In London you don't get anywhere in a car, even at the weekend when the congestion charge is not due. That's why it was one the best ideas of 2008 to buy a scooter (Vintage 1960) and just zoom past everyone in the traffic jam. We bought our Vespa at Scooter Emporium. Marco and his team import them directly from Italy and restore them beautifully. Definitely worth a visit, not just because the shop is close to famous Brick Lane.