Part two of a selection of photos from our week long stay in London Town. If you’re looking for more photos you can check out part one of my London blog and also check out a separate blog that I did just for Borough Markets, a true foodie heaven. Before I get started let me just say that this has been a whirlwind week at work for me, and that I can not wait for the weekend. I’ll be staying in Surry Hills a bit so I plan on taking my camera out and blogging some places. I believe breakfast in Bronte is on the cards for Saturday morning which should be awesome if the weather is full of blue skies. I currently live on the North but I most definitely will live in the East one day, it’s my calling. There is just so much more to see, do and explore. I even feel that the streets are brighter in the East (maybe it’s just because they have less trees?). It will also be a requisite that I am near the ocean, I’m Aquarian so water is in my nature.

Enough about me, back to London Town…..

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London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing - Bell Tower

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing - Around London

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing - Tower

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing - Church

Bill’s – Soho

Waking up with a hangover  one morning we knew that a big English breakfast was in order. Hurriedly we Googled what places served Black Pudding as it was on my list of things to try. We read some really good  reviews for Bill’s in Soho and headed to the packed out location. Being seated with only 15 minutes left for the breakfast menu we just ordered the big breakfast without taking note of the menus finer details.

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Pretty and most definitely needed in my bedroom.

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As the English do…Tea time anytime!

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Breakfast was served…and there was no black pudding! I was mildly upset and asked the waiter if I could order some on the side but it didn’t seem like they ever had it on the menu. Not sure what we had read on Google, maybe it was an old menu or review.

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The breakfast did come with Poached Eggs, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Smoked Streakey Bacon and Toast. We left satisfied and headed off feeling a lot better then we had when we woke up. Since then, I have tried Black Pudding in Sydney at the Butcher’s Block and actually really enjoyed the flavour once I got rid of the visuals of pigs blood in my head.

Bill’s

36-44 Brewer Street, London W1F 9TB

Ph: +44 20 7287 8712

Web: http://www.bills-website.co.uk/

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London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady.

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing - Under London Bridge

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing - London Bridge Tower

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing - Driving the London Bridge

Pho – Soho

In the mood for Vietnamese, we headed to Soho to get our Pho on.

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Typical Vietnamese food condiments. As long as there is chilli I am more then happy.

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We start off with some Prawn Rice Paper Rolls with Herbs, Pickles & Vermicelli Noodles to share.

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Accompantying ingredients for my Pho Ga. Lime, Mint, Chilli & Bean Sprouts.

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Pho Ga is the Chicken variation. Chilli goes straight on.

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Ana goes with the Goi Ga Salad of Shredded Chicken, Asian Herbs, Peppers & Chilli Ginger Dressing. Fresh and extremely colourful.

The food was authentic, and just as good as the Vietnamese we can find in Sydney. With happy smiles we set off to do some shopping. Pho has many locations throughout London, check out their website below on where else you can find them.

Pho 

163-165 Wardour Street, London

Ph: +44 2074 343 938

Web: http://www.phocafe.co.uk/

British Museum  – Central

When in London, definitely take some time to visit the British Museum which is full of exhibitions on human history and culture. I especially loved walking through and reading about the Ancient Greek artefacts especially the Elgin Marbles. These were classical Greek marble sculptures that were originally part of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis in Athens. They were removed under the rule of Ottoman authorities and taken to London, the great debate still remains on whether these should be returned to Greece and housed in the new Acropolis museum or remain in London.

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Exterior.

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Interior.

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Part of the Elgin Marbles.

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London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - British Museum - Ancient Egypt Artefacts

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - British Museum - Ancient Egyptian Statue

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - British Museum - Fist Statue

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Ana and I could definitely relate to this quote.

British Museum 

Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom

Ph: +44 20 7323 8299

Web: http://www.britishmuseum.org/

Lantana Cafe – Fitzrovia

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Piccolo Latte? Whaaaaat….I had not had a coffee like this in over three months. That little cup right there went down so well, Ana and I love our coffee so this was a big thing. And why did we chose to visit Lantana Cafe in Fitzrovia? Because the place is owned by Aussies, and if anywhere was going to do a decent coffee, this was going to be it.

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Chic and white interior.

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Ana orders some Poached Eggs on Toast with Crispy Bacon and Spinach. 

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I go with the vegetarian option of Sautéed Mushrooms, Haloumi & Poached Eggs on Toast. 

Check this place out if your living in or visiting London and want a guaranteed Sydney style made coffee and breakfast.

Lantana Cafe

13 Charlotte St  Fitzrovia, London W1T 1SN

Ph: +44 20 7637 3347

Web: http://www.lantanacafe.co.uk/ 

London on Instagram

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More coffee made just the way we like it.

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Leaving our mark.

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I contemplated long and hard about buying one of these, Ana finally convinced me that I should not waste luggage space on stuffed toys. She was right…at least I got a photo of them.

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Back at Borough Markets….cook that duck you good things!

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Duck roll.

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Passionfruit shots…my eyes are looking a little hazy in this one.

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The Bible of cookbooks after a big night out.

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Ana and I with our new boyfriends. Harrod & Harrod.

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Coolest chairs overlooking the river at Camden Markets.

Honestly…take me back to London now. Such a cool city with plenty of places to explore and keep you occupied. Out of everywhere we visited (even New York) I found that the local Londoners are by far the most fashionable. Everyone has their own individual style and people really show off their personalities with what they wear.

London 2014….I hear you calling my name.

Bye world xxx