2019 fast approaches, and so does a fresh new calendar that you need to fill up. London is an amazing city to be in, but why waste your time doing the same old, and standing in lines outside Madame Tussaud and paying £40 for a cramped ride on the London Eye? Below are a couple of experiences that you should enjoy in London in 2019.
Enjoy Rugby in Luxury*
February and March bring tons of rugby matches to the capital as the 6 Nations begin. It’s one thing to catch a match in the pub with your mates, but it’s another to enjoy 6 Nations hospitality at Twickenham Stadium and see the real deal. Catch England v Italy, England v France and England v Scotland in Twickenham. Choose which package you want, available in a range of prices and make the most of it! My family are Welsh, so I’ll be rooting for Wales to win as always!
Last weekend I experienced a pretty idyllic Sunday morning, or at least I did after multiple delays, due to myself getting up late (as always)+ deciding to walk through central London instead of travelling beneath it) .
Just behind the Barbican is St. Barts Brewery, the setting for a Tia Maria hosted brunch, this is where the idyllic Sunday morning begins. My friend Haydy of the brilliant food and travel blog Squibb Vicious was kind enough to invite me along with her to experience some cracking cocktails + coffee, as well as food provided by a chef from London’s extremely famous Duck and Waffle.
One of the things I’ve been looking forward to most this year is FriendsFest! An annual (it seems!) mini festival celebrating one of TV’s most iconic and most beloved series – Friends!
For it’s sophomore year the festival toured around England and Wales, ending in Clissold Park, London, which is where Amy and I had a look!
The event was sold out far in advance of the actual event, tickets cost around £25 a pop for entry and a set tour…a price which is kinda overpriced, but you gotta let that nostalgia factor run wild.
This post is rather overdue, I’ve lived here for over 7 months now. We’ll roll with it though won’t we.
So in this ‘X a Londoner’ series I discuss my thoughts and feelings about this great city from the perspective of someone who’s only lived here for X amount of time.
Here are the first few additions:
24 Hours a Londoner
A Week a Londoner
A Month a Londoner
Two Months a Londoner
At this point, I feel comfortable in saying London is my home. London feels more like home than anywhere else in the world does to me currently. However, at the same time I have this huge cloud above me. London isn’t my permanent home, I’ll be leaving here for a short while next year, that much is certain.
Ramen is so good, just so good! London is a surprisingly amazing city to get yourself a bowl of ramen, you’re spoiled for choice. Coming from Liverpool, which doesn’t have the biggest Japanese food scene, this was almost overwhelming.
But never fear, I’m here today to talk about three great ramen chains dotted all over the city.
B O N E D A D D I E S
Bone Daddies have gone for a traditional, izakaya-esque aesthetic. It works really bloody well, and feels much more Japanese than most other restaurants you’ll find around the capital.
The ramen selection is massive, those of you who love spicy food will be in for a treat as there’s a whole array of ramen spiced to the max. I had one of the hot ones, the heat didn’t overpower the flavour at all – good job Bone Daddies!