Posts Tagged: fish and chips

field trip :: little venice

Little Venice, situated within London’s Maida Vale district (very popular with American residents), is one of the more exclusive residential districts in central London. Opened in 1820, it was so called Little Venice when poet Robert Browning leaned out his window and exclaimed “Why, it is almost little Venice”.

We boarded a London Water Bus at Brownings Pool and took a boat ride through Regents Canal to Camden Lock where we enjoyed fish and chips at a local stall before heading home. A perfect way to spend a cloudy, but warm and sticky afternoon.

in the city :: markets + house guests + pubs

Our past week in London mainly consisted of guest visits…  a stop at the spitalfields market during the bank holiday for the vintage fair… mexican food near Angel and a coffee table score… eating baked goods in front of Harrods and having a laugh with the Big Bus driver… walking through posh neighbourhoods to the Nag’s Head and oogling at the Louboutin shoe store in Chelsea… and seeing Princess Anne’s motorcade drive through Green Park.

A second wave of guests arrived yesterday and as this was their first visit to London, they came armed with a list of top 10 London pubs to visit. I’m pretty sure the gang made it to 8 out of 10 plus a kebab house in Aldgate East, but unfortunately (or fortunately!), Robert and I went our own way after stop #2 and a quick bite at the White Horse in Parsons Green.

We are off to Llwyngwril, Wales this weekend, so stay tuned for our next field trip post!