ORIENTATION AND PRACTICAL INFORMATION
York’s streets are generally short, winding, and unlabeled, and the longer ones change names every block or so. Fortunately, most attractions he within the city walls, so you can’t get too lost, and the York Minster (cathedral), visible from almost anywhere, provides an easy reference point. The River Ouse (OOZE) cuts through the city, curving from west to south. The city centre lies between the Ouse and the Minster; Coney Street, Parliament Street, and Stonegate are the main thoroughfares.
Tourist Office: Exhibition Sq. (621 756; www.york-tourism.co.uk). Sells the York Visi- IliHgraH tor Guide (£1), a detailed map of the city, and Snickelways of York (£5), an off-beat HHHBH self-tour guide. A branch is located in the train station. Open June-Oct. M-Sa 9am-6pm,
Su 10am-5pm; Nov.-May daily 9am-5pm.
Financial Services: Banks line Coney St. Thomas Cook, 4 Nessgate ( 881 400) is open M-W and F-Sa 9am-5:30pm, Tu 10am-5:30pm. American Express, 6 Stonegate (676 501) is open M-Tu, Th-F 9am-5:30pm, W 9:30am-5:30pm, Sa 9am-5pm. The ‘ 7 f ž Bureau de Change is open during business hours. , 1
Laundromat: Haxby Road Washeteria, 124 Haxby Rd. (623 379). £5.80 for one load, including wash and dry. Open M-F 8am-6pm, Sa 9am-5:30pm, Su 9am-4:30pm. IjgjsllSBpl
Last wash 2hr. before closing.
Police: Fulford Rd. (631 321).
Hospital: York District Hospital (631 313), off Wigginton Rd. Take bus #1 or 18 from Exhibition Sq. and ask for the hospital stop.
Internet Access: Cafe of the Evil Eye, 42 Stonegate (640 002). £2 per hr.
Post Office: 22 Lendal (617 285). Bureau de Change. Open M-Tu 8:30am-5:30pm, W-Sa 9am-5:30pm. Postal Code: Y01 8DA.