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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Borough Market London

Borough Market is London's oldest fruit and vegetable market, established in it's current location in Southwark during the 13th century. The market is still London's most renowned food market, with over a hundred traders participating, selling all kinds of food from all over the world.
Borough Market London
The market was closed down by Parliament in 1755, but a group of Southwark residents came together to raise money and buy a small patch of land on which to reopen the market. This area of land is still at the centre of the market today.
Borough Market London UK
The market not only caters for the community and people of Southwark and the Southbank, but also many other Londoners and tourists who seek out the incredibly high-quality food because it's one of the best places in London to get it.
Borough Market London
The full market is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-5pm, Fridays from 10am-6pm and Saturdays from 8am-5pm. It is also open for lunch on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am-5pm.

Borough Market London
Borough Market is located at 8 Southwark Street, and is incredibly easily accessible by car, foot and public transport. London Bridge underground station is right next to the market, and it is within easy walking distance from Bank, Monument, Tower Hill, Southwark, Borough and Mansion House underground stations.

Borough Market is just behind Southwark Cathedral and just a short walk down the Southbank from the Tate Modern and the Millennium Bridge. The George Inn is also nearby.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Barfly London

The Camden Barfly is a live music venue, located on Chalk Farm Road, Camden, in North London. The Barfly was originally opened in 1996 at the Falcon Pub, but moved to it's present location, at the Monarch, in 2000. It has a capacity of around 220 people.

In 2001 a sister venue was opened in Cardiff, along with other Barfly venues across the UK. In 2014, the Camden Barfly is the only Barfly venue that still operates as a live music venue.

The Camden Barfly has played host to many big names over the past 17 years, including Kasabian, Billy Bragg, The Killers, Frank Turner and Muse, along with many small, independent artists from across the UK and the world. It is also frequently host to club and DJ nights.

The outside of the venue is often painted with murals or promotional graffiti, for events such as Lovebox Festival.
The venue is very close to Camden Lock and Camden Market, and is very easily accessible from Camden Town and Chalk Farm underground stations, as well as Kentish Town West and Camden Road overground stations.

Camden Barfly
49 Chalk Farm Rd
Tel: 020 7688 8994

Monday, March 24, 2014

Gail's Bakery London

Gail's is an artisan bakery chain started by Ran Avidan and Tom Molnar, which opened it's first store in Hampstead, London in 2005. Since then it has opened 15 more stores across London, in Battersea, Soho, King's Road, Chiswick and Barnes, amongst other areas.
In 2012, Gail's also opened a Gail's Kitchen in Tottenham Court Road; a restaurant serving a wide range of breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners.

Gail's is most praised for it's range of exquisite breads and delicious soups, ranging from leek & gammon to butternut squash and pumpkin. All food can be eaten at a table in the cosy establishment or taken away to eat while enjoying a stroll around London. 

Every day, Gail's bakes almost 30 different types of bread, from sourdough to garlic bread to rye. 

A wide selection of sandwiches, pastries, cakes, cookies and other bakes goods are always on offer, alongside high-quality coffees, teas and other hot and cold beverages.

Telephone: 020 7625 0060

Email: breadheads@gailsbread.co.uk

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Foubert's Chiswick

Foubert's is a hotel, Italian restaurant and ice cream shop located at 2 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick, West London.
Foubert's Chiswick London
Since opening in 1978, it has been run by the Italian family, continually serving some of the best handmade, authentic Italian ice cream in London. The booth-seating arrangement is cosy and homely, and the staff are incredibly welcoming to all customers, whether they're just popping in for an ice cream or staying in the hotel.
Foubert's Chiswick London, UK
With a huge range of ice creams, from rum & raisin to orange sorbet, it is the perfect place to cool down on a hot summer's day in London.

Foubert's Chiswick London
Only a few minutes walk from Turham Green tube station and slightly longer from Stamford Brook, Chiswick Park and Gunnersbury stations, Foubert's is accessible from all over London.

2 Turnham Green Terrace
W4 1QP
Tel: 020 8994 5202

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Hole In The Wall Pub Chiswick

The Hole in the Wall pub in located at 12 Sutton Lane North, Chiswick, in West London. The establishment was originally opened as The Queen's Head in 1722, but was rebuilt as the Hole in the Wall in 1925.
Hole in the Wall pub, London
Hole in the Wall pub, London
With a wide range of lunches, dinners, children's meals and beverages, including an impressive wine list, on offer, the Hole in the Wall is a perfect place for all the family, including dogs, as the garden is spacious and welcoming. Your dog will even be treated to his/her very own refreshment.

Hole in the Wall pub, UK
The garden is a perfect place to spend an afternoon in the London sun, and the homely interior is perfect for all year round.
Hole in the Wall pub, London
Hole In The Wall
12 Sutton Lane North
W4 4LD
Tel: 020 8742 7185

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales in Canterbury, Kent is a recreation of medieval life celebrating Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, written at the end of the 14th century.

Canterbury Tales, Kent

Costumed guides take visitors through a recreated Medieval setting starting in a London tavern, the Tabard Inn and finishing at the shrine of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. Along the pilgrimage from London to Canterbury, Chaucer's work is introduced including The Miller's Tale, The Wife of Bath's Tale and The Pardoner's Tale.

Canterbury Tales
St Margaret's Street
Canterbury, Kent CT1 2TG
Tel: 01227 479227
Hours: 10am-4.30pm; earlier in summer - check the website for full details.
Admission £8.75 for adults

Other attractions in Canterbury include Canterbury Cathedral, the nearby Canterbury Roman Museum and Canterbury Heritage Museum.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Greenwich Meridian

The Greenwich Meridian is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Greenwich, south east London. Tourists queue to have their photos taken astride the red line that makes the division between the eastern and western hemispheres.

Greenwich Meridian, London, UK

Greenwich Meridian is also central to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), a world standard for time zones since 1884.

The Royal Observatory Greenwich in Flamsteed House was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and contains a rare 24-hour clock, a planetarium, the John Harrison collection of marine timekeepers, the UK's largest refracting telescope and an exhibition about Greenwich Mean Time.

Other attractions in Greenwich include the Cutty Sark, the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, Greenwich Market, Greenwich Park, the National Maritime Museum, the Old Royal Naval College and Nelson's Ship in a Bottle.

24 hour clock, Greenwich Meridian.

Take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Cutty Sark Station or train from London Bridge to Greenwich Station (8 minutes). There are regular 188 buses to Greenwich from Euston Station. Buses 177, 180, 199, 286 and 386 all go to Greenwich. Closed Mondays.

Greenwich Meridian, Royal Observatory, London

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Greenwich Market

Greenwich Market in Greenwich, south east London dates back to 1700 when the market was located at the Royal Hospital (Old Royal Naval College).

Greenwich Market, London

Greenwich Market has been at its present location since the first half of the nineteenth century.

Greenwich Market has a wide range of stalls, with arts, crafts, jewellery, prints and unusual collectibles hard to find anywhere else in London.

At weekends, when people flock to see the Cutty Sark and the Greenwich Meridian, many varied street food stalls offer a cosmopolitan mix of snacks and world cuisines including vegan and vegetarian options.

Greenwich Market, London, UK

As well as the market traders, there are an interesting range of shops around the interior and exterior of the market.

Take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Cutty Sark Station or train from London Bridge to Greenwich Station (8 minutes). There are regular 188 buses to Greenwich from Euston Station. Buses 177, 180, 199, 286 and 386 all go to Greenwich. Closed Mondays.

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