1. Where did the chavs go? There were two orders of magnitude fewer neck tattoos? The vibe distinctly changed from high prole last year to low bourgeois. Lower traffic too. Conclusion: economy is not recovering.
2. Saw many white families, black families, and Arab families. One interesting observation: the multiracial couples did not have children. And with one exception, the multiracial children were there with a white mother without any adult male figure in sight.
3. European children are by and large pretty well behaved.