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Without being able to go into much detail (I will when.... later)
What would you do if you had three days in London to see London.
It has to be fairly cheap, I cant afford anything over 20 pounds per site
It has to be tube friendly
It has to be quintiessiantially English or Londonish...
I already have the following planned
Harrods, London Eye, Hamleys (so I dont need any more shopping please) and Borough Market and the Tate modern.
I dont really want to see the palaces.... I will cry that I dont get to live there :D
but parks or historic sites would be mucho appricated.
10-05-2008, 08:51 PM
British Museum is a must, free entry and about 30 yards away from a tube station.
10-05-2008, 09:18 PM
The Natural History Museum is free. Instead of doing the museum, see if they are running the building tour when you go. They give a fabulous tour all about the architecture and history of the building itself.
10-05-2008, 09:21 PM
And Speakers Corner in Hyde Park is always worth a visit.
10-05-2008, 09:24 PM
Try to get down to Camden. It's not as good as it used to be, but if you want to see all the cool clothes and all the punks and goths wandering around it's the best place to go.
Edit- also, if you can, wander around the parks and Highgate cemetary. Highgate is huge and loads of famous peoples tours are there.
10-05-2008, 09:54 PM
Fortum and Masons - beautiful shop in Piccadilly very old money (not new money like Harrods)
National Art Gallery - free and in Traflager Square so easy to get to.
Lace Neil Singer
10-05-2008, 10:07 PM
Natural History Museum and Science Museum; both free and both are worth seeing.
London Dungeon; have to pay, yes, but is worth a look.
Trafalgar Square; come on, you know you want to take a photo. XD All tourists I have seen in London are taking that photo. :lol:
10-05-2008, 10:28 PM
The tower of London
have a drink at Level 42 on Threadneedle st (amazing veiws)
rent a car and get stuck in traffic on High Holborn
Lincolns Inn is lovely for a wander around
Go to Harlesden at night and scare the bejus out of yourself
10-05-2008, 10:32 PM
opps it Vertigo 42 and it's on Old Broad st
10-05-2008, 10:54 PM
Now, I don't know how much it costs or, really, where it is. But if I were in London, I'd be seeing the Globe and any other historic theatres I could cram in. Even if they aren't doing a production, I think there's a museum.
10-06-2008, 12:05 AM
Time to make a bookmark of this since I'll be visiting London for two weeks in December. If anyone can make more suggestions for free stuff I'm all for it.
10-06-2008, 04:41 PM
The Globe is on Park Street in Southwark area. Vertigo 42 looks fantastic, but a bit too posh for my taste (I'd stick out like a sore thumb LOL) and is a bit pricey.
Wednesday when I arrive in England, a few of us are getting together in Trafalgar square (if anyone would like to join us, I can post on Wednesday as to the meeting time/place), then we'll be having dinner at a nearby pub or restaurant, since there are tons of them, and then going to a huge bookstore, which I can't remember the name of LMAO My boyfriend says it's the biggest bookstore in London (man after my own heart! *Swoon*).
Friday, we're taking the train down to Portsmouth to see Southsea Castle (12 pound for the train, 3 pound for the entrance fee) and an exhibit at the Portsmouth museum of Arthur Conan Doyle's papers & works :) (We're also heading to teh Cadbury off-market shop where they sell chocolate that is unfit for regular sale, due to shape irregularity or what have you). It was a choice between Portsmouth and Brighton, but everything is shut down in Brighton since the season ends in September.
Other things to see: If you're a Harry Potter fan, you've got to see Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross station ;) (I'm being sarcastic, somewhat.... it's a trolley half-buried in a wall, with a piddly little sign above proclaiming the platform number - it's a bit pathetic really LOL but I got my obligatory picture with it LOL) Trafalgar square is a must see... Picadilly Circus is amusing, but rather too crowded and touristy. I can't remember if you said you were doing the London Eye. I would love to, but I don't know if we'll have time this trip. The Tower Bridge is supposed to really be worth seeing as well (I'm going to try to convince Chris). There are ghost walks, catacombs, galleries, museums and dozens of other things to see :) three days isn't nearly long enough!
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