In London, there’s no shortage of cheap eats for on the go that also taste great: pasties, kebabs, samosas, and traditional fish and chips among them. But with the popularity of cooking and restaurant shows on TV, why not stop in on some famous-name chefs the next time you’re in town? And with the money you’ll save on a New York Habitat vacation rental in London, make sure to leave plenty of room for dessert!
One of the most ubiquitous names in the food industry is Gordon Ramsay—and while he’s stuck in “Hell’s Kitchen” or fixing “Kitchen Nightmares” on television, his culinary empire is alive and kicking in London.
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is one example, located on Royal Hospital Road near the lovely Chelsea Embankment. This stylish and contemporary eatery was the chef’s first independently owned endeavor, garnering three Michelin stars, and is clearly still a labor of love. Consider a Chelsea accommodation to be able to run to this amazing restaurant every night!
The Narrow near Limehouse station offers Ramsay’s take on traditional British pub fare, with seasonal ingredients and modern twists on classic recipes. Perched on the Thames River, The Narrow also serves up some amazing panoramic views of London. The restaurant is located between East End and Canary Wharf.
Another well-known figure in the food industry is Jamie Oliver, also known to viewers as the Naked Chef. One of Oliver’s missions is to serve nutritional cuisine—that also tastes great—as a way to revamp school lunches for children. For adults, however, he has Barbecoa in the City, a recently opened restaurant near St. Paul’s that uses fire, wood, charcoal and smoke to recreate cooking techniques from around the world. Stay in a City flat to be close to the delightful tastes in the City of London!
Oliver’s famous Fifteen restaurant near Old Street station in vibrant Shoreditch (between Camden and Hackney) gives young apprentices from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to get hands-on kitchen and cooking training alongside a team of professional chefs. The scheme has proven so successful that Oliver opened two other Fifteen restaurants internationally, but the one in London is the original and, many argue, still the best.
To book a flat rental in London close to where you book a table, consider these New York Habitat apartments:
•A cute and impeccably clean 1-bedroom vacation rental on the ground floor of a mansion block in Kensington-Chelsea (LN-504). Located off King’s Road, this flat comes with a double bed, single sofa bed and laundry. Past customers proclaimed: “We had a wonderful time in [our London] apartment. It was just so lovely and clean and close to everything. We considered ourselves very lucky to have had such a great flat to stay in…”
•A 2-bedroom vacation accommodation in Kensington-Chelsea, London (LN-274) with contemporary furnishings. This flat can sleep three and is well located in the Knightsbridge section of the city.
•A spacious and stylish 1-bedroom rental accommodation in Tower Hamlets-Canary Wharf (LN-611) near Limehouse station. This elegant flat is in a modern development with elevator, under-floor heating, double bed and double sofa bed.
Make sure to enjoy London’s lively culinary arts—but if you’re really hungry for great deals, rent a New York Habitat vacation accommodation.
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