I don’t think there’s anyone in the world that loves London more than my friend, Greg. He’s the first real anglophile I’ve ever met and the only person I know that takes a trip to London any time he plans a vacation.
Because he’s so knowledgeable of London and because he’s got GREAT taste in restaurants, I asked him if I could publish the Best Things to Do in London List! I’m hoping this will help anyone out who is planning on traveling to London and want tips from the King of London himself!
Masala Zone, any branch (Soho, Camden Town, Covent Garden) for Indian. The Railway Chicken Curry is my pure heaven, I could eat that every day. But their entire menu is wonderful.
Franco Manca for pizza on Tottenham Court Road near Goodge Street tube. Ate there three times in a week the last trip. Neapolitan pizza supreme to weep over.
Pizza Express, any branch. The American Hot w/jalapeños is one of all-time fave pies, always first meal off the plane to London
Hakkasan (Hanway Place near Tottenham Court Road tube) or Yauthcha (Soho) for dim sum. Beyond belief, IMHO.
Patogh (Crawford Place near Edgeware Road) or Alounak (Westbourne Grow) for Persian. Patogh is like an Iranian café: small, cozy, working class and a favourite of English food personality Nigella Lawson and serves bread as big as a small table. Alounak, a more proper sit-down restaurant, has the most ethereal Persian bread!
Canteen (Southbank near Royal Festival Hall) or Mother Mash (Ganton Street, Soho) for English bangers and mash.
Welcome to the Traveling Spud! I’m Katie, a 30 something from Idaho who quit her marketing job in San Francisco, California to travel the world for a year. After a trip around the world, my heart chose Idaho. I'm addicted to outdoor adventures, photography, and inspiring others to get out of their comfort zones and cross experiences off of their bucket lists. Let's explore together! Read more here.