Posted by Kanga. Please do not reblog.
If you have followed our travels previously, you should know that we tend to wander around neighborhoods just to see what we can see, instead of following a typical tourist itinerary filled with museums and touristic sights. We stayed in Whitechapel, but did not bother with the Jack the Ripper tour.
This trip was heavily influenced by the fact that Daddybird has been following the Spitalfields Life blog, so many of the buildings and places we sought out are historical places mentioned in that blog.
We wandered into the Shoreditch neighborhood and happened upon St. Leonard’s Church which had a sign announcing a carol service that evening at 6 pm, so we made a point of coming back in time for a bit of Christmas music.
Daddybird’s itinerary included buildings like the one above which was the first coffee shop back when coffee was the new, exotic drink.
What have we been eating? (surely you wonder about this) Our breakfasts have been English, but all other meals have ranged from Turkish to Pakistani to American. I generally don’t drink soda/pop/cola (whatever you call it), so having a root beer float was a pretty fantastic blast from the past.
I had not had fried chicken and waffles before, but now I understand. I understand.
See Day 1 pictures here. (129 photos)
See Day 2 pictures here. (89 photos, 3 videos)
See Day 3-5 pictures here. (131 photos)