Saturday

Garden Museum in Lambeth

garden and wars

Living in city like London, one doesn't always have the luxury of owning a garden. So a little museum such as the Garden Museum in Lambeth is like water in the dessert for garden lovers.

flowers

The Garden Museum in Lambeth is housed in an abandoned church which also happened to be the burial place of the most famous of gardeners; John Tradescant. To save the church from being demolished, some avid gardeners patched it up and transformed it into an exhibition space.

display of flowers

These days it houses a permanent exhibition on the local area and one on gardening as well that hols many cool tools such as cucumber straighteners and wasp catchers. They also put on a number of temporary exhibitions per year, all with a flowery theme of course. There is a shop in the church as well that sells all kinds of garden tools, seeds and gardening books.

church yard

The church yard is a wonderful, seventeenth century styled garden that complements the tomb of the great gardener himself and is planted with lots of lush herbs, shrubs and trees. Even if your thumbs are not all that green, it's a lovely and tranquil spot for a coffee or even lunch as there is a little tea shop that sells home made cakes and fresh soups and salads on the premises as well. It's a really little green gem in the heart of a metropolis. One where you can have a cup of chamomile tea while
sitting under an apple tree.

lunch at Garden Museum in Lambeth

Want to visit yourself? Find out more about the Garden Museum in Lambeth here.

Thursday

Victor Horta Museum in Brussels

Victor Horta Museum in Brussels

As ugly as I think Brussels is, it's got some hidden gems here and there. One of the them is the Victor Horta Museum in St Gilles.

Tuesday

London Eats World: Italy

I'm trying to eat my way around the world without leaving London and this week It's Italy's turn.
You don't really have to look all that hard in order to find a plate of pasta here, but it did make me a bit indecisive. I went for my local Italian restaurant called L'Antipasto on Battersea Park Road.

table

It's a small but friendly place, however the acoustics are a bit rubbish so when it's full, it's loud. Especially in summer when they open the windows and the Battersea Park Road traffic seems to drive right by your table.

Saturday

Afternoon Tea at Soho Hotel

Afternoon Tea at Soho Hotel

Even though I worked in Soho for four years, I never really noticed the Soho Hotel. It's kind of tucked away in a little alley off Dean Street and looks a bit industrial from the outside. Till today when I had afternoon tea at Soho Hotel's restaurant to celebrate a friend's 40th.
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