Best Of London
There are a lot of things London does very well; the Queen, phone boxes (red ones and blue ones), and tall clocks. However, in my last post, Three Surprising Thing In The UK , I may have sounded a *little bit* salty about living in one of the coolest places in the world.
I promised you I would balance out all that sarcasm with a teeny tiny love letter to the great capital. So here is my opinion on the three things that London does best.
So the big, shiny, columned elephant in the room is the British Museum. I adore the British museum, I am joining their “friends of” program so I can sit in the members’ room, be pretentious, and sip coffee while looking at all the plebs in the great hall.
However, you know the British Museum is world class.
You may not have heard of the smaller museums around London which are incredible.
MY favourite is the John Soane collection.
The museum is located in the historic house of Sir John Soane, he was an architect who requested at his death that his house not be touched. So, for 180 years it has been maintained.
John Soane was a little bit kooky, he liked what he liked and did NOT care if he annoyed his neighbours. When he needed more room for his books, he enclosed his balcony – which ruined (simply ruined, darling) the aesthetic line of the street. His response? Well, I needed more room for my books…so, what’s ya point?
My favourite piece is a sarcophagus. The good Sir was only able to buy this because the aforementioned British Museum couldn’t afford it – because they had just bought the Rosetta stone!
Admission is free, but come on leave a quid it’s an awesome time!
I love burgers. Which is weird, because I hate bread (except in France, and pita). My weird bread emotions aside, burgers. Cooked medium rare, with good quality cheese, bacon, and caramelised onions or a gooood pickle and burger sauce.
I have never had a burger experience like I have at Patty & Bun.
They have these things, called Beef Brisket Nuggets, and I am so hungry writing this I may need to take a break to eat. I would eat literally 100 of these nuggets, yes literally, buy them for me and I will film my attempt.
They have veggie options too, for all you Vegetablists out there, and I have it on good Vegetablist authority that they’re delicious without the meaty bits as well.
Plus, they have a liquor licence. Which means beer, which means cocktails, which means happy hour. They also have incredible milkshakes that you want to bathe in.
Ok I’ll stop with the food because I’m dying here.
The Weird Do All Atmosphere
You want a bar where you kinda but not really pretend to make meth?
You want a legit Jazz Era Speakeasy?
Obsessed with gin?
There is this vibe in London of, ‘hey wouldn’t this be cool? Oh it exists – let’s go!’
Pop up restaurants, markets, bars – London has it all
So there you have it, my salt free, sarcasm removed, love letter to London .
What are your “Best Of London” tips?
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