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London is forging a deserved reputation as a great culinary destination with chefs, restaurants and farmers’ markets dedicated to developing our regional culinary identity.
As you walk our streets you’ll notice the union of old and new everywhere you look. Our story, however, begins with a river, the Thames River. Well over 200 years ago, a British chap, John Graves Simcoe, was scouting around for a spot to locate a capital city for Upper Canada. Apparently it was love at first sight for the Lieutenant-Governor when he saw where the river forks at the west end of today’s downtown core.
Just a short drive from London you’ll find historic sites, theatres, provincial parks and some of the best freshwater beaches in the world. Every summer evening, the lights dim and the curtain rises on stages throughout the area. And when the heat of summer has you dreaming about cool breezes and long sandy beaches, both Lake Erie and Lake Huron are within an easy drive.
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Our first stops is always The Root Cellar Organic Cafe in the Old East Village for a homemade soup and a locally made pint.
Set aside some time to visit and tour Toboggan Brewing Company on Richmond Street and teh 519 Kitchen. Pick up a growler (or two) of your favorite from their tasting flight.
Dinner means a stop in at The Church Key for craft beer and modern pub fare. Chef Michael uses locally sourced ingredients for everything, including our favorite: The Ploughman’s Platter.
PHERE ARE SOME MORE OF OUR FAVORITE DELICIOUS DESTINATIONS IN THE AREA.
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