Pickpockets, Beggars, Crime and Scams, London
Pickpockets can be everywhere. Even in the popular pubs where you think your belongings are save in the company with friends.
You can't image my face when I was walking in the Portobello Road and I saw this warning. I think it's a good idea but I wasn't expecting something like that.
Like almost any other touristic city you should watch your bag and stuff from pickpockets.
The most popular places are the underground , the markets , squares.
Be extremely careful while travelling by tube. Do not walk alone at night in the outskirts & avoid placed you don't know.
The sign says 'Beware of theives' You really need to watch your purse and jewelry on the tube.
as you all know already, keep close eye on your possesions in crowded places... as here in Notting Hill >>>
Pick pockets can be a bit of a problem. For the ladies I would suggest purses be worn under a jacket if possible and the guys may want to put wallets in front pockets.
BEGGARS ......some genuine homeless people......others just conning the tourists.
Difficult to tell who is for real.