Now that I’m getting ready to leave London some thoughts on the place.
First, there are white earbuds all over the place. It seems a huge portion of the population under forty has an iPod. They certainly outnumber all other music players by a huge amount.
Second, the public transport here is phenomenal. The Tube seems to run more than frequently enough, there is a decent bus network and any time we’ve wanted a cab there has been one passing along in minutes.
I’ve also managed to get around the town entirely without a map. Using the Metro guide in the Palm to get around the Tube and then sign posts and the occasional question has been enough. Street vendors, the odd police person and even people in shops and coffee shops seem to respond well to a polite question.