Is it just us, or is London really in the spotlight these days? We couldn’t let this week go by without getting in on the action so we asked the adorable London-based blogger, Meghan, from Wishful Thinking to share some of her favorite things.
“Since I’m South African, I wondered whether I should share some authentic African random raves with you, but given the Queen’s Jubilee this year and the upcoming Olympics, London is definitely the place to be! There is so much to rave about that I had a hard time whittling it down to just 5! So without further ado, and in no particular order, here is what I am raving about right now:
With spring nearly upon us and the rising cost of tube/train fares, everyone is talking about the mighty Boris Bike! There are thousands of these (rather retro-looking) bikes scattered around the city, which you can hire for next to nothing! It still amuses me to see city workers in full suit and tie or 9″ heels and pencil skirts biking to meetings or lunch dates!
A friend and I recently went to two Jamie Oliver Cooking Classes in Clapham – we did Thai Chicken Curry (delish) and Pasta Making (semi-soul destroying but fun.) The class is really well organised and it’s a great night out with a friend. If that doesn’t tempt you, there’s free wine, too!
OK, so this is nothing new to Londoners but it is rare to find a restaurant that gets it right every time! I recently visited the city GBK and enjoyed an out-of-this-world avo and bacon burger with a massive milkshake, all under the shadow of St. Paul’s Cathedral (and all under £13!)
I have lived here for 7 years and have only just discovered that you can download maps and maps and guides for walking tours around London! My fiancé and I recently did the Legal Walk which was fascinating and fun… next up is the Jack the Ripper tour!
This Easter, there are over 200 giant Easter eggs (each created by leading artists, designers, architects and jewellers) scattered all around London. I have only managed to find about 20 so far but the quest continues (yes, this has brought out the big child in me!)
So if you’re in the city or planning to come to London, try these out! Thanks so much for having me, Carolyn – it’s been fun sharing my little slice of London!”
Don’t you just love Meghan’s picks and that she went out and took all the pictures to create these great collages (making our ability to post soooo much easier?!) Those giant eggs are amazing and we wonder if Jamie Oliver would consider
cooking painting one… Thank you, Meghan, for your terrific post and I can’t wait to come to London and enjoy a burger with you!
P.S. Meghan should have included her own blog in her list of raves since it’s one of our favorites! Click here to read more…
Photos via Wishful Thinking