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Posted 02 April 2008 - 09:50 AM

Well, I thought I would steal this idea from the Melbourne thread as it was such a good idea. So basically I am going to Europe very soon for a couple of weeks and have a day or 2 in london so tell me, what would you recommend doing in just a short time?

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 10:08 AM

1. London EYE is worth a go - gives a great view of London!
2. Drink a can of Tenants Super on the the Big Red Double Decker bus!  (how good is it to drink on Public Transport - come on Perth catch up!)
3. Have a beer in Covent Garden - Can't remember the name of the place but you can get to the upstairs section that looks out over the buskers etc below
4. Camden Town is a must - cool pubs and cool markets!
5. The Church is a great place for a laugh! Watch all the aussies/kiwis/safas right themselves off completely by midday!  It gets messy and make sure you keep your eyes out for dropped full cans of beer!!  Saves going back to line-up at the bar!  :wacko:

Have fun!
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 10:10 AM

haha thanks! My sister is taking me to the Church on the Sunday that we are there. Sounds pissy.

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 11:01 AM

Spend several hours at Heathrow drinking Grolsch for breakfast

Hampton Court Palace out west yo. Henry VIII's palace and a very cool hedge maze.

Take a photo of the Spaced House in Tufnell Park.

Station Rd market Brixton (Electric Avenue- Eddy Grant ftw)

Imperial War Museum, nr Waterloo

Ride a bike around the Elephant and Castle roundabout

Walk around Harlow New Town.

Share a spliff with a crustie in a tunnel under Marble Arch (site of the Tyburn gallows)

Tate Modern Bankside

Try and break into an abandoned tube station


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Posted 02 April 2008 - 11:54 AM

Experience foreign culture and hang out in Earls Court - I think The Duke is the pub you wan to be at.
Brian,Brian. The babe they called 'Brian', He grew,...grew, grew, and grew--,Grew up to be-- grew up to be A boy called 'Brian'-- A boy called 'Brian'. He had arms... and legs... and hands... and feet, This boy... whose name was 'Brian', And he grew,... grew, grew, and grew-- Grew up to be-- Yes, he

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 12:19 PM

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Try and break into an abandoned tube station

Mornington Crescent... :lol:
Sometimes it's not a lack of technical knowledge, and it's not laziness. It's just a lack of anything resembling what we call motivation. Like Ron Livingston said in Office Space, "It's not that I'm lazy... I just don't care!"

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 12:52 PM

1 - Visit the Victoria and Albert Museum of Art and Design
2 - Steer WELL clear of other Australians. Or you'll quickly see if that if there's anyone more annoying than a traveling yanks, it's a pack of traveling Australians
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 12:55 PM

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Try and break into an abandoned tube station

Mornington Crescent... :lol:

http://www.abandonedstations.org.uk/
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 01:17 PM

Orestes: I forwarded you the email address of an ex-Perth mate who lives in London, to see if he can offer suggestions. He plays in bands etc, so he should know the kinda stuff you're looking for in that department.
be still, ya little cunt

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 01:20 PM

Thanks for that! :)

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 04:38 PM

Camden Markets!

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 11:37 PM

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1. London EYE is worth a go - gives a great view of London!
2. Drink a can of Tenants Super on the the Big Red Double Decker bus!  (how good is it to drink on Public Transport - come on Perth catch up!)
3. Have a beer in Covent Garden - Can't remember the name of the place but you can get to the upstairs section that looks out over the buskers etc below
4. Camden Town is a must - cool pubs and cool markets!
5. The Church is a great place for a laugh! Watch all the aussies/kiwis/safas right themselves off completely by midday!  It gets messy and make sure you keep your eyes out for dropped full cans of beer!!  Saves going back to line-up at the bar!  :wacko:
Other than Camden, all really ordinary ideas.  You're suggesting she goes to London and spend the entire time surrounded by Australians...

I broke into Battersea Power Station last week; I can highly recommend that.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 06:08 AM

Spittlefield Markets are worth a look.
Brick Lane and East London generally is pretty cool.
Most of the Museums/art galleries are good
If nothing else,  an extended pub crawl taking in as
many free pubs as possible is not a bad option.
I would recommend Camden Lock except that a lot of it
was burnt out a few months ago - not sure what it's like now.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 06:14 AM

Camden Lock Market wasn't actually affected.  The Canal Market was fucked though, and the pub's still a total mess.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 07:47 AM

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1. London EYE is worth a go - gives a great view of London!
2. Drink a can of Tenants Super on the the Big Red Double Decker bus!  (how good is it to drink on Public Transport - come on Perth catch up!)
3. Have a beer in Covent Garden - Can't remember the name of the place but you can get to the upstairs section that looks out over the buskers etc below
4. Camden Town is a must - cool pubs and cool markets!
5. The Church is a great place for a laugh! Watch all the aussies/kiwis/safas right themselves off completely by midday!  It gets messy and make sure you keep your eyes out for dropped full cans of beer!!  Saves going back to line-up at the bar!  :wacko:
Other than Camden, all really ordinary ideas.  You're suggesting she goes to London and spend the entire time surrounded by Australians...

I broke into Battersea Power Station last week; I can highly recommend that.

hey ura - lighten up and get over yourself!  :wub:

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 08:11 AM

Why would he want to do that? It's far more entertaining to dissagree with almost everything anyone else says. Makes for great conversations and internerd arguments.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:26 PM

No...  what was I thinking?  It's a much better idea to stagger round London off your dial singing Ke Sahn repeatedly with other drunken Australians.  That is indeed enlightening - thank you.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:35 PM

Have you made the move yet Dan, or are you still here?
be still, ya little cunt

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:41 PM

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No...  what was I thinking?  It's a much better idea to stagger round London off your dial singing Ke Sahn repeatedly with other drunken Australians.  That is indeed enlightening - thank you.

Ke Sanh???  You don't even know how to spell our national anthem!!  :blink:

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:46 PM

going transmetropolitan
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