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OXO Tower (London, England)

imageMy favorite restaurant in London!  It’s south of the Thames River the OXO Tower serves up excellent cuisine and wonder views of the city and the West end.

From the bar, terrace and sometimes your table you can see Buckingham Palace, Parliament, St. Paul’s cathedral and the City.  There is a brassier section but I have only eaten in the Restaurant

It’s a creative blend of European and British Modern cuisine and I’m never disappointed – you can expect traditional dishes with an innovative twist like:  blueberry mousse and iced earl grey tea.

The restaurant is an elegant dining experience in an art-deco decorative ambiance, making it pleasantly informal.  The wine list is impressive, with of over 800 wines from around the world the wait staff are professional and knowledgeable.

I recommend this great little gem to anyone living or passing through London!

The OXO Tower Restaurant
OXO Tower Wharf
Barge House Street
South Bank
London SE1 9PH

+44 (0)20 7803 3888


August 1, 2009 at 9:08 am Leave a comment

Dans Le Noir – London


I was reminded today about a fun restaurant in London that I wanted to share with you.  I have been there several times but most recently I was there with our software development team to learn more about accessibility! 

This restaurant provides an unbelievable experience: eating in the pitch darkness. For sighted people it is a little strange but this restaurant provide an experience that everyone can enjoy. 

With the help of blinded guides you will completely re-evaluate your notions of taste and smell. 

Dans le Noir

30-31 Clerkenwell Green
London EC1R 0DU, UK 
+44 (20) 7253 1100

August 1, 2009 at 9:03 am Leave a comment

London Breakfast Briefing

imageIt’s Wednesday it must be London! 

Today we’re presenting to about 60 customers, and a few prospects, at the Microsoft briefing center in the Westminster/Victoria area of London.  This area is close to Buckingham Palace and was my “territory” when I was a service engineer in my 20’s.  I used to fix banking terminals in this area when a 5 Mbyte drive was the size of a filing cabinet! 

It was nice to be back in the neighborhood and seeing my old banks still there but with probably more processing power and memory in their back office than their data center had all those years ago!

imageAs you know I enjoy these interactions with our customers and this was was fun with lots of questions and great discussions.  SAP presented their solution (Questionmark Perception and SAP LSO) for learning and certifications.  This was wonderful to listen to after spending 2 years coaching through a number of activities for that solution.

And after my “thinking time in the desert”, I’ve been working on new ways of expressing the assessments in the learning process and it was great to be with experienced professionals to discover what resonates and what doesn’t.  More about that after I test these ideas in Brussels, Paris and some other folks around the world.

P.S. Now we’re off to Brussels for our Questionmark User Symposium. And I’m sorry that I didn’t get many pictures today at this briefing but I was distracted with so many people to learn from.

May 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm Leave a comment

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