C-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1251 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.
Mcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1244 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!
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1198 times:
Tbh let me be the first to tell you that London is pretty boring tbh .
That is, if you don't like Museums and boring british buildings .
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.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1172 times:
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...
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