Entries from February 2010

Hampstead’s Heath and Pubs

Date February 14, 2010

Being stressed is not good. I almost missed this meetup with friends in Hampstead, and I would have missed out on a perfectly relaxing afternoon, taking in the wintery sights of Hampstead Heath and the culinary (liquid and solid) delights of some of Hampstead’s brilliant pubs. Luckily I still got in time to The Rosslyn […]

Car Clubs and an Accident

Date February 13, 2010

Like many Central Londoners, I don’t have a car. Living in Zone 1 means that I can walk or cycle to most of my destinations, and when it is too far or too inconvenient, there is always public transport. So my Bankside parking lot, which I could claim without charge if I had a car, […]

Lion King

Date February 11, 2010

Mainstream musicals, as in typical feelgood family entertainment, are usually not my cup of tea. Yet when I was offered a reduced best available seat for Disney’s Lion King, I instantly accepted. How could I not? Lion King has a robust reputation and a number of followers, and even though it is understandably appealing to […]

Rugby Tavern

Date February 10, 2010

This one has certainly become my most visited pub: The Rugby Tavern. Tucked away in Rugby Street off Lamb’s Conduit Street in the Bloomsbury/Holborn area, it is rather surprising that this pub features an outside sitting area on a sort of pedestrian-only mini-plaza that you would not necessarily expect here. I suppose no tourist would […]

Monmouth Coffee Company

Date February 9, 2010

Whoa, what a cracker! One flat white and I was literally jumping across Hungerford Bridge! Monmouth Coffee Company is by far my favourite local roaster. On my way back home, I passed their café in Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, where it all began in 1978. The roasting is now done in railway arches in Bermondsey, […]

British Music Experience

Date February 7, 2010

The British Music Experience (BME) at The O2 is supposed to be an interactive museum, so expect lots of flashy displays and things to touch. At £15, the entrance fee is rather hefty and on par with other major London attractions. Therefore, the exhibition better be good! Of course I didn’t pay the full amount, […]