Thursday, June 28, 2012

Literary London – 23June 2012

London currently has an outdoor art exhibition with fibreglass replicas of the iconic London phone box dotted around the capital, all decorated differently.

We decided to combine a Dickens themed walk with phone-box hunting and discovered a lot of interesting things about Dickens, as well as passing by places his friends lived. When we reached Rules Restaurant, just before Covent Garden, we found that apart from being the oldest restaurant in the UK, it had been a favourite eatery for many famous people, including Charles Dickens.

We decided we would dine where they dined, and would thoroughly recommend the experience. The staff were very attentive, the food was absolutely delicious, and beautifully presented. The old-world atmosphere of the restaurant, was a total contrast to the hustle and crowds of nearby Covent Garden.

We found the highest concentration of replica phone boxes around Covent Garden. With all the patriotic bunting still on show, it made us realise how colourful the icons of London/UK are.

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