Four Places to Eat in London

Post written by Kelsey Robinson
London, England
Fall 2012-Spring 2013

So I just finished reading this blog called 18 Life Lessons I Learned from Traveling the World by Matthew Kepnes before writing this first post. Okay, if I’m honest, I was sitting in my English class trying to follow along with the discussion. But, that doesn’t matter. What matters is what point number 18 was: This is your trip. No one else’s. Everyone’s journey is their own. Do what you want, when you want, and for how long you want. With that said, I’m going to give you a list of some restaurants that I think are worth going to. But whether you go is up to you, since this is your trip, make sure you do what you want to do, only that.

A napkin from Nando's. Nando’s– you will hear a lot of people talk about Nando’s. At first, I was like, what is Nando’s, and now I understand everyone’s obsession. Everything they have is amazing and you get to choose how spicy you want your chicken to be. I personally go with Medium; not too hot, not too mild. Also, for an extra kick, ask for peri salt on your chips (fries). It makes it a little more hot when you eat your chicken, but it is completely worth the heat. My flatmates and I became slightly addicted, which I passed on to my other friends from Hawai’i who came in the Spring term. All of us miss it, and when it comes to pricing theirs is pretty good for the amount of food that you get, especially when you can spend about the same amount at Burger King and not get food anywhere near as good.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen -If you want American food, or are in need of a good burger, this is the place to go. They have amazing chips (fries). I like both their chunky ones and the skinny ones. Their milkshakes are to die for. Plus there’s the added bonus that their burgers are amazing.

Collage of pub foods and interior. Pubs – Honestly any pub is a good place to go. Each one has their own unique name that is only enhanced by the character of the pub itself. They all feature the same pub fare, though sometimes they do differ. They especially differ on what desserts they offer, but I highly recommend always trying one. My favorite was STP, also known as Sticky Toffee Pudding. It’s amazing and there isn’t any actual pudding involved.

Drinks from Wahaca restaurant. Wahaca – If you’re like me and like Mexican food, then this is the place to go. They have authentic Mexican food that makes you wish you were in Mexico, on the beach, soaking up the sun while having some amazing tacos. Fair warning though, their drinks are very strong, so limit yourself!

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