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October 2016

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TGIF: 到V&A Museum 享受Weekend !

TGIF: A Weekend at the V&A Museum!

 

又星期五了,Londoner其中一個必去之處就是V&A,難得週五也開放至晚上10時的地方,有pop-up performance、特別展覽、餐飲,氣氛一流。

How do Londoners spend their Happy Friday? Let’s check out the V&A where you can enjoy pop-up performances, exhibitions, food & drinks in a lovely hub till 10 p.m.!

當時London Design Week的展覽。

On exhibition: London Design Week.

另外一個到V&A 的重點是認識時裝的發展史,此外V&A會定期展出不同主題的時裝,甚至於當今時裝大師合作,大家不妨來碰碰運氣你會遇見誰的作品。

You will be able to take a quick glace of the fashion history in the V&A.  There are different thematic fashion exhibitions here – and try your luck to see if you would be able to see the masterpiece of the world’s famous designers!

維多利亞時期的晚裝。

Evening gowns at Victorian period.

19世紀的女仕便服。

Ladies causal wear in the 19th century.

用餐區的佈置如高級餐廳,不過於這個環境吃快餐及share table,可同時與不同的人交流!

The dining area is like a high-end restaurant – where you can have your own food in a much affordable price while sharing the table with different people!

於V&A用餐區的另一角,也是share table。

You can also share your table with guests in another corner of V&A dining area.

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倫敦必到飯堂:Zedel

My Canteen in London: Zedel

 

每次朋友叫我推薦倫敦的餐廳,我一定推介Zedel。它是傳統的法國bistro。價錢很實惠,Art Deco設計,空間偌大,這兒4Course set只須19鎊(包餐酒),難怪日日有人排隊。

Zedel is a restaurant that I ‘d recommend for friends visiting London. It is a classic and spacious French bistro with art deco design but in a much affordable price. Can you imagine you can have your 4-course meal (including wine) with 19 pounds only? Yes indeed – the queue you can see every day counts.

洋蔥湯,很傳統,芝士不太多。

The traditional French onion soup, with good portion of cheese.

主菜是煎帶子,很rustic,帶子很大很鮮味。

Main course: scallops. Rustic, big and fresh!

甜品是我最喜愛的Floating Island with Vanilla Sauce。

My favourite dessert: Floating Island with Vanilla Sauce.

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Columbia Road – Vintage 小區及花市集

The Vintage Columbia Road and Sunday Flower Market

 

鮮為人知的街道,離 Brick Lane 不遠,沒有遊客,但有品味的 Londoner 星期日會步行到這裏買鮮花或看 Vintage 精品。

Columbia Road is a hub for many locals who are of good taste and spending their Sundays with vintage accessories and flowers. It is a hidden district from tourists, not far from Brick Lane.

Angela Flanders 是我最喜愛的小店,她的香水全是手工制,為你度身訂造。

My favourite shop: Angela Flanders – where you can get your handcraft and bespoke perfume!

店內充滿懷舊色彩的設計。

The shop is of vintage design.

各式各樣的香水和相關產品。

Different kinds of perfume and products you can treasure hunt.

我在這裏找到自己bespoke香水,摯愛的玫瑰香味難以忘懷。

My bespoke perfume! My all time favourite rose.

行累了可到 Vintage Heaven 的 Cake Hole 吃下午茶。

Check out the Cake Hole in the Vintage Heaven for an afternoon tea after a long walk!

店內還有售賣大量 Vintage 的餐具。

A variety of vintage tableware you can find.

每一件餐具也精挑細選。

The fine selection of the shop – every tableware counts.

整條街道就是很好看的人,很酷。

Spot for cool and good-looking people along the street!

星期日街中央是 Flower Market,價錢不貴;所以很多人前來買花,人頭湧湧。

There is a Flower Market in the centre of the street on Sundays. Busy yet affordable.

市集的花很美。

Beautiful selection in the market.

這裏好像花海,行完Flower Market 再行 Vintage 小店,真正享受人生。

The meaning of enjoying life – a tour of the Flower Sea and vintage shops.

如果有一點肚餓,可步行至Brick Lane 的Beigel Bake 吃 Salt Beef Beigel,價錢是 Oxford Street “Selfridges” 的 1/2,難怪大排長龍!

I’d recommend you for a bite at Brick Lane’s Beigel Bake if you feel like hungry in the middle. 1/2 of the Salt Beef Beigel you can find at “Selfridge” at the Oxford Street. Guess you can tell if it’s a bargain from the queue!

Salt Beef 每日新鮮自製,一件一件放在 Beigel Bread 內,很多汁及嫩口。

Freshly made every day – Salt Beef on the beigel bread. Juicy and yummy.

 

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Banqueting House, Whitehall – 一睹 Peter Paul Rubens 真跡

Banqueting House, Whitehall – Appreciating the Masterpiece of Peter Paul Rubens

 

除了到 Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace & Tower of London,很多人不知道這座是一級的歷史建築。它是 Palace of Whitehall 唯一完整保留下來的一部份,標誌著英國建築史上新古典主義(neo-classical) 的興起。

Except Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace & Tower of London, have you ever visited another grade A world-class heritage architecture which is mostly missed by many tourists?

Make a trip to the Banqueting House, Whitehall – the only remains of the Palace of Whitehall which is significant to the emergence of the neo-classicalism in the history of the British architecture.

Peter Paul Rubens 真跡: The Apothesis of James I。

The authentic artwork of Peter Paul Rubens: The Apothesis of James I.

Rubens 的天花。

The ceiling of Rubens.

Charles I  的寶座。

The throne of Charles I.

整個宴會廳是可供租售作宴會場地。

The ballroom is available for booking for events and banquets.