Welcome from Wisconsin. I worked in the UK for a number of years. I worked primarily in the Docklands in data centers. I stayed at the Marriot in West India Quay for quite a while - rode the DLR to work if I didn't walk.
I miss the UK, had a great time while I was there.
I was stationed in the UK for 4 years and 3 months. Go back every couple of years now.....matter of fact going back in May of 09. Sorry you guys have lost all your gun rights. That is the number one survival tool. Take care and welcome.