If you’re a fan of Japanese food (whether it’s cooking it or eating it), then a visit to Japan Centre near Piccadilly Circus is a must.
Once you climb the escalator (and see your reflection shimmer along the mirrored walls), you’ll find yourself in the middle of a Japanese grocery paradise. You can browse aisles of freshly baked pastries and Japanese snacks or head to the section of the store with plenty of pre-packed sushi or bento box sets just waiting to be eaten.
If you want something even fresher, you can head to the counter and ask for some warm soup and other delicious treats. There are even a few tables to enjoy your meal (just be ready to share with other hungry Japanese food fans).
For those talented enough to be able to cook Japanese cuisine at home, there are plenty of cookbooks, ingredients and cookery gift sets to choose from.