November 23, 2010

London

Guess where we went to? The pictures speak for themselves!

We finally decided to explore the capital. Over the past years, I have been through London many times, but had never visited the city. The last time I spent a bit of time exploring it was when I was 12 on a school trip. It was time to go again.

We spent the day walking around famous tourist sites, soaking the atmosphere of the place. Even for a cold and grey November day, it was very busy. I really enjoyed visiting it, but I don’t think I’d like to live in such a big city. I thought I would share a few pictures of our day.

Before going, I had in mind a few places I wanted to go to for food. We went for lunch to ‘Le Pain Quotidien’, a French restaurant chain where you sit on communal tables. My friend Katie had told me that they served the best almond croissants: it’s true that they were pretty moreish. In the afternoon we stoped at the Hummingbird Bakery. I had recently taken at the library a book that they have just released: ‘The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook’, and after I had flicked through the book, I had made my decision: we had to go there. When entering the bakery, it is quite hard to make your choice between all sorts of cupcakes, cookies and cakes. We both opted for frosted chocolate brownies. This was very rich, but mmmh...so yummy. Luke said he’d like that as his birthday cake next year!

  • Le Pain Quotidien
  • 48-49 The Market
  • London
  • WC2E 8RF

  • The Hummingbird Bakery
  • 155a Wardour Street
  • Soho
  • London
  • W1F 8WG
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