First question: What's the opinion on using a money belt in the UK? I lived there for a few years, and then traveled to London several times, in the 1990's. I never used a money belt and never ran into any of the scams that I read here are common elsewhere. I wasn't foolish. When I was in a touristed area, I kept wallet., etc., in a front pockets or in an inside zippered jacket pocket. I'll be in the UK this fall and wonder if the risk factor has increased in the last 10 years.
Second question: I made frequent use of a particular kind of Ordnance Survey map book. They were tall and narrow (roughy 9 inches by 4 inches), green, about two hundred pages. Each book covered a specific area (say southeast Wales) with maps and narrative pinpointing the smallest detail. A typical map would cover an area perhaps 5 miles on either side. Are these books still available? Can they be purchased in the U.S.?