Semi-Solo Adventure to London – Part 3 (V&A Museum, Camden Market, Cereal Killer Cafe & Four Seasons Duck)

Hello there!

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I’m finally onto part 3 of the journey! *pats back to myself* :)
One thing that London brings is the different museums that you could visit. They have many museums, both paid and free.

My dear friend Kristie had lessons that morning, so I headed to the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum that is near where she was. The area, South Kensington, is also known to two other museums – Natural History Museum & Science Museum which I visited at a later date. Admissions to all three museums are free, except for specific exhibitions.

The V&A Museum is a museum of arts and design – ranging from architecture, statues, textiles, etc.  The museum is huge – it took me about 2 hours plus and I don’t think I’m even half done. There’s just too much to see, I think it’ll take me days to run through each exhibition thoroughly.

One of my favourite in this place is the cafe and the garden outside. The cafe is so beautiful, leaves me in awe.

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There are many food & drinks to choose from. Eventually, I settled for a wrap that comes with 2 side dishes – couscous and coleslaw, with a mocha, all for £10 (S$18).

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Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A)
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
Opens daily 10:00 – 17:45; Friday 10:00 – 22:00
Tube station: South Kensington (served by Picadilly line, Circle line and District line)
https://www.vam.ac.uk/

And then when Kristie was done, she brought me to Camden Market; a place filled with food, shops and places for your #ootd

Since it was after lunch, we only got 2 snacks to try. Mac & Cheese (£6, S$10.80), Halloumi Fries (£6, S$10.80) and also a cup of matcha latte (£3, S$5.50) .to warm me up in the cold weather.

I’ve seen a few articles talking about Halloumi fries before coming to this place. And in my own opinion, it’s good for sharing – gets a little too much for two people.

Camden Market
Camden Lock Place, London NW1 8F
Opens daily 10:00 – late
Nearest Tube Station: Camden Town

Further Camden Market, is another market called ‘Stable Market’. Stable market has lots of antiques and vintage stuff. Kristie wanted to try the Cereal Killer Cafe & so here we are. As the name goes, this cafe serves all sorts of cereals; and I meant all sorts. You can order your own mix or order from their existing cocktail mix.

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The deco was like a game house. It even had a free street fighter game machine for you have a try.  I ordered the Chocopotomus and Kristie had unicorn poop. For my Chocopotomus it was about  (£4.10, S$7.40).

Cereal Killer Cafe
Mezz 2, Camden Stable Market
Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH
Opens daily 9.30am – 7pm
Website: http://www.cerealkillercafe.co.uk/

And after Camden, we went to Chinatown! I’ve heard lots of recommendations from my friend to try the four seasons duck when in London. For the both of us, we ordered a duck, steamed egg, vegetable and a soup; it cost about  (£60, S$108). Couldn’t finish the duck so we take-away and had it for one of our suppers as left-overs.

And my verdict on the duck? I probably wouldn’t come back and eat it – the duck is really fatty and juicy but to me, it’s pretty normal. I guess, to each to its own.

Four Seasons Chinese Resturant
12 Gerrard Street, Chinatown
London W1D 5PR
Opens
Sunday: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Monday – Thursday: 12:00 noon – 11:30pm
Friday – Saturday: 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight
Website: http://www.fs-restaurants.co.uk/

And how can we not end the night with dessert? Kristie knows this pretty good gelato place and we headed there to end off the night :)

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And that’s the end of Part 3.
The next part will be my experience attending my first Hillsong colour conference!

Thanks for reading & feel free to check-in or let me know if you’ve got any questions.

Love,
Raine

[Post contributed by Raine Ong]

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