We recently got away (without the kids) for a week in London. It had been such a long time since I’d been there and the city (as well as the food) was more beautiful and vibrant than I remember. It’s hard to pick a favorite: strolling through gorgeous Hyde Park, catching the last ferry for a full moon ride along the Thames, lingering over tea at Fortnum & Mason, the excellent contemporary art collection at the Tate Modern or a proper “Sunday roast”, yorkshire pudding and all. But if I must pick a favorite, it was the Borough Market (food-related of course) and our favorite of favorites was The Market Quarter’s carnitas-like duck sandwich served out of a giant skillet on a simple roll, with just a few leaves of arugula and a very restrained dab of mustard. Seriously, seriously good. Neal’s Yard, the famed cheese shop just down the street wasn’t too bad either :). Even though the kids were busy getting spoiled by grandma and the rest of our family back home, I have a feeling they would have loved it too.
A few highlights from my sketchbook. What are your London must-dos and must-eats? I’m ready to go back!
[PS: I’ll post a photo of that awesome duck sandwich. Check back later this week!]