Hello London chowhounders,
I am a Canadian just recently landed in your fair city for the next four months. My sister is coming on route from Kenya (where she had a two week work assignment) for a one night lay-over next Saturday, January 21st. Does anyone care to sketch out a possible itinerary around food for us? We'll have from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.
The whole day should be doable in jeans. Price point: £15-20; lunch; £50-70 dinner (each) Some areas I'd love to explore Shoreditch, Clerkenwell, the east end, Brixon etc. But, having said that we can travel far and wide with our oyster card and Soho, Chelsea, Pimlico, Fulham, and? and? would be great too. Having read through a lot of posts I am interested in trying Bull and Last, St. John's, or Delhi Grill in Angel or the Cinnamon Club (for the setting) - just to give you an idea. We both love to walk, love art, beauty, nature, and most especially love good food in a relaxed atmosphere. What would be your dream day with these guidelines? Where would you take YOUR sister from Canada? Since we do Asian so well in Canada I'd rather stick to British or Indian, Italian, Spanish etc. But what we're really after is a lovely day in London. Any cafes in museums that we should give a try? Or what about your favorite hidden gem to make the centre point of the day? A place with a great view of the Thames? A great street? etc. etc.
THANK YOU for your ideas! Your help (and knowledge) is really appreciated.