London Calling

Tomorrow I’m off to London for five days of learning, sight-seeing and shows. Tonight we had a sort of Last Supper as my friends JW and April, who are staying with me, will have left Barcelona by the time I return from the U.K.

We started off in Plaza Rius i Taulet, my favourite plaza in all of Gracia.

At Can Punyetes, a local Catalan restaurant, we were too early (at 8:35 p.m.) so we came back at 9:00 p.m. JW had a lovely 3 Euro bottle of red wine.

April and I tried the grilled chicken breast and baked potato with alioli, a sauce made with garlic and mayonnaise.

JW and April found a great Italian gelato place on Gran de Gracia. April calls it the “Cherub Place” as it is decorated with Italian cherubim. After dinner we sampled the mango, lemon and coconut gelato. The cones look like flowers.

It’s been so lovely to have their company and to show them around my Barcelona. It’s a much better city once you get off Las Ramblas!

What should I absolutely not miss in London?


  1. I love the South Bank – start at Waterloo bridge with the London Eye, then wander around the foyer of the Festival hall and see the view from the upper floor bar.Then walk along the south bank to the Tate modern (free) and if you can, take in a Shakespeare play at the Globe theatre. Then you could take a ferry along the river and skip from the Tate Modern to the Tate Britain if you can face any more art and culture.

  2. I am missing all the great ice cream now that I am back in Texas. Not that there aren't good ice cream places here but it is not as pretty or as exotic as the cherub place. 🙂 -april

  3. @HeatherThanks for your great tips for London. I didn't get a chance to see nearly as much as I had hoped as I was in London for a week long course and it was intensive. So I've made a wish list of places to visit for my next visit and will take DP with me. Perhaps we'll see "Wicked" which I enjoyed enormously.@AprilI miss having you here. At least your gelato stays on the blog as a lovely reminder of your visit!

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