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I Am Going To London

Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:33 pm

I am going to London for 4 days on Wednesday, then flying over to Amsterdam for a work trade show.

Only problem is that it takes 20 hours to fly there.

I thought about taking a day trip to Dublin but then Ryanair raised the prices before I got a chance to book the flights.

Once I reach London what should I do.

I will be away from Internet access for a while so you probably won't see any deletions from me.

Also looking at a map of UK, I had no idea that the Isle Of Man was stuck in the middle of the Irish Sea. Why would anyone live there the weather must be crap most of the year.
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RE: I Am Going To London

Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:35 pm

Welcome to expensive stuff!!!
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RE: I Am Going To London

Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:39 pm

Quoting BNE (Thread starter):

why don't you work your way to London first,than plan the rest of your journey?

just a thought

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RE: I Am Going To London

Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:43 pm

Quoting BNE (Thread starter):
Once I reach London what should I do.

Well there's a lot of it - perhaps you need to narrow things down a bit related to the sort of things you're interested in  Smile
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RE: I Am Going To London

Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:14 am

Quoting BNE (Thread starter):
I am going to London for 4 days



Quoting BNE (Thread starter):
Once I reach London what should I do.

Four days in London is not enough for one who is visiting. I was there for 5 days about this time last year and it simply was not enough. In order to cover everything that we wanted to see/do, I figure an additional 3-5 days would have been required. Once we were there, we decided that it was best to make our plans as we went along - aside from being concrete about some things, such as the "Imperial War Museum" for myself - but otherwise, go with the flow.

Do all the touristy stuff and don't be bothered by the wallet. It really wasn't any more expensive in London than elsewhere in the U.K. - although I was forewarned that it would be. Buy an Oyster pass though; it will save you a lot of headache.

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RE: I Am Going To London

Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:31 am

4 days your'll probably spend all your time in the centre of London.

Might need to book the London Eye - expensive but well worth it, especially as this week has been very clear (but very cold too at night). The views are amazing.

There are.........loads of places, too many to count.

It can be expensive, but mostly that's hotels and transport. The tube can be expensive, anything else is ridiculous like the Heathrow express is £15 one way or something.
 
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RE: I Am Going To London

Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:08 am

Suggested Activities.....

London Eye
Oxford Street
Visit LCY
Spearmint Rhino  Wink




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RE: I Am Going To London

Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:56 am

The London Eye is amazing but the weather for Wednesday is you guessed it....rain! The weather is expected to clear up after that and should be sunny possibly foggy after the rain but also cold for the rest of the week.
I live in London but I still love going on the sight seeing busses they can be pretty cool.

Quoting BNE (Thread starter):
Ryanair raised the prices

Did you try Aer Lingus lol!

Quoting BNE (Thread starter):
Also looking at a map of UK, I had no idea that the Isle Of Man was stuck in the middle of the Irish Sea. Why would anyone live there the weather must be crap most of the year.

It's quite nice there! Well in the summer just forget about the winter.

Have fun!
 
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RE: I Am Going To London

Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:00 am

The rock and roll tour of London is well worth it if you're in to modern music history...

http://www.sightseeingtours.co.uk/london/beatles_tour.htm
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RE: I Am Going To London

Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:01 am

I went to London in August...it was very gloomy and dismal.  Sad But otherwise it was a great trip Big grin
 
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RE: I Am Going To London

Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:31 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 6):
London Eye

Im sorry but this the most BORING invention ever....
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RE: I Am Going To London

Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:39 am

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 10):

Im sorry but this the most BORING invention ever....

remember that for you London is nothing special. For visitors it is something special. Like the 'Keukenhof' (a big display of flowers) which is close to my house. I couldn't care less, but Japanese love the place.
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RE: I Am Going To London

Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:41 am

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 10):
Im sorry but this the most BORING invention ever....

I'd have to disagree. I've been to London many many times, but until I went up in the Eye, I didn't have an appreciated for the lay of the land, nor how beautiful London from a close aerial-ish view. A bit pricey, but I thought it was great. Especially because it was early in the morning when I went and the skies were crystal clear.
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RE: I Am Going To London

Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:45 am

You Could always take the train (or find a friendly A.netter to drive you) to The Imperial War Museum - Duxford.

http://duxford.iwm.org.uk/

Well worth a visit IMHO.

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RE: I Am Going To London

Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:09 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 6):
Spearmint Rhino

That means travelling to Slough... and NOBODY wants to travel to slough...
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RE: I Am Going To London

Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:44 am

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 14):
That means travelling to Slough... and NOBODY wants to travel to slough...

Urghummm Mr Kaddyuk, Slough is not that bad. Windsor has a Slough post code don't you know - that means HRH Queen Elizabeth II's weekend home has a Slough postcode (can Crawley claim that) !!. Also some of the most expensive places to live in the country fall under the "Slough" area.

Granted the town centre and some parts are shyte holes, but every town in the UK has those - even Creepy Crawley !!.

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RE: I Am Going To London

Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:22 am

Hello all

Quoting Sv2008 (Reply 5):
Might need to book the London Eye - expensive but well worth it,

Yes, well worth it, do it on a day that is clear if possible. It is even better at night.

Quoting Jpax (Reply 9):
I went to London in August...it was very gloomy and dismal

Was in London at the end of August and it was beautiful.

For a good day trip try RAF Duxford air mesuem. http://duxford.iwm.org.uk/

Have fun

Cheers

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RE: I Am Going To London

Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:54 am

First thing when you get there... Buy one of these.



Quoting YVRtoYYZ (Reply 4):
Buy an Oyster pass though

I use the tube, DLR, and buses exclusively for travel in London. I tend to purchase one-day Travelcards. Since I'm a late riser, even on holiday, I buy zone 1-6 off-peak cards for £6.30 a day. It seems easier than using an Oyster card. Tell me if I'm wrong.

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 6):
Visit LCY

Now that DLR goes there, it's a piece of cake.


Take the tube to Hatton Cross for some kick-ass planespotting.


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Go to Covent Garden early on a Saturday morning when the city's best buskers do their thing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vdadGbhY70
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myAZM-ay_XE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R_KARVvtwg

Take a long, beautiful walk through Hyde Park and check out the Princess Diana Slip & Slide.

Spend a day at the British Museum.

Take the Tower of London tour hosted by a Yeomen Warder.
While there, you have to see the crown jewels. It's overwhelming.

Take the tube to St. John's Wood station. Walk southwest on Grove End Rd for about 500 meters. When you reach the end of the road, stop and take off your shoes and socks. Give your camera to one of the loitering bystanders. Ask him to take a photo of you as you cross at the best-maintained zebra crossing in the UK.  Silly

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