By Paul V. Murphy
Become aware of the essence of 1 of the world's actually nice towns with AAA crucial London. take pleasure in a guided travel of the Tower of London or Wesminster Abbey - the coronation web site of British Royalty and the resting position of many mythical figures. while you are prepared for a holiday, cease in at a neighborhood pub or try out Harrod's meals corridor, the last word shrine for the meals fanatic.
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Old Barrack Yard, Wilton Row Jerusalem Tavern Built in 1720, this traditional pub serves excellent food and beer. 55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell The Lamb Dickens reputedly enjoyed a drink here. Unspoiled Victorian gem serving good food and beer. 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street Lamb and Flag The oldest pub in Covent Garden, with plenty of character, simple but tasty food and a good selection of beers. 33 Rose Street, Covent Garden Red Lion This classic, with its mahogany bar and cut-glass mirrors, dates back to 1821.
Today, only some arcading and St Paul’s Church remain of the original piazza. By the church portico street performers (licensed by the Covent Garden authorities) entertain large crowds daily. It was here, in 1662, that England’s first ever Punch and Judy show was staged. St Paul’s is known as the Actors’ Church because of the large number of commemorative memorials (and graves) of screen and stage stars it holds. It is well worth a look inside and its garden is a remarkably peaceful oasis amid the general hubbub.
Fuel is sold in litres and is available as unleaded, lead replacement petrol (LRP) or diesel. In central London, fuel stations are few and far between but there are many open 24 hours on the main roads leading away from the centre and in the suburbs. • Speed limits are as follows: On motorways and dual carriageways: 112kph (70mph) On main roads: 80-100kph (50-60mph) On minor roads: 50-65kph (30-40mph) TRAFFIC CONGESTION The average vehicle speed in London today is 16kph (10mph), not much faster than it was in 1900!