Friday, December 2, 2016

Day 8 - Cook breakfast -> Portobello Road Market -> Papa John's Pizza Lunch -> Convocation at London School Economics -> Dinner at Hare & Tortoise -> Watch Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

Today was my son’s graduation at London School of Economics and that was main highlight for today.
So we did not venture far. After breakfast, we walked to Portobello Road Market, about 15mins walk from the bnb.

As it was a weekday, Friday, there are not many people at the Market. It claimed to be the world’s largest antiques market with over 1,000 dealers
selling every kind of antique and collectible. Visitors flock from all over the world to discover one of London’s best loved landmarks which contains
the most extensive selection of antiques in Britain. Besides antiques, one can find food, pastries and confectionery here too.

Enroute to Market. Typical colourful Victorian London houses with basement. Houses like this is a common sight in London. Some were
even converted to small hotels


When we visited the market, most of the stalls were still being set up. Colourful Products that were sold at the market.

The Portobello Road Market










The Portobello Road Market

All Saints Notting Hill Church of England near Portobello Road Market

Back at bnb, it was shower time. We bought pizza (GBP11.95) from across the road from Papa John for lunch. Then we dressed up time before we hailed
an UBER to LSE to attend the graduation ceremony.
London School of Economics






Around LSE


After the graduation ceremony and photo sessions, our son bought us to to Hare & Totorise , Brunswick to have early dinner.
The restaurant was near Brunswick Shopping Mall. It is a small-chain Japanese canteen for sushi, ramen and rice dishes.
In other words, asian hawker fare.
We were watching Wicked Muscial in the evening.
Yaki Udon - Wok-fried smooth white udon noodles with prawns, squid, char siu pork, naruto, crab sticks, Chinese mushrooms, carrots,
onions and beansprouts.. It was tasty. GBP 8.40

Char kuay Teow. Very good. GBP7.80

Ebi Katsu Curry - Deep-fried king prawns in panko breadcrumbs with thick Japanese curry sauce, served with steamed rice. GBP8.40

Tori Gyoza GBP 3.80

Curry rice

Enjoyed the meal very much though simple. The taste was pretty authentic.
Spent a brief moment at Brunswick Shopping Mall (near Russell Station), window shopping and bought some GAP clothings for my nephew before taking
subway from Russell Square Station to Victoria

Inside Victoria Station, another very busy station.


Apollo Victoria Theatre

Our tickets

Inside the theatre

After the show, we took a direct bus outside the theatre all the way to bnb.
End of Day8

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