AN AMERICAN man has praised London after a recent visit – and even put Tesco meal deals higher on his list of recommendations than some top tourist attractions.
The visitor was very impressed after his family's two week stay in the capital, with public transport, food and museums included in his highlights.
However, British supermarkets were also seen as a big positive, with Tesco and Sainsbury's both getting a significant mention in a review he published online.
The man wrote on Reddit: "My family lives in New York but we spent most of this summer scattered in various places due to work, camp, internships etc.
"We decided to reunite in London for two weeks and do some sightseeing.
"My wife and I had been to London previously, although not in a very long time. This was the first trip for my kids (10, 16 and 19)."
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In a list of things his family liked, he wrote: "Tesco, Sainsbury, etc. Meal Deals. £3 or £4 gets you a sandwich, snack and drink nearly everywhere.
"Plenty of vegetarian/fish options for us. There's nothing comparable in NYC, unless you consider a single slice of cheese pizza an adequate lunch. We lived on these when touring around."
The humble meal deal found plenty of support from other users in the comments as well, with several people speaking fondly of them.
One said: "My wife when she first visited from the US was like 'OMG Tesco Extra!! Have you had their cheese and onion sandwiches?!'
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"And Pret!! She'd move to the UK Just to have an almond croissant every day!"
Another said: "Fair play for putting the Tesco meal deal ahead of the Tower of London and British Museum."
Also on his list of things that he enjoyed was the tube, which he said was "newer and cleaner, and they seem to be kept in better condition," than the New York subway.
He also said he enjoyed the Tower of London, the British Museum and the free walking tours on offer in the city.
He added: "Even with the heat wave and the transit strike, we had a great visit. The kids want to move to the UK now."
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