^Trafalgar square under renovation

It was quite chilly in London at the end of October. And there were renovations being done around the city, particularly Trafalgar square. First order of business was picking up the London Pass we bought online from the physical store. It was behind the National Portrait Gallery, one of the buildings surrounding Trafalgar square. Below photo shows my shot of the NP gallery building and hubby with me in the frame taking a picture. 😉

We set out early, and we didn’t opt for breakfast at the hotel because we wanted to eat as much as we can all around the city (unfortunately, did’t work out as expected hehe). Here are some of the food stops we had.

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My photo (left) and hubby’s photo where I got into the frame (right).

The pick up shop was a bit busy that day, we did some wait and bought some souvenirs since they have an assortment of different trinkets there. We then set off to find a place to eat. The street at the back of the NPG happened to be a strip of restaurants, patisseries, and candy stores. Much to my hunger, we opted for the very first restaurant we found there. One that’s called La Chandelle.

breakfast street
Just behind the National Portrait Gallery

I had the veggie version of their English breakfast menu…bacon and sausages aren’t  included when you opt for this. Although I’m aware that a lot of people say that locals don’t really eat the full breakfast, what’s a tourist to do? I browsed through my London pass book as I dive fork by fork on eggs, beans, mushroom, and in between bites of hash browns and toast. I’m planning in my head how the day would be and where we would go. Of course, consulting the hubby if that’s ok. Then burp! The serving was enough, I’d say, the hash browns already made me full.

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gotta love mushrooms

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