A funny thing about London’s parks is you have to pay to sit down. Not everywhere, but beware the striped lawn chairs. Sitting on the grass is free, you can even BYOB. Just don’t be rowdy. Pick up a little nosh in Marks and Spencer. Try the Coronation chicken, a good English sandwich with chicken in a creamy curry sauce. By the way, squash is a sweet drink unrelated to the pumpkin. The biggest Marks and Spencer is at Marble Arch (Oxford Street).

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