Heading for Ireland & the UK

Daniel J. Matyola danmatyola at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 16:27:45 EDT 2019

Some of the unexpected treasures in the British Library (in addition to the
great sculpture of Newton):

Dan Matyola

On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 3:20 PM Daniel J. Matyola <danmatyola at gmail.com>

> I found London very friendly to navigate on foot, in the tube or by the
> Open-Top Tour Buses.  The latter are quite nice, as then generally stop at
> the places a tourist wants to see.  The Tube is not quite up to the Moscow
> Subway system or the Paris Metro, but quite user-friendly, once one gets
> accustomed to the strange pronunciation used for some of the stops, like
> Southwark.
> The museums and galleries are great.  I especially like the British Museum
> and the British Library.  The Tate Modern had nasty "art," but a 7th floor
> restaurant with excellent fish and chips and a view to die for.
> Dan Matyola
> http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/danieljmatyola
> On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 3:03 PM Bob Pdml <pdmlbw at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks.
>> Another thing I forgot to mention is getting around, other than by boat
>> or open-top bus. On public transport you can't use cash. You can use a
>> contactless credit/debit or an Oyster card, which you will need to put
>> money on. You need a separate card for each person, you can't pay more than
>> one person's fare at a time. There is a daily maximum fare.
>> https://tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/visiting-london/getting-around-london/best-ways-for-visitors-to-pay?intcmp=27718
>> You'll probably want to experience the tube, and possibly the DLR, which
>> is driverless, but the best way to get around is on foot or by bicycle, and
>> the best way to find your way around, if you haven't lived here for nearly
>> forty years, is the Citymapper app, which you can use for multi-modal
>> transport.
>> https://citymapper.com/london?lang=en
>> Or you could ask a policeman.
>> .

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