As Londoners are passionate about food, it is hard not to be tantalized by all the delicious Indian flavors available in this city. In fact, "going for an Indian" has become a quintessentially British thing to do, and London is the number one place to do it. Many new Indian taste sensations are created right here in the city, and this is the Indian food tour to taste it. This shared tour will take you to several locations within walking distance in the city over a 3 hour time span.
This 3-hour food tour is packed full of exciting Indian food from around the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh), all available on the streets of London. Your guide will navigate you through London's famous Brick Lane with buzzing bars, food scene, art and restaurants. Here you'll be able to sample numerous curries such as hot and sour combinations, and traditional ones all served with delicious fluffy naan bread. Drink cold Indian beers to accompany the curries (soft drink options or wine also available).
Your guide will inform you about the history of Indian food, its diversity and its presence in London and UK food culture. You'll be able to tour around an Indian supermarket with a chance to buy a range of Indian spices and other exotic items like crispy paapers and fiery Indian snacks. See traditional paan being made, and enjoy a sample. The last stop will be at an authentic Punjabi restaurant, serving the real deal of Tandoori favorites such as sizzling chicken Tikka’s and succulent lamb chops. And with all of the food tours there will be a Secret Dish that you can only find out on the day!
Everyone marvels at the sometimes ludicrously long escalators at some Tube stations. Most visitors experience those at Holborn (49m/161 feet), Knightsbirdge (40m/131 feet), or Westminster (32m/105 feet).
The longest is actually at Angel station, on the Northern line just east of Kings Cross, where the moving staircase stretches a whopping 60m (197 feet).
In close second place at 59m (194 feet) is Hampstead, also on the Northern line. Hampstead was built in 1907 and at 58.5m (192 feet) below street level is the deepest station in the system. If its escalators and 180-foot lift (elevator) are out of service, there is an emergency spiral staircase... of 320 steps.
(For the record: The shortest escalator runs just 4.1m./13 feet at Stratford station.)