Ich bin christopherwest aus London. Ich bin Qyper seit dem 15.06.2009
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2 Churchill Place Unit 17, Canary Wharf, London E14 5RB
We had a splendid, great value meal at this sparkling new venue. We wrongly thought it would be a quiet early evening, before the rush- actually it was packed because the word was already out that this was somewhere very special.
We shared a vegetable antipasti plank (not supposed to apparently) but it was excellent, with many new and varied flavours. My girl friend loved her Wild Mushroom with sage Ravioli, while I stuck in to the big portion of Ravioli Caramelle, which wafted a heavenly aroma and taste of rosemary. Lager and aranciata were well chilled.
Everything was excitingly new, plush and sparkling, and the atmosphere bubbled with flair and panache.The staff seemed very buoyant, commited and almost over keen to please. The service was a bit slow, but it seemed like the place was suddenly doing so much business, with organised management determined not to be overwhelmed by volume- by eight o’clock they were forced to ask people to wait (well what else can you do when being swept along by success)! Booking does seem advisable (though they do say there is no need).
With coffee the bill was under £40, which we felt was low, considering the standard and 'classiness’, they seem determined for five star standard at three star prices.
I look forward to revisiting soon
St. Katharines Way, London E1W 1LD
Regrettably, it is no longer there.
Tower Pier, Westminster, London EC3N 4DT
memorable trip with family from Tower Bridge to Greenwich. It’s a must do for everyone at least once.
Very slick, professional and well operated. Good, clean loos and full bar.
Commentary was non stop history and pointing out of interesting aspects of the buildings we passed en route.Lots of mentions about my inimitable friend, Charles Dickens.
Slight problem was the commentator giving us not only chapter and verse, but volume after volume about the fall in value of the housing market. The more impressionable among us might easily have feared for his early demise to Davey Jones’s Locker.
254 Hackney Road, Shoreditch, London E2 7SJ
I called in after visiting the nearby Columbia Road flower market on Sunday morning.
It was quiet and peaceful by comparison, and I enjoyed a really good snack of smoked salmon with toast, and an excellent coffee- later I had a good pint of ale.
Young, hard working owner and wife made me very welcome.
They are bringing the pub a bit more upmarket, from the strictly local it used to be. There is a good menu which I intend to try soon. The area is improving all the time, and will probably be worth a fortune by the time the Olympics arrives nearby.
158-164 Bishopsgate, The City, London EC2M 4LN
Does anyone love this branch more than I do? The selection is nearly as good as a main store- love the Irish soda bread, mushroom pate and wines in particular.
This evening was at it best- twenty checkout staff, who are so slick that they ought to be running terminal five at Heathrow AND the 2012 Olympics. Individually, they are also polite and everyone I’ve had a chance to talk to seem really nice people. Brilliant.
Incidentally, Uncyclopedia (witty parody of Wikipedia) quotes as follows 'Dickens died without a single penny to his name, which, in addition to being sad, is considerably ironic, given the charges leveled at him. It is now believed that Charles Dickens’s fortune was stolen by Lord Xavier Tescough, future founder of the Tesco supermarket empire, which hence explains their somewhat unusual marketing slogan, “Every penny helps”.
6 gateway retail park, 8 Claps Gate Lane Beckton, London E6 4LG, , London E16 2DU
If you want great service for photocopying and flyers, this is the place. The ones they do for me are incredibly cheap and good quality, and I still can’t believe how patient, skilled and helpful they are.
It’s just off the A13 at the junction with the North Circular- well worth half an hour in the car.
If brave, you are welcome to mention how well recommended the eccentric Charles Dickens bloke finds the place, they may halve (or double) the price.
89 Wapping Lane, Limehouse, London E1W 2RW
I bought 2 pieces of chicken and chips for £3- was quickly and efficiently served, despite queue.
As I rattled along the cobbles of Wapping High Street in my car (historical stomping ground for Charles Dickens Dombey and Son, etc)the aroma of the slightly spiced chips was very pleasing.
They turned out to be crisp and delicious. The chicken was plump, succulant and fine flavour. Excellent meal- thank you Wapping Fish Bar
Morgans Lane, London SE1 2JH
Hooray, HMS Belfast has now been repainted outside. I did feel very embarrassed at this neglect of such an important part of our heritage. Well done for getting it right in the end, but please make better budgeting arrangements for next time- thank you.
21 New Globe Walk, Southwark, London SE1 9DT
17.06.2009 (aktualisiert am 14.07.2009)
A unique experience to 'feel’ the atmosphere of Shakespeare, because the new, round, open air theatre is as close to the original site as possible, and rebuilt as a faithful copy. Although a fan for many years, it has doubled my understanding by seeing a performance here. One tip though, do take a cushion unless you can afford the more expensive seats.
My good friend Charles Dickens would have been delighted to have seen this 'working monument’ to the writer who so inspired and influenced him to become England’s second greatest writer.
108 Wapping High Street, Wapping, London E1W 2NE
20.06.2009 (aktualisiert am 14.07.2009)
Each time I visit, I am delighted by the cheap but good beer, and the similarly bargain steak and ale pies, which are very filling and taste fresh and splendid.
The Thameside view is brilliant, and there is plenty of comfortable seating in the side garden.
My friend Charles Dickens probably used it regularly, it still being so similar as in his letters by Boz (mid 1830’s)
Apparantly, Wapping High Street once had more than 40 pubs, so it is a great tribute that this one still thrives.