Subject: london
hello, ziners. i returned last week after four wonderful nights in london with my daughters from minneapolis and mamaroneck. we stayed in a hotel in the covent garden area and i prebooked two plays and a visit to the london eye for a 5:30pm ride to watch the sunset. we found the prices to be extremely high if converting from dollars and used foot power most of the time. my daughters were dying to go to portobello road on saturday morning to view the market but i would absolutely dissuade anyone from going there. we arrived at 10:30 am and there were hordes of people. it was a security as well as public health hazard. i am sure that it has charm during the week if you want to visit lovely antique stores and stroll a unique neighborhood but stay away, at least on saturday morning through midday. we were there for such a brief amount of time that we did not purchase any type of money saving transportation tix or cultural tix. i would take some time on the web and enquire about 24 hour and 48 hour passes which give reduced fees to cultural activities and general transportation. bettina jerusalem