.

Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

This place with basement bowling facility situated below a Bloomsbury hotel has four karaoke rooms, all private, added recently. With a top quality karaoke machine, you can have a great time not only in these exclusive karaoke bars, but also at events arranged in your home. The place has a diner that seats around 80 people and the bowling is also newly upgraded. You can find private bowling suite, live music, virtual cricket net and ping pong tables.

Bunga Bunga

This place has a restaurant and kitsch bar. Situated in Battersea, this place is dedicated to Silvio Berlusconi, the disgraced PM from Italy. The place hosts karaoke sesh in its main space and starts daily at 10 pm on Wednesdays. The place also allows you to book private karaoke events if you are planning the event for a large group.

Karaoke Box

This karaoke place situated in Farringdon is a quite plush place with 15 rooms to pick from. The rooms can have four to nearly 25 people. The place also has a big VIP room that accommodates about 14 people. The touch screens, wireless mics and beautiful grand piano are key attractions here. With nice karaoke machines such as in this website, you can have a splendid time at any singalong and impress those gathered with your skills.

Karaoke Box Mayfair

This place has seven rooms, which are open for hire. Lady Gaga Padded Cell and Gold Room, an Elvis inspired one, are the main attractions here. The place accommodates four to 12 people. You can find karaoke systems of Japanese, English and Arabic types. These offer cocktail bar service too. The prices vary on the duration of the sessions. Kids are allowed until 6 pm. However, you need to book in advance.

Lucky Voice Soho

This is for those who are too shy to make it onstage and love crooning all the same. You are provided with nine pods that let groups of four to up to 12 people belt out their favourite tunes without any embarrassment. The food is quite basic here with nibbles and pizza. But the drinks are just the opposite. You get extravagant drinks to choose from and enjoy. The drinks also let you shed your inhibitions. The place has over a million songs from which it is easy to pick one that you like.

Delicious and Authentic Food Treats in London

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Traditional food recipes abound in the UK. You can find a big array of food and drink options here. People worldwide are attracted to London and its suburbs, which provide a wide variety of culinary aromas, flavours, tastes, and ingredients. From baked beans on bread toast to fish and chips, you have plenty of foods that have their origin in England, but are now popular dishes world over.

When you are visiting the capital city, which abounds in several historic landmarks the culinary side is also equally exciting. Here is a list of some important delicacies you can try out while visiting London. Despite the strong competition from other foods, these have withstood the test of time and are still in vogue.

Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips deserve the badge of British Food, as it is a food recipe, which is an all-time favourite not only in UK, but universally too. It is on the top of to eat foods for those visiting the country. While the seaside towns of Whitby, Blackpool and Brighton offer the best fare, you can also find some excellent varieties in London. The dish is usually garnished with vinegar and salt and is eaten together with mashed peas.

Pie and Mash

The most traditional version of this dish is the steak and kidney pie or pork pie. Now you get different variants of this dish. This is comfort food served with gravy and mashed potatoes and is a sumptuous British treat to try out. Just as hamburgers are popular in the US, this dish is a hot favourite here. For making nicely minced meat, you need to use an effective meat grinder such as those at http://www.meatgrinderadviser.com/.

Eton Mess

Eton Mess is a delicious dessert named in remembrance of the prestigious Eton school. The dessert has cream, strawberries and crushed merangue. You can find variants made from different types of ice cream and fruit too.

Bangers and Mash

This is another classic food that has mashed potatoes as part of the dish. This is essentially sausage with potatoes and a British staple that keeps you sated, warm, and happy in the cold London climate. For a delicious and tasty sausage, we recommend using Meat Grinder 26 HP.

Full English breakfast

This includes eggs, sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms, potatoes, blood pudding, and toast. This is an inexpensive tasty and easy to prepare traditional dish.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is a part of British tradition and is a great way to spend your afternoon as you enjoy the different delicacies. This consists of scones with delicious jam, finger sandwiches, pastries, cream, and tea of your choice. Afternoon tea is an experience that has to be savoured fully.

Beef Wellington

This is a food item that has a pure British name you can relate with. The dish is made from filet steak, which is mostly covered in pate, and a puff pastry is wrapped over it and cooked. The flaky, Moorish, and filling dish is a classic food that some say is named after Duke of Wellington, while there are some who contend that it is named after the New Zealand town, Wellington.

Places Where You Can Enjoy a BBQ Party in London?

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grilled-meats-565225_1920Whether you are searching for a place to relax and stay away from your hectic life or a perfect place to hang out with your friends or family, you won’t run out of options. London has lots of open spaces waiting to be explored. And what better way to enjoy these open spaces than with barbecue!

Here are some parks where you can bring your barbecue grill:

Highbury Fields

On hot evenings, you’d probably find the tree-lined Highbury fields teeming with people; but it’s also an equally great place to enjoy during the day. For this park, you have to bring barbecues that are lifted off the ground to avoid burning the grass and one that uses a kettle-style barbecue to lessen the smoke problem. Learn more about different types of barbecue grills and smokers – try this site. There’s also a nearby pub in case your barbecue party continues till dusk.

London Fields

Who wouldn’t love this park? The neatly cut grass and the towering trees that offer much-needed shade make this open space a place to see. When taking your barbecue, make sure you are within the designated BBQ zone. Also, only metal stands for disposable barbecues are allowed and no barbecues after 9 in the evening. For safety purposes, no sports are allowed within barbecue.

Beddington Park

Quite far from the city, but if you are close by, this park has barbecue areas. The BBQ zone is close to the loos, café and children’s play area so you can conveniently get there if you want to. You can borrow barbecue stands and there are a lot of trees that offer shade for park visitors.

Caledonian Park

If you want solitude (probably an alone time with barbecue), the Caledonian Park offers a secluded area where you can sizzle your favorite BBQ recipe. This expansive, 18-acre park also covers woodland areas, a trail perfect for walking, and a community garden. This open space can be found at the Market Road.

Gillespie Park

Gillespie Park is relatively small but is packed with beauty of nature. It has meadow grasses, woodland and ponds. The park also comes with wildlife. Once you’re done feasting on sumptuous barbecue recipes, you can shed off the excess calories by heading a little away and venturing into the nature reserves. There’s a lot to explore and enjoy in this wonderful park.

There are still many other parks where you can host a BBQ party for your friends and family such as the Lincoln’s Inn Fields and the Burgess Park.

So what are you waiting for? Garb your favorite food and drinks. Take your barbecue and head out to any of these parks that allow barbecuing. If you don’t own a barbecue grill yet, Backyard BBQ Guru is a site you should visit. The site has some nice reviews about different grills and smokers.

Oh, please don’t forget: Not all parks allow barbecue, make sure to check with the park administrators before you bring your BBQ. We don’t want to spoil your sunny day!