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The best food trip in London

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What do you do when you are stressed? Some people say ‘Oh I’d just chill at home with a nice film and a glass of wine’. Ok it sounds tempting, but unfortunately it wouldn’t work for me. I’ve been in London for a few years and, as an international student, there is always huge stress involved in my life.


So, what do I do when I’m stressed? Look at the word ‘stressed’ carefully. If you read the word backwards, it becomes ‘desserts’ …Yes. As you guess, eating out is my stress-free action.


You may have heard of traditional British dishes such as fish & chips, bangers & mash and beef pie. However, London is well-known for its multiculturalism, so you can find a great variety of restaurants from all over the world around the city. In this blog, I would like to share some of my favourite venues and areas for eating out.


Piccadilly Circus

You’ll find a few restaurants in this area, but if you are a particularly big fan of Japanese food, I would recommend walking around – there are fine Japanese restaurants in Japan centre and London Mitsukoshi 5mins away from the station. Also there are few more authentic and cosmopolitan Japanese restaurants around St. James’s area (10-15mins walk towards Green Park station).


Leicester Square (China Town)

Feel like having Chinese? Then this is the right place to go! Each restaurant has a different style – Hong Kong style, traditional Chinese style, Taiwanese style etc. You’ll also find several good cafés where they serve an amazing bubble tea (traditional HongKong style drink with pearls).


Tottenham Court Road

Do you want a little bit of spiciness? In this area, you’ll find lots of Korean restaurants. Kimchi fried rice and Korean style hotpot would definitely warm you up. Be aware that some dishes are extremely spicy!




This area is well-known for Portobello Antique Market. If you walk around the market, you’ll find some Italian restaurants. I mean real Italian restaurants – guaranteed by some Italian friends. I sometimes wonder off in the area and hop in to a restaurant for a glass of fine wine and yummy olives.


Edgware Road

You’ll happen to see amazing aspects of Middle-Eastern culture in this area - several shisha cafés, Kebab takeaways and Lebanese, Indian and other Middle-Eastern restaurants etc. It’s the best place for hungry monsters in the night as there are quite few 24-hour places on the main street.


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