As I was in London for another 48 hours I figured I would attempt another round of 48 Hours in London.
10:00am Walk towards Portobello road to check out some of my favorite bookstores (The Travel Bookstore and Books for Cooks) unfortunately one closed. How can the travel bookstore close? A plaque is not enough, guess I have to go to daunt in marylebone high street for my travel book fix 🙂 🙂 After walking up and down Portobello and Westbourne Grove, I took a detour down Ledbury Road as well to check out some great Indian attire at Aish & Co.
11:00am Then it’s bus time – walked down to notting Hill gate, and took the bus to Kensington high street and then cross all of the park in the bus towards Green Park. It’s a great trip to do in the Bus because you get to see the gates, the park and Royal Albert Hall and I can save my feet a bit, for my following walking path:
12;30 Lunch at Social Eating House. This place was new for me and I will go back for sure. I had a fabulous duo of lamb, confit neck and braised, that was spectacular. Their wine selection was also really excellent.
1:15: I decided to take a nice walk from the Social Eating House to the theater for my matinee. My walk: First Stop Monmouth street to get some coffee and Monmout Coffee, my favorite coffee in the city. Then Neal’s Road all the way down, with fabulous shops including Tabio, my favorite place for stockings.
2:30: matinee of Charlie and the Chololate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
6:00 Selfridges… my favorite department store (but i had already said that many times) their windows now were great, called #themasters, they presented different designers as different masters: Azzedine Alaia: Master of Architecture; Marc Jacobs: Master of Mood; Roberto Cavalli: Master of Glamour; Dries Van Noten: Master of the Eclectic; Stella McCartney: Master of Modernity; Yohji Yamamoto: Master of Defiance; Oscar de la Renta: Master of Elegance