I was also in London recently, and I wrote a piece for the L.A. Times about the ancient Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London – quite an experience to see!
I also did some ghost hunting and looking around the most famous crime center there, which you can read here in my “Extra!” section: https://gourmetghosts.com/2018/04/30/londons-home-of-crime/ and also in my home town – https://gourmetghosts.com/2018/04/30/investigating-ghosts-in-my-home-town/
Also, I recently attended the Left Coast Crime conference in Sparks, Nevada. It was freezing cold up in the Eastern Sierra Mountains, but utterly beautiful. I saw some unusual sights on the journey too….
Back in downtown, I recently wrote a scary hotel walk based there for LA Magazine, and this year is the 71st anniversary of the The Black Dahlia – read my article about it: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38513320