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London attractions

Posted: August 5th, 2003, 7:36 am
by Mela
I am going on holiday tomorrow to London (for the umpteenth time). Can anyone give me suggestions for sightseeing that may never have crossed my mind? I have done madame tussaud's (at least five times), London aquarium, Greenwich, Kew Gardens, Tower of London, St Paul's... The usual National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, Tate Britain (I have a sister in Art History...)Every year I see the same things. It's getting boring. Any suggestions?

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Posted: August 5th, 2003, 7:43 am
by FDAXHunter
Brixton is really cool, you should go there.

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Posted: August 5th, 2003, 7:46 am
by Mela
QuoteOriginally posted by: FDAXHunterBrixton is really cool, you should go there.That's actually where I'm staying!! And I used to live there...

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Posted: August 5th, 2003, 7:55 am
by FDAXHunter
'nuff said then...

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Posted: August 5th, 2003, 7:58 am
by GM
Go to Waterloo - London eye/Millennium bridge/Dali exhibition.Also Covent Garden is good although you'll probably have been there already.

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Posted: August 5th, 2003, 8:12 am
by Nonius
go to the Ministry of Sound.

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Posted: August 5th, 2003, 8:16 am
by bm
we're having a bit of a hot spell in London at the moment, temperatures predicted to mid 30's this week (that maybe doesn't sound that bad but London is so badly set up to deal with hot weather it can be pretty unpleasant).Why don't you check out some of the markets on the weekend, like Camden, Borough or Portobello. Or go and wander around Hampstead Heath, I was up there for the first time in ages the other day, really nice to wander around.

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Posted: August 5th, 2003, 8:16 am
by gc
The Natural History museum and Science Museums are some of my preferred ones in London. If you haven't been there recently, it could be a very good visit.Also, I find the "Imperial Museum Of War" at Elephant and Castle very interesting (you can see a V2 missile with giroscope.... amazing for a Quant: an analogic computer for differential equations built sixty years ago, and it was - sadly - very precise too)...gc

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Posted: August 5th, 2003, 8:40 am
by Mela
QuoteOriginally posted by: GM Go to Waterloo - London eye/Millennium bridge/Dali exhibition.Is the Dali exhibition still there? I went to see it three years ago. (or maybe two. Can't be sure)And I am terrified of heights. Just looking at the London eye makes me woosie... QuoteOriginally posted by: gc The Natural History museum and Science Museums ... "Imperial Museum Of War" ...I may try the Science Museum again. Haven't been there in a few years. But it is exhausting... Thanx for the suggestions.

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Posted: August 5th, 2003, 8:57 am
by godfather
if it's really hot you might consider going down to Brighton. will be a bit crowded though on weekends.

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Posted: August 5th, 2003, 9:25 am
by Mela
QuoteOriginally posted by: godfatherif it's really hot you might consider going down to Brighton. will be a bit crowded though on weekends.I can stand the heat... We've just had temperatures of above 40 degrees centigrade... It's the cold I can't stand.I like Brighton. We usually spend the whole day on the pier, trying to win a stuffed animal and end up going home with the ugliest one there!

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Posted: August 5th, 2003, 9:34 am
by bm
Beware taking the train as well, they're so bad over here that there's a speed restriction on all trains at the moment cos they're worried the rails might buckle in this heat. Apparently the wrong kind of sun.....

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Posted: August 5th, 2003, 9:55 am
by Omar
When I'm in London, I spend the whole day walking from bookshop to bookshop in the West End. Foyle's requires many, many visits. Then I spend the night hopping from pub to pub, eating and drinking: too many really interesting ones to list. I also like to walk up and down the East End: I was an amateur Jack The Ripper "Scholar" many years ago, and I still like the place. I also like walking up and down the backstreets of Chelsea. There is something very mysterious about Chelsea. Or maybe just old memories.

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Posted: August 5th, 2003, 10:49 am
by Nonius
QuoteOriginally posted by: OmarWhen I'm in London, I spend the whole day walking from bookshop to bookshop in the West End. Foyle's requires many, many visits. Then I spend the night hopping from pub to pub, eating and drinking: too many really interesting ones to list. I also like to walk up and down the East End: I was an amateur Jack The Ripper "Scholar" many years ago, and I still like the place. I also like walking up and down the backstreets of Chelsea. There is something very mysterious about Chelsea. Or maybe just old memories.when I'm in London, I buy a bunch of pills, drink a lot of pints, and search the red phone booths for the perfect one night stand. Doesn't everyone do this?

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Posted: August 5th, 2003, 5:18 pm
by sdw
Quotewhen I'm in London, I buy a bunch of pills, drink a lot of pints, and search the red phone booths for the perfect one night stand. Doesn't everyone do this?It's amazing what people will try to sell in these phone boxes - electrical equipment, everything. I saw a '19 year-old TV' for sale once . . . .