(20 Posts)
wingingit123 Sun 22-Oct-17 22:45:26

Good Evening, we are planning at 1 night trip to London Sunday afternoon to Monday evening. We are staying near tower bridge and are planning on going to the south bank/ borough market/ Bermondsey while we are there. Can anyone recommend anywhere to eat & drink we love tapas/ Spanish but will eat anything!

Also what to do the Monday day? We’ve done a lot of the touristy stuff so something different just people watching & wandering mainly

The tube are we best just using contactless?

Thank you

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yikesanotherbooboo Sun 22-Oct-17 22:52:09

Who makes up the group?
Barrafina is a fantastic tapas restaurant (s) we have been to the Adelaide St branch... no booking and small groups only .
Bus travel is quick and much more pleasant and interesting than tube . Contactless works very well; the places you have mentioned are all walkable anyway.

wingingit123 Sun 22-Oct-17 22:54:23

Thank you I’ll check out that tapas place, it’s me and DH a child free break

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JW13 Sun 22-Oct-17 23:05:02

Brindisa in Borough Market is a good Spanish restaurant. Padella is great for Pasta but you can’t book and there are often long queues. That’s borough market as well. Have a great trip!

wingingit123 Sun 22-Oct-17 23:41:28

Thank you we are definitely heading to Borough Market so I will have a look at them

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claptomania Sun 22-Oct-17 23:47:25

Maltby street market has several amazing Spanish places, and won't be far. Not as busy or expensive as Borough Market.

wingingit123 Mon 23-Oct-17 00:30:19

Thank you will put Maltby Street on my list

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CheckpointCharlie2 Mon 23-Oct-17 00:32:34

Yes! Go to Il Bordello in Wapping, only a few mins walk from Tower Bridge, maybe 15 mins. It's the best restaurant locally and DH and I love it! Sadly we don't live very near now.

AntiHop Mon 23-Oct-17 00:34:51

Greenwich is lovely to wander around. You can actually take a boat from Tower Bridge. There's a lovely market, cute shops and loads of food options. Plus the huge park.

AntiHop Mon 23-Oct-17 00:35:57

Oh yes and the museums in Greenwich eg cutty sark and maritime.

Bue Mon 23-Oct-17 00:41:16

@CheckpointCharlie2 I love Il Bordello! Never come across anyone else who knows it before smile My mum always stays in a flat in Wapping when she visits London, which is how we discovered it.

OP Brindisa at Borough Market is very popular and will fit the bill.

wingingit123 Mon 23-Oct-17 07:13:22

Thank you everyone

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claptomania Mon 23-Oct-17 07:48:28

Come back and tell us what you ate smile

LoniceraJaponica Mon 23-Oct-17 08:13:04

"The tube are we best just using contactless? "

Yes. It's so easy. Just make sure you have a contactless card each as you can't use the same card for 2 people. Also, don't forget to use the contactless point on the way out of the tube. In some stations it isn't obvious.

CheckpointCharlie2 Mon 23-Oct-17 11:41:20

Ooh bue yeay! DH took me back for my bday last year and I think it was the happiest night of my whole life! The smell, the (same) waiters and the bruschetta! I am drooling!

wingingit123 Tue 24-Oct-17 21:02:25

Thank you, looking forward to trying a few of the places

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FairyPenguin Tue 24-Oct-17 21:04:21

We ate at Lupins last month - like tapas but modern English rather than Spanish. Delicious.

FairyPenguin Tue 24-Oct-17 21:06:05

PS I would also recommend visiting Greenwich. It is lovely. Or try one of the London Walks if the Monday ones take your fancy.

HundredMilesAnHour Tue 24-Oct-17 21:13:36

* I love Il Bordello! Never come across anyone else who knows it before*

Bizarre. Il Bordello is well known by lots of people either living in E1/SE1 and/or working in the City. Must I preferred their earlier restaurant La Lanterna over near Butler's Wharf but they sold that and now just have Il Bordello.

If I was only in London for one night, I don't think I'd go to a good but bog-standard Italian when there are so many other options that are much less common outside London. For example, Macellaio on Union St if the OP wants Italian (much more modern, hip London with an excellent butchery and bakery).

Magpie24 Tue 24-Oct-17 21:41:42

Jose Pizarro for tapas. Enjoy!

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