Last Updated: 13th Nov 2013

london england

Capital: London

Part of: Great Britain

Currency: Pound Sterling

Language: English

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Manners and Customs

Food and Drink

The English traditionally are not famous for their food and in the past there has been good reason for this. English food has improved dramatically over the past decade and London in particular is home to some of the finest restaurants in the word. There are still however a few traditional English dishes that should be sampled to get an authentic taste for the culture. Fish and chips, Yorkshire pudding, toad in the hole, pies, Cornish pasties and the incomparable full English breakfast are just some of the local specialties while the official dish in the capital is Chicken Tika Masala.

No trip to England would be complete without a pint of lager in a traditional English pub. The English love a pint at any time of day or night but lagers are just the beginning with a myriad of bitters, stouts, ales and ciders available from pub to pub. Some of the more popular beers include Stella Artois, Carling while Magners and Bulmers ciders are also popular.

As authentic as a pint in a pub is, one should not go past the opportunity to enjoy a nice cup of English tea, perhaps with jam and scones. Tea, like beer, is taken very seriously and there are arguably more varieties of tea available than it’s amber coloured counterpart.

Places Contiki Visits in England