London: our favorites in 2017

Time flies and London2ofakind is already 1 year old! No better idea to celebrate our baby blog than digging into our first year of discoveries. Restaurants, galleries, bar, pop up, musical, exhibition, walks in the borough, we love London, its diversity and its permanent renewal. It’s a hard choice to select our favorite addresses but also a good exercice and definitely an emotional moment to remember everything we shared the two of us. We hope you will like our – utterly partial – list and we can’t wait to discover which is you preferred place.

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Tea time at Bronte restaurant, Strand, Trafalgar Square

Bronte restaurant, Trafalgar Square, London

Not so easy to find a charming but relaxing place in the thrilling Trafalgar Square…but we were not afraid by the challenge. Previously, we had confess our admiration for the UK designer Tom Dixon, that’s why when Charlotte has heard the Bronte (not a tribute to the Victorian poetess but to the Admiral Nelson, earl of Bronte, who has his status standing nearby) was the bar and restaurant opened in July 2016, designed by him, we haven’t hesitated too much…. Hopefully, we haven’t been disappointed at all. On this Saturday afternoon, we chose the Afternoon Tea, an exquisite and generous selection at £24. One of the best we have tried until now. High quality ingredients in the finger sandwichs, delicious selection of “petits fours” (lemon tart, eclair, cheesecake, chocolate mousse…) but above all the perfect recipe of scones. With its golden and copper reflects, the lights are welcoming and refined at the same time. For once, you have a lot of room between each table and few stairs on the left, 3 curtains here and there helps to create a cosy atmosphere and an out of time moment. And as an image is worth a thousand words…look at ours pics below.

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Picture, a must-try Bib gourmand restaurant in Fitzrovia

If you’ve been living in London for a while, you have probably already heard of Picture, an independent restaurant created by 3 friends who had worked before within Michelin-starred restaurants. Rewarded by the Bib gourmand since 2014, Picture is a successful bet with 2 addresses in Fitzrovia and Marylebone. We had a beautiful diner 2 days ago in the first one. Thanks to, we chose the 6 courses Menu with a cocktail for £35. if you can find the decoration  refined and very (too?) simple for this place, the plates are far more interesting and that’s what matters. You will see below the menu of the day and the pics of the mains. They speak for themselves. Mouth-watering dishes, selected ingredients, very aesthetic presentation, and above all a great consistency in terms of realization, both for the appetizers and the desserts. We were very impressed by the Venison bites we had as a nibble to accompany our Bellini Rhubarb:  crunchy outside, melting inside with the marinated meat and a thick but fine white sauce. One of the other surprising recipe was the smoked crisp pork, presented like a small Opera cake. A very interesting mixte of textures, perfectly balanced by the acidity of the Grany Apple beside. We loved it! Conclusion: a perfect romantic diner with no false steps from the beginning to the end and a surprise in every bite. And special thanks to our waiter, he was very caring.

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The new LEGO store, Leicester square.

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The new LEGO store just opened (17th of November) in London, on Leicester square, and it’s definitely worth the visit! Imagine…the largest LEGO store in the world, definitely more than a store, a true experience. For your Christmas presents, to be the best mummy in the world, or simply to admire a fantastic “LEGO Big Ben”, you don’t need a special reason to pop in.

Depuis le 17 Novembre dernier, LEGO, le géant danois de la brique de construction qu’on ne présente plus, a ouvert une boutique sur Leicester square. Continue reading “The new LEGO store, Leicester square.”