Since we were in London on a Friday to get our visas renewed, we decided to make a night of it. After a full day at the visa office (it is a simple process but it does take about 3 hours) we headed to our hotel in Finchley. We stayed at the Glenlyn Guest House due to high prices in London for the weekend, and while it isn't my style of hotel it did the job and was close to a tube station.
We decided to go to Camden for the night since it was only a few stops away and let me tell you, we had a BLAST. Camden is very eclectic and far from pretentious. If you ever visit, go to these three bars, in this order:
Originating in Scotland, this pub is the perfect place to start the night if you are a beer lover. I started with the Russian Doll flight and it was delicious. Yummy beers paired with incredibly unhealthy but delicious, and seemingly southern foods, you can't go wrong. Try the Fried Green Tomato Burger before the menu changes! Ranked #7 out of 1177 nightlife choices in London on TripAdvisor...you can't go wrong here!
The Blues Kitchen
Had we known how cool this place was, we would have made a reservation so we could have sat and enjoyed the music! We arrived around 9:45 and stood and waited for the live band to start at 10:30. While they were really great, we couldn't bring ourselves to continue paying 5.50 for Flying Dog bottled beers ($9 for an American Beer). Definitely would return for a fun night out!
World's End Pub
This pub was a cool place to end the night. From what I can remember, the music was perfect. A stream of Jimi Hendrix, Creedance, Rolling Stones, The Doors, and Led Zeppelin made for a great soundtrack. Look up the history of this pub...pretty darn interesting, and scary.
Natural History Museum
The next morning, after discovering the Northern Line was closed, we eventually made our way down to the Natural History Museum and spent the day perusing the different zones and the many, many rocks. This is a great way to spend a few hours in London for free!
The two days we had in London were complete bliss. Good beer, good music, being silly and wandering around famous museums. Oh and getting approved for another year in England. I mean what's better than that??
But honestly....why would they not want these two awesome people for another year? (yes, this was on the last tube home)
Happy Friday y'all!!