“Is that a jar of yeast extract in your hand luggage, or are you just pleased to see me?”
Love it or hate it, there are few things that scream out ‘Great Britain’ as much as savoury spread Marmite. It’s therefore unsurprising that this by-product of the beer brewing process has been revealed as one of the most-seized foods at a UK airport.
A new study has revealed that Brits can’t live without their favourite breakfast spread when travelling abroad, with London City Airport naming it as one of the most intercepted items by security officials.
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Weetabix covered in Marmite for breakfast? Err… maybe not.
Back bacon, sausage, eggs, black pudding, tomatoes, mushrooms, fried bread and toast with butter…
When holidaying in the UK, there’s nothing quite like waking up in a bed and breakfast to the joys of a traditional English fry-up.
Admittedly, I have a passionate dislike for baked beans (although full English breakfast aficionados would say that baked beans should never be offered as part of a fry-up) and most holidaymakers have one or two alternate requests to the advertised menu when ordering their dish at a B&B – but corn flakes in lager is certainly one you wouldn’t expect as a hotelier.
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Faux vistas trialled in London hotel for a quid by budget chain easyHotel.
Forget fake news, one hotel is promoting ‘fake views’ to allow guests jaw-dropping vistas of London at a fraction of the bank-busting prices often charged by others in the UK capital.
These fake window views of iconic London landmarks are being trialled by budget hotel chain easyHotel for customers at its Old Street Hotel.
The views enable guests to experience the majesty of some of the city’s finest locations without having to pay a premium for a fancy view.
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Celebrating a unique Black Country icon
25 years since it first carried passengers around one of the UK’s largest shopping centres, a new exhibition is celebrating the anniversary of the much-missed Merry Hill Monorail.
I try not to have regrets, but one that I do have is that I never got the chance to ride on the Merry Hill Monorail. Opened in June 1991 and closed in 1996, its UK lifespan ended several years before I moved from Yorkshire to live in the West Midlands.
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