It’s the last night of the honeymoon.
Monty Python Musical at Palace Theatre
It ended on a high note, watching the Monty Python musical at West End.
In spite of the lousy weather, bad (British) food and a third-world standard subway, I can’t get enough of London. There’s so much to see and do. I love London for her culture, the British accent, and good looking people. Certainly I would love to base myself in London as an expatriate if I could but London isn’t a place for those who couldn’t afford it.
English Bar Food @ Shakespeare’s Head in Carnaby
Speaking about food, I gave traditional English bar/pub food a chance. Even at the better ones, it’s easy to get tired of it very quickly. Unlike in Spain, for three nights in a row, we opted for Asian food at the Chinatown in Leicester (pronounced as Lack-ster, not Lay-chest-er) Square.
梁山好漢 – 忠義堂
One of the best food we had, was at this place called “梁山好漢”. It’s a Taiwanese restaurant, but it serves rather authentic Chinese cuisine (including mainland-style dishes). Yes, it’s got 水滸伝-themed decor.
Dinner @ 梁山好漢
Even by our picky Singaporean taste-buds, it’s rather good. We went back for a second time.
One thing I do miss about home is our food culture. It’s so taken for granted.
The day before, we visited two museums: The British Museum and the Cartoon Museum, and also a trip to Stonehenge and Bath.
I thought the monoliths were supposed to be bigger.
Ancient Roman Bath
The greenish, steaming pool looks like +2 Rad per second.
The British Museum is SOP tourist activity. It’s an awesome vault containing the treasures that the British Empire looted when it was a global superpower. Very impressive and educational. I’ll take weeks to fully appreciate the wealth of knowledge.
The Cartoon Museum
The Cartoon Museum is just a stone throw away from the British Museum. Though it’s a humble establishment, there’s still stuff to see if you’re a fan of comics.
British cartoon icons: Gnasher, Andy Capp and Florie
There’s even a comics shop near the museum, just around the corner. In fact, it’s on the side of the street facing the British Museum.
It’s a rather good comics shop.
But of course, it’s hard to rival the institution – Forbidden Planet.
This establishment should be able to satisfy your fanboy needs. (And for Eurotakus, you can get pretty good stuff here too – but I wouldn’t go Europe to look for manga/anime). There’s a pretty good selection of Doctor Who stuff.
You go to Europe to look for stuff like this:
Fallout 3: Brotherhood of Steel Power Armour Standee
The Fallout 3 standee isn’t a cardboard cut-out. It’s a 3D (life-sized?) model standing at the games section of Zavvi – a music/video/books retail chain much like Virgin and HMV.
Now my concern for tomorrow is the baggage. I hope our luggage isn’t excessively overweight.