Where Canadians Go In London

It’s been 1 month without a Tim Hortons cup of coffee, maple syrup soaked pancakes, some classic Swiss Chalet sauce and well, we couldn’t last any longer wA Small Piece of Canada in the Heart of Londonithout them! To cure our homesickness for our staple foods we went to The Canada Shop in Covent Garden. Of course this is where plenty of Canadians go to pick up a few things they didn’t realize are different in the UK including pickles/relish, Christie cookies and Kraft products like KD and peanut butter.

Since there was a gathering of Canadians all in the store hovering around the maple syrup we felt like we knew them. It turns out we didn’t know them exactly but we did both know the same people! This is how it all happened, first the guy said he knew where Wyevale, Ontario actually was and had a friend there. I asked who (since it is a small town) and it turns out it was a family in Perkinsfield that I recognized the names of. It turns out he went to school with the brother of a girl I used to play hockey with. Yes, I AM CANADIAN!

The other “Canadian hot spot” in London is the Maple Leaf. It’s a pub just down the street from the Canadian Shop. It’s a sports bar that lets hope will show some NHL games if the strike ever ends. I think we found our place to go on Canada Day and to just hang out if we’re feeling a bit far from home.

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Where Canadians Go In London

  1. My daughter was a Canadian in London but has recently returned home after 7 years with a British husband and little baby in tow. So glad to have them back, but now we need to find a little bit of London in Ottawa to help my son-in-law ease his way into Canadiana :)

  2. Wow! I will ask some people around Ottawa that I know to see if they know of any shops or traditional British shops :) I’m sure there would be something. The only thing that comes up in search is The Scottish & Irish store.

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