We spent four days last weekend in London - there is soooo much to see there, we barely scratched the surface. We stayed with our friends Heather & Jake in their tiny studio flat. They showed us around and we had fun hanging out with them & their friends. On Saturday we took a Hop On Hop Off bus tour, which was a great way to see the city, hear some history and get the layout of the sights (it also included a river cruise on the Thames). After our bus tour we spent a few hours touring Westminster Abbey - it's amazing, definitely a 'must-do' when in London. I took loads of pictures throughout the day, so it was hard to choose just a few to share (so I shared lots) - but keep scrolling down to hear about the awesome place we went for dinner.
We met up with Heather & Jake in Hyde Park, then walked to one of their favourite places: Comptoir Libanais. It was a funky little cafe-style Lebanese restaurant with the majority of meals under 10£.
It was tough to decide (because everything sounded good) but I ended up choosing the chicken kafta - minced chicken flavoured with lots of fresh herbs that's been grilled over charcoal and served with saffron rice. It was super-flavourful and I really enjoyed it, especially with a bit of spicy harissa. Trevor had a tagine with chicken, olives & preserved lemon that looked pretty tasty too. We picked up some baklava to-go and ate it as we made our way to the theater. It was buttery and delicious, but almost more like shortbread than the baklava I'm used to. I don't get to eat Lebanese food often, so I'm really glad we got to try this place.