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James Smith & Sons Umbrellas: a British essential

If you plan to visit the British Museum, you must pay a call to the magnificent Victorian store of James Smith & Sons, on the corner of New Oxford Street and Bloomsbury Street. Unchanged for 187 years, this shop sells timelessly classical umbrellas – the perfect British fashion accessory.
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British Museum
London
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Savile Row, Mecca of British Masculine Elegance

Savile Row gets its name from Lady Dorothy Savile, the Countess of Burlington, who died in 1758. It’s a small street located in Mayfair, behind the Royal Academy of Arts, made famous worldwide for its men’s tailor shops.
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More than 150 years of Fish and Chips!

The traditional fillet of fish fried in batter or rolled in breadcrumbs and served with chips probably started in London around 1860. This British fast-food favourite that is as emblematic of the UK as the double-decker bus and the red telephone box and now even has Michelin starred chefs falling for it!
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The English pub: two thousand years of history

Referred to as tabernae under the Roman Empire, then as ale house in the Middle Ages, the pub is an integral part of English history. To get a feel for this British institution, head to London and these three typical places: The Cat and Mutton, The Morgan Arms and The Drapers Arms.
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Tower of London
London
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The new star restaurants of the MICHELIN guide Great Britain & Ireland 2017

Fat Duck returns to the MICHELIN guide Great Britain & Ireland 2017 with three stars… A total of 20 new MICHELIN Stars revealed !