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London Tutankhamun and Dining Trips!

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A January 2008 trip to London by Slug

Tutankhamun Exhibition Photo, London, England More Photos
Quote: A trip to the Tutankhamun exhibition.

Sahara Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Reasonable and Authentic Taste of Morocco in London"

Sahara Restaurant Photo, London, England
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The Sahara Restaurant on Hereford Street, W2 is a nice eating choice in the Bayswater area of London. The Sahara is an authentic and friendly Moroccan place, with a Tapas bar in the cellar, and the main Moroccan restaurant on the ground floor. I chose to dine in the latter.I was impressed with the choice of food. Before I started my meal, I was served with a nice traditional flat bread with dips of Harrassa (spicy Moroccan sauce), olive oil and olives. For those on a budget, this makes for a pleasant starter in itself. There were around 10 starters to choose from, and I chose the goats cheese encased in Filo pastry, and drizzled with pomegranate sauce. I enjoyed my fresh tast...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 29, 2008

Sahara Restaurant
39 Hereford Road
London W2 4AB
+44 20 77920770

Mabel's Tavern

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Attraction | "Mabels, Great for Good Beer and Close To Kings Cross"

Mabel's Tavern Photo, London, England
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Anyone traveling to the north of London will be used to Kings Cross train station. If, like me, you have an employer determined to make the best value, you may just find yourself an hour or so away from a designated train, and keen to find a respectable drinking hole within reasonable distance from the station.Unfortunately, although there is much ongoing regeneration, the area around Kings Cross is still very grotty, and the only pubs along the main street are either places for sex pick up, or huge cavernous student bars. I’m personally too young and moralistic for the one, and too old for the latter. However, just a little way from Euston station, and perhaps about 7 minutes...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 29, 2008

Mabel's Tavern
9 Mabeldon Place
London WC1H 9AZ
+44 20 73877739

Maharaja Indian Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Very Poor Attitude to this Maharaja!"

Maharaja Indian Restaurant Photo, London, England
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"No! I cannot take a drinks order until you have ordered your food." The rather harsh statement from the waiter was directed at a startled group of Spanish tourists, obviously spending a little too long in deciding upon their order. Sitting at the next table, I had a ringside seat of the entertainment. Flustered, one of the group tried to explain that this was the first time most of them had eaten Indian food and they wanted a little time to decide their order. Did our waiter act with sympathy and allow them a drink to accompany their struggle with the menu? No, he decided to bark out choices for them. Fortunately, one of the group with the best English,...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on November 27, 2008

Maharaja Indian Restaurant
50 Queensway
London W2 3RY
+44 20 7727 1135

Golden Dragon

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Restaurant | "Golden Dragon (The)"

Golden Dragon Photo, London, England
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During our recent visit to London, we realised it had been a while since we had visited the largest British China Town in Soho. It didn’t take us long to decide to hunt down a good quality and reasonably priced restaurant in the area. I‘m guessing that the London China Town is pretty much like any other China Town in the world; busy streets, bright lights, Chinese signs, and lots of restaurants to choose from. We decided to stop at the Golden Dragon on Gerrard Street W10. As it’s near the front of the China Town entrance (just spot the pagoda), this is an area busy with tourists. Unfortunately, an abundance of tourists generally means lazy and poor dining, but we spotted the Golden Dragon wi...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 5, 2008

Golden Dragon
28-29 Gerrard St.
London, England
020 7734 2763

Tutankhamun Exhibition Photo, London, England
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An exhibition of King Tutankhamun’s treasures (called Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs) is in London’s o2 arena until the end of August 08. It then goes to the US and the Dallas Museum of Art until 2009. As old King Tut doesn’t visit our shores that often, we decided to take a visit.We bought our ticket a couple of months before our visit. Make sure you book ahead, as tour groups snap up the weekend tickets in particular. Likewise, you can avoid some of the worst queues by opting for an early viewing. It might be nice to have a lie in, but believe me; it’s worth it to avoid the snaking queues of midday. At £20 ($40) a ticket at weekends, you should give yourself the best shot o...Read More