This is a very simple meal. A potato baked in its jacket, with a topping of baked haricot beans, and a serving of fresh salad.
If you are picky you might say that the tomato sauce with the baked beans is a little too sweet, but other than that it seems to be quite a nutritious dish, and it is completely vegetarian.
Afternoon tea is often to be found in in a quaint teashop, consisting of a freshly-baked scone with fresh clotted cream and handmade strawberry jam, all washed down with the finest Darjeeling tea, 2nd flush.
Well that is exactly what this isn’t. But it was cheap.
Although Fish and Chips is considered a national dish of the UK it is not eaten so frequently by the locals. But recently there has been a bit of a revival and some chains are now serving up this dish. It’s not quite how it used to be 50 or even 20 years ago, but it provides a surprisingly well balanced meal.
In the middle of the roundabout just in front of Buckingham Palace is the Victoria Monument, in memory of the UK’s longest-serving monarch, Queen Victoria.
The golden statue at the top is the goldest it has ever been, probably got a re-paint just in time for the Olympics.
The home of the reigning monarch of the UK, Buckingham Palace, which for the last 60 years has been Queen Elizabeth II, and her consort, Prince Philip.
It has a nickname of Buck House, and is open to the public during the summer when the queen and her family spend some time in Scotland.
No-one is going past this guard as he stands silently outside Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth’s residence in central London, UK.
In Piccadilly Circus in London, UK is the famous statue of Eros. And if you look carefully you can even see the string to his bow.
Another view of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square in the heart Of London, UK.
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In the heart of London, Nelson’s Column can be seen in Trafalgar Square.
The man perched at the top, Lord Horatio Nelson, was killed during the Battle of Trafalgar, a naval battle against the fleet of Napoleon Bonaparte, but the battle was won and the invasion of the UK never materialised.
It is not a humble shop that boasts the world’s greatest hot sandwich. This sandwich shop in central London has been named after the originator of the sandwich, the Earl of Sandwich.
But most sandwiches are not hot (are they?).
The humble sandwich has come a long way since its birth as this sandwich array from a sandwich bar in the City of London demonstrates.
And here is another view of St Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of London. This is the view from the Millennium Bridge, which affords the best view of this iconic building.
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One of the most iconic sights in the London skyline, St Paul’s Cathedral has survived through centuries of war and fire, and its dome remains one of the world’s largest.
It doesn’t quite seem right does it? A huge great triangular building among the traditional London landscape, viewed from the Millennium Bridge. The Shard is London’s latest tall building and will be joined by a few more no doubt.