Today Big Ben, the famous bell inside the clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, turns 150, having been first struck on July 11 1859. Apparently a clock tower was first built at Westminster in 1288.
There is a new Argentinian ice-cream parlour adjacent to Gaucho Grill in Swallow Street, just between Piccadilly and Regent's Street. Freggo is a smart purple-fronted shop that is open till 2am every day. I can imagine Dina spending a fair bit of time here!!
Inside, there are lots of yummy things behind a glass display counter, but we're not here for those..
I order a cup of two flavours - banana; and dulce de leche with chocolate chips. Dulce de Leche is a South American obsession - a kind of toffee spread, presumably made from condensed milk and loads of sugar!
The whole place is quite minimalist, I guess by design as it will be open late - they are styling themselves as an "after-clubbing venue".
Yum! Freggo's website is here.