FFG Travels: New Road Hotel, Whitechapel, East London

I’ve had a lot of requests lately for a greater variety in pricing for hotels that I share, specifically in London. As your wish is my command, here’s one that fits into the “bargain” category in The Big Smoke. The words “bargain” and “London” don’t often fit well together. In my experience, the end result is actually pretty scary. But,…
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Introducing Keanu… My first car in London, the good, the bad and …

Last year, after sixteen years of calling London “home,” I decided it was time to bite the bullet and get my drivers license in the UK. Now, keeping in mind I’d been driving in the USA since I was 15, this all seemed a bit ridiculous. Why wait so long? All my friends back at home thought I was crazy,…
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FFG Eats: Donnelly’s in Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen SE1

Over the past six months, I have found myself hanging around the SE postcodes in London a lot more than I would have ever anticipated. While this is mostly down to personal reasons, I’ve also noticed an increase in the number of restaurant invites coming from this side of town. There’s no need to say “it’s having a boom time,”…
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FFG Eats: Abuelo, Covent Garden, London

Walking in the front door of Abuelo in London, you won’t be the first to stop and ask where you’ll find the main dining room. You’re looking at it. The small space, that seats no more than about 15, is intimate to say the least, but designed to reflect the concept of eating in an actual home. One family sized…
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Fancy a faberge egg for lunch?

I’m currently on the hunt for the perfect Easter Egg for Mr. FFG. It’s not an easy task and I certainly have my pick in London when it comes to chocolate offerings. But, I received an interesting invitation, last week, that made me rethink my options as being only sugary sweet. The Ritz London and Faberge had asked me for…
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