London Cuisine: Dining Out In The UK

Dining Out In The UK

Classic British Food

The cuisine in London centers on meat, fish, potatoes, flour, butter, and eggs, generally combining them together. Fried foods and mashed potatoes are also very typical. The desserts in London often consist of different kinds of puddings. One of the most unique and popular forms of British pudding is the bread pudding, which is literally comprised of sweetened bread.

Enjoying Tea

Although afternoon tea is not as popular as it was in the past, tea is still very much a part of the British diet. It is very common to see tea served with breakfast, typically served sweet with milk and sugar.
Dinner is often referred to as afternoon tea, so if you are invited to join a business contact for tea after business hours, you can usually assume to be served a light meal of some kind.

Multicultural Cuisine

One of the best features of London is the wide variety of cuisine available to international travelers. London has food of all varieties due to the strong immigrant heritage of the city. Indian cuisine is very common and made with an authentic flavor.
If you choose to go out to dinner with business contacts, don’t assume any one kind of cuisine will be served. You may go to a traditional British dinner somewhere, but you are also likely to go somewhere with a variety of cultural cuisine. Wherever you go, always follow the traditional travel rules of etiquette. Simply enjoy yourself, and you will make a great impression on everyone around you.

Travel The Tube

London has one of the best mass transit systems in the world. The extensive railway network is designed for its customers. There are frequent express, non-stops to the airports, and the systems usually run right on their scheduled time.
The Underground has 11 different lines. Bakerloo line appears as brown, and runs from the northwest of London to the southeast. The Northern Line is a loop concentrated in the east of the city. The Waterloo & City line runs through west central London. The District line, Piccadilly line, Victoria line, Metropolitan line, Hammersmith & City line, Jubilee line, Circle line, and Center line round out the Tube.
There are 270 stations on the Underground. Of these stations, there are only five outside of Greater London. Amersham, Chalfont & Latiumer, Chesham, Chorleywood, and Epping are all outside the immediate city limits and beyond the Orbital motorway, commonly considered the boundary of central London.
There are only six London boroughs not served by the Underground, Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Kingston, Lewisham and Sutton.

Walking The City

Walking the city is one of the greatest ways to move through the city. Keep in mind cars travel on the opposite side of the road. If you live in a country like the US or France, traffic will not flow in the same direction we are accustomed. In London, look the opposite way in order to be safe.
Other than this slight difference of culture, walking through the city will give any business traveler an exceptional and pleasurable, visual experience.

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