Sunday, December 4, 2016

Day 9 - Chinatown -> Piccadilly circus -> Little Venice -> Dinner at New Fortune Cookie Chinese Restaurant

From Westminister, we took the tube to Russell Square.
Initially, my son wanted to let us try the Korean food but unfortunately, the restaurant was closed.
After walking round and round, he decided to have lunch at Giotto Italian. Worst meal in London. It also did not looke appettising.
Amount was pathetic and taste of the spagetti was ordinary.

The amount is so pathetic, enough for a very small eater

Italian. Total bill was GBP53.50.

After lunch, we made our way to Russell Station to go to Chinatown. Enroute, passed by the British Museum.
British Museum - admission is free and the museum has a great deal of history to tell.

We walked through Russell Square which was a park and garden

London Chinatown - pretty nice place, much better than that in San Francisco, at least it is clean, looks new and colourful.
There were many people here today and it made the place lively and vibrant. Many Chinese and Cantonese eateries are available here.

The Piccadilly circle was very near to Chinatown, just round a corner. It was very crowded here.
Piccadilly Circus is a busy square in the heart of London. It is famous for the fountain that was installed
here at the end of the nineteenth century and for the neon advertising that turned the square into a miniature
version of Times Square.

At the center of the Circus stands the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain. It was built in 1893 to commemorate Lord Shaftesbury, a philanthropist known for his support of the poor.
The seminude statue on top of the fountain depicts the Angel of Christian Charity but was later renamed Eros after the Greek god of love and beauty. The fountain was made in
bronze, but the statue is made of aluminum, at the time a novel and rare material.

After Piccadilly Circle, we visited Little Venice. To my disappointment, it did not look like Venice at all.
It was quite a river covered with algae. Would not recommend visiting this place.

We then walked to Paddington Station and lingered a while there before making our way to New Fortune Cookie Chinese Restaurant at Queensway
This was our second visit and we really enjoyed the food very much!
Stirred Fried garlic Kailan

Steamed salted, century and normal eggs - so so only

My son's favourite claypot tofu


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