I never saw them in the really posh and touristy places, or in the really dumpy places like Brixton and Pecham, just in the inbetween places.
McDonalds tasted the same to me over there, it was the only thing that did taste the same it seemed.
There are plenty of beggers in downtown Ottawa where I am now, and there always seem to me more of them when the weather is nice, hmmmmmmmmmmm.
The lady I mentioned was near the center of tourism, on Oxford Street at Marble Arch.
McDonalds in Britain must have really gone downhill by the time I got there in 1991. I tried the McD's at Marble Arch, The Tower of London and in Norwich. Burger King on Tottenham Court Rd just off Oxford St. (near the British Museum) was even worse, terribly greasy. The only decent burgers I found in the whole country was at the Burger King on RAF Lakenheath. Thats a U.S. air base east of Cambridge.