Although these aren’t exactly British (they’re actually Scottish) I have to mention them.
Tunnock’s Teacakes started in 1890, with Thomas Tunnock: He purchased a baker’s shop in Uddingston, Scotland. The company has since expanded and now carries other well-known products including wafers and snowballs.
Tunnock’s Teacakes hold a special place in my heart because they remind me of my wonderful grandmother. She always enjoyed a Canadian version of these treats: “Whippets” or “Viva Puffs” She wasn’t picky- she loved both equally and thoroughly enjoyed polishing off the three boxes we brought her each week.
I’m similar in that, since I was introduced to Tunnock’s, I can’t go a day without them- a box is bought in the very least, every other day. I always have a stock of them on hand.
I think my Grandma would have adored these ones too!
The original Whippets and original Viva Puffs- raspberry
My lovely Grandma! xx
I’m pretty sure that this spot will be right for debate granted that I’m writing about a fish and chips shop… However, a little trek away from Fulham Broadway tube station, you’ll find Baileys Fish & Chips.
The Fisher brothers (no pun needed; that is actually their surname!) have been dishing up the traditional fish and chips since 1982 and they know exactly what they’re doing. They have a menu with an extensive selection of fish and they serve up burgers, pies, and all kinds of sides.
Although I’ve often found myself more hungry upon leaving a restaurant in London (portion sizes aren’t exactly over the top) I was able to thoroughly satisfy myself with a very generous amount of food.
For under a tenner, I was able to gorge myself upon the classic cod and chips as well as indulge in some lemon sole goujons.
Very simple, but very, very delish!
Baileys Fish & Chips 115 Dawes Road London
Cod & chips and Lemon sole goujons…
Oxford Circus station holds much more than the limitless amount of high street shopping (although I do rather enjoy it!) For me, it’s all about Liberty…
Liberty is an amazing Tudor style building filled with rich history dating back since 1875, when it all began with Arthur Liberty. When the shop opened, it sold ornaments, fabric, and objets d’art inspired by Arthur Liberty’s travels around the world.
Although these items are still sold, Liberty has far evolved into what they now call themselves, an “emporium”. There’s a mixture of classic and modern in all the items they carry ranging from designer offerings, luscious beauty products, charming bits for the home, unique bric-a-brac, stationary, even a florist shop. And of course, you can’t forget when you hit the third floor- the continuing legacy of Liberty silks and fabrics.
Liberty is a one-stop shop for all things luxury I dream to embellish myself and my surroundings with. Whenever I’m passing by, I can’t help but indulge myself with some lavish window-shopping!
Liberty: Regent Street (Main entrance on Great Marlborough Street)
Glorious view of the four floors of Liberty
The Tudor building that stands before us today was built in 1924 and was amazingly constructed from the timbers of two ships: HMS Impregnable and HMS Hindustan. You can see the intricate design amongst the panelling and the ceiling of the building (above) and in the staircases (below)
Textiles galore: The third floor boasts everything for all your sewing, knitting, and pattern-making needs. An abundance of fabric, silks, yarn, thread, buttons, patterns, kits, and more.
One of my absolute favorites floors, the first, consisting of scarf paradise and handbag heaven (overlooking the scarves and a closer look, below)