Since you follow me on twitter, Facebook and Instagram, you know I spent last weekend in London. And you may have noticed that – for one weekend at least – spring had already set in. I will show you later.
But first: again London, Mr. the.ego.tripper? I hear you. And the answer is YES! LONDON AGAIN! You wanna know why? Besides the fact this city has so much to offer? Cause I can. And cause it’s easy to get there. No hassle with airports and incredible amounts of luggage. No, sir, just one simple train that takes you in two hours from Brussels to London. (Also, Eurostar was kind enough to upgrade my return leg to business premier. Eurostar, I LOVE YOU for it!)
So, what to do in London when you’ve already been so many times, dear Mr. the.ego.tripper? Bad question, cause it implies that you can get enough of London some day. Which is entirely untrue. First idea: take your Eurostar ticket and go museum hopping!! Did you know Eurostar has a 2-for-1 program, which gets you two tickets for the price of one in eight of the best London museums: Tate Modern, Tate Britain, The National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, The British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, British Library en Science Museum. I know, I know, you’re now gonna tell me some of these museums offer free entrance anyway. But obviously the best stuff is hidden in the expositions you still have to pay for.
Once you’ve had your cultural orgasm, it’s time to enjoy the city. And when the weather’s good, the city’s unbelievable. A good tip is Holland Park, close to Hyde Park, but much smaller and more intimate. There’s a little Japanese garden there, peacocks run around, NICE, innit?
If you’re looking for any tips on food, I will tell you this: please take a cab (or the overground) to Hoxton station, where you will get out and walk to Kingsland Road. Here you’ll find a shitload of Vietnamese restaurants. Try Qu Viet (and try everything on their menu) and help yourself to a culinary orgasm. Honestly, if you’re looking for a single reason to visit London…
Anyway, must go now. I’ll be back later with a story on Uber.