london: day 1 & 2

After many delays (an impromptu strike at the Reykjavik airport and circling Heathrow for an hour), we arrived in London very tired and a few hours later than planned. It basically meant that all we wanted was to shower, eat something and sleep. And for our first meal: fish and chips, of course. Nothing fancy (we were in no shape to be in public for a long time), so we went to The Laughing Halibut since it was close to our hotel in Westminster. I had the haddock and chips which was surprisingly not greasy at all.
The next day, we began with a ridiculous meat-laden breakfast at Hawksmoor Spitalfields. Below is the Hawksmoor breakfast for two, a take on the traditional full English breakfast. So good, but so heavy. We walked it off in the Old Spitalfields Market and nearby Brick Lane where there were two Sunday markets happening. 
2 fried eggs, smoked bacon chop, pork/beef/mutton sausages, bury black pudding, short rib bubble & squeak, grilled bone marrow, grilled mushrooms, roast tomatoes, dripping toast
Trotter baked beans

The Laughing Halibut
38 Strutton Ground
London, U.K

Hawksmoor Spitalfields
157 Commercial St.
London, U.K


  1. that looks intense.... yet yummy!

  2. That breakie does look insane!

  3. It was guys, Joe went to town, but I seriously couldn't eat too much of it. It was freakin' delicious though!