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London Geography and addresses

Jase | | Aug 30, 2009 03:28 PM

My wife and I live in Los Angeles, United States and will be visiting UK/London for the first time, in mid September. We will be staying for 8 days/7 nights and hotel is in the Earl's court area. I'm starting my deep research. But I am somewhat confused by the geography.

Any suggestions on what is the best way to cross index the places I find in my research here and get an idea of where and how to get to them?

Our usual approach when travelling is to note all the places that appeal to us. I map it out and also make a list with neighborhood headings. When visiting a big city, we spend one day in each neighborhood visiting the sights and eating at whatever strikes our fancy from the map and list. We find it much more efficient to take transport to one area and stay there for the day. Have a loose plan of things we want to see and eat but not a completely regimented plan with no flexibility.

I hope to do the same with London but am at a loss on how to grasp the layout. I have acquired a tube map and will also get a London street Atlas. We usually plan on one nice meal and the rest are snacking and casual meals. We love to eat more like the locals if possible. We love street foods, stands and little local shops with local specialties. Unfortunately that means usually very little website or firm address details.

Thank you for your time.