At Covent Garden, there is quite a bit of entertainment. You don’t have to pay the performers if you do not want to. although you will probably feel uneasy if you don’t, after watching them work so hard.
Royal Albert Hall provides world class musical performances. But each ticket sets you back 30+ pounds.
Sumptuous food abound. Succulent steaks aged dry or wet, for a specific number of days.
Fresh fish that look as if they are still alive.
Cakes that look like colourful caterpillars.
If you really like your cat, you can buy her organic beef. Really.
Jamie Oliver’s kitchens. He is an amazing person. It has been fun watching his rise from a young chef with some fresh ideas into an institution, making an impact into areas such as school lunches.
But only if you can afford it.
Right in the middle of all these, in front of underground stations, outside of monuments, just a few steps from posh restaurants, …, sitting in the rain, are beggars and street sleepers.
There are older white males, young white males, female south asians, and young white females.
They must have their own stories. But they all have something in common. They cannot afford it. And there are many of them.