Iconic doesn’t always mean old and fusty, some are fresh and new!
There are so many iconic landmarks in London, we enjoyed just three of them on a recent trip to the capital.
What an experience it is dining 36 floors above the ground. We chose to eat in the Darwin Brasserie rather than the fancier restaurant on the next floor up. We had asked for their quietest table and were rewarded with a corner table which was perfect. Overlooking the Tower of London and opposite The Shard the view was fantastic. The food at the Sky Garden didn't disappoint either. My companions chose from the a la carte menu but I was happy with the marginally cheaper three course set lunch options. An exquisite aubergine salad called Imam Bayildi followed by smoked haddock. Delicious. Then a chocolate bar with roasted banana ice cream. Stunning. I didn't eat for the rest of the day!
The nearest Trail to the Sky Garden if you fancied combining a meal and a walk is the City of London Pudding Lane Murder Mystery. The Trail starts close to The Monument, Sir Christopher Wren's commemoration of the Great Fire of London. Monument is the nearest tube station to the Sky Garden too.
Getting from A to B
After all that food we decided to walk the three miles from the Sky Garden to our next port of call. It was virtually a straight line and we passed some wonderful iconic sights along the way. St Paul's Cathedral and the Old Bailey being the most recognisable. There is of course a St Paul's Treasure Trail here too.
We were heading to Selfridges to see their window displays. Always a favourite at Christmas, we wondered what they'd be like in spring.
The displays were fabulous. Featuring what home means along with different rituals like, the Ritual of Tea, the Ritual of Cleansing, of Conversation, of Sleep. The Ritual of Tea was my favourite. There is lots of explanation on their website. Well worth reading.
As always our day out in London was fun but exhausting. It was good to get home!
Amanda Ingham 7th June 2017