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.


Barbican

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