A Taste Of London In Pittsburgh

March 20, 2011 4:05 PM

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(Photo Credit: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

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(Photo Credit: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

The changing of the guard, the crown jewels, the Globe theater and Buckingham Palace; they’re all things that make you think of London. But you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on a hotel and air fare to get a taste of British culture. There are a few spots around town that offer a taste of Great Britain right here at home.

The Cafe At The Frick

7227 Reynolds Street

Fancy a spot of tea? The Cafe at the Frick offers lush surroundings and a full tea service. You can spend the afternoon chatting with friends while snacking on tea and a plate of sweets. Rain or shine, it’s a British tradition that continues on at this restaurant.

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The Gateway Clipper

350 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

While it may seem routine to us, the Gateway Clipper is actually a taste of London right here in Pittsburgh. The old British clipper ships used to transport tea in the transatlantic trade between England and America during the 19th century. While the Gateway Clipper isn’t used for shipping, it is a great way to see the sites from the water.

Old Duquesne Brewery Clock

Mary St. & 21st St.
Pittsburgh’s South Side

Located on the South Side above the old Duquesne Brewery, this clock is Pittsburgh’s version of Big Ben. The face of the clock can be seen more than a mile away, making it a prime advertising location. Locals know it as a classic South Side landmark.

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  • A. Cole

    Piper’s Pub should certainly be on this list. Located in Southside, it’s the best place for Yinzers to go to get a taste of the British Isles. Football matches (soccer), bangers & mash (among many other food choices), and the wide selection of beer and hard cider, make me feel like I could be in right in London.

  • Zeno Henninger

    Bg Ben isn’t the clock, it is the bell in the Clock Tower

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