I'm going to London for the first time this week, to spend five days in town. I have read a lot about the city and the tourist spots to visit and take pictures, but I find the best part of traveling is in trying out the local cuisine. I was wondering if you guys would be so kind as to recommend some nice places to go. All I'm looking for are nice places with good food. I really want to avoid the tourist trap, and I loathe having to ask the hotel concierge for help, for I invariably end up in overpriced, mediocre places.
Any help will be appreciated. I'm arriving in London on the 6th and leave on the 11th. I saw that there will be an event on the 7th, unfortunately I'm traveling with company and it will be impossible for me to leave them for the night.
Oh, I'll be staying in a hotel close to Hyde Park, in the Kingsbridge area. :-)