54 Formosa Street
Tel: 020 7266 3557
Date of Last Visit: Saturday, May 13, 2006
The Victim: Dear Old Dad
The Damage: 10 quid. We just had a glass of wine each.
OK, so I now have a new suggestion for a day out in London. Take the tube to Camden High Street. Walk to Camden Lock Market–enter by taking the little footbridge over the canal. Grab some delicious snacks from one of the stalls.
Take the London Waterbus from the other side of the footbridge to Little Venice. This is perhaps one of the most relaxing, peaceful, and nice things I’ve ever done in London. For 5 quid, you ride a long boat through the Regent’s Canal, passing the zoo (we saw hyenas) and then all these different little houseboats (some nicer than others). You end up 50 minutes later in Little Venice, and when you get off the boat, there’s a cute little riverside cafe. We walked north a little (at least, I think it was north) til we saw another cute little bar–The Waterway–on the other side of the canal. We found a bridge and we crossed it, and we settled ourselves down.
There was a guy there that looked disturbingly like The Edge. Was it? I was too shy to ask.
So this place–The Waterway–it’s on the canal, so you have a nice little view. It’s not super-expansive because there’s lots of greenery in the way. There were heat lamps out, and the patio was quite large yet cozy. Good seating arrangements–cool benches around the sides. The restaurant itself pretty much has a glass back wall,and they had opened all the doors so the inside became the outside and vice versa.
The crowd was Swedish and beautiful, and I was glad I had my large sunglasses with me. We didn’t eat, but we saw some Americans having brunch, which is a good sign.
The Verdict: It’s been a while since I’ve added a new postcode. I’d go back to The Waterway. I’d take the Waterbus to the Waterway. I’d stay here all day on a Saturday. Or a Sunday.