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Lanes of London is dining for Martians

Street food for people who hate streets, world cuisine for people from somewhere else

Lanes of London's Jammy Dodgers [Getty Images/Shutterstock/iStock/Alamy]
Lanes of London serves street food to people who hate streets; that is, it exists to soothe the still-curious mouths of lazy, wealthy paranoiacs. This is the character of the dishonest age: you can ride in a gondola in Las Vegas, ski down a mountain in Dubai, visit a wizard’s castle in Watford Junction, and enjoy the Notting Hill Carnival in Mayfair while sitting down.

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