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London Pubs for Dummies, Part 3: Pubs Mentioned in Article

This part is the list of pubs (with addresses and my brief and biased notes) that I kept in mind as reference points while drafting my biased article about London's pubs. In my selection, there is no special meaning; it's mostly a random collection of some of places we visited while walking the streets of London, and where I took my time to pull out my camera and take a few shots.
London Pubs for Dummies, Part 1: A Biased Opinion
London Pubs for Dummies, Part 2: Vocabulary and Tips
London Pubs for Dummies, Part 3: Pubs Mentioned in Article Feb. 24, 2010

A Stroll around Buckingham Palace and Its Garden, London

No doubt, Buckingham Palace is one of the most interesting things in London to explore. State rooms, Royal Mews, The Queen's Gallery are usual tourist destinations. However, just walking around Buckingham Palace and Its Garden can be as interesting as visiting places mentioned above. Walking tours give a chance to get familiar with real life and its pulse with streets, people, buildings, parks, traffic, restaurants and bars, shops and their windows... You walk at your own pace observing and watching things that you will miss in museums and formal exhibitions. So, why not to spend several hours and explore what's outside Buckingham Palace - it's free, and you are not constrained by Buckingham Palace's rules and schedule. Feb. 11, 2010

The Old Bank of England - Pub in London

The Old Bank of England, although it looks from inside like a traditional London pub, in reality is almost a newcomer - it was opened in 1995. However, this traditional feel and look is not accidental. It is located in a building where The Bank of England had been trading for 87 years, until 1975. When the bank branch closed its doors, after a series of deal, almost 20 years later, the lease was acquired in 1994 by London brewers, Fuller, Smith and Turner Plc. which had big plans for the prime location of the building. What used to be the Law Courts' branch of The Bank of England is now The Old Bank of England pub. Feb. 10, 2010

London Pubs for Dummies, Part 2: Vocabulary and Tips

Despite all my scepticism about London's pubs, I would still encourage you to try at least some of them. Who knows, maybe your experience and perception will be different from mine. Anyway, if you decide to do so, you may find the information below useful during your own pub adventures. It contains some tips and clarifications regarding some brewing industry terminology especially where it relevant to pubs in United Kingdom.
London Pubs for Dummies, Part 1: A Biased Opinion
London Pubs for Dummies, Part 2: Vocabulary and Tips
London Pubs for Dummies, Part 3: Pubs Mentioned in Article Jan. 29, 2010

London Pubs for Dummies, Part 1: A Biased Opinion

When I travelled to London for the first time, I was so enthusiastic about having an opportunity to visit this mecca of brewing industry with it hundreds and hundreds of pubs. Well, as often the case, especially when expectations are too high, the reality makes you put everything into perspective.
London Pubs for Dummies, Part 1: A Biased Opinion
London Pubs for Dummies, Part 2: Vocabulary and Tips
London Pubs for Dummies, Part 3: Pubs Mentioned in Article Jan. 24, 2010

Tai Kai Lok Restaurant in London Chinatown

This brief posting is more a tip than a review. If you are in London, most likely you are going to visit its Chinatown. Do yourself a favor and visit Tai Ka Lok, a tiny Chinese restaurant specializing in Cantonese roast duck, roast and crispy lean pork, suckling pigs, soy chicken and some other yummy stuff. It will not score high points for cleanliness and decor. But food is fabulous. I can guarantee that once you have tried them, you will never forget the deliciousness of mouth watering dishes you find here. Jan. 16, 2010