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London 2015 – Day 5


Today was mostly on the east end – St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, HMS Belfast and Borough Market.

I personally prefer Westminster Abbey but nevertheless a beautiful church and kids enjoyed walking up to the whispering gallery.

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Tower of London Рthe queue to see the crown jewels was too long for us, we visited other parts in the castle and learnt some interesting London history instead. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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My daughter kept reminding us that this is the Tower Bridge. ūüôāOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

In the afternoon we crossed the real London Bridge to Borough Market OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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This was a great find – fresh & tasty oysters at a good deal.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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From Borough Market to HMS Belfast was just a 15-mins walk. It was a worth-while visit, we went to the different levels to see the different facilities including the engine room.IMG_4364

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View of Tower Bridge from this side of the river was magnificent, too bad it was a cloudy day.

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Le Gavroche @ London


Classic French fine dining yet kids are allowed.  Very glad we came here cause most of the fine dining French restaurants I wanted to go to in Paris were closed during the time we went there.  Dining area is some what crowded and dark (for photos) but food was excellent.

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Braised and smoked pork cheek & crispy belly ravioli
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Carpaccio of marinated and seared fillet of beefIMG_2766 Whole lobsterIMG_2772 IMG_2773

Roast scallop – huge, fresh & perfectly cookedIMG_2774

Nice petite four, sorbet were even better, we had blood orange and pineapple.
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Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill @ Covent Garden, London


The key reason why we picked this restaurant is because it is right next to the theatre but it is also a popular restaurant with many branches across the country. Food was well above average but service was a bit slow.  However, it is a good meal option for theatre goers. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIMG_2798 Lobster bisque Рyummy! Never thought of adding cheese to lobster bisque but it was actually quite nice.IMG_2799 Lobster spaghetti Рkids were happy with it.IMG_2800

Razor clamsIMG_2801

Seafood linguineIMG_2802

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Prawns – a bit too oilyIMG_2804

Scallops with bacon and saladIMG_2805

Espresso Panna Cotta – surprisingly good.IMG_2807

London 2015 – Day 4


The day’s agenda was Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street, Westend Musical and Covent Garden. ¬†Weather continued to be fantastic! ¬†OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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We had lunch at the nearby Loch Fyne before going to the theatre.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory РFun and exciting musical.  Thoroughly enjoyed it.  Theatre Royal Drury Lane is such a beautiful theatre. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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After theatre, it was shopping in Covent Garden area. ¬†OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIMG_4229 One of our favourite thing to do was to shop for candies! ūüôāIMG_4249

Afternoon Tea @ The Chesterfield Mayfair, London


One of the must-eat in London is to have their traditional afternoon tea. ¬†And to pair with the musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we went for the “Charlie and the Chesterfield Afternoon Tea” (Kid’s version is the Little Oompa Loompa Afternoon Tea).

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What a beautiful tea room…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

There is the option for champaign but we adults opted for tea and kids had milk shakes.IMG_2709Kid’s versionIMG_2716Overall, everything was good. ¬†I liked their scones the best. ¬†¬†IMG_2725

All items are refillable but we actually weren’t able to finish the first round even though we hadn’t had lunch.IMG_2727