I have an 11-yr-old girl and her mother visiting in London, in the early 90's. Daughter is a bit of a bibliophile, and tends to buy at least one book wherever she goes with her pocket money. Sometimes more. With this in mind, mother packs something in her own bag for the daughter's overflow. I'm imagining this to be like the cloth grocery bags I always used in Germany--made out of a strong, light material that's probably some cotton blend. They're cheap and small--you can fit two, maybe three 3-litre bottles in them.
How common would these be in London? Would they be present at all?
Second question. Having never been to London myself, let alone Charing Cross Road, I must ask:
Can anyone give me the names of a bookstore and a recordshop that are side-by-side? If not, no sweat. If so...free kidney!!
Thank you very much!