Adventures in Londonland: Day 3 – Bonjour London, come stai?

After a quick breakfast at Crown Plaza and a lazy morning day three  has started. First stop: Bar Boulud. This French bistro with a little American touch is just one of many under the signature of internationally acclaimed chef, Daniel Boulud. Sister restaurant to the popular New York outpost, Bar Boulud London at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is the heart of Knightsbridge. The interiors are inspired by a contemporary take on the craft of winemaking with a sleek open kitchen and vaulted ceilings, while the deep, red-leather banquettes and zinc-topped bar create a comfortable and welcoming surrounding for a truly unique London...

Adventures in Londonland: Day 2 – Buddha-Bar

Welcome to Buddha Bar, may I take your coat? Thank you, follow me please. Well day 2 in London wasn’t complete until we dined at Buddha Bar. And what a dinner may I add. The table was waiting for us with two glasses or Champagne and some nice little candles. The first thing you notice while making your way to your table is the darkness that surrounds the room complimented by vibrant colors. It’s a very intimate vibe, where you could share whispers and your delight over the mouth-watering dishes. We started with  Rock shrimp tempura spicy mayo and Chilli...

Adventures in Londonland: Day two – Gardens and a Crown

Day two in my Londonland Adventures was looking quite promising. The itinerary looked something like this: Kew Gardens Traditional pub lunch Stroll through South Bank Check in to Crowne Plaza hotel, Blackfriars Dinner at Buddha Bar Sun was shining, jet lag wasn’t as bad anymore and the Eggs Benedict Breakfast did the trick. I was all ready for a full day of discovering, exploring and enjoying myself. We started with Kew Gardens as it was on our way to London and it made more sense to leave Selsdon, make our way to Kew, spend the morning in the gardens and...