Sunday, January 22, 2017

Toff's of Muswell Hill

This is an award winning chippy and has been voted as the best fish and chips shop in the UK

Waiting to be served

Why am I so fascinated by fish and chips, one may ask.

Eating fish and chips always remind me of the days when I used to eat with my fingers in the paper that they were wrapped with salt and vinegar. They were the cheapest decent  meal I can get during my student days in England.

Muswell Hill

Muswell hill is a suburb of north London. We came here for lunch at the famous local chippy, Toff's.

We took the tube to Highgate Station

Coming out of the tube station

We took a bus up the hill

Muswell Hill Broadway

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Cock Lane

This is the second Cock Lane I came across

Yours truly in Aylesbury, 1988

Museum of London

This museum documents the history of London from prehistoric to modern times.

She came from Exeter to meet us 

Marble head of Serapis

There is not much to see here. I would not recommend this place unless you really have no place to go

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

St Bartholomew-the-Great

This church was founded in AD 1123 by the monk Rahere. It claims to be the  oldest church in London. St Bartholomew was one of the Twelve Apostles.

The St Bartholomew's Gatehouse

The west door entrance

St Bartholomew with his skin, Exquisite Pain
He was believed to be skinned alive for spreading his faith

Rahere's Tomb

The Risen Christ
Christ being raised
from the dead
dieth no more
death hath no more
dominion over him

Signing the visitors' book

This church was featured in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love and Robin Hood Prince of Thieves amongst others.


We took the tube from Earl's Court to Barbican.

November 2012

Where is Barbican?

We thought of robbing the train

We were in Barbican, finally

Breakfast in Blackbird

After checking into our hotel in Earl's Court, we went to Blackbird for breakfast.

Full English Breakfast