If you’re seeking Brits in LA, will you find them at the King’s Head?

If you’ve met me, you know I’ve got a thing for English guys. Go figure, as I live in the land of tanning beds and sparkly white teeth — not the country modern-day dentistry forgot. Unfortunately, save for my best mate Matt, I haven’t been able to track down any Brit boys...until now, that is.

I hadn’t seen Chris in nearly two months, so we decided on a very happy hour at Ye Olde King’s Head in Santa Monica. Lo and behold, the British pub was filled with nearly all men…all of whom were ENGLISH. Score! Or not?

I must put this delicately, because you won’t find me — a self-diagnosed Anglophile — ever dissing the British. But all the guys filling up the Head on a Wednesday evening were not the kind of guys an American girl would find attractive.

You know the type I mean. Like the awkwardly endearing Colin in Love, Actually (who picks up four sexy Wisconsin gals simply because he sounds ‘so cute ‘) the British accent typically renders an average-looking dude  an automatic 8 or 9 because of his wicked native tongue. If the same guy were an American, we’d give him a 5 out of 10.

Unfortunately, not even the cute-by-default-of-accent-type was present this evening. You’re more likely to see a middle-aged man or very young Brit sitting around sipping Guinness or Jameson playing darts and watching some football (soccer). Thank goodness the best-looking eye candy in the room happened to be my drinking partner (he also happens to be a chef at the Viceroy in Santa Monica — you definitely want to check Chris and his edible delicacies out).

This is only my second visit to the Head. The first was the very month I moved here, nearly 18 months ago. I stopped by for a brief second on a Friday night, having heard there were mostly Brits lurking about indoors. What I found were barely 21-year-old boys sitting around chugging cheap lager like it was their jobs; I hadn’t been back since.

Still, I’m not giving up hope. Maybe I’m going at the wrong times or on the wrong days, but I will find my network of Englishmen in Los Angeles. But until then…

Cheerio, mates!

Laura xo

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    Didn’t know Brits were ‘in demand’ in LA! I work for a British company and my younger single and generally better looking colleagues are usually in LA 2-3 times a month for 4-5 days at a time. We usually stay in Long Beach but more recently in Torrance and right now, North Hollywood. Ultimate plan is back to Long Beach when the hotel renovations are finished. If ever you’d like me to introduce you, just email! Rgds Chris

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