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London Life


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- Slow London


- British breakfasts


- Royal Albert Hall

The traditional 'fry up'
The traditional breakfast 'fry up'

In this edition, we sit down to a traditional British breakfast in a smart London restaurant and then, an ordinary café!

We find out what the great British breakfast is made of, and why it is becoming more and more popular, especially in London, to eat breakfast in a café before arriving at the office for a hard day's work!

Our guests are an American anthropologist, a top chef in a London restaurant, and the author of new book called 'Egg, Bacon, Chips and Beans: 50 Great Cafés and the Stuff That Makes Them Great'.

You can download the script and audio for this programme from the 'Extras' section below.



a greasy-spoon café
an ordinary, perhaps down-market, café

a vague vision
an unclear picture in your mind, or idea

meat from a pig that has been salted and dried; it is fried for a traditional British breakfast

fried potatoes

nourishing, healthy food

informal for café


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