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Postby ynbniar » Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:01 pm

Visiting London this weekend...big place, lots to see, just a day to see it in.

So Londoners out there what is the one thing we shouldn't miss - The Eye? The Tate? The Tower? Something Completely Different :?:
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Postby jelco » Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:13 pm

I was taken to possibly every thing there is to see in London by my parents when I visited the place for the first time about 7 years ago, and 5 years ago I went there again with school and saw the last few things that had been missed. Altogether it's not a lot I really find memorable - the London Eye is fun but loses it's charm the second time already which I think says a lot about how you experience it depending on how old you are. :P The Tate might be fun to see but I recall it as being dull and boring which is probably mostly down to my age back then as well. :P I do remember the Imperial War Museum to be interesting by the way.

I for one am only there for the undisclosed event taking place at the undisclosed location, and to visit deepvisual store. (Don't let the website fool you. ;))

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Postby RabidZombie » Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:17 pm

I have to visit the Tate on Wednesday. *bashes head against table*

I find it suspicious I'm going to an undisclosable event this Friday, in London, as well.
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Postby Montyphy » Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:22 pm

I recommend visiting Little Bay in Battersea for the food and live opera. If you do go, make sure to check out the wallpaper in both the men's and women's toilets.
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Postby martinmir » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:38 am

Check out the east side of London such as Liverpool Street for Shoreditch, Brick Lane and Bethnal Green. You will find the most intersting things, sites and places to eat, drink, shop. A real inside look into London.

Check out the north and west side of London for the living.

Check out the west for quality assurance.

Check out London Time out.
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Postby MrBunsy » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:50 am

The Tate Modern can be a good laugh sometimes. There were slides there once. The Science Museum is worth a look, especially since it's free.

Not sure what else there is, those are about all I can remember :P
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Postby tabasco boy » Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:39 pm

definitely science museum is a thing not to miss especially their souvenir store as they sell unique electronics you usually don't see on other shops.

Also stop by Hamleys toy store just to browse around and lastly pubs in around hyde park :wink:

ohh and on the afternoon watch the changing of the guards at the palace..
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Postby shinygerbil » Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:44 pm

There's also the natural history museum which isn't bad really :p

Oh and there isn't much to the south*, unless you're also going a bit west and end up somewhere nice like Greenwich. :)



*Apart from the Flying Hamster ;)
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Postby tabasco boy » Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:54 pm

shinygerbil wrote:
*Apart from the Flying Hamster ;)


that doesn't sound bad, actually chris could make a small tourist shop (sell IV memorabilia and collectable items) at the hamster for those IV fans dropping by London in general. im sure extra income wouldn't harm at all.
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Postby RabidZombie » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:10 pm

Did someone say Foamwinians!?
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Postby shinygerbil » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:21 pm

They fly well, apparently. We shall have to see if they are any good at smashing windows ;)
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Postby jelco » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:01 pm

I visited the Science Museum a few years ago as well according to my parents, but I can't remember a thing of it. I was also told by my parents that we didn't find it very interesting. I think that's the reason for my 'amnesia' then. :P

I recall enjoying the London Dungeons when we visited them with school, but that might be age-limited. ;)

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Postby Athelstan » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:01 pm

The museums are very busy at weekends and are hardly worth it unless you want to see something specific.

My favourite bits of London are all quite close and you can walk between them:

- Hyde Park (go to Speakers Corner on Sunday)
- Buckingham Palace, St. Jame's Park and Westminster
- Leicester Square, China Town, Covent Garden, Soho
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Postby KingAl » Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:19 am

Foyles! No, seriously, I love that place :)
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Postby shinygerbil » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:35 pm

KingAl wrote:Foyles! No, seriously, I love that place :)
Agreed. :)
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