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The Nag’s Head And Wagamama- Knightsbridge

Last night I walked probably the furthest I have in a very long time. Unfortunately I’m well known to live my life either in and out of my car or hopping off trains, if anyone even suggests walking somewhere longer than the end of the street with me, they are usually greeted with a very dirty look!

However, I’ve realised this isn’t a good way to be and so I’ve started a little health kick and have vowed to walk as much as possible (we’ll see how long this one lasts!). I have now begun walking from Waterloo to Covent Garden each morning which is a really pretty walk across Waterloo Bridge where you can see all of the London landmarks and takes you through theatre land, a part of town I particularly love.

So in the spirit of keeping healthy, when my friend suggested we meet up for a drink and a bite to eat near Hyde Park Corner, I thought I would ditch the crowds of the Piccadilly line and walk to meet her. I’m so glad I did as I walked for nearly two miles, past many London places of interest including: Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, The Ritz and Green Park all of which I rarely see because I’m always underneath it!

Once we met, my friend took me to the cutest little pub I’ve ever seen, called the Nags Head (no not from ‘Only fools and horses!’) off Kinnerton Street, which is on the left if you’re walking towards Knightsbridge from Hyde park. The pub was smaller than a living room with gorgeous ornaments and wall hangings decorating it and had very friendly staff. We sat outside at the front of the pub and enjoyed a drink in the evening sunshine. Drinks were reasonably priced for the area at £2 for a Coke and about £3.50 for a glass of wine. The venue seems to be a regular haunt for business men wanting a drink after work. I thoroughly recommend this quaint pub which looks more like it belongs in a country lane rather than the middle of the capital!

We got a little hungry so headed towards Knightsbridge for some dinner and decided upon Wagamama which is in the basement of Harvey Nichols. The restaurant was very quiet to what I’ve seen at other wagamama restaurants, which was a definitely plus, meaning that we ate our dinner in peace without being squashed on a bench with all the other customers.

The service was very prompt and the food was delicious! My friend had yaki soba which is a chicken and seafood noodle stir fry, whilst I had chicken tama rice which is stir fried chicken, with onions, mushroom and spring onion on a bed of rice. We shared duck dumplings with a cherry sauce to start, which were very moreish!

Overall, I really enjoyed the evening catching up with my friend and finding a few little gems along the way, I’ll definitely be spending some more time in this area in future 🙂

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