A Humorous View of London

Original Police uniform
Original Police uniform
modern English Policeman. A sign of the times.
modern English Policeman. A sign of the times.
Go on, have a giggle!
Go on, have a giggle!
Old morris minor. Also known as the 'moggy minor'
Old morris minor. Also known as the 'moggy minor'
The Tower of London, where Henry 8th sent his wife Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard to be beheaded.
The Tower of London, where Henry 8th sent his wife Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard to be beheaded.

There is so much about London that is similar to America, but I suppose the one thing I can say about London is that it is mainly a mix of old buildings and new. You can go around a corner and see a building that was built in 1700, and opposite, a high rise office complex. One second we feel that we are back in the eighteenth century, the next second you go around a corner and see the 'gerkin' building, and it seems that we are in the future.

One of the main differences is that we speak the same language, but we don't! Confused? You say tomato, we say tomarto! Spelt the same, but I put in the R to get the point across! We don't say sidewalk, we say pavement, you say cell phone, we say mobile. We have bacon and eggs, you have strange things called Grits, which I have no idea what that is, and you say ham and eggs. Is that bacon and eggs? Confused! ha ha, we eat chicken for Christmas dinner, and you eat Pumkin Pie, what is that like, I wonder?

Anyway enough of food for now, I am getting hungry! Transport is still pretty much as we have always had, we still have the red Double Decker bus, but also single ones that look like your greyhound buses.We still drive silly little cars, that you Americans' would wet your pants at! Take a look at the picture and tell me you're not laughing, Huh? I can hear ya! The police don't wear those silly tall hats anymore, like you see in the old British films, they wear flat cap type hats. The traffic is as bad as New York, you can be stuck in a traffic jam for hours! cursing and swearing!

We have a lovely place in the centre of London called Hyde Park, which is a huge public place to relax and visit, it is attached to Kensington park, They used to be joined, but back in 1728, The queen divided them into two. Hyde park is famous for it's Speakers' Corner where people are allowed to stand up and have their say on any subject that is bugging them, as long as they don't cross the line, if they do, they get arrested! I think one of the best things about London is the museums, The Natural History Museum situated in South Kensington is a great big 19th century building that covers everything from dinosaurs to earthquakes.

On to food again. You can see where my priorities lie! where food is concerned in England, We love fish and chips, steak and chips, anything with chips! but our national dish is roast beef and Yorkshire pudding on a Sunday, served with Brussels sprouts or cauliflower with peas, and loads of gravy! yummm! Followed by apple pie and custard, or cream, Or if you are anything like me, both!

Religion seems to have taken a back seat over here, even though there are some lovely churches in England, some dating back hundreds of years, only the faithful that have always attended seem to go to church now. it's a shame really, and I do think we should start getting back to the old ways. Instead, we seem to have a drinking mentality going on. Young people have lost all sense of dignity after a few pints, and the News is always full of someone getting hurt, or girls falling down in the street and getting molested because they have drunk too much alcohol.

Whatever happened to a quiet drink at the weekend? Not any more. For some reason the idea these days is to get as drunk as you possibly can, get laid and throw up. When the Brits go abroad on holiday, the locals leave town. How embarrassing is that? Anyhow, enough of that shameful subject, back to sundays'. We go out for walks, cook our roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, get bloated, watch a brilliant American film on TV, (Let's face it, only the Americans' can make a decent film!) and then, at the end of the day, take the dog for a walk, or go to the pub! enough said.

Seriously though, London is an amazing place to visit. From the theatres, to the museums, and of course St. Paul's Cathedral. I think one of the main must see places is the Tower of London, where Henry the Eighth dispatched most of his wives and friends by cutting off their heads. There are loads of hubs on the subject, so I won't go into detail here, but if you ever visit, it will probably be one of the most memorable days of your visit. Apart from tripping over said alcoholic on the pavements, sorry sidewalks!

Or if you just like shopping, we have shopping Malls exactly the same as the States. I live 30 miles away from London. In the day it is very civilised, at night it looks civilised, but behind the scenes, the drugs are flowing. I hate to say it, but this is the truth. We have a posh, another English word for snooty, hotel here called The Compleat Angler, yep the spelling is right, and virtually all the celebs from here and America stay there when they are visiting this area. My brother bumped into Orland Bloom in Waitrose, the food store a while ago! That was my brothers' claim to fame. Sad really!

Diana Ross, Rod Stewart and even Rock Hudson the fifties film star stayed here. I know that because my mum bumped into him in Waitrose as well! Honestly, not kidding, these film and TV stars are a hungry lot! Never changes. So there we have it. Oh, one last thing. We do not want to be part of Europe, well I don't at least, and if the 51st state of America is invented and up for sale, England is gonna buy it! Thanks!


The Natural history Museum
The Natural history Museum
The 'Gherkin' or the Swiss Re Building, at No 30 St Mary Axe
The 'Gherkin' or the Swiss Re Building, at No 30 St Mary Axe
Good old British Bus, with Big Ben in the background.
Good old British Bus, with Big Ben in the background.
St Pauls's Cathedral
St Pauls's Cathedral
London By Night
London By Night
And by day.
And by day.

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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

Oh so great and I didn't expect it so quickly, just spotted it quite accidentally. I am a country girl and always have been but live near towns but those views are so breathtakingly beautiful!!! I came from up north a few hours from here but lived South now many years, so we never got into the grits, that is a southern dish and we don't like it, and for Christmas, we have everything! Thank you so so much, I will be back again and again to read this. Does chips really mean chips or like fried potartos....is that what you call them? Just teasing you, Polly


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Feline Prophet 6 years ago from India

Looks like England still hasn't got over its Empire building tendencies...America better watch out! Very enjoyable hub, Nell! :)


Levi Joshua Kell 6 years ago

Thank you Nell Rose, for the lovely and vivd description of your proud Capital. I have not yet had the opportunity to visit London, or much less England; but I shall soo, and will use your hubs as a bit of a guide. You always make it so colourful (you know what I mean).

It was a very well written; great and wonderful hub. The Department of tourism should hire you to help with their visitor's guides. Take care Nell. Thunbs up! - J.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for a well written hub. I think they made a mess of it and ruined what was London. These glass building have no charateristics.


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Polly C 6 years ago from UK

Hi Nell, i really enjoyed your article - even though I have visited London many times before, I did enjoy your writing style. Actually, I promised my oldest child a trip there last year, but I couldn't face it with the little one, so we will probably be going again soon. I didn't realise Marlow was such a hit with celebrities, you taught me something there.I didn't know anything about it at all, except that is where Quorn food products are made! Thanks again for a great read :)


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

I love your culture !!!


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europewalker 6 years ago

Nell,I love London, can't wait to go back for another visit, would also like to visit Marlow! Great hub.


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Great hub Nell - i haven't been to London for over 10 years now and you have reminded me of some of the great sights and some of the new.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Beautiful Nell! Thank you Dear! It's always a pleasure here in Nellville!


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sheila b. 6 years ago

I'd like to add, as an American I found London absolutely tourist-friendly. And about food - we say cookie, and my Brit friends say biscuit. That gets a bit confusing for them in America, because our biscuits are something else altogether.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Polly, I'm glad you liked it. I couldn't think of anything else I missed, but If i have, just give me a yell and I will put it in. I think Americans call English crisps, potato chips, and chips in England are big long pieces of potato fried until they are scrummy, add salt and vinegar and there you go! ha ha making myself hungry again. Thanks for giving me a push, I had dried up writing, and couldn't think of any subject. Thanks again nell

I will be back to reply to everyone else later, but thought I would answer you first as it's your hub! Nell


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JannyC 6 years ago

You have a certain something that just makes your hubs so enjoyable to read. Well maybe you just got talent! (No surprise there!) I don't know but I love your writing stlye and it really shined in this piece. Fun and educational as well and that is sometimes really hard to pull off so I like to mention that to writers cause I read a lot and sometimes fall asleep a lot so a writer that can make learning information fun get kudos from me! I have close friend in the UK so I learn a lot from him and when we chat we sometimes get lost in translation though its rare so that is why it's quite funny when it happens for we often forget that we come from two different countries.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

You should add that to the hubtrail thing going on - great pics and wonderful bird's eye view....always loved the Morris Minor - my brother-in-law used to drive around in one and it was so funny to see him touring around in it with my very tall sister!


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

As a hopelessly addicted Anglophile I applaud you Nell for a delightful read. Sad though, that popular entertainment has degraded to getting sloshed at the bars. I'd rather spend my money on a good night out at the theater. Thanks for the tip about The Compleat Angler :)


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valeriebelew 6 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

Oh Nell, I loved the grand tour. One of my fantasies is to go to England and meet you in person. Grits are mainly a deep south dish; northerners don't eat them, and make fun of us when we do. I recogized Big Ben, and have always wanted to see England. I have been to France, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany, but never England, and I didn't get to see nearly enough of Europe. So I write about British cats, and European cats. Rats. Guess, I'll have to wait. What you described was in many ways similar to America. (: v


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Feline, Yes we do tend to do things in a grand way! I am going to do a hub about some of the strange customs that still go on, in other words people in funny costumes! that will make you laugh. lol thanks again for reading it. Nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Levi, I got used to calling you Joshua, ha ha thanks for reading it, and yes I agree I think the tourist board should take me on as a tour guide! Mind you, I would probably put my foot in it somewhere along the line! I don't think it would be a good idea to tell visitors about the drinking! thanks nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Hello Hello, you are so right. The gherkin is supposed to be ultra modern, with new technology etc. I think they could have made it a better shape. All that money put into it, and it looks as I said like a gherkin! thanks again nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Polly C, thanks again for reading it. I never knew about the quorn, and I live here! I do visit london occasionally, in fact I went to the History museum last week, it was great because they have an outside butterfly house, and I was smothered in butterfly's. loved it. thanks again nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, carolina muscle, glad you like it, we are a bit mad, especially where Kings where concerned! thanks again nell

Hi, europewalker, I am sure you would have a great time visiting. thanks again nell

Hi, billy, I know, it's funny how we forget to visit london, and then when we are there we ask ourselves, why don't we visit more often? thanks again nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Mickey, pleasure to see you as always, glad you liked it. cheers nell

Hi, sheila, yes I have always been confused about the American biscuit! I still don't know the difference, I will go take a look. Thanks again nell

Hi, Janny, I am glad you enjoyed it. I try and add a bit of humour as it is sometimes funny the way different countries do things, and I am sure you speak better English than i do your language! That is the trouble in England, we are only taught french and that is at the wrong age, so we cannot remember it much when we leave school. It's a shame really, because if we learned languages at an early age, we would remember it. thanks nell


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

Gee thanks, it sure is a good one, hope I get a big score for it, I turned on my laptop real quick this morn, had lot of tests at a lab to get starting at 8AM so just a quick peek and had 89, I will never understand this scoring stuff, I mean I don't have ads but I just give them a few on recipes, things I don't care about, just affects me like school I guess, got a B when I thought I deserved an A! lol....P....back in 90's now tho and not done a thing here all day....gonna read you and look at your purdy pitchers agin, darlin. That's how us southerners talk. And you shore got some right purdy places over yonder!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Audrey, I don't know how to do the hubtrail thing, I think I must be dumb! lol I know someone with a morris minor, or moggy as we call them, and we have even smaller cars over here! I think it is funny when you see a tall person trying to get in a Mini, another small car. Mostly though we have bigger cars but I just thought these would make you laugh! thanks again nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Green Lotus, Yes I am not sure what happened to people these days, we never got as drunk as they do now. I know that I have had my fill of drink sometimes, but I don't think I could ever do what the younger people do now. And the Compleat Angler is a bit of a secret, I think that is why the celebs go there. it is only after they have been and gone, someone will say, 'oh did you know, so and so was staying there? They also do a lot of filming around here as well, I remember one incident, that I got involved in. I was walking through some back roads not far from my house, when I walked straight into what I thought was someone moving house, because all the furniture was on the lawn, I walked straight throught the middle, and then realised that everyone was staring at me! next thing I heard 'CUT'! and I suddenly saw the camera! lol I apologised, and scuttled away. You keep tripping over them here! ha ha thanks nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Valerie, It would be great if you could visit london, you would love it. Yes it is very similar to America, but there are loads of old places that you can visit that take you straight back into the past. It is lovely, I haven't even seen it all myself. Thanks again nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Polly, I love your poems and I am sure that your score will keep shooting up. The scores are weird, I think it is just that, if you leave it for a couple of days and not write every day they seem to go back down! I keep hovering near the top, then plunging again! never mind, and I am glad you like this, if there is anything else you want to know, give me a shout! thanks again nell


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zzron 6 years ago from Houston, TX.

Awesome hub, love the pictures.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Hey Nell - this isn't the right hub on it but Haunty will set you on the path if you want to incorporate your info into a hubtrail....good luck! http://hubpages.com/hub/An-Invite-to-Write


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, zzron, thanks for reading it, and I am glad you liked it. cheers nell

Hi, Audrey, thanks for this, as i said, I have seen the hubtrail going on, but had no idea how to put mine in. Thanks again, and I will give it a go. cheers nell


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Timothy Donnelly 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Nell Rose, I enjoyed this Hub very much, thank you. I'm sure much more could be said about England because its history is so rich, but you have just created a curiosity that may spark readers to do a little more Hubbing! I have one question, when people part ways after a friendly encounter, do they say "Cheers", or something else, normally?


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Timothy, thanks for stopping by. Glad you liked it, I think there are so many travel guides for london, but not many for people wanting to see the 'real' side, like alcohol etc. So I thought I would throw it in! I usually say, cheers, because it comes from the typical Brit saying, Cheers mate! but others say 'bye, seeya,catcha later, etc, I just seem to have got stuck on the Cheers! lol thanks nell


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mulberry1 6 years ago

Great hub. I've never been to London, hubby went without me one year on business. :( I had to work.

Anyway I think Grits are a southern thing here in the US. I've had them with garlic, cheese, and bacon, Yummy. But I think traditionally they eat them with sugar or syrup or something. ICK! If the US gets a 51st state I would bet on Puerto Rico....gosh I have no idea where they would put that star on the flag.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, mulberry, nice to see you, I always wondered what Grits were, we see it said on American films all the time, and I thought how strange it sounded, but i expect it's the same when you hear the English food words. I still want to know what the American bisuit is! I am confused! ha ha thanks for reading it. cheers nell


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Enlydia Listener 6 years ago from trailer in the country

thankyou for sharing your culture with us...I would share my culture with you, but I hardly ever leave the house, so I am not sure what it is.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Enlydia, I am glad you liked it. And i am sure there is a lot going on where you are. Thanks again for reading this, I really appreciate it. Nell


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JannyC 6 years ago

Ok I did read part one oh gosh Im so confused and behind my hub reading!


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia

hello I refer to myself as a half caste person not black andwhite just half pom and half oz. I cant get over how one of my rellies explains he is going on along trip 40k's in oz we many people travel over 100k's each day to go to work and we have driven 1500k's in one day.

Yes I understand (I think) england is more built up areas. although we have the traffic probs too. still travel for miles or k's in a day. Great hub and good laugh. thanks we had one of those morris cars


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Janny, thanks for reading it. That's okay for getting confused, I do it all the time! ha ha thanks again nell

Hi, Eileen, thanks for reading it. Yes London is so full of cars sometimes, it takes hours just to go about a mile. It's quicker to walk! I put the morris here as it is one of our little cars that I love, as well as the mini, and the ka, which is a ford car. thanks nell


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Rose West 6 years ago from Michigan

Really enjoyed this, Nell! Lightened my afternoon a bit :) Grits are from corn - but grits don't taste like much until you add butter and salt - yummy! Pumpkin Pie is the bomb (which means good - don't know if you use that term in the UK) and Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it. America might have better movies, but England sure does have the singing voices! I love Keane!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Rose, thanks for telling me what grits were, it was driving me mad trying to find it out! i have never tried Pumkin pie but it sounds delicious. It's funny really because Englands music doesn't do a lot for me, because it is too hip hop! type of thing, I must be getting old! lol I love my rock music, and a bit of metal! thanks again nell


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Oh, Nell, I SOOOO want to see London! I thoroughly enjoyed this hub!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, habee, I am glad you enjoyed it. There are so many things to do in London, and I am sure you would love it. thanks again nell


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Wonderful Hub describing your beautiful city London. I had the pleasure to spend 3 weeks there back in my younger days and that would be 1968..wow I just dated myself. I stayed at the YMCA on Great Russell St. Took in most of the museums and art galleries. My favorite where Madame Tussard's wax museum, I was enthralled by the excellent characteristics of the people created in wax, blew me away. Windsor castle and Sir Walter Raleighs walk and the Tower. All bowling green, like you said where so many were beheaded. Had my picture taken with two Yeomen guards or Beefeaters I think they are also called. I am a history buff so of course had to see as many castles as I could possibly squeeze in my short time there. St Pauls to visit the tombs of the Duke of Wellington, Lord Nelson and other royals entombed there. Went up the Thames and visited Hampton Court and Westminister Abbey. BIG BEN heard it gong. Also visited Portsmouth to walk on the Victory, where Lord Nelson was struck down. It was interesting to read that the decks were painted red in order to keep the men from getting sick from seeing theirs and their mates blood spilled on them. Canterbury was also wonderful village and the cathedral with the thomb of the Black Knight, some say he wanders the halls, as do many in the castles in England. Henry is also said to wander the halls of Hampton Court. The night life was entertaining, I went to the theatres and saw a number of plays. Charlie Girl, The Boyfriend, The three Musketeers with Harry Secombe, Cabaret was fun as well with Liza Minelli. I met some other english lads who showed me a good time in Soho, sure got a good taste of the malt..I remember drinking Double Diamond on tap. All in all I had a wonderful time in London. Hyde Park, Charles Dickens hangout at the Old Curiosity Shop, the pearly queens in East London market and a magnificent store Harrods, I almost signed up for a job there and was tempted to live in London. I remember eating bangers and eggs. Steaks at the Angus steak houses. Fish and chips were delicious also steak and kidney pie, not my favorite, but roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and birds eye custard. I just recently found out that I am not Welsh but a Brit and my ancestry is from Yorkshire, so now I am learning more about that region. If you can share what you know about Yorkshire I would be very interested to know more about the area. Lovely hub Nell, I adored London back in 68 although many have told me I wouldn't quite feel that way now, many changes and political and racial problems? is that true. I rate this Hub Up...great write.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, saddlerider, wow I think you have seen more than me! lol and I love the way that you have tried all of our food. I love Madame tussards and I have also been on the Victory at portsmouth, I remember thinking the same thing about the blood! yuck! ha ha on the serious part about racial problems, it isn't too bad as there are so many cultures over here. there is bound to be a bit of trouble, it works both ways, a lot of different cultures do clash, not necessarily the white british, but also others, but on the whole we tend to get on together quite well. if there is any trouble it tends to be interculteral and doesn't include the rest of us. I think that is the same for the rest of the world. I met an American lady today in the food store, and we were chatting, and she said that she was told my town was the most violent! then she said that she had been here for about two days and she was mugged! I was mortified. I tried to explain that this was a very rare occurrence in my town, but I don't think she believed me. it was such a shame. she had her laptop taken. Maybe they were from out of town, because we do get quite a lot of jewellery shops broken into, but the thieves always come down from London as they know it is a rich town. Thank you so much for the rating, and sorry it took so long, first of all I wasn't feeling well then I was answering the man that I told you about! less said the better! ha ha thanks nell


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World-Traveler 6 years ago from USA

I liked your comment about fish and chips. Fish and Chips is one of my most favorite foods and seems to be wherever I travel around the world. Thanks for the interesting and insider information on England as well. Cheers!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, World-Traveler, glad you liked it, and I do love my fish and chips! it's funny that wherever you go in the world, I always seem to find a nice fish and chip shop! thanks again, nell


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frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

Thank you for a delightful trip around London! I do like grits - with salt, pepper and butter - occasionally, but I do not know what Yorkshire Pudding is...have heard of it forever, but I will now have to go 'google it'.

Just a wonderfully interesting article you shared!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, frogyfish, I never knew what grits were either! lol yorkshire pudding is batter mixed in a bowl then put in the over, it can be made into different shapes, thanks so much nell


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sherrylou57 5 years ago from Riverside

Yummy, Roast Beef, gravy and apple pie, sounds good. Neil Rose and love the pic's. Thank you for sharing this, I have never been. Happy blessings to you! Cheers to you


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, sherrylou, thanks so much, I am glad you liked it, maybe you should come over for a visit to London? you would love it, thanks nell


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gr82bme 5 years ago from USA

Nell, that was fantastic. I loved it. Hearing about a country across the ocean


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Tina, thanks so much, glad you liked it, cheers nell


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fetty 5 years ago from South Jersey

Beautiful writing and pictures. You are a great ambassador for a great city. Thank you for a wonderful read.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, fetty, thank you so much! I do love visiting London,I should go there more often, cheers nell


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Dardia 5 years ago from Michigan

Never had an opportunity to visit but would love to. Maybe now that my husband is working for a company out of the U.K. we will get that chance. My son was there in June and loved it. I'm not sure which part of England was his favorite. I know he was bragging to me about seeing Stonehenge, but that doesn't mean it was his favorite. He went over with his University on a "Study Abroad" type program. I am so glad his grandfather paid for his trip so he could go. Here's hoping we get to visit the U.K. and maybe get a chance to meet you. +


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Dardia, that would be great! I do hope you can visit London, there are so many things to see, I love all the museums, and there are so many other places around England, I love Stonehenge, its so ancient! I am glad your son had the chance to come over, thanks again for reading, cheers nell


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Stephen Kalu 5 years ago from Nigeria

Good description of London and i hope by the special grace of God that i have to come there one day.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

thanks Stephen for reading, cheers nell


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Well even though I live in England I don't visit London enough. Your hub however has inspired me to do so. Thank you.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, acaetnna, I know what you mean, I have only visited it recently, the last time was when I was small! strange isn't it, we only live a few miles away! lol thanks again, nell


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

Nell Rose,

Thank you for the delightful journey of your city. I would love to travel there one day and ride on the Double Decker Bus. It looks like fun.

I am from the South, and I can tell you I do not like grits. They are made from corn, and my family loves them. They are served with fried fish for dinner or with eggs for breakfast. No my cup of tea.

Thanks for sharing with us,

Bobbi


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Hi Nell! Thank you for the tour of London and the many giggles :))


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Phyllis Doyle 4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Nell, I would love to visit London! Thanks for the delightful tour, the giggles and the pics.


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Hillbilly Zen 4 years ago from Kentucky

What a great Hub, Ms. Nell - thanks for the local perspective! Voted up and interesting!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Bobbi, Grits sound so strange but if they are made from corn it probably is something that I would recognise only under a different name, I think you would like the London buses because they are open topped so you can get a better view, thanks again, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Sunshine, lol two countries divided by a common language! ha ha thanks for reading, cheers nell

Hi, Phyllis, come on over! I will take you on a tour! lol thanks again nell

Hi, Hillbilly Zen, glad you liked it, thanks!


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christopheranton 4 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

Great hub Nell. If I hadn't lived there for twenty years I would be raring to go there on holidays now. You really bring the place to life.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, christopher, what do you think about the horses head statue??!! lol thanks again


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My Minds Eye53 4 years ago from Tennessee

Ham and eggs, and bacon and eggs are two different things here. Both from a pig, just from different parts of said pig. What people have for holidays vary here in the U.S., depending where you are, where your ancestry is from; or what religion you are.

Great hub Nell. I still want to come for a visit. Coming from the country, I might want to stick to the country there also.


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molometer 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire, England

Hello Nell, Great hub.

I love London too, to visit but I also like to get back to the sticks ASAP lol

Voted up UI


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kripkrip420 4 years ago from In relation to what?

Yes but, London, and Europe in general, are beautiful places. I haven't been to America (except for a short stop in Seattle), but I have got to say that the food DEFINITELY tastes better in Europe. I love it over there! Great hub again Nell. Voted up and funny.


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

You say the loo, we say the john. I love London and I love this hub. This is funny and interesting an informative at the same time. I think London has much more class than any city in America, but then, the grass always looks greener on the other side. Very enjoyable hub and great photos! I love your sense of humor.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Hello Nell. This is a great hub. I love UK and its culture. The food as well. Voted Up. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely weekend.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, My Minds, we have some lovely countryside, from the Lake District to Cornwall and of course Wales and Scotland, I really must travel more myself, thanks nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, molometer, yep I quite agree! I love my little town, and London does have some great stuff but it hasn't got enough greenery for me! lol thanks again nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, krip, never got to europe, apart from Greece, but I would love to visit so many of the great old places and buildings, thanks again nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, suzette, I think London used to be classy, but these days it just seems to be like anywhere else, when I see old tv programs that show old london I realise just how different it is today, thanks again


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Thelma, thanks for reading, and I hope you have a great weekend too, thanks!


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FLYSCO 4 years ago from Kings Cross, London

I'm a great fan of London, especially the East End, out towards Whitechapel. I think these parts still have real community working. The West End and the parks are great too, but more for the tourists, I think.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, FLYSCO, yes thats one thing I love about London, the community spirit, I love Hyde Park, and the old statues, but I hate that horrible green horses head! ha ha thanks for reading, cheers nell


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PDXBuys 4 years ago from Oregon

I visited London several times while living in England from '86-'88 (the pre-Ferris Wheel days). Loved every moment of it. Not sure what to think of the new architecture. But thanks for the memories... One of my co-workers actually drove a Morris Minor!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, PDX, yes the new statues are a bit strange! lol I don't think I have ever been in a morris minor, but maybe back in the day...! lol thanks for reading, cheers nell


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A wonderful read Nell and thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Eddy, thanks so much, and I am glad you liked it, nell


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JamaGenee 3 years ago from Central Oklahoma

At the risk of being pelted with a flurry of chips for not reading the previous comments - if someone else already mentioned it - I can tell you your bacon looks *exactly* like our ham slices, whereas American bacon is cut in strips about an inch wide and 4-6 inches long. I know this because on the 3rd morning at a B&B in North London (and my 3rd day ever in England!), I asked the the server to "hold the ham" from my full English breakfast. I was (politely) informed ham had never been part of the establishment's breakfasts. Oops.

That said, I didn't think I'd like the garlic-flavored mayonnaise for chips dipping, but I DID! ;D


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Jama, lol! as we say over here the English and American are divided by a common language! thanks again for reading, nell


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PDXBuys 3 years ago from Oregon

Oh dear, I am sure there are endless jokes about the 'Gherkin' building! (Blushing....)


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Haha! thanks PDX, yep you're right there!


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JamaGenee 3 years ago from Central Oklahoma

btw, those cute little Smart Cars are showing up in the U.S., even out here in the Land of Monster Crew Cab Pickup Trucks. This after everyone had gotten used to the oddity of the tiny Morris Minis that became popular for around town a few years ago.

My fave pic of the Smart Car, though, is one in London that had parked nose-in to the curb in the space between the front of one regular size car and the back end of another! ;D


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Lol! yes we are well known for our tiny little cars! the funniest thing I have seen is a huge man trying to get out of a mini! thanks as always, nell


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onegreenparachute 3 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

Hi Nell - great to 'see' you again! It's been a while since I was last on HubPages but I'm glad to be back and very happy to read about London. We were there once and I'd just love to do it all again. A great read - as usual. Thanks!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi onegreen, glad to see you back, yes London is an amazing place, one of these days I am going up there again to have a wander round and see all the things I keep missing, like the Tower of London, love it! lol! thanks


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Elias Zanetti 3 years ago from Athens, Greece

Hey, Nell! I enjoyed the article very much! Voted up and funny! Cheers! Elias


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Elias, thanks so much for reading, nell

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