One Week in the UK
Collected by Yue Weng Mak, AFAR Staff
1 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7EY, UK
Early Sunday mornings in London are eerily quiet. Shops are all closed, and party goers are still recuperating from Saturday night, leaving the streets pretty empty. Which is why we were surprised to find Percy and Founders open at 8am in the...
5B Greenwich Market, London SE10 9HZ, UK
Greenwich is not the most convenient place to get to, requiring transfers to the DLR train before heading to Greenwich stop. But it was worth the trip to explore the Greenwich market. The Greenwich market has many artisanal shops featuring local...
Shoreditch, London N1 6BY, UK
Shopping at the eclectic collection of shops at Shoreditch, and need a quick bite before continuing with your shopping journey? Try Poppies Fish and Chips for a pit stop to refuel and enjoy this British staple meal. Poppies features two main types...
The Connaught, Carlos Place, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL, UK
No experience in the UK is complete without getting some classic afternoon tea. Espelette was our spot for Afternoon Tea, and we left happy and satisfied. This location features a delectable selection of classic sandwiches neatly cut, traditional...
61 Rupert St, Soho, London W1D 7PW, UK
At the heart of the Soho district in London, Spuntino offers London’s take on American Southern cuisine, with options such as Buttermilk Fried Chicken and the Lobster Mac and Cheese. Overall, our assessment is that Spuntino’s take on American...
8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL, UK
Borough Market is one of the few places to check out while visiting London. It has a cool neighborhood with many local shops selling artisanal produce (such as Truffles, Prosciutto, etc.) with many coffee shops, pubs and wine bars littered all...
Broadway WR12 7LB, UK
Broadway Tower is a dramatic castle that features some of the best views around Cotsworld. Originally a castle, Broadway tower now houses art exhibits, with breath-taking views from the roof platform. Of special mention is the Nuclear Bunker...
Gas Street Basin brought flashbacks to my time in Venice. Located in the center of Birmingham, Gas Street Basin comprises of canals with narrow boats docked at the side of the canals. It is a beautiful place for a walk or drink at many of the pubs...
Anfield Rd, Liverpool L4 0TH, UK
Being a lifelong Liverpool fan, I had to make a stop to Anfield Stadium to pay homage to my favorite sports team. Unfortunately, Liverpool Football Club does not make it easy for non Liverpool City Residents to purchase tickets. As such, we...
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