I love London. This is one city which has a special place in my heart and I never get tired of visiting. Here is a list of my favourite Places in Town:
Wong Kei Restaurant in Chinatown
This is probably subjective but whenever we go to London we always visit Wong Kei Restaurant in Chinatown. On my recent visit in December I went to Wong Kei almost everyday for lunch. Maybe it was a combined effect of pregnancy and cold winter weather, I felt the need to eat Asian food.
Set in London’s West End, Covent Garden is a major draw for visitors and Londoners who enjoy its many attractions, including shopping, theatre, restaurants, bars, history and culture. Things to see in and around Covent Garden include the London Transport Museum, the Royal Opera House, Somerset House and Covent Garden Market. There are several smaller areas within Covent Garden that are worth exploring such as the The Opera Quarter, St Martin’s Courtyard, Seven Dials, Neal’s Yard and Floral Street. Neal’s Yard is also a favorite store of mine. They sell all sort of skincare from essential oils.
From Chinatown it is a short walk to Covent Garden, my favorite area in London. One day when I was walking to Covent Garden I finally found Lululemon store !!! Yeay…. Okay have I mentioned I am a yogaholic? Well Lululemon store has built a reputation of Mecca for all yogaholic. They sell all these nice yoga gears from mat to stretchy pants and have expanded also to runners and other sports attire. There was no Lululemon store in Jakarta so I was ecstatic to find one in London.
Oxford Street is a major road in the City of Westminster in the West End of London, running from Tottenham Court Road to Marble Arch via Oxford Circus. It is Europe’s busiest shopping street, with around half a million daily visitors, and as of 2012 had approximately 300 shops.
Tower of London
Very close walk from Novotel and Tower Bridge is the Tower of London. I have never been interested to go inside the Tower even though I always pass the tower and took pictures until I watched Sherlock Holmes BBC series. There was a story about the crown jewel hosted inside the Tower. And then I was reading Bartimeus series and there was also a part where Bartimeus was held captured inside the Tower. As I was staying in Tower Bridge I thought I may as well paid a visit to Tower of London.
The Tower of London is a 900-year-old castle and fortress in central London that is notable for housing the crown jewels and for holding many famous and infamous prisoners. Throughout its history, the tower has served many purposes: it housed the royal mint (until the early 19th century), a menagerie (which left in 1835), a records office, an armory and barracks for troops. Until the 17th century, it was also used as a royal residence.
I just had to take picture with the Guard… I am on the verge of delivering a new fettish of taking picture together with English Guards hahahahaha
My MOST favorite Tower bridge
Tower Bridge has a long and fascinating history. Built between 1886 and 1894, the Bridge has spent more than a century as London’s defining landmark, an icon of London and the United Kingdom. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become a world-famous symbol of London. Not to be confused with London Bridge, Tower Bridge is a more beautiful bridge than London Bridge. The London Bridge that still stands today dates from 1973. So, despite the fact London Bridge has existed here the longest, the actual bridge standing today is one of the more modern bridges over the Thames in London.
Another short walk would take you to St Catherine docks where all the yachts were parked. I also have a thing about yacht. It is on my second list after a house in front of a beach