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PostSubject: Holidays in London - any suggestions?   Tue 17 May 2011, 13:20

Hey... Well I could post this at little things that make you smile cause I'm so happy, but I need your help.
I'm flying to London for the first time. What/where should/need I REALLY see/go to?
Any suggestions??!!
Thanks! :-)

Btw. Thought about driving to Manchester but the Train ticket prices are insane.
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PostSubject: Re: Holidays in London - any suggestions?   Tue 17 May 2011, 21:40

It depends what you fancy doing once you're there, EF: London has lots of everything! What do you normally like to do on holiday?

See bands, do the tourist sights, go to museums or art galleries, visit the theatre, eat at nice restaurants? You could go see a arthouse film or get in to see some TV shows being recorded...? There's lots of options. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Holidays in London - any suggestions?   Tue 17 May 2011, 22:52

http://www.thelondonbridgeexperience.com/ affraid

google it too for discount tickets to it, like http://www.lastminute.com/ are doing 50% off

(http://www.thetrainline.com/ for cheaper train tickets using best fare finder)

the obvious london tourist attractions aren't always the best options if you are on a budget.... london can be huge and overwhelming, but maybe try http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/international-visitors/ and the National Portrait Gallery at Trafalgar square, then go see some street performers/shopping at Covent Garden Market.
Walk along the river at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southbank_Centre from the London Eye to The Tate and see london from the river Thames http://www.citycruises.com/riverred.htm stop at Greenwich for the park and market,
http://thelondonpubcrawlco.com/free-pub-crawls/ ...download to your phone or print
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http://www.moneysavinglondon.com/What-to-See-and-Do-in-London/london-attractions-cheap-and-free.html

are just a few suggestions, have fun!
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PostSubject: Re: Holidays in London - any suggestions?   Sat 21 May 2011, 19:32

Wow... ok, thanks a lot...
Thinking about the Eye, but I'm not feeling the heigh... I'll see. Very Happy

I'd like to go to the theatre and concerts evenings and sightseeing at daytimes... I though about playing snooker a bit. Never did it...
But like you've said: there is plenty of everything. I guess we won't get bored. *LOL*
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PostSubject: Re: Holidays in London - any suggestions?   Mon 23 May 2011, 11:34

Don't let the hight of the London Eye stop you. it wil be one of the best things you ever do. I loved it so much I went on at night aswell. Absolutely beautiful on a clear evening. You could play snooker, but it's a bit of a hit or a miss Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Holidays in London - any suggestions?   Thu 26 May 2011, 17:03

Maybe I'll do it. Smile

Do you know good restaurants?? I like almost everything. Italian, Indian, Greek etc. etc.... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Holidays in London - any suggestions?   Thu 26 May 2011, 17:54

Yeah, I agree. The London Eye is by far the best tourist attraction in London. Do it, you'll love it.

Restaurants? Loads. What area are you staying?
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PostSubject: Re: Holidays in London - any suggestions?   Fri 27 May 2011, 11:20

As far as I know near Victoria Station. But that doesn't matter. We'll be around a lot. So everything central London is great.
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PostSubject: Re: Holidays in London - any suggestions?   Mon 30 May 2011, 12:30

Where are the great indian restaurants in London? :-)

You see, it's all about food. :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Holidays in London - any suggestions?   Tue 31 May 2011, 19:14

Some suggestions for you...

TimeOut Guide To Best Indian Restaurants in London

Hope the link helps: I imagine you will be spoiled for choice!

(There was a good one near Paddington my friends and I went to several times, but that was a long time ago. I checked, but - not surprisingly - it's no longer there)


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PostSubject: Re: Holidays in London - any suggestions?   Tue 31 May 2011, 19:34

Oh my god....!!!
OK, I just die and I'm in food heaven!!

THANKS for that! :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Holidays in London - any suggestions?   Sat 04 Jun 2011, 12:36

Ah!!! Need your help again. *LOL*
Try to figure out which is the best way to get from Heathrow to the City.
The Heathrow Express is not the best option cause it stops at Paddington and we have to go to the Victoria Station. But there I have to change in South Kensington. Does anybody know how expencive it is to get from South Kensington to Victoria Station (to our hotel which is close to that) by Taxi?
Well it's cheaper traveling with the Travel Card (Zone 1-6) than Heathrow Express + Travel Card (Zone 1-2).

Thanks again!
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PostSubject: Re: Holidays in London - any suggestions?   Fri 17 Jun 2011, 04:51

Hey, soooo I'm back from London
. What can I say? It was good but not great. Nevermind I've done the typicall tourism stuff and have blisters on my feed cause we've walked everything. :-)
Aaaand, I've been to the much ado about nothing Play with David tennant!!!! *Squeeeee* :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Holidays in London - any suggestions?   Mon 20 Jun 2011, 13:39

Glad I found this...I am in the process of figuring out what Mr. Chrissie, my daughter and I will be doing while we take a two-day stopover in LDN next month, on our way to visit Mr. Chrissie's clan in Scotland. Already figured we'd do the Eye, my kid is bananas about the idea of that one! And we will likely do some Beatles-related stuff as she and I are Beatles-barmy. She wants to see the Abbey Road crosswalk and Paul's place in St. John's Wood and such, plus we'd like her to see some of the more historical spots as well, so we have a lot of stuff to fit in to 2 days time!
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