It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, if you get the urge for a curry there will be no stopping you. Sometimes the thought of the entire world’s food delicacies, which can may we add all be found in London, become obliterated as the hungry curry addict searches for his fix.
It has to be said that if these strong curry urges were felt when in upmarket Chelsea, the Indian food lover would certainly be spoilt for choice about where to head to for their intense curry fix.
Take a look at three of the best Indian restaurants in Chelsea.
The Rasoi can be found at Lincoln Street, SW3.This award-winning restaurant is Michelin starred and serves extremely high quality food. Although top-notch Indian cuisine in the heart if Chelsea does come at a price and if you wanted to order the “Prestige” taster it would set you back £89.00 per person. This mind-bogglingly named dish consists of a banana wrapped mustard tilapia with aubergine artari cous-cous, mango-tellicherry pepper chicken plus white tomato mkhni with Goan cafreal rice!
Rasoi means kitchen in Indian, which is the most important room of an Indian household. Rasoi’s location certainly warrants the high regard of kitchens in India – in a 100-year-old Chelsea townhouse. You even have to ring the door bell in order to gain admittance.
From November 1 this year one of the best surviving bodies of work from the great Baroque Italian artist Giovani Bendetto Castiglione, will be on view at the Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace.
Artist, painter, printmaker and draughtsman, this multi-talented Italian was also credited as the inventor of the printmaking technique, mono typing. Castiglione was tremendously inventive and pioneering and would often come up with new techniques such as the oil sketch. Many of his painting and etchings were of a religious theme as was common with all the great artists during his lifetime (1609-1664).
One of Castiglione’s pet themes was Noah and the Arc. The Italian artist loved to paint and sketch animals and landscapes and became extremely proficient in that field.
Eights works of this genius and masterful craftsman are hanging in the Louvre Gallery in Paris. Luckily for the residents of London and anyone visiting the capital sometime soon who has an inkling to peek at the seventeenth century artist’s exceptional work, much of Castiglione’s art will be on display until next springtime at Her Majesty’s own art gallery adjoining Buckingham Palace.
The Queen’s Gallery but was opened as the as Gallery in 1962. This public gallery exhibits works of art from the Royal Collection on a rotating basis. Approximately 450 pieces of art are on display in the gallery at any one time.
“Remember, remember the fifth of November with gunpowder, treason and plot.” Yes we certainly remember story of Guy Fawkes caught red-handed with six barrels of gunpowder in the cellars below the Houses of Parliament in 1605. He was of course attempting to assassinate King James I and his punishment for this treasonable act was to be hung, drawn and quartered. If that gruesome and tortuous death wasn’t sufficient, Guy Fawkes has had centuries of being ceremoniously burnt alive as modern folk make effigies of him every year up and down the British Isles.
For centuries, November 5th has been a great British celebration even though the event has changed considerably over the years. Fireworks and bonfires are lit all over the country much to the delight of adults and children. While barely a city, town, village or hamlet can escape some kind of Bonfire Night festivity, nowhere are the celebrations more spectacular than in London.
Bonfire night tends to be celebrated at the weekend near to November 5 and this year it is safe to say that most of the best bonfires in London, and the country as a whole, will be lit on Saturday November 2.
Asides attending the likes of Beckenham, Morden or Kingston Fireworks Display, if you want to experience Bonfire Night in London with a difference, sail down the River Thames on a specially laid on Bonfire Night Cruise. The three-hour cruise leaves Westminster Pier at 18.30 hours and sails to Battersea to watch the famous annual Battersea Park Firework Display.
Some people just can’t get going in the morning without a coffee or two. Others need a midday pick-me-up to help drive away modern-life drowsiness. Coffee is a legal high for the masses. It’s society’s acceptable way of staying awake and on the ball. It has to be said that some coffee tastes better than others and some of the places that serve coffee are also superior to others.
According to research carried out in 2011, Londoners are more addicted than ever to their daily black coffee, latte, flat white or cappuccino. In order to whet the city’s seemingly collective caffeine addiction, there are 1,522 chain coffee shops in London, serving differing choices from around the world.
With such a phenomenal amount of coffee shops on their doorstep, where an earth do Londoners and visitors head to in order to get the best cup of coffee available?
Here’s three of the best coffee shops in London:
Kaffeine has been setting new standards of coffee making since it opened in 2009. An Australian/New Zealand collaboration, Kaffeine bases its coffee, loose-leaf teas and food on the popular and hospitable coffee shop culture of Australia and New Zealand.
Beans are roasted and ground on the premises and the coffee tastes as it is supposed to taste. The ambience inside this popular shop is bustling and friendly.
Kaffeine is located on Great Titchfield Street in the heart of Fitzrovia, just two minutes away from Oxford Circus.
Fratelli Deli, Chelsea
Fratelli Deli is a relatively small chain with less than a dozen shops around London. The Italian coffee served in Fratelli Deli is genuine and strong.
It is safe to say that Bethnal Green is a national boxing treasure chest filled with great British boxers. Over the years this East London district has carried a widespread reputation for conjuring up great and skilled fighters.
York Hall is considered to be the home of British boxing and was voted the 6th best boxing venue in the world. If you are a boxing fan and happen to be in the Tower Hamlets vicinity in early October, a superb night of boxing is promised at York Hall. On the evening of October 4, 2013, the ‘Night of Champions’ will take place at this British boxing hotspot.
This highly anticipated event will feature seven champions and four title fights including two world title fights. Former European welterweight champion, Michel “Phantom” Trabant, will be challenging for the vacant GBC World Middleweight (GWM) title. Co-headlining will be Jennifer Retzke verses Angel Mckenzie in the GBC female world welterweight title clash.
Malta’s “Super” Steve Martin will defend his WBU light welterweight title, which he won last year. The Irish light middleweight champion will also be defending his title won in July last year and which he successfully defended last October.
Luton’s former British, Commonwealth and world WBU lightweight champion, Graham “The Duke” Earl, will fight in the light welterweight division. South Londoner, Mark Prince will fight in a cruiserweight contest, whilst former English champion, Ryan Barrett will face Jan Balog in a welterweight contest.