Subject: London Theatre +
I am sorry that David had trouble finding dramas in London. We, too, prefer drama over musicals; when we were in London in January we went to six West End plays in five days--all first-rate dramas. There were so many available then; for all but one of them, we got tickets the same day from the official half-price ticket booth in Leicester Square, paying usually about 13 pounds + a 2 pound service charge for each, a pretty good deal for best-seat tickets. We got the magazine TIME OUT and the daily newspapers upon our arrival in London, read as much as we could about the plays that were on, and then just took a chance that we could get cheap tickets for good dramas and it worked out beautifully.

Like David, we find that we can indeed eat fairly cheaply in London if we stick to smaller ethnic restaurants (since each area of London is its own little neighborhood, one can find concentrations of about every kind of cuisine) or some of our favorite London pubs or street markets. There is a lot free or inexpensive in this wonderful city. . .and a lot that costs a lot. Cheers, Pat in Baltimore