Upon arriving in London from the Luton airport (1 hour bus to Baker Street in the city), Marta was coming to meet me so I stopped for a coffee… at Pret a Manger, where I used to eat breakfast, lunch and/or a coffee every day during the work week. Normally I don’t like to go to chains I can go to in New York, but I was waiting for Marta and really wanted a coffee! The second she walked in, we were chatting like high school girls again, with so much to catch up on – sooo great to see her!
We dropped my stuff off at her flat (an adorable one bedroom in Notting Hil) – after nearly falling flat on my face on the Tube while trying to navigate my luggage and myself... Then the exploring began! We had a delicious brunch at a new restaurant in her neighborhood called Tom's and strolled down Portobello Road where there are many tourists but a few nice restaurants and bars.
Borough Market is one of the most amazing fresh food markets I've ever seen. It is easy to get lost there with so many people running around and so many booths distracting you with their specialties. TIP: The market closes around 5:15PM at which time many booths start heavily discounting their remaining goods. We got half price fresh mozzarella that was delicious!