From safety and crime to any issues concerning race, gender, orientation, etc.
How to contact your home consulate in London if you need citizen services (like a new passport application)
General safety info, hospitals and pharmacies, emergency numbers, pickpockets, and more
Staying safe on a London vacation
What to do if you get very sick while visiting London
Drug stores (chemists) in London
Emergency numbers for police, fire, and other safety issues in the U.K.
How to keep your valuables safe from pickpockets while traveling
How to lose things—passports, credit cards, and other important items—while traveling and not have it ruin your vacation
From dishonest taxi drivers to thieving restaurant waiters—you won't run into too many scams in Britain, but here are a few common rip-offs to watch out for
From emergency numbers and hospitals to pickpockets and general safety issues
Embassies and consulates in the U.K.
Do I need to buy travel health insurance for a trip to the U.K.? What about emergency medical evacuation?
What to do if you get very sick while visiting Great Britain
Oh, waiter! There's a scam in my soup!
Always use official, licensed cabs—and watch that meter
Just use ATMs and banks, carefully count your change until you get used to the local cash, and stay away from gray market money changers
Scams and rip-offs at the hotel—many of them perfectly legal. Avoid the minibar, phone, laundry service, and parking garage
Not all local advice is honest advice
Travel on the safe side with trip insurance: when to buy it, what it does and does not cover, and where to get it
Drug stores (chemists) in the U.K.—The first line of defense for the sick
Advice and resources for women, gays, and the disabled traveling in the U.K.
What women can expect on vacation in the U.K.
Advice, tips, resources, and tours for disabled, handicapped, and physically challenged travelers who want to take a European vacation
A traveler's guide to race matters in Britain and a frank rundown of what to expect if you're black, Asian, Arab, Indian, or otherwise not visibly of European descent
A traveler's guide to safety in the U.K.: Pickpockets, scams, terrorism, and more
Staying healthy on the road: British hospitals, chemists (pharmacies), and travel health insurance
Why I am not afraid
Or, "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Vacation Plans"
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Covent Garden Market in London is where Professor Henry Higgins first sets eyes on flower seller Eliza Doolittle in Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion (and its musical verion, My Fair Lady).