Comment on London from a Reno Point of View by Heather.
Thank you for jogging some fond memories with this post. That mock Tudor building is the Gatehouse, and the rafters contain a charming little fringe theatre known as Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Most actors I know have played there at some point in their career. There always seems to be a Noel Coward offering every season.
As for kids being well-behaved - I suspect it has more to do with the affluence of the area rather than English conformity although, granted, we are pretty polite on the whole, except for vituperative retorts (see Noel Coward, above). There are plenty of little terrors causing havoc in some of the rougher schools!