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A Culinary Experience Around Europe’s Greatest Cities: London 2012: Day2

By Nogarlicnoonions @nogarlicnoonion

My second day in the capital was about to get more serious. Attending a class, learning new things and meeting new people were on the menu. It all started by an exquisite breakfast at the hotel before moving along the streets of London since a heavy rain was expected in the afternoon.

A Culinary Experience Around Europe’s Greatest Cities: London 2012: Day2

The breakfast was so delicious and so professional that made our discussion subject all morning while walking throughout Regent street towards the Oxford circus and then along Oxford street where Gap and Marks & Spenser have two big boutiques that we visited for some quick shopping.

The next Stop was at Trafalgare square one of London’s main touristic gathering points, enjoying the huge lion structures and the main middle column facing the National Portraits Gallery. I remember back in 2009, there was this high stone or like a balcony that people can rent for any personal purpose. Some to read a book other to display their product or even sunbath: unfortunately that spot disappeared.

A Culinary Experience Around Europe’s Greatest Cities: London 2012: Day2

I passed next to Little Frankie’s Italian American restaurant where I enjoyed a nice lunch back then but was not into writing yet and passed by without even taking a single shot.

11:45am and the Food Bloggers conference is starting in couple of minutes. We reached a nice hidden spot, not too far from the London’s eye: the Beaconsfield venue. The Beaconsfield is an old building devided into a ground floor where the coffee brakes are hosted and an upper amphitheater for the lectures. In the other building just under the train passage is a brick arcade hall for workshops. A nice and pleasant venue for events like this one where all participants can mingle and move along one another. A nice day spent around European food bloggers, learning and enjoying fruitful conversations with people having the same interests.

A Culinary Experience Around Europe’s Greatest Cities: London 2012: Day2

In the late afternoon, I decided to continue my London tour and discover more of this city’s wonders. My wife and I walked along the Lambeth bridge to visit the Westminster Abbey, the Palace of Westminster and the famous Big Ben clock. The tourism tour continued revisiting by night the tourists spot,Trafalgar square, Picadilly circus, the heart of the London action and youth, Shaftesbury avenue where many pubs and bars are located, Haymarket the theatre-land and the famous Leicester square, London’s times square.

It was time to eat. Why not try one of my favorite international franchises? Wagamama: the wagamama story began in 1992 when the first restaurant opened in london’s bloomsbury. Inspired by traditional japanese ramen bars and asian flavours, Wagamama was designed to offer a new kind of dining experience – one that offers fresh japanese-inspired food in a friendly, vibrant setting. today, wagamama is an award-winning series of restaurants available in 17 countries around the globe. Wagamama London is as good as the one in Istanbul.

A second long and tiring day in the city that never sleeps. More to come this week-end. Stay tuned…


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