|Subject: Re: Fun in London|
I recently found some good suggestions for London in the most current Budget Living magazine and they sound pretty good. Although I haven't been to any of these places, I did check out the websites and they may be of some interest to you. They seemed to have information on the non-touristy places and things to do in London and the environs.
Places to stay www.specialplacestostay.com
Contemporary Art Galleries www.serpentinegallery.org www.whitechapel.org
For outdoor parks, and some art-related places www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/openspaces
Walking Tours www.royalparks.org.uk
Music www.barbican.org.uk www.stmartin-in-the-fields.com
For the best secondhand offerings in the East End, there is the Spitalfields Market which looks interesting www.oldspitalfieldsmarket.com
There's also a Flower Market in Hackney www.columbia-flower-market.freewebspace.com
It was of interest to me for my next trip to London and I thought it might have some alternatives for you on your trip. Have a great time ... it's a great city!
Jenni from Chicago