Saturday, April 12, 2008

London Weekend & Friends

I started the day early (too early in fact for a weekend) by heading to Camden Town. The shops that I wanted to visit were not opened yet and hence I went to have breakfast at the Ice Wharf, one of the pubs run by JD Wetherspoons for breakfast.

The Ice Wharf, Camden Town

I ordered the Traditional English Breakfast with a diet coke. The bill came up to GBP 4.50 which was a very good deal.

Traditional Breakfast

It was sort of blessing to arrive at Camden Town earlier as I have never seen it so quiet and peaceful before. The surroundings are often shadowed by the busy and crowded streets. I can finally appreciate the hidden gems of Camden Town at my own sweet pace.

Camden Town

Camden Town

Camden Town

After a few other stops throughout the city of London, including my old flat in Queensway, I headed back to Kennington. I had a late lunch with Alan at Tai Tip Mein in Elephant & Castle before dissapearing to Angel whereby I was to meet Ivan, Margherita, Loreto and Eva for drinks.

The Steam Passage Tavern

We settled at The Steam Passage Tavern down the road and started chatting the night away. During the conversation, I heard a sad story of a fellow retail staff that was stabbed to death in a robbery. God bless his soul and may he rest in peace.

Before I knew it, it was 10 pm and I had to catch a 1 hour and twenty minutes train home to Southampton from Waterloo. So we bid farewell and I left feeling that it was a very enjoyable evening.

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