Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Borough, Courtauld Gallery, National Gallery & Soho.

We tried to go to the Borough Market when we arrived in London on Saturday, but it was so crowded, you literally had to push your way through the people. So we detoured into Neal's Yard cheese shop where a local identified a "proper cheddar" for us. Slices of cheese in hand, we set out on Borough pub tour. Those photos are in my pub post. 

The next morning we started with a big breakfast at The Table. "The Veggie Borough" plate has grilled portobellos and tomatoes, fried haloumi cheese, beans, buttered spinach and two eggs on toast. It was a good thing we had such a big breakfast, because we never got lunch until 3 pm or on some days not at all, spending our day in a museum.

The weather in London was cold, very cold. And grey. I didn't like never being able to tell what time of day it was. All just an unrelenting grey. A partial eclipse happened while we were there...no one could tell.

A lot of London is new skyscrapers. But then you see something like this.

We visited the wonderful Courtauld Gallery.

And the National Gallery. We were disappointed that the wing we most wanted to see was closed due to a worker strike.

After the National Gallery, we walked around Soho and did a pub crawl.

And finished off the night with an excellent late dinner at an Indian place.

1 comment:

winna said...

What an excellent trip I just took with you.. great writing and awesome photography and food fotos to die for...very hungry now...I will look forward to your posts...