English Breakfast: A Vegetarian’s Recipe

English food is hearty, simple and filling. According to Jamie Oliver the British have “never been the ones that had overdone anything or worked or shaped (…).” British food is about plain cooking. It’s about family.

I love traditional dishes, but honestly it seemed impossible for me to have a cooked meal for breakfast. Beans? Bacon? Mushrooms? At 8 am? No chance.

But living here for a year, I also wanted to do all the things a real Londoner has to do. So I had to overcome myself and to stand behind the stove in the morning.

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Harry Potter’s Platform 9 3/4 in London

At London’s tube and train station “King’s Cross St. Pancras” you can find Harry Potter’s Platform 9 3/4 for a magic escape to Hogwarts. In the main hall of the station, close to the overground platforms 9 and 10, there’s a track sign and a trolley halfway through the wall. In the original book the Hogwarts Express steam train leaves from Platform 9 3/4 on it’s journey to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The track is a perfect place to visit for a funny picture. Especially for children it’s a lovely stopover on a journey with the tube.