London is a truly cosmopolitan city that is fun to visit. A highlight of any holiday is sampling the local cuisine.

A Scotch egg is a hard-boiled egg that has been covered in a layer of pork sausage meat, then coated in breadcrumbs and deep-fried.

This perfect summer dessert is a combination of meringue pieces, fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

It has a low-alcohol content and is traditionally mixed into a long glass with lemonade and garnished with ice and fruit.

Cockles are tiny heart-shaped clams that are orange in colour and quickly steamed and then seasoned with a splash of white wine vinegar and fresh lemon juice.

There are several variations of the recipe available in London, including one made with small pieces of corned beef.

The pie would be served warm with fluffy mashed potato and often parsley sauce.