Mini Cruise along the Thames

I have lived in London for a lifetime and I often realize that I have never done things that all tourists do. Sometimes I understand that I’ve seen fewer places compared to what visitors see! I have been on a mini-cruise on the Thames twice, as a summer party of my previous company. Nice evening. As a tourist I would definitely recommend doing such a thing, it’s worth it but… don’t buy the mini-cruise specifically arranged for tourists!

Image courtesy by Thames Clippers

I recently took a ride on a UBER BOAT (aka Thames Clippers) – wow, so good! And the cost is super low when compared to that of tourist boats. Uber Boats is a kind of taxi along the Thames, and the wonderful thing is you get the chance to go underneath all the beautiful bridges, including the TOWER BRIDGE! Let’s face it, it is a dream experience that is not quickly forgotten. It is a fairy-tale bridge, too cute and, passing under it, it is truly magical!

Where does it start from?

I traveled from the London Eye to Greenwich but obviously, there is an even longer journey starting from the Battersea area. You can book online, or in person at the ticket office at each stop. But currently, the cheapest solution is to buy the ticket with the UBER app. I saved around £ 2.00.

Ho risparmiato circa £2.00.   VIEW THE MAP

For more info and tickets: CLICK HERE (Uber Boat website)

Image courtesy by Thames Clippers

Onboard there is a small coffee shop where you can buy snacks and coffee. The seats are comfortable and almost look like those of an aeroplane. In short: all very modern and comfortable! All along the way, you will find yourself wanting to observe a thousand things, left and right! You will see City Hall, the City, The Shard, and then Canary Wharf. It also gives you the chance to explore the East London area, an area that you may never have seen on foot: the most deserted and industrial part along the Thames!

 

It’s an incredible experience, definitely a must-do in London!

Mac & Wild | Great Scottish Meat | London

So, I had someone visiting back in February 2020, and this someone loves meat. Like in “good meat”. Did some research and MAC & WILD came up. Ok then let’s try it.

We booked a table at 7 pm, the restaurant
in central London is lovely and I am going to tell you this straight away: the
staff is very nice and very knowledgeable, especially when it comes to talking
about meant a whisky. Which is what this place is all about.

The Menu is Scotland-themed, from the
starters to the desserts. We decided to go for a “trio” when it was time to
choose the dessert: the best choice ever! Honestly, desserts here are super
good!

As for the main meals, I don’t think I have to tell you much, you can see the pictures: good, aren’t they? Yes, the meat was top quality, and the waiting staff very helpful in explaining what was available and how to pair it with their wide selection of whiskeys.

I wanna tell you a bit more about this
lovely place, I will paste here a short description take from their website,
you can read the rest of it by clicking on the link at the end of the text.




Scotland is home. It’s where we both grew up, and the warm Highland way of life is the constant inspiration for Mac & Wild.

In the Highlands, most folk are closely connected to the land and the produce we gather from it. Perhaps that’s why many traditional farming practices have blessedly been preserved. You won’t find industrialised animal practices here – animals are reared the ‘right’ way – on open pastures, with natural feed and without the use of any chemical nasties. “ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Do I recommend this place? Yes. Of course, it is not cheap, but I don’t think you can place “cheap+good quality+meat” in the same sentence. I believe that when it comes to meat, especially, you need the pay for its value if you expect quality. Great quality, in this case.

Would I go back? Absolutely yes. Because as I was mentioning at the beginning, the experience was super from the starters to the desserts.

Thank you Mac & Wild, we will be back!

Address: various locations. We went to the one it Fitzrovia.
65 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7PS

More Places Where to EAT while in LONDON? Click here!




Let’s go to Clapham.

Conosci Clapham? Ecco perchè ci piace.in italiano

I lived in this area for three years, many years ago, and I must admit that at the time it was not what it is today, it was not so “alive” and full of things to do, so it was a bit boring for me, I felt almost isolated. But today is a whole other thing! Let’s find out together how this borough was born and evolved into what it is today. If you come to London on holiday, a trip to Clapham junction is a good idea: independent shops, cafes, restaurants, in short… a little gem often not too well known by visitors! Continue reading Let’s go to Clapham.

Best Vintage Book Stores in London

I migliori negozi di libri vintage a Londrain italiano

In London there is certainly no shortage of book shops, and certainly those where it is pleasant to spend some time, are often the second-hand, vintage, or new shop…and the  “the old classics.”

This is a quick guide with 10 of the places that I personally find most interesting for several reasons.

10 Vintage book stores in London.

All these shops are very quaint and very British – I’m sure a visit to some of these will enrich your visit to London! Continue reading Best Vintage Book Stores in London

10 Facts about Hyde Park that you might not know!

10 Cose di Hyde Park che forse non conosci!in italiano

I love Hyde Park and its beautiful open spaces. Very much loved by tourists too, but do you really know it much?When you think of London, one of the first places that will come to mind is Hyde Park. Located in central London, it provides Londoners with a lovely escape too, not just the tourists. There’s a lot of history behind the park that many visitors know very little or nothing about. Here are some interesting facts for you!

Continue reading 10 Facts about Hyde Park that you might not know!

8 Fab Museums for Kids in London

8 Stupendi Musei per bambini a Londra in italiano

Coming to London with kids can be super fun and stressful at the same time. Many museums in London have child-friendly interactive exhibits and activities, so don’t stress too much, this is how you can keep them entertained!

Great museums in London that kids will love. Continue reading 8 Fab Museums for Kids in London

Greggs. Legenday British Bakery

Greggs. Leggendaria Bakery Britishin italiano

We are all so used to use places like Pret or EAT when visting London, arent we ? I know they too serve amazing on-the-go food, but if you want to try a truly British experinec, Greggs is the way.

This is what they say on their website. Continue reading Greggs. Legenday British Bakery

London & Food: 10 books you Must have! 

Londra & Cibo : 10 Libri che Devi avere! in italiano

If you come to London and then say you eat badly, the problem is yours, let’s face it. Perhaps 25 years ago there was no culinary culture that we have now, it was a city made largely for commerce and tourism, which at the time was certainly not aimed at food. At the time, London was mainly focused on  features such as Piccadilly Circus and the Queen! The good, indeed yummy, typically British dishes had no reason to be offered to tourism. But things have changed. Not only now you can find places where you can enjoy some typical British dishes, done properly, but the city is full of places where you can eat really well, for all budgets and for all tastes.

Here’s a list of 10 books you ‘must’ because they give you a perfect general idea of how this city can give you so much in cafes and restaurants.

Continue reading London & Food: 10 books you Must have! 

British Pubs – Did You Know?

I Pub Britannici – Lo Sapevi?!in italiano

Pubs, Inn, Open Houses. What are they? You can’t possibly say “Britain” without adding soon after the word “pub”, can you? A Pub here in the UK is not just a place where you go for a beer, it is very often the focus of a whole community. If you have been to London, you have seen men in a suit standing outside a Pub after 4.30 pm having a drink. That’s what we do, very often, to let our hair down after work. If you venture out a little, outside the touristic areas, you will see local pubs with locals having a laugh while sipping a good beer. Continue reading British Pubs – Did You Know?

British Chips | Why are they so ugly?

Le Chips Inglesi, perchè son cosi’ brutte?  in italiano

Now, let’s be real, have you ever looked at British chips carefully? I mean the ones that usually come with Fish & Chips?! They are ugly, aren’t they? They often look mushy, wrinkly, not inviting at all. But then, you have the first one and totally forget about how they look. British Chips | Why are they so ugly? Continue reading British Chips | Why are they so ugly?