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We were browsing in Marylebone, starving and craving fish and chips, when FishWorks called out to us like a beacon. It was exactly what we were seeking – delicious, fresh seafood, a glass of crisp wine and comfortable seats upon which to rest our weary bodies. FishWorks sources its fish locally from suppliers who practice […]

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Afternoon Tea: the Original Snack Time

Afternoon tea has gone the way of social calling cards and is no longer a fixture in British society. That’s too bad, since relaxing with hot tea and a small meal, usually consisting of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and other accoutrements and pastries, is so much better than snacking on a bag of […]

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National Portrait Gallery

View striking portraits of all notable Brits here, from Mary, Queen of Scots to Victoria Beckham. This museum is a fascinating walk through British history, and you’ll certainly pick up many tidbits that were not covered in your history books. Start at the top in The Tudor Gallery and work your way down to the […]

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Cozy British Pubs

At every turn in London, there is a welcoming pub. The traditional ones do not play music or have televisions and are set up like living rooms, complete with comfortable seating, lamps and a newspaper selection. Whole families, neighbors and passers-by of all ages stop in throughout the day. Here, socializing and relaxing is the […]

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New Year’s Eve in London

Happy 2012! Here was the scene as I passed through Trafalgar Square at around 11 pm. This was a modest crowd, as most people headed toward the Thames to see the amazing fireworks display. The 11-minute fireworks display cost £1.9million. More than 12,000 fireworks producing 50,000 projectiles illuminated the sky from Big Ben, the London […]

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