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A veritable feast on one plate, the Sunday roast comes in many forms, and not just for the carnivore. The Marquis of Cornwallis in Russell Square is a gastropub with brilliant home cooked roasts, delicious Bloody Marys and board games to complete your afternoon. For those willing to venture further afield, head north to Islington’s The Pig and Butcher. Here they serve a whole chicken roast, perfect for two sharing, with all the trimmings. Or go west, to The Black Lion in Hammersmith, a local favourite serving a mouth-watering veggie roast. They also serve select cuts of meat and fresh game, when in season.
London is home to some of the best pubs in the UK, from wood-panelled lounges steeped in history to modernised craft ale hangouts. We recommend Fleet Street’s Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, one of the oldest pubs in London. Rebuilt after the Great Fire in 1666, it has an almost Dickensian quality and serves delicious ales. The Dog and Duck, in Soho, also has a literary connection as it is where George Orwell drank away his hours. For a modern take on the humble pub, head to BrewDog Camden, a lively craft ale establishment with strong beer – popular with the younger crowd.
There is something quintessentially British about Afternoon Tea. Where people in Europe might have a siesta, we like to eat cakes and drink tea by the gallon. Treat yourself to a classic ‘high tea’ at The Ritz or The Savoy, where you are treated like royalty, amid splendid surroundings. If you are feeling a little less like calorific cakes and indulgent sandwiches, Brown's Hotel offers - Tox - with healthier snacks served alongside their selection of delicious blends. For a fun and fantastic alternative, venture to The Sanderson, whose Alice in Wonderland-inspired Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea is guaranteed to make you smile. Think clock-shaped cakes and tea cups made of chocolate.
Picnics are perfect when sitting in one of London’s many green spaces, and you can choose between luxury canapés or a quick Marks & Spencer sandwich. The famous Fortnum & Mason hampers will make you excited to be sat atop a blanket in Regents Park. Alternatively, many cafés and delis offer picnic services too – The Arch next to Hyde Park and Corrigan’s of Mayfair offer stunning baskets and hampers. For the cheaper option, head to Selfridges for a picnic box then jump on a train to Richmond Park for some wild deer-spotting while you eat.
London is famous for its gin, which has been distilled in earnest since the 17th century. More recently, gin has made a big come back in the capital, with lots of gin bars and distilleries popping up. Try Graphic in Soho, which serves 180 specialty gins from all over the world in a stylish modern setting. For a more traditional space, head to the alliterative Worship Street Whistling Shop. Based on a Victorian gin palace, they serve unique gins and delectable meat pies, just on the fringes of Shoreditch. Or visit the Beefeater Distillery – London’s oldest – for an hour long tour of gin’s history.
Situated on both sides of Hyde Park, London offers the best in department stores. Harrods and Harvey Nichols are in Knightsbridge, and on Oxford Street you can find Selfridges and Liberty. Carnaby Street, near Covent Garden, has been a fashion hotspot since the 1960s – it’s still teeming with students from the London College of Fashion today. The world-famous toy shop Hamleys is a dream come true for children, and has been open since 1760. Also, don’t miss out on the markets that happen all over the city, especially Camden Market, just north of Regents Park.
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