On this page I've compiled the random places I've been in London which I recommend (or not)


Places in London I recommend

The Abeno, 5' walk from the British Museum, is a great place to eat and try Okonomi-yaki food http://www.abeno.co.uk/about_abeno/index.html This Japanese cuisine would be cooked just in front of your eyes. I suggest you go for the following:

  • Tempura Kakiage, a style of tempura with scallops, broccoli, carrots and onions (£8.95) Iif you are kind of hungry, ask to deliver this dish first, it is great for two people and nice to have just before you okonomijaki
  • Tokyo Mix Duluxe, pork, squid and prawn (£14.25)  yah, it come with bacon, but once in a while is okay
  • Sapporo Mix Deluxe, prawn, salmon, scallops, squid and corn (£18.25) with lovely salmon cooked on your table beforehand

Bobby Fitzpatrick, in West Hampstead is a cute place worth a visit; if I ever have to celebrate my birthday, that would be the place!

Cafe Lavile is the absolute perfect place f or a breakfast or brunch, on a weekend day morning; spot on place with lovely view of the London Canal ; https://cafelaville.co.uk/

Crissold Arms, the not so secret place in East Finchley, great place for a dinner out of central London, specially in autumn, their garden is absolutely beautiful

Smith & Whistle by Green Park, in between the Piccadilly and Jubilee line, I recommend this place to take someone for a drink and a chat (and possibly a walk later by the park) in central London, the place is quiet which for me is essential for chatting



A once stop only, not to be returned

Darwin Brasserie; located just above the sky garden in the Walkie Talkie skyscraper, this restaurant is extremely noisy and hyper-expensive, you however pay for what you get: the views of London are amazing (specially if you managed to get a table by the window) and at least the 21-day aged stake that I ate was massive and delicious.. for £40 that dish it better be. If you can't stand the noisy got and visit to enjoy the views, but it might be worth it just to book on the actual Sky Garden bar, just a floor below but I reckon substantially cheaper as you're gonna have only drinks

Zedel, without any doubts the Bar American at Zedel is a great choice for cocktails, but again very noisy plus you can't actually book in advance, so have a queue on line for a table to be free. The restaurant is worth a visit for their Paris 1920 style, but the food is pretty ordinary and slightly expensive. Just get a bottle of French wine, get drunk and you'll enjoy it all better :)

The Shard,



Roof top by St Paul's: https://www.madisonlondon.net/ 

Lovely Korean restaurant: http://www.arang.co.uk

A-ha video cafe, the location of the famous cafe where the "Take on me" clip was recorded: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Savoy+Cafe/@51.4708261,-0.1383065,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipP-lpEN9DJq1em85D42DH8Mn0iedviqnCdQG3sT!2e10!3e12!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipP-lpEN9DJq1em85D42DH8Mn0iedviqnCdQG3sT%3Dw152-h86-k-no!7i4032!8i2268!4m5!3m4!1s0x487604550f16dd9f:0x932f9e7c3f1cbcda!8m2!3d51.4708525!4d-0.1382873





Sushi Samba, in the Heron Tower: https://www.sushisamba.com/reservations?venue=london-heron-tower

Useful links:




 Blue Lagoon in Iceland, an autumn trip: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/243297961/blue-lagoon-iceland/

https://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/sightseeing/london-attraction/top-20-hidden-gemsEating in London

Places to visit on holidays

Chiang Mia, in Thailand, the place from where Marta gave me a present: a must visit for my next retreat, https://chjango.medium.com/how-i-spent-ten-days-at-a-meditation-retreat-in-chiang-mai-5eeb32ebdc4d

An exquisite selection of t he places where I have been or would like to go and visit

Positano, near Naples; would it a great opportunity to see the Vesubio before it wipes out Europe

The isla of Ko Phi Phi Lee in Thailand

Island of Nusa Penida, in southeast Indonesia 

The Atolom Mnema, in Zanzibar

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Gardaland Hotel, in Bergamo

Merzouga, in the Sahara dessert

Maldives: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kurumba+Villa+Boutique+Hotel/@3.9368137,73.4860651,1115m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m25!1m16!4m15!1m6!1m2!1s0x3b3f604aa5555531:0xd76b9f422f78ccca!2sKurumba+Villa%D8%8C+Maafushi,+Maldives!2m2!1d73.4889711!2d3.9393557!1m6!1m2!1s0x3b4080368b7ca66d:0x72e03e6d78eaba24!2sThilafushi,+Maldives!2m2!1d73.4438026!2d4.1808598!3e0!3m7!1s0x3b3f604aa5555531:0xd76b9f422f78ccca!5m2!4m1!1i2!8m2!3d3.9393557!4d73.4889711

Hotel Puta Tragara, spa, Capry (Italy), spectacular penthouse views

Shaoling Temple and the Songshan Mountains: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Shaolin+Temple+Damoyuan+%EF%BC%88South+Gate%EF%BC%89/@34.5002587,112.9569383,14z/data=!4m17!1m11!4m10!1m2!1m1!2svaondrago!1m6!1m2!1s0x35d7b7e24b1c51b5:0x46744e52cde8ef4c!2sSongshan+Mountain,+Dengfeng,+Zhengzhou,+China!2m2!1d113.004052!2d34.519664!3m4!1s0x35d7c838350b0c13:0xf01e7db24feaf19d!8m2!3d34.5083425!4d112.9801852


The Golden Bridge in Vietman, near Da Nang: https://www.dezeen.com/2018/08/09/golden-bridge-vietnam-hands-ta-landscape-architecture/ 


Places to visit:





Amalfi Coast, but don't drive there




Dubrovnik in Croatia


Lovely Romania:

Brasov, Sibiu

Sighisoara, Timisoara

Bala Mare, Iasi, Sanda from Vaslui






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