Make no mistake--I am besotted with London and its lovely little shops, stone streets and rich architecture. But what I am not interested in, charming though it may be, is visiting in the winter. You neither? Well, for a bit of Britain, fellow Anglophiles, here is a London-inspired STAY IN right here in Los Angeles. Brilliant!
EAT: Waterloo & City
This James Beard Best New Restaurant semi-finalist transports you to London with a smoked salmon terrine, beef wellington and a heavenly sticky toffee pudding.
DRINK: The Village Idiot
Top the night with a cheeky half of the Bumblebee or a pint of the Old Speckled Hen in this friendly pub.
STAY: Palihouse Holloway
Sleep the night away in a guestroom that is more modern-meets-vintage English flat than hotel. Have a pet? Bring them along.