The world's most exclusive purveyor of luxury teas and France's oldest tea house, Mariage Frères, has opened its first UK tea emporium in Covent Garden. In addition to being a new tea house in London, it also contains a small museum dedicated to tea. I've been waiting for this one as it was supposed to open in September 2018 but, due to delays with its heritage building, … [Read more...] about New in London: Mariage Frères Elegant Tea Room and Museum is Now Open in Covent Garden – We Send Laura Porter to Check it Out!
Besides tea, a couple of drinks that are endemic to Britain's identity are ale and gin. Ale is a combination of yeast, hops, and barley that is warm fermented and there are many different types of beer you can make from it depending on the amount and types of ingredients. Gin, on the other hand, is a spirit developed from juniper berries. Both beverages not only have a … [Read more...] about Tipsy Touring: Your Guide to London Brewery and Gin Distillery Tours
Cookies in the United Kingdom are not so different from those in the United States. Most Americans might think that all cookies are “biscuits” in Britain, but these two baked goods have very different meanings. While a “biscuit” is harder and crunchier, while a cookie is meant to be soft and chewie. Cookies can be found in bakeries all over London, and each one offers … [Read more...] about The London Fiver – Five of the Best Bakeries for Cookies in London
Sometimes it’s good to sit down and just have a big piece of cooked red meat. There are many different ways to prepare steak and many more trimmings and side dishes to go with them. London’s steakhouses offer them all and depending on what you’re in the mood for; you can find a restaurant that will suit your tastes within the city. Some have multiple locations so you can … [Read more...] about The Fiver – Five of the Best Steakhouses in London
With over 15 years of London travel below our belts, we’ve eaten at quite a few restaurants. Some terrible. Some great. We thought it would be a good idea to finally put together a list of our favorite restaurants in London so that others can get the same joy from them that we have. Keep in mind that these restaurants are our own personal preferences so your tastes may be … [Read more...] about London Guide: Our Favorite Restaurants in London – London Restaurant Recommendations for Americans – What’s Your Favorite?
The champagne toast at midnight is one of New Year’s Eve’s great traditions. No matter whether you’re opting for a cheap bottle or a glass of some of the oldest and finest bubbly, London has plenty of champagne bars to help you ring in 2018. There’s quite a number of lists for which ones in the city are the best, so we’ve narrowed down some of the ones that appear on most of … [Read more...] about The London Fiver – Five of the Best Champagne Bars for Your New Year’s Toast
Thanksgiving is a very American holiday despite having English origins. But traveling to London over the Thanksgiving holiday has become very popular with Americans seeking to avoid the holiday gluttony and shopping madness of Black Friday (or their families...). It's also an easy time to get time off of work for most Americans since most people have a long weekend (well, … [Read more...] about Ten Places to Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner in London
Dog's are man's best friend, they say, and many people love taking their dog with them to the bar or pub. In London, sometimes the dog is already there, usually a pet of the owners and sometimes belonging to a patron. They come in all shapes and sizes in all types of pubs, and usually, all want the same thing--a nice pat on the head or maybe a bit of that roast you're … [Read more...] about London’s Most-Welcoming Pubs for Furry Patrons
I love pastries. Sometimes, I love them a little too much. Whether it’s cupcakes, bread, rolls, cannolis, donuts, cronuts, or any other type of delicious baked goods, there are plenty of places in London where you can find them. Some are big, well-known establishments, while others are your friendly neighbourhood bakery; yet, both have their own charms, their own delicious … [Read more...] about The London Fiver – Five of London’s Best Bakeries to Visit on Your Next Trip
There’s no place like home. Finding yourself in London, whether you’re just there for a visit or living there long-term, you may get a longing for some of the comforts of home—namely the food. It may seem strange for Americans to think of their own food as a something foreign, but in London, it’s a unique style as much as French, Italian, or Chinese. And sure, you can find … [Read more...] about The London Fiver – Five of the Best American Restaurants in London For When You’re Homesick
And we’re back! In a city as big as London, it’s easy to find more than five fun pubs and bars. When there are over 4,000 drinking establishments in Greater London, a newer place has to do something different and do it well in order to build a customer base. From crazy décor to bespoke drinks, you can find an interesting place to grab a drink in any part of the city. Have a … [Read more...] about The London Fiver – Five More Fun Uniquely London Pubs and Bars
Traveling with children in a large city can be both exciting and daunting when mealtime rolls around. When it comes to finding quality family fare, London is brimming with restaurants that cater to families with children of any age. Whether you have picky or adventurous eaters, the following establishments offer something for everyone. 1. Bella Italia This restaurant … [Read more...] about Guest Long Read: 10 Best Places to Eat in London with Kids – Most Child Friendly Restaurants in London
When I first heard about this I knew I had to try it. I don't know why it hadn't been thought of before: combining a love of tea and cakes with the adoration of the old London Routemaster bus into a London Afternoon Tea Bus Tour. BB Bakery have a bakery in Covent Garden and started the BB Afternoon Tea Bus Tour in April 2014. I tried the tour when it was still relatively new … [Read more...] about File This For Your Next Trip to London: Take Afternoon Tea On a Vintage Routemaster London Bus As it Tours London – Review Inside
After every trip, we always share a list of the places we ate. This time around, the list is rather large because were in the UK for so long (33 days). So, this is not an exhaustive list of every single place we ate, but rather a list of the highlights. We don’t need to share every time we ate fast food or had a horrible meal. But we’ll share the meals we loved and the meals … [Read more...] about London Travels: Highlights of Where We Ate During Our Time in London During Christmas
London is awash with great dining, whether you’re a fan of the mighty steak or a vegan platter. It’s also a city where everyone is always busy, has too little time, and is always rushing from one place to the next trying to get through that ‘to do’ list. Deal sites like Deal Zippy always list loads of attractive restaurant discount vouchers for the capital but what about when … [Read more...] about 10 Top, Fast Budget Eats in London When You’ve Only Got 10 Minutes
High tea is taken to another level at Paramount, the restaurant and bar at the tip of Centre Point. Ascend 32 floors and enjoy its all-new high tea – the highest in London, no less – with 360-degree views of the capital. Whether with leaves (£28) or with bubbles (£42), high tea at Paramount is a welcome respite from the buzzing, chaotic streets below – from a quick … [Read more...] about High(est) Tea in London: Paramount Launches High Tea 32 Floors Above Soho