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London's Borough Market has been open since the 13th century.

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Dean Jacobs of Calgary tries the oysters at the famous Borough Market in London.

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It looks and smells like an orange, but break into Heston Blumenthal's Meat Fruit and discover a creamy chicken liver parfait.

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Taffety Tart at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is an exquisite blend of apple, rose petal and fennel-seed flavours.

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The kitchen at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, the restaurant is found inside the Mandarin Oriental hotel.

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Rooms at St. John Hotel are minimalist, but allow guests at Fergus Henderson's restaurant to book “from table-to-bed," and render post-prandial taxi rides obsolete.

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Jez Felwick, a.k.a. The Bowler, sells home-made meatballs from his van in London.

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