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Published February 15th 2014
Traditional Chippy in the heart of London
Seeing new cities on foot is often an opportunity to discover delightful places slightly hidden from the tourist track. The locals love them and the savvy traveller knows how to snoop them out.
This is the way you'll find an authentic chippy just down the road from Baker Street and a gentle stroll to Lord's and Abbey Road. Turn north off Marylebone Road and you'll find The Sea Shell of Lisson Grove.
If you want to take in the Sherlock Holmes Museum then take the Tube to Baker Street and walk west down Marylebone Road to Lisson Grove, or if your tummy is rumbling and your taste buds are craving a traditional meal of fish and chips then Marylebone station is the closest.
With 40 years of tradition The Sea Shell is definitely unique having both a restaurant and take away, which is conveniently situated on the corner of Lisson Grove and Shroton Street.
Focusing on the take away, the fish melts delightfully in your mouth, which is not surprising considering they source their catch from Billingsgate Market, the largest inland fish market in Great Britain. Then there are the chips which are fried to just the right state of crispness. Mouth-watering to say the least.
Every type of fish imaginable
You can try the traditionally battered Cod and Haddock or if you are looking for the more up market variation there is always the Dover Sole or Wild Halibut and many others in between. Calamari, onions rings, salmon fish balls and popcorn prawns provide choice to the menu and of course it would be remiss not to mention the mushy peas.
The prices are very reasonable ranging from £4.50 to £30 for a piece of fish and the chips will set you back £2 for a regular and £2.70 for a large. You can also choose the value meal deal with a drink for £9.
It's open from 12pm to 10:30pm daily, except Sundays so if you are going to take a tour of Lord's or capture that quintessential Abbey Road photo make sure you get the best fish and chips in London on the way.