“A bad cook is one who cannot lick his own fingers.”

William Shakespeare

A little bit Sherlock Holmes, a little bit Oscar Wilde, wandering around the city on the trail of good food and poetry in a city centre of a thousand different cultures and cuisines, getting lost in the noisy Borough Market with its shops and small restaurants a few steps away from Tower Bridge, then walking along the Thames towards the Tate Modern and arriving at Battersea Power station and the new neighbourhood that surrounds it. There are must-sees and must-tastes like Harrods or Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly, where you can find a tea sommelier who will enlighten you on what you can take home after a London tea time. You can eat oriental food at Novikov or choose from more street food in Chinatown. You can have a great drink before brunch at 34 Mayfair or dinner at Zuma. However, the real England is in the breakfast, more or less 'rustic' but always terribly British!

• Borough Market

• Tate Modern

• Battersea Power Station

• Harrods

• Fortnum & Mason

• Teatime at the Savoy Hotel

• Drink

• Zuma

• English Breakfast at The Hayden Pub & Rooms

• Chinatown

• Novikov

• Snacks in the historic German Gymnasium in King’s