In all my years of travel and all my years of living in the center of Europe, can you believe that I’ve never been to London? It’s actually rather embarrassing. I’ve invested the energy to travel to the likes of Sierra Leone, Peru, and Uganda, but I’ve never made the quick and inexpensive jaunt over to London, for god’s sake?
Well that’s changing very soon! Taking advantage of a work trip, I’m spending a free weekend in London Town. It’s not a ton of time, admittedly, but I’m definitely making the most of it by focusing on two things I’ve missed most about big city life since arriving in Germany — food and theater. (Sorry, Berlin, I love you, but it’s just not the same.)
Like any good modern traveler, I crowdsourced ideas via Twitter. Thanks to the advice of @elmadaeu, @zurika, and @fraudietz, I have tickets to both the Book of Mormon — a musical that’s been a hit on Broadway since 2011 and in London since 2013 — and a revival of the comedy Relative Values.
In terms of food, @fraudietz and @winerambler suggested Abeno for Japanese pancakes, Gymkhana for Indian, The Dairy, and Trinity. I’ve also decided to test out Vayable — a website where you can book activities led by local insiders — for a street food tour of East London. Yum, that one will definitely deserve a blog post of its own afterwards!
Even though my trip will be short and sweet, I really can’t wait. And I promise to report back here on my adventures!
Where are your favorite places to eat in London? Do you have any tips or stories to share?
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