A weekend in London

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LONDON

MARCH 2017

Our friends Vincent and Peter had invited us to visit them in London. As it had been many years since I had been, and was to be Carlos’s to visit London, we were very excited to see the city. Also it was going to be the first time we actually met Vincent and Peter in person. So, we were really looking forward to an exciting weekend trip.

The flight from Düsseldorf to London City Airport took an hour, and Vincent and Peter picked us up from the airport.  We were greeted warmly at the airport and found the two in person even nicer than via Facebook :-)

ARRIVING IN LONDON

ARRIVING IN LONDON

On the way to their flat they showed us a bit of the city. We were both very impressed by what we saw.

HAVING A GLASS MARTINI - CHEERS

HAVING A GLASS MARTINI - CHEERS

 

 

 

 


Finally arrived, both welcomed us with Martinis. Cheers!

 

 

After a short rest in their flat, we went out to see a bit of the neighborhood. And man, there is a lot to see...

A fantastic pasta place, barber shops, clothing stores and a shop that only sells chocolate (yummy) are just a few of them...

Later in the evening we went out to have dinner at BELGO on Old Compton Street. Fantastic! 

HAVING DINNER AT BELGO

HAVING DINNER AT BELGO

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And the beer was fantastic too...

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We slept like baby's that night :-)

The next morning we went out to see the street market on Brick Lane. Wow, we loved it!!

And Carlos loved the Beigel place as well ;-)

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After seeing all the things you could buy in Brick Lane, we walked over to Columbia Road to visit the Flower market.

FLOWER MARKET ON COLUMBIA ROAD

FLOWER MARKET ON COLUMBIA ROAD

Vincent bought some very beautiful fresh flowers with an amazing yellow sunny color.

Carlos suddenly noticed, that he was covered in flowers ;-) A lot flowers!!

FLOWERS EVERYWHERE :-)

FLOWERS EVERYWHERE :-)

We brought the flowers back to the flat, and put them in a vase. Having done that, we went back out to have lunch.

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Tired and hungry, they took us to a very cool and typical Pub (Cat & Mutton) on Broadway Market.
Finally sitting down... LOL

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Vincent and Peter always took care to show us something typical and special. And once again they surprised us with a beautiful location to have lunch. 

WE LOVED THAT PLACE

WE LOVED THAT PLACE

Looking at the menu and all the delicious food, we noticed one again... - OMG London is very expensive! 

After having lunch we walked the way back to the apartment, happy and satisfied :-)

  

Vincent and Peter always enjoy inviting friends over and cooking for them. So they surprised us with an amazing dinner with friends of theirs. What a great evening that was. Peter is an amazing cook and spoiled us with a special dinner.
Of course Carlos was very happy about that LOL

Their friends were very nice and made us feel welcome. We had a lively discussion and spoke about all kinds of things...

DINNER

DINNER

Tired, full and happy we went to bed that night. Although we did feel a bit sad that we had to leave the next day.

We know there is still a lot more to see of London, but for us it's already an amazing city! 'We definitely will come back, in fact, we’ve already talked about visiting Vincent and Peter again.

They were amazing hosts and made our stay in London something very special.

We are very happy to call them our friends!

Thank you guys