>I’m getting down to the nitty-gritty of my London research trip — when I’ll be in what libraries and when; when I’m going up to the Bodleian to look at something there; what all-important day trips I’m going to take on the weekends — and it occured to me that I know a number of my readers have travel plans overlapping with mine, but I don’t know when exactly, except in a couple of cases.
Anyway, I’ll be in London from the evening of June 24 through July 20 (leaving bright and early on the 21st). There are a couple of days I’ll be up in Oxford, but I’m commuting from my London digs, rather than bother moving just for a few days. And I’m hoping to take some excursions on weekends to places like Canterbury and Battle. So if you’ll be there at any time overlapping with me and want to get together for lunch, dinner, drinks, or an afternoon at a museum or something, let me know. If you don’t want to advertise your dates in London in the comments, then ‘gmail’ me at drvirago2. That includes those of you I haven’t met face-to-face yet — I’d love to meet you!
I’ll have wireless access where I’m staying, though I’m not sure if the archives and libraries I’m working in will have it. (I’m actually not going to be in the most obvious big national library like many people will.) But I’m planning on getting a disposable, pay as you go cell phone once I’m there, so that should make contact easier. Once I know the number, I can e-mail it to you.
Oh, and this is a VERY important question: does anyone know if there’s a London equivalent to NYC’s TKTS for cheap theater tickets? I’d love to see some theater — sorry, theatre — while I’m there. I’m hoping to see at least one of the Shakespeare productions at the Globe, but those are pretty cheap (highest cost: 32 pounds; lowest, for a standing spot in the yard: a fiver!). I’m talking about the more expensive shows — like, um, Spamalot(did you think I was going to say something highbrow and serious?). Just curious. And also, is there anything you think I shouldn’t miss, including the London equivalent of off-Broadway (what *is* the London equivalent to that). God, I am such a New Yorker when it comes to theater. Clearly I don’t have a clue.