Destination: London

A few of us extended our weekend to pop over to central London for a bit of culture, fine dining and museum exhibits.  This innermost part of the city spans several boroughs with the British Museum, the National Gallery and the Tate Galleries being within walking distance of the hotel. The Royal Palaces and Parliament were right around the corner making sightseeing accessible.

The Borough Market is one of the oldest food markets in London dating back to the 12th century was a phenomenal experience. Walking through the stalls you could see specialty foods displayed and I was there for the Stilton and Morbier cheeses.

The history of London is dotted throughout the city in buildings and roadways which dates back to the Roman occupation from 43 AD to the fifth century when the Empire fell.

I always enjoy a delicious cup of tea, but on this trip I had to intersperse espresso’s into the mix with creative cookies.

Travel stylishly,
Kathleen

007’s London

FullSizeRender(10) copy 4I watched the James Bond thriller Moonraker the other night and began to wonder… what does 007’s London look like? The movies themselves are extremely glamorous, risqué and yes, sensationally dangerous! Imagine dining in that Mayfair restaurant with an elegant interior and delicious menu that serves very cold, very strong martinis, which are shaken, not stirred!!
IMG_2033 FullSizeRender(10) copy 9 FullSizeRender(10) copy 6{The Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger-1964 and the Lotus Esprit S1 submersible from one of my favorite movies The Spy Who Loved Me-1977, along with personal effects from the Bond films}

Well our reporters stopped by the Bond in Motion exhibit in Covent Garden to view and photograph the high performance machinery and memorabilia from these infamous movies.

IMG_2061{“Little Nellie” from You Only Live Twice-1967 starring Sean Connery}

These action vehicles and items are crucial to the movies, their designs are usually creatively well thought out not to mention state of the art for the time period. There are no replicas of these items and each original displayed is on loan from EON Productions. Listed are a few pieces from my favorites movies.

Enjoy,
K