Saturday morning in London and I woke up famished, it doesn’t occur to me frequently (as a matter of fact I am one of these people who can go on without breakfast). But when it does it’s bad and immediate action must be taken! ‘Where are the pancakes’ I asked the waiter at the breakfast buffet after looking every single corner of the long table, only to realise there were no pancakes on offer. I picked up some croissants with strawberry jam and sat down the table patiently waiting for my cappuccino…
An hour later and since the croissants and the jam weren’t sweet enough for my sweet tooth, we decided to head over the hood in search of the Instagram famous ‘Where the pancakes are‘ place, which I have to say did not disappoint us at all! Despite thinking that I will only have pancakes, as soon as I read the menu I wanted to have everything-savoury pancakes and sweet pancakes and hot chocolate and a cappuccino. My stomach and eyes went crazy!
With plenty of options on the menu, and back and forth decisions in my head, I eventually went for the banana chocolate, because is there anything quite as good as this combination? The buttermilk pancakes were soft, fluffy, delicious and the melted chocolate on top sent me to heaven! We also got the hummingbird pancakes-which is the most commonly Instagrammed ones. The cream on top was so good but I think they got a 10 out of 10 for their presentation and only!
Definitely worth a visit if you ever happen to be around Southwark Bridge Road and find yourself in need of a heavenly made, sweet, lunch break.
We then proceeded with a visit to the Tate Modern, I had strategically planned to follow a particular rout from the Borough Market up until the London Eye, visiting these two places in between. Tate Modern is not everyone’s cup of tea but if you are not into arts, and I must admit that I don’t get everything, then go to the top floor to admire the London views. Quite spectacular!
Being back in London felt as if there hasn’t been a day since I moved away. I suddenly remembered all the streets and routes I used to follow and I felt ‘at home’. If you would ever tell me this back in 2012, I would have never believed you. But it’s so damn true. I missed the city and I was so glad to be back!
Here’s to my next visit!
At this point I would like to thank the Caledonian Sleeper train service team for organising such a superb weekend for us in London. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Natbee’s.