You know, new, like new new. This is it, I’m gonna be here for a while now, need the agroove UK/Europe edition just like the Japan edition 5 years ago
I came back mid January, so been here just about 2 weeks now, and by 1st week of February, I would’ve dragged my giant luggage – my life in a bag as I call it, to Middlesbrough, Immingham, 2 hotels and 3 flats in London, which then the journey would finally end in Hoxton ish area, where I will be living for 2 months.
But the last 2 weeks has been quite a blast, since Neil, my buddy who also works with me, was also here traveling along on his business trip. Nothing too exciting happened, since Neil isn’t exactly the exciting guy to be around with hahah – I got him to eat seafood at least – which for him, was “adventurous”. His goals were drink as many different beers as possible, visit old pubs, and play some darts, so we did just that. I checked in to about 10+ pubs in 7 days, he had probably at least 15 different kinds of beer, and found one pub to play some darts.
The most interesting pub for me was probably Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese on Fleet St, by Temple/St Paul area, it was pub (re?)built in in 1660s, it felt like a dungeon as you walked further into the place, went down the stairs, through with metal gates, and tall people kept hitting their head on the door frame cause people back in the days were a lot shorter I guess, and yes it was packed on a weekday.
The nicest pub was Gordon Ramsay’s The Narrow (of course) on Narrow St, sorta close to Canary Wharf I guess? I found this place thanks to Jen’s tweet on some Vancouver Sun writer’s London eats article. Right by the water, and resto section had all windows seats to look out to the place. I ordered bangers and mash, and will assume that it’s the best bangers and mash (at at affordable price) I’ll have. We also ended up in some random pub called The Grapes few blocks down, which apparently is partly owned by Gandalf – Ian McKellen.
Other notable things were:
- You can get massive portion of fish and chips at Rock and Sole Plaice (I think that’s the name) on Endell St for ~£17, 2 pc + chips
- For a fancy dinner I recommend Circus to everyone, you eat and watch a circus show, literally, if you wiling to pay
- 20 pc nuggets is only £4.75! I had 4 orders during the 2 weeks lol
- If you want to play darts at a pub, go somewhere further out cause obviously city pubs are all packed
Now I’m on a Tesco Meal Deal diet, where I go buy a sandwich, small bag of chips and juice, it’s been my last 4 out of 5 meal. For £2.50, I’d be stupid not to get it.