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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7438 posts, RR: 62
Posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1477 times:
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As a gift for my father, we are going to fly to LHR one way economy and the other way on the Concorde.

So being that we are truly only flying to LHR so that we can return on the SST, we are only thinking of staying maybe only 1-2 nights.

SO I am thinking, what can we do there over such a short time? We would like to maybe see a soccer game there if possible before flying out.

Any suggestions? Thanks, Mirrodie  Big thumbs up





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User currently offlineJgo From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

there's usually loads to do in london, but could we have the dats so we can tell you what sports are on?

thanks

- jgo  Smile


User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2680 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1212 times:

Trocadero, Windsor Castle, Trafalgar Square, Abbey Road, Piccadilly Circus, Portabello Market, The Tube, Greenwich, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Parliament, etc. etc...

Or you could just ride the tube around for 2 days... thats fun



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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

being an aviation fan check out windsor castle! it is the coolest thing i have ever seen, one may ask why? well the planes take off straight over you... oh my god!


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User currently offlineMbmbos From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

This is a bit obscure, but since a lot of aviation enthusiasts are also map enthusiasts, you might consider visiting the Royal Geographic Society. If you like maps, this place will make you swoon.

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1175 times:

I recommend the National Gallery, and a visit to Greenwich observatory & maritime museum.

I would also recommend you visit Leicester Square, the main theatre/cinema district and it's adjacent China Town, which is also worth a visit.

You might also want to ride the "London Eye" a massive ferris wheel with nice views over London & beyond (better if isn't cloudy though).


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7438 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1133 times:
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Well we are going somewhere in December or January.

I was hoping that the English Soccer League was still in season then. Is it?

What teams play closest to London?




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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1124 times:
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Whatever you do, don't miss out on Madame Tassauds! You can have your picture taken with everyone from Saddam Hussain to the Beattles Big grin

Piccadilly circus, Imperial war museum are also definitely worth a visit.

Chelsea FC are the closest team to central London if u want to watch them.
Don't forget to bring plenty of money though!  Big grin




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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7438 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1115 times:
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We have a Madame Toussand's in Manhattan  Big thumbs up Cool place!

Why bring lots of money?? For the game specifically?



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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1111 times:
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I thought you'd know why, London is expensive!



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User currently offlineC-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 38
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

The following Premiership football clubs play in Greater London...

Arsenal in North London, near Finsbury Park
Chelsea in central London, near Fulham
Fulham in central London, near Fulham as well
Charlton Athletic, somewhere in Southeast London I believe
Tottenham Hotspur in North London, on the WAGN line from Liverpool St.
West Ham in East London, near Upton Park

there are a few division one teams around London as well, such as Watford and Millwall.

If you want to see REAL football, without the glory hunters, drive an hour down to Southend in Essex and watch the Shrimpers ply their trade in Division 3. I am a supporter of that club, have seen them play 4 times, including their friendly against West Ham earlier this past summer.

Hope you enjoy London, I certainly do everytime I am there.

Jeremy



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User currently offlineMcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1101 times:

The Cabinet War Rooms are also worth a visit, especially if either of you are interested in history or politics. It's within walking distance of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. (It's not far from 10 Downing St., either, but you can only get close enough to see a few nondescript building behind the security barriers.)

Hyde Park was also interesting. It's a gathering place for just about every issue group from vegetarians to Islamic fundamentalists to God-knows-what. I was lucky enough to be at that huge anti-war rally in late September as a curious observer.

Even to just take the Tube to Westminster and just wander from there can be a good way of finding things to do. All the biggies -- Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar and Leicester Squares, etc. -- are all in close proximity to one another.

A good place to stay is at the Ambassadors Hotel on Collingham Rd. in Kensington. There's a Sainsbury's supermarket with a buffet and deli about a 5-minute walk away, which can cut down on your food costs. It's also close to the Gloucester Rd. tube station, which I believe has direct service to Heathrow.

London is great fun despite the cost -- I'd love to go again someday. Enjoy the visit!


User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1084 times:

Concorde eh?

Mind if I ask what you paid?

Take a boat ride on the Thames, thats always fun. Also, take a trip out to Windsor Castle, its right under the approach to Heathrow.



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7438 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1076 times:
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well, its not cheap but it is relatively cheap.

(its a stretch on my wallet being that I have a wedding to pay for too.)

But that's why we just want to get there on the 747, maybe catch a soccer game if we can, and leave the next day on the Concorde.

I heard London is $$$ but we're not really going there to 'see' London!  Wink/being sarcastic

A true TRIP to London, will come later in a few years.



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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1064 times:
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Well you ain't gonna see nothin' in 1 or 2 days!  Big grin



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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

Tbh let me be the first to tell you that London is pretty boring tbh Big grin.

That is, if you don't like Museums and boring british buildings  Laugh out loud.

Have a go on the British Airways London Eye, its quite interesting especially in the fog where you can't see any of the smaller buildings, but Big Ben sort of pokes out and especially when its a sunny day, and everything above the fog is sort of illuminated.

Or even better go at night, stunning Big grin



User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13043 posts, RR: 78
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1045 times:

Enjoy!
(And we'll want a trip report, especially of the Concorde flight!)


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7438 posts, RR: 62
Reply 17, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1034 times:
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Is there a website that could tell us what teams might be playing in January?

Football teams I mean.

mirrodie

GDB You did such a nice trip report that I dont think I can even compare! I may try to video the takeoff and landing though. heh heh heh



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 18, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

Mirrodie,

If you have time to catch a show that night, I would highly suggest "The complete works of William Shakespeare: Abridged"...its not very expensive, casual, and the single most funny experience of my life (its one big parody of Shakespeare)...I highly highly recommend it...I forget the theater name but it is in Piccadilly Circus...

Greg



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7438 posts, RR: 62
Reply 19, posted (11 years 5 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 990 times:
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Wow, and I thought all the footie fans would chime in.


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User currently offlineC-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 38
Reply 20, posted (11 years 5 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 982 times:

All English football clubs should be playing in January, all the way from the Premiership to the Ryman league in Essex.

Don't know about websites to go to, but try searching teams official sites on google or yahoo.

There will definitely be premiership football in January. The clubs I listed above are all Premiership teams.

Jeremy



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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (11 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 976 times:
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The football season is in full swing in January, just check any of the London club's websites and there'll be a fixture list for each lub.




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