I had such a nice Saturday that I thought it might be fun to create an archive of the most perfect days in London, as defined by London bloggers. (Or heck, bloggers anywhere.) Here’s what I’m suggesting:
Write a post about what you’d do on a Saturday in London (or your home city) if you could define your most perfect day. Link it back to http://www.londonelicious.com. Use the Comments on my blog to post a link to your day. I will create a big archive of everyone’s perfect day towards the end of October…and then maybe everyone else can post the same summary…which could result in lots of traffic for everyone…
So here you go…my perfect day in London…
10 a.m.: Wake up. Head to [email protected] for some (decaf) coffee and free wireless. Catch up on the blogosphere.
11 a.m.: Borough Market. Arrive when the market is lively, but not ueberly packed with SLR-toting tourists. Buy some Comte from the Borough Cheese Company. Maybe get something to eat…but something small.
11:30ish: Walk along the Thames towards the Milennium Bridge. Cross it. Wander around St. Paul’s and then up Cheapside towards Bank. Take the Northern Line to Old Street.
12ish: Take Exit 2 from Old Street tube up to the street and walk to the bus stop. Wait for the 55 bus, eastbound towards Hackney. Take this to Goldsmith’s Row. Walk up to Broadway Market. Grab lunch from one of the stalls. Wander in and around the shops. Hang out at The Dove and have a Belgian beer or two.
1ish: Walk westwards along the Regent’s Canal to Angel.
2ish: Wander up through Camden Passage north of Angel tube but a little to the rear. Check out the antiques and the little shops. Drop in to Mocado for a (decaf) coffee or fruit juice. Drop into Paul Young for some chocolate.
3ish: Foot massage (or any type of massage really) at Kobkhun Thai on the Essex Road.
4:30ish: After the massage, walk over to Upper Street and keep walking north until you hit The Sampler. Drop in to taste some wines.
5ish to 7ish: Rest. (Lately, I’ve been kinda addicted to Gossip Girl on DVD so I’d probably get sucked in.) Stay away from the blog.
7ish: Meet friends for drinks at The East Room. (Members only though kids. Sorry.) If you’re not a member, try The Wenlock for real ale or Loungelover for gorgeous cocktails. (Very opposite ends of the spectrum there.)
Midnight-ish: Return to The East Room for some more cocktails. Maybe Milk & Honey. (Again, members-only. Sorry!) Or, if I’m feeling like it, maybe The King’s Head in Islington.
What’s your perfect day? Where would you go? What restaurants would you eat in? In London? Elsewhere? Post it and let me know!