A ROCKIN’ HOTEL IN LONDON YOU NEVER WANT TO LEAVE

[London] — You could feel the early Christmas season in the electric air. It was 4:30 on a Friday and the place was packed in every direction you turned, shoulder to shoulder in most places, everyone dressed up a little more festive than other weeks of the year, smiling, toasting success. It was dark in center of the great grand lobby, ninety four green marble columns rising thirty feet into the air, each with a top hat of shiny acanthus leaves, in a Corinthian way. The whole place felt Corinthian. The whole place was buzzing, swaying to the silky jazz singer. It felt like pre-war London. In the center of this laughing mass rose a band stage, 360 degrees round and trimmed in thick wood

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THERE ARE MARKETS, THEN THERE IS BOROUGH MARKET

[London) — A perfect cloudy afternoon thing to do in London is to go walk among the stalls of Borough Market.  Tucked under a viaduct and carved out of various nooks and crannies, the Borough is just a great place to while away a morning, then head out to see other sites around central London. Go early and beat most of the crowds.  And make sure you check out Monmouth Coffee, some of the best coffee I’ve had.  The lines are long (for a reason) but their system moves you fast.  Grab a cup, have a walk ’round.    

SIMPLICITY DONE RIGHT

(London) — When you’re out and about in SoHo in London, look for these simple places. Fernandez & Wells. Nothing fancy, just a beautiful little shoebox of restaurants, with simple sandwiches and espresso. Dramatic simplicity at it’s best.

A TEMPLE TO WINE

(London) — A picture says a thousand words. Here are several pictures.  If you love wine, go here. Vinopolis  An incredibly well-designed Ode To Wine, tucked into the barrel vaults of a bridge, or whatever it is, in Bankside.…

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