Nitto ATP Finals

I have court side seats and back stage passes to the Nitto ATP finals in London all week this week. I will get to watch players practice with the back stage passes.. Will be watching Nole and Federer today. I personally think London is too crowded for me. Where do you go in London for good restaurants and entertainment?

Any suggestions?
 

TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
There’s many restaurants inside the o2 arena itself. And even if they don’t take your fancy, there’s many restaurants around trust me. London is probably the best place in the world in terms of the food variety.
 
There’s many restaurants inside the o2 arena itself. And even if they don’t take your fancy, there’s many restaurants around trust me. London is probably the best place in the world in terms of the food variety.
Just trying to look for something "London" authentic instead of the usual "cookie cutter" restaurants that people who live in London can recommend.
 

TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
Just trying to look for something "London" authentic instead of the usual "cookie cutter" restaurants that people who live in London can recommend.
There is the Gordon Ramsay restaurant you can go to if you’re feeling particularly brave cash wise. There’s also Nando’s (grilled chicken) that we recently have become quite famous for, which is on the cheap side.
 
There is the Gordon Ramsay restaurant you can go to if you’re feeling particularly brave cash wise. There’s also Nando’s (grilled chicken) that we recently have become quite famous for, which is on the cheap side.
I've been to Gordon Ramsay restaurant in Baltimore MD a few times and it is just ok. Are you referring to the chain Nando's? There are quite a few Nando's in the US as well.

I am looking for hidden gems locally operated restaurants with authentic local taste.
 

hurworld

Hall of Fame
One of my favourite lunch places is St John's Bread and Wine near to Spitalfields market, or you can go to their sister restaurant near by for dinner.

If you fancy walking around markets, Borough Market is a good place to go and have food from stalls. Svitolina said it's one of her fav places in London.

Lobster & Burger is pretty good too if you fancy something a bit chain-like but with better food. My wife loves the lobster there.
 
One of my favourite lunch places is St John's Bread and Wine near to Spitalfields market, or you can go to their sister restaurant near by for dinner.

If you fancy walking around markets, Borough Market is a good place to go and have food from stalls. Svitolina said it's one of her fav places in London.

Lobster & Burger is pretty good too if you fancy something a bit chain-like but with better food. My wife loves the lobster there.
Thank you for the suggestion about St John's Bread and Wine and Borough Market. I will eat there tomorrow and Wednesday. I am not use to the 5 hours differences yet :-(

In the meantime, I am watching Nole beating Thiem at court side.
 

hurworld

Hall of Fame
Thank you for the suggestion about St John's Bread and Wine and Borough Market. I will eat there tomorrow and Wednesday. I am not use to the 5 hours differences yet :-(

In the meantime, I am watching Nole beating Thiem at court side.
No problem.

And what. A. Match. Both played out of their skins and am glad Thiem got the edge this time!
 

t_pac

Rookie

I'm a fan of this place, great food and attentive service but a little more relaxed and quite a bit cheaper than its big brother across the road (Pollen St Social)
 

navigator

Hall of Fame
I have court side seats and back stage passes to the Nitto ATP finals in London all week this week. I will get to watch players practice with the back stage passes.. Will be watching Nole and Federer today. I personally think London is too crowded for me. Where do you go in London for good restaurants and entertainment?

Any suggestions?
First, I'm curious as to what the first four sentences in your post have to do with the fifth sentence. The preamble was completely irrelevant to your question, other than as some bizarre attempt at self-aggrandizement.
Second, who in this day and age doesn't have access to TripAdvisor, which has reviews and ratings, etc of all manner of obscure local restaurants in every corner of the world?
Third, did you get to London on the back of your super-athletic nephew who swam the two of you there over the Atlantic in world record time?
 

Saul Goode

Semi-Pro
First, I'm curious as to what the first four sentences in your post have to do with the fifth sentence. The preamble was completely irrelevant to your question, other than as some bizarre attempt at self-aggrandizement.
Second, who in this day and age doesn't have access to TripAdvisor, which has reviews and ratings, etc of all manner of obscure local restaurants in every corner of the world?
Third, did you get to London on the back of your super-athletic nephew who swam the two of you there over the Atlantic in world record time?
Ouch
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
If you fancy walking around markets, Borough Market is a good place to go and have food from stalls. Svitolina said it's one of her fav places in London.
Arena to Borough Market sounds interesting. Is there a train station within short walking distance of the Arena?
:unsure:

 

hurworld

Hall of Fame
Arena to Borough Market sounds interesting. Is there a train station within short walking distance of the Arena?
:unsure:

Of course there is. Since you are using google map, in that screen of yours, pick the second tab (the train icon) and it will show you nearest train/tube stations on both ends
 

Moses85

Rookie
I didn't have backstage passes, just ordinary tickets. Everyone could watch the players practice for 1 hour before the matches started each session. Sounds like you got screwed.
 
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