London Day 9: Dinner at Song Que

For the last dinner in London, Ben and I went for Vietnamese food. We had actually attempted to go for Vietnamese food on Kingsland earlier but we were lost due to getting down on the wrong subway station.

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This time, after a better research, we found out that we were able to walk from our hotel to Kingsland where many Vietnamese restaurants are located. It is just a 25 minutes walk. Silly us on our first attempt.

We decided to have dinner at Song Que Vietnamese Restaurant as it is a popular one.

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Song Que was full house when we arrived. And there was a line waiting for tables. Luckily we were not too far back in the line.  The wait was at least 20 minutes.

The table setting are very tight.

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Song Que served complementary prawn chips after we placed our order. A good start.

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Their chopstick cover even has instructions on how to use chopstick. (more…)

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London Day 9: Museum of London

After exploring Borough Market, we still have a few hours for the day. So, we decided to explore another museum.

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Museum of London showcases the account of London life from prehistoric times to the present day. Some of the exhibits I remembered were the plague, the great fire and modern London. No photography is allowed inside the museum.

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The Lomo Wall; 65 meter in length is made up by almost 30,000 photographs of the London Olympic. More than 15,000 people from 32 countries submitted analogue pictures for this wall. (more…)

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London Day 9: Borough Market – Part 1

After breakfast, we decided to explore Borough Market in Southwark.

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Borough Market is a wholesale and retail food market. We kind of regretted that we had breakfast earlier because there are so much food here to try.

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Borough Market is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London. It is a source of quality British and international produce. Look at the line to the above coffee shop.

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A sandwich in hand made a happy man.

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Some kind of grilled cheese sandwich. I had to stand in line for at least 20 minutes to get the sandwich. This is one of the popular stall.

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Although we already had breakfast, we just got to try it. The grilled cheese sandwich was 5 pounds. (more…)

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London Day 9: Breakfast at Cafe Sizzles in Petticoat Lane

Day 9 was a good day with great sunshine. We ventured to the Petticoat Lane for breakfast.

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Some of the clothes vendors in Petticoat Lane.

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We found a cafe with mostly locals in it. They are blue collar workers. As usual, I had coffee while Ben had tea. He likes to drink what the locals drink.

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Ben had a pub food for breakfast; bacon, liver with onions and fries. The above was 4.50 pounds. (more…)

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