A few bits and pieces I thought worth sharing, if you’re looking for a pub, bar or tea house to visit in London.
If anyone is looking for ‘rated’ pubs in London, today’s The London Paper had an article listing the “Top 10″ pubs* in London, according to newly published The Rough Pub Guide: A Celebration of the Great British Boozer.
The Montague Arms (New Cross)
The Foundry (Shoreditch)
The Green Man (Harrods)
The Palm Tree (Bow)
Flying Scotsman (Kings Cross)
Windsor Castle (Marble Arch)
The Coach & Horses (Soho)
The Intrepid Fox (Centrepoint)
Charlie Chaplin (Elephant & Castle)
The Boot (Kings Cross)
*NB, I don’t pass judgement on these as haven’t been to most of these, but some of the ones on the list, I wouldn’t agree with and could name better ones. ; )
London’s new Buddha Bar looks fab!
They also had a full-page feature on London’s new ‘Buddha Bar’, which is located under the Northern end of Waterloo Bridge at Victoria Embankment.
Comment: The place looks gorgeous and I hope to check it out at some point. An excellent use of a vast space. Buddha Bar’s new official website has more info on the place.
A great tea room just off of Carnaby Street
And finally, if anyone is looking for a great tea room, then look no further than the Camellia Tea Rooms on the 2nd floor of the Kingly Court ‘shopping mall’ on Kingly Street. They do hundreds of teas for purchase including black and herbal teas and also serve many in their tea room. This is alongside delicious homemade cakes and pastries as well as the sale of various ‘tea equipment’ including kettles and other sets. I had to recommend this after going in this afternoon and having a lovely Indian orange pekoe tea that I thought was excellent. Will definitely go back to sample more of their teas – and review the place.