I totally forgot to give you guys an update on our little London-voyage. We had a great weekend there, staying with familyfriends in Barnes. Did a lot of shopping, eating and walking around. Highlights included some of the following:
The wierd environment is always exciting. Make sure to check out the toilets, you do your business inside a giant shaped egg that plays music. The diner, the café and the bar has it's own unique theme that plays on all levels of freaky.
Do not do the mistake of eating a great meal before entering this food-mekka. Presenting a grand selection of all things edible. Paellas, charcuterie and sweet pastries... If I ever go there hungry I'll probably never make my way out of there again (at least not until we're totally broke). My full stomach might have been our rescue.
AREA: COVENT GARDEN
Loved all the small shops and restaurants. The apple store is worth a quick visit and so is the indian restaurant on Neals street. Neals Yard is also an odd little place worth passing through.
STORE: GRAPHIC DESIGN CENTER
Maybe it's just me but calligraphy nibs and paint buckets is a real turn on. Didn't hear my husband complain either, even though we spent a crazy amount of time in there, browsing through all the art supply sections.
Hundreds of things to be inspired by. Took us a couple of hours in the house before we finally saw daylight again. We gobbled down some good burgers on a crowded Hawaiian hangout just outside the mall, the sweet potato fries was worth coming back for.
BAR: THE SHARD
Was nice... Assuming that we might have had different shoes on and that we would have been permitted to actually get in. The new leather walking shoes that my husband had just bought at the Liberty (were apparently not part of the Shards dresscode). An overpriced but tasty cocktail would probably have suited me really well. The view from this peculiar looking tower was great though. Maybe we will come back someday... wearing slippers made of pure gold.
HARRY POTTER STUDIO TOUR
Sadly I cannot give you a review on this since I was blessed with a little treat called "food poisoning" that hit me really hard the last evening of our trip. The pubs in the UK are cozy but not always the safest... Well, the tour that we had pre-booked months before didn't give us any insights on the life of harry potter but rather an awful insight of what it would be like to live in a bathroom.