The world financial center, the English capital was actually founded by the Romans. Its long history has seen it burned down and bombed, but London Town always comes back with a vengeance. Construction is currently under way in East London in preparation for the 2012 Olympics. Classic London...more
Though I'm not a gay man, I looove Old Compton Street. I Camisa and Sons, the Italian deli, and the little coffee place where you can get an espresso that's GOOD for a pound...great street for eating and enjoying the Soho vibe.
Incredible food in a surprisingly relaxed setting. Choose from 6, 9 or 12 courses, and have a chat with them a few days before you arrive to sort out any dietary issues you may have. My nine courses were nearly perfectly pitched, from simple touches like salted caramel butter, to complex...more
I can never find a decent place to eat around Trafalgar Square, and so was over the top psyched to find this little French place. Great wine list and fab menu ranging from oysters to rillette to partridge to a clam and bacon dish that is done much better than you'd expect. They've got theatre...more
Gold detailing, an Egyptian staircase, and any number of expensive goodies to browse. Harrod's is a longtime British institution. Many say it's going downhill these days; a couple years ago Mohammed al Fayed sold it to Qatar for 1.5 billion...still packed with tourists and luxury...more
The south bank of the Thames is one of London's most magical areas, perfect for strolling, stopping for a drink, seeing theatre, gazing at the river and numerous landmarks from Tower Bridge to the London Eye.