Since I’ve arrived in London, I have not had bad food. I’ve found that the best way to get a sense of the local culture is to try the food. So, without further ado, here are some of my favorite foodie stops I have made so far:
There’s hardly anything more British than a decent cuppa paired with clotted cream and scones. Cream tea is quintessentially British and you can’t stop by London without sitting down for an afternoon tea. There are plenty of tea rooms around London where you can grab a cream tea, but if you want to do a proper afternoon tea you’ll want to set aside time to get high tea. A unique high tea in London is the Mad Hatter High Tea at Sanderson.
Another English staple is a Full English Breakfast. It typically consists of eggs, toast, beans, mushrooms, tomato, bacon, and sausages. It’s served at most pubs before noon and at plenty of cafés around.
Another great stop is Sketch. Well known for it’s pod bathrooms and for being the most expensive restaurant in London, Sketch actually has different rooms, all themed differently with different food offerings. Brunch in the Glade room is pretty reasonably priced.
SoHo has some great foodie stops, like Crumbs and Doilies – owned by You Tuber Cupcake Jemma. Delish.
Another thing that is popular this side of the pond is Camembert cheese. Drizzled with honey and served alongside toasted baguettes it makes for a divine treat.
For those of you with a sweet tooth, you’ll appreciate this Ice Cream cone served with a cloud of cotton candy and
delicious toppings. One thing the British do well is not over sweetening their foods, so despite the fact that this appears incredibly sugary, the ice cream is actually tea flavored which prevents it from being overly sweet.
Kerrie Beke is starting her Senior year in London, finishing up her Public Relations degree. You can find the California native wrapped up in a burgundy scarf, sipping tea, and wandering into too many bookstores. When her nose is not in a book, you’ll find her exploring the local food markets and cobbled London streets. You can follow Kerrie’s adventures on Instagram where she documents the moments that make her smile.