This visit to London is a work visit. I have been looking at new flats to offer for the Olympic Games period and have been staying in different flats which I have known but not stayed in before. It has been a work-out moving from flat to flat, but I learn a lot about being “an arrival” several times. I decided this morning, after a long sleep after Paris, that I would post a few comments about “first errands” when visitors arrive in London.
We at the London Connection have put adapters in all the flats several times. In all my visits, I have not seen one adapter. I realize that people use them and forget to leave them behind for the next visitor, but the situation has become almost out-of-hand–visited 13 flats so far, and no adapter to be seen anywhere. Yikes.
So, I decided that a visitor has to be prepared to run a few errands to the local magazine shop after his orientation to his flat. I suggest three purchases which will really help you get started on your visit. Ask your let-in person where the local magazine shop is. She will know.
I suggest you buy 2/3 power adapters–one for your computer, one for your phone, and one for your camera charger. Or get one charger, and rotate the charging. I prefer 3 adapter. The second purchase should be a magazine called A-Z which is your little book of maps and tube directions. Perfect when you are trying to get somewhere and don’t want to ask everyone on every corner. The third purchase is the TIME OUT LONDON. There are many articles and suggestions for what is happening in London.
Sorry about the adapters. I just can’t keep the flats filled with the gadgets. They are like the lost socks–where in the world are they? They cost 4.95 pounds each and are readily available in every book shop or electrics shop all around the flats.
Ah, forgot! One of the visitors I was talking to reminded me to warn visitors to bring their downloading adapters for their camera so they can send photos to friends and family while they are in London. I know I love to do this, and families enjoy watching family and friends on a fun trip. Heads up!
I hope this is helpful.
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918