I have traveled quite a bit. But one place that I still want to visit is London and other parts of Great Britain. I've heard Bath is quite nice as well as Oxford. Edinburg is supposed to be beautiful. I live not too far away from NYC, and whenever I do travel to some national or even foreign destination, I always come back with the feeling that it was nice, but it did not rival NYC. I might be a bit biased, but I've never visited a city that is as energetic and vibrant as NYC. I've heard that London rivals NYC. So anyone from London or anyone who has visited the city have any opinions? It would be nice to hear someone who has visited both NYC and London in order to make a comparison. In case anyone is wondering, I've visited Paris, Belgium, Toronto, Montreal, Sydney, Brisbane, New Orleans (pre-Katrina), Boston, Phili, and Wash. D.C. At least this gives you an idea of the cities I've been comparing NY too. Also, when traveling safety is an issue. It appears that London is a fairly safe city, but are there any areas I should stay away from if I do decide to visit? One last thing, how is the food and the people?