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The Smoke, Part II

December 19, 2006 at 04:53 PM | categories: food, travel, beer, UK | View Comments

I'm not going to complain much about the exchange rate. It's true that restaurant meals were expensive, but beer wasn't such a bad deal. In London, less than $6 gets you 20-oz of cask-conditioned ale. In Manhattan or San Francisco, $4-$5 gets you 16-oz of questionable keg beer, and the barman expects a tip. I also find the English attitude toward alcohol quite refreshing. Stopping right now, sir!

Their attitude toward conservation, however, sometimes appalls me.

There's a preservation order on the exterior, eh?

There isn't a lot to say about my last couple of days in London. I went to some very nice pubs, but all the LondonLand pubs get plenty of business without my advertising. Brooke's Market Leadenhall Market Seven Stars

I did get to the new British Library, near St Pancras station. The architecture is nice, and the exhibit on London maps was stunning.

St Pancras, from the British Library plaza

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