Eats and drinks London Matt & Julie Favourites.

Drinking

 

*      Gordon’s The best wine bar in the world cheap & good wine/port/sherry & food

47 Villiers Street,Charing Cross, WC2N 6NE

Nearest Tube: Charing Cross  

Telephone: 020 7930 1408

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*      Cork & bottle Cellar wine bar and food (Leicester sq), cozy Ave. price.

44-46 Cranbourne Street, Soho, WC2H 7AN

Nearest Tube: Leicester Square  

Telephone: 020 7734 7807

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*      Shampers Wine Bar  

4 Kingly Street, Soho, W1B 5PE

Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus  

Telephone: 020 7437 1692

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*      Atlantic bar and Grill  celeb spotting ”the place” to hang out during the 90’s this was the centre of cool Britannia go for at least a drink !

20 Glasshouse Street, Soho, W1B 5DJ

Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus  

Telephone: 020 7734 4888

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Eating

 

*      Belgo’s  retro, big funky, casual dining but does great mussels (& duck!) (Covent garden)

50 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HP Map

Nearest Tube: Covent Garden

Telephone: 020 7813 2233

 

*      Mela (Great Indian)

152-156 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8HL Map

Nearest Tube: Leicester Square

Telephone: 020 7836 8635

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*      Momo’s Moroccan rest. and tearoom - (really feels like you are in morocco!) off regent street, up market rest, cozy all day tearoom, it doubles as a bizarre, and most things are for sale.

25 Heddon Street, Soho, London, W1B 4BH Map

Nearest Tube: Green Park

Telephone: 020 7434 4040

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*      La Mancha best Paella we have found anywhere - live Spanish guitar too

32 Putney High Street, London, SW15 1SQ  Map

Nearest Tube: Putney Bridge

Telephone: 020 8780 1022

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*      Luigi’s - Italian, Just off Aldwich, round corner from Waldorf Hotel, not bad close to office

 

*      Aglio E Olio - 194 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9PN  Map Nearest Tube: West Brompton Telephone: 020 73510070  ** Outstanding worth seeking out..

 

*      Del Buongustaio - For the best Italian in London  02087809361 www.theitalianrestaurant.net

 

*      Chinatown - most are good/ave and cheap, our fav is Aurora on main drag, Wonkie’s cheap & an experience.

 

*      Princess Of Wales - Great for Sunday pub food and a walk around Primrose Hill

 corner of Fitzroy and Chalcot Roads

 

*      The Ship

41 Jew's Row, , LONDON, SW18 1TB

Tel. 0871 332 2337

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*      Riviera  - Gabriels Wharf, 56 Upper Ground 02074017314 good med. food with views on the river, Ave. price, Near Waterloo Bridge

 

*      Lan Na Thai – Pricey but worth it on the water near the Thames bike track which goes all around London worth hiring a bike and riding there... Groveside Court, 2 Lombard Road, Battersea Village, London, SW11 3RQ   Nearest Tube Station: Clapham Junction (BR) Tel: 020 7924 6090

 

*      Maggiore’s - very romantic Italian/Med, excellent service, slight French influence too - 33 King Street Covent Garden, priceyish 0207 379 9696 website

 

Shopping

 

Covent Garden north and south of tube st. is a must.

·        Get a day pass on tube, 4.10 and go to Sloan Square and walk down the famous Kings road to Chelsea, great shops and people watching, esp. for celebs.

·        Selfridges (oxford st), Harrods (Knightsbridge nr Hyde Park), Liberty (of Regents st) and Bond st & Piccadilly are must see’s/walks.

 

COCO De Mer23 Monmouth Street – best lingerie shop in the world

 

Browns 23-27 South Moulton St,  London 02075140000 www.brownsfashion.com amazing unique clothes shop very expensive although they do have a cheaper version of their store in the same street..

 

Walks

 

Walk from Trafalgar sq under admiral arches to the Mall (leads up to Buckingham Palace), take early left and walk round st James park, and back up to Palace, nice for photos.

Good walks are from Abbey road, primrose Hill to Camden lock and then down through Regents Park into town.  Great Sunday lunch with Jazz at Primrose Hill Prince of Wales Pub, get there about 1ish for seat.  Walk along river to London Bridge and catch St Katherine’s dock (just past bridge on right) the Indian rest there looks amazing, as are the prices I think, Tower of London is nearby.

 

Hope you manage it all!

ciao

 

Julie & Matt