A FATHER from Lancashire has taken his family to London for the day so they can see the incredible prices.
Joe Turner took his wife and daughters to the capital yesterday to marvel at sights that are the talk of the north, such as 12 quid ‘for a frigging cake’.
Lucy Turner, aged 13, said: “We went to all the attractions: the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral and a West End show, all to stand outside and proclaim ‘How much?’
“We were all agog at what they charge for a pint. And those skyscrapers! There was one with a view of the Shard renting for £7,830 a month in the estate agent’s window. ‘Two year of that and we’d own our house,’ Dad said.
“It’s brilliant family bonding time. Whether we’re getting photos of Dad slack-jawed at the cost of a Pret croissant, Mum shaking her head at artisanal ice-cream or just milk in a Tesco Express, we’re all amazed.”
Joe said: “London was mental enough when I was a skint student in the 90s, but now? All these London Eyes and Tate Moderns and food markets where you’re shelling out a tenner for something called frittata? Mind-blowing.
He added: “And the people! You just don’t get rudeness like that north of Watford.”