Tag: uk

  • Culinary Evening at The Pem

    Culinary Evening at The Pem

    Dining at The Pem, nestled within the elegant Conrad St James’s hotel, was an experience that blended fine dining with culinary artistry. This sophisticated restaurant, known for its exquisite menu and refined atmosphere, did not disappoint. The seemingly unremarkable bread stole the show. We really enjoyed how soft it is in the inside while being…

  • Hit up the British Museum

    Hit up the British Museum

    The British Museum, renowned for its vast collection encompassing centuries of human history, art, and culture, is a must-visit destination. However, upon arrival, I was immediately struck by the sheer number of visitors. It was raining outside after all, and I’m guessing everyone had the same idea as me. I attempted to download the museum’s…

  • Medieval Warwick Castle

    Medieval Warwick Castle

    Nestled in the heart of England, Warwick Castle stands as a towering testament to the country’s rich medieval history. Originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068, this fortress has evolved from a wooden motte-and-bailey to a stone stronghold, encapsulating over a thousand years of history within its walls. Its imposing towers and ramparts set…

  • Leicester Square to Green and Hyde Park

    Leicester Square to Green and Hyde Park

    The adventure began at Leicester Square, the pulsating heart of London’s entertainment district. The area was alive with the sounds of busker music, creating a lively, almost carnival-like atmosphere. Leaving the vivacious square, I walked towards the historic St James’s Church, Piccadilly. This 17th-century Anglican church, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, stands as a testament…

  • Breakfast at Dishoom

    Breakfast at Dishoom

    My culinary adventure began with their signature naan-roll, a fantastic fusion of soft, freshly baked naan enveloping a choice of fillings. The decor of Dishoom deserves a special mention. Walking in is like stepping into a time capsule, with a Bombay twist. While I didn’t capture it in photos, the Chicken Ruby was another highlight…

  • The Ladies Bridge: Waterloo bridge

    The Ladies Bridge: Waterloo bridge

    Waterloo Bridge in London, often hailed as “The Ladies Bridge,” holds a remarkable history. During World War II, when male labor was scarce, it was predominantly women who stepped up to reconstruct this iconic structure. Their dedication and skill were so profound that the bridge was not only completed on time but also under budget…

  • Exploring Oxford’s Historic Charms

    Exploring Oxford’s Historic Charms

    Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, is an enchanting blend of history and academia. My journey began at the Sheldonian Theatre, an architectural masterpiece by Sir Christopher Wren, offering a panoramic view of Oxford’s skyline. Just a stone’s throw away, the New Bodleian Library stands, a hub for bibliophiles. Its adjacent café is a perfect…

  • Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

    Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

    Visiting Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon is like walking through the pages of history. Here’s his house when he’s young: Amidst the quaint Tudor architecture and cobblestone streets, you can almost hear the quill scratching out verses that would transcend time. After immersing in the bard’s world, a short stroll leads to Cafe 37, a cozy…

  • Battersea Power Station using Uber Boat

    Battersea Power Station using Uber Boat

    Battersea Power Station, an iconic London landmark, is witnessing a renaissance. Once a coal-fired power station, it now stands as a beacon of modern development and urban renewal. This transformation has reinvigorated the surrounding area, making it a hub of commerce, leisure, and residential luxury. What makes the redevelopment even more unique is its connectivity…

  • Warwick, Stratford, and Oxford in a Day

    Warwick, Stratford, and Oxford in a Day

    I took a day tour with Golden Tours out of London. 8:30 AM – Departure from Victoria Our day started with an early morning buzz in Victoria, London. The tour bus is a little hard to find. Our tour set off with a rather random factoid on Waterloo Bridge which I thought was really interesting.…

  • My initial five-day itinerary in London

    My initial five-day itinerary in London

    This five-day itinerary is recommended by Generative AI. Let’s see how it fairs: Day 1: Westminster & The South Bank Morning: Start with a traditional English breakfast at Regency Café. Then walk to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Afternoon: Visit Westminster Abbey. Hop on the Tube to Waterloo to walk along the South…