I remember one of my earliest visits to London, in the 1950s. I had a nice lunch in a restaurant on the second floor of a building with windows facing the Houses of Parliament. A lamb chop and canned peas cost me seven shillings sixpence, at the time about one dollar. When French, Italian, and Spanish chefs were later invited to work in England, canned peas gave way to more flavorful greens.
In Britain as elsewhere in Europe, the U.S. dollar went a long way back then, and therefore so did a visiting journalist’s paycheck. An overcoat or a suit at read more >>>
Source : HuffingtonPost.Com