Londonist asks that most pressing of daily concerns: where to go on your lunch break.
Hot Dog Stand outside the British Museum
63 Great Russell St WC1B 3BF
Hours of operation seem to reflect the museum’s hours
Expect to Pay: £2.50 for a jumbo hot dog
Rating: 6 out of 10Haut cuisine it’s not, but what’s more indulgent than a hot dog every once in awhile? And, at £2.50 for a “jumbo” hot dog, who can’t afford to indulge every now and then? For as long as Londonist can remember, there’s been a hot dog vendor just outside the gates to the British Museum selling rather large hot dogs and luring people with the glorious smell of frying onions. For a speedy, filling and yummy lunch, the vendor’s wares are hard to beat. However, we wish he had more in the way of relishes and toppings and think he could learn a thing or two from the great hot dog street vendors of Manhattan’s Museum Mile. Still, streamlined service at low prices mean these dogs are at least worth keeping in mind if milling about this area.
Photography by Chris Osburn © 2007