.: Walking around in Camden :.

A few weeks ago, we had friends over from Germany, so I had planned a few places I wanted to take them. I’ve started with a lunch at the Portuguese place near Camden, in Morning Crescent (O Tino)

You’ve gotta love meat and clams & pickles! (Carne de porco a alentejana) Love it!

Followed by a creamy coffee cookie-cake

And then coffee and honey liquor! After that I was more than ready for the walk. I wanted to take them to Camden, simply because it’s quite a unique part of London and both of them had already been in London before

I was feeling really full, but the food market around Camden is one of the best in London. So many good choices!

The street art is also quite impressive

After Camden we did a walk along the Regent’s Channel

We stopped in Regent’s park for some drinks and later to a pub. We ended up going to Carnaby Street and Picadilly

We’ve also went to a nice fish & chips place in Soho

and then a walk to an awesome place with Guinness (The Toucan Bar)

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A night in London is not complete without a stop at Gordon’s! We’ve enjoyed a nice bottle of Port wine for the 4 of us. Yap that was quite an evening

.: Exploring London as a Tourist :.

For all those of you that live in London, you will all know the feeling when you have friends visiting and you want to take them some place nice. It’s easy if they’ve never been in London before, but if they have, if you feel that you have a challenge in your hands simply because there are so many options!

I’m having friends this weekend and where’s what I’m planning to do:

Lunch @ Tino‘s in Camden Town

Yes Portuguese food for lunch! I miss going Tino’s, it always feels like visiting an old friend 🙂

Then going to the market, which is one of the best and more unique in town, the smell of food is just amazing!

(Note, none of the photos below are mine as I can’t find any old photos from Camden, haven’t been there for ages)

Cyberdog

If you are planning a nice meal in Camden I recommend the Gilgamesh, the place is really nice and the food too. Remember going there for an event at work which I’ve really enjoyed:

If you have time for a beer, then go to BrewDog

Then ice cream at Chin Chin Labs

Ok, enough food. After the market, one of the best things to do around Camden is to stroll along the channel.

The idea is to walk all the way back to Regent’s Park and then check the view from London from Primrose hill

 

Then a stop by the Sherlock Holmes museum

Finally, planning a stop in a traditional and historical pub like these

Other options:

  • Sky Garden – You need to book in advance and I couldn’t get any available tickets for this weekend
  • Kew Gardens – An afternoon in Kew Gardens on a sunny (almost) day is always a good plan
  • Cabaret Night – Like this one in Knightsbridge
  • Go to a musical, like the Book of Mormon, which I totally recommend!

What would you recommend?