The London Olympics started with a bang on Friday thanks to Danny Boyle's whimsical opening ceremony complete with a parachuting stunt-double queen. But even though there's plenty of action in the stadiums, don't discount what's going on in the streets. The city is just as hot at night as it is during the day.
Whether you're in London now or going on a trip soon, be sure to check out 22 North Street for a home-cooked meal in a cozy bistro setting. The menu changes daily and features seasonal, local ingredients. So you will definitely be dining on Britain's freshest!
We also love The Duke of Sussex. A local pub dating back to 1898, the bar always hosts a lively crowd - they're no doubt attracted to the diverse beers on tap! The menu includes classic English staples like steak & kidney pie, but adds a new twist with tapas dining. So bring a large group and share everything. Also check out The Bull & Last, Sharp's Doom Bar and Truman's Runner for authentic British ales. Serving up seasonal food, the pubs actually boast gourmet fare.
London has a thriving Indian community that has shared its fabulous cultural flavors with the masses. If you're daring, we recommend Taste of Asia for affordable, big portions of yummy curry. Prefer an upscale ambiance? Check out Vivek Singh's The Cinnamon Club located in the Old Westminster Library. While taking in the lavish scenery, enjoy munching on the most innovative Indian cuisine London has to offer.