Lunch options near our office on Gresham Street are sparse — so we headed down the block to Piccollo, a small cafe in a old pre-war building. It’s a favorite with taxicab drivers looking for a cheap lunch or the traditional English Breakfast, which is served pretty much all day.
A line of London taxicabs parked for a breakfast break. A brand new London Black Cab goes for a whopping £34,000 ($68,000)
A late model Rolls-Royce sedan — presumably the driver wants his breakfast too.
What it says.
English Breakfast, a cabbie’s favorite.
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When I ordered the “Jacket Potatoes with Egg, Ham and Cheese” I had no idea what I was going to get, because our Portuguese server could barely speak English.
A chicken filet sarnie with cheddar cheese, English bacon (excellent) and lettuce and tomato.
Chuck ordered a Chicken Curry.
Church of St. Anne and St. Agnes on Gresham Street. Rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren after the great fire of London in 1666, and re-consecrated in 1680. Following severe bomb damage during World War II, the Lutheran Church assisted in restoring the building according to Wren’s design. In 1966 it was re-hallowed and dedicated for
A glance down one of the side streets.
A Roman Fort, part of the original first and second century London defenses which was uncovered by the London Blitz. The entire Gresham Street neighborhood was almost completely destroyed by the German bombing raids. Today the neighborhood is surrounded by tall office buildings. Its rare to find evidence of the Blitz in London, so this was a particulary amazing find to see it in the middle of the modern city.