Subject: Re: New Member in Australia wants tips on UK
Just forgot one thing - about London. It's late today and I hope my memory still serves me well but I think Portobello Road Market is the one in Notting Hill?! At the north end is the area where that film (Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts) was filmed, there is really a shop solely about travel books, next to it one with garden books and on the opposite side of the road one with cooking books - all three could be good if you're interested in the topic. The one for cooking (Books for cooks) used to offer a lunch, cooked by an expert after one of the books (iirc every weekday). As it's a very small shop, only a handful people can eat there, so booking is essential. Perhaps nowadays they even might have a website but I haven't looked for it yet...

Baerbel.