Since my first visit to the United Kingdom during the summer of 2011, I have considered London to be my second home. I love every aspect of the city: its people, culture, magnificent history, and its food. You may have heard the phrase, “In England, the weather is bad and the food is worse.” That statement could not be any more far from the truth. In one month of being abroad, it only rained three times and it was intermittent. During my second two-week visit, not a drop of rain fell from the sky.
On this particular visit, I had the pleasure of dining at some new (and favorite) spots for lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. Grab a cuppa and some biscuits as I take you to some of my favorite sweet and savory spots across central London.
During my most recent annual trip to Antigua and Barbuda in the West Indies, I also had the opportunity to explore the island of Montserrat, a short twenty-minute flight from St. John’s. On a later date I will go write more in-depth about my eye-opening excursion around the island, including my trip to the restricted zone close to the active volcano that dominates the tiny yet breathtaking island.
I could not resist sharing about my lunch at Sir George Martin’s home, also known as the Olveston House near the central western coastline of the island. Whilst Martin is not in residence, his island home is transformed into a guest house and restaurant that serves traditional English cuisine with an essence of “Caribbean flair.” Our tour guide, Charles Daley of Daly’s Tours, recommended lunch here and he was more than spot on. The staff was very lovely and accommodating. He could not have chosen a better place to relax and unwind. The rooms were very spacious and clean. On the hallway walls, you can view photos of The Beatles that were taken by Sir Paul McCartney’s late wife, Linda McCartney.