NIGHTLIFE - Almeida Theatre;011-44-207-359-4404. "The Almeida is a famous what you would calloff-Broadway place." Attica, 011-44-207-287-5882."Attica is sort of a dance-on-the-tables place, but a little more'posey.'" King's Head Theatre,011-44-207-226-1916. "You'll see fringe theater, but high-qualityfringe theater."

ATTRACTIONS - Leighton HouseMuseum, 011-44-207-602-3316. "A charming little museum ofthe pre-Raphaelite movement." National PortraitGallery, 011-44-207-306-0055. "You don't have to be a bigart buff to get some fun out of it." Tate Gallery,011-44-207-887-8000. "Tate Modern is the new one everyone's ravingabout, but I think Tate Britain is very underrated."

"When people think of Germany, with the big mugs of beerand the big women with their dirndls and their aprons, that reallyis very Bavarian."

LODGINGBrenner's Park-Hotel &Spa, Baden-Baden; expensive; 011-49-7221-900801. "Atraditional hotel with a famous spa."InterContinental, Frankfurt; very expensive;011-49-69-26050. "It's centrally located and right around thecorner from the biggest shopping street in town."