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#1 pornomoustache

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 08:45 PM



heading to london this evening probaly to arrive tomorrow. wondering if anyone can help me out know any cheap places to stay the spots to go the sites to see the places to shop. where do i want to be, dont knwo anything first trip to london. whatsup!
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Posted 15 May 2006 - 09:23 PM



Get the tube to Picadilly Circus and start your day there. Have a walk round Soho, stop in at The World According To and pick up something nice for your lady then head to DPMHI and Hideout (many others around here too). Next on to Carnaby street, make sure you cut up a street and check out Cinch and all the little shops along there, and Energie is along that way too. Then it's a short walk to Covent Garden, you'll probably spend a good few hours wandering around here, loads to see and buy, grab a pint once youre done.

In the the afternoon get yourself on a tube out to Knightsbridge and go to Harrods, buy a box of Krispy Kremes and walk along to Harvey Nics and Selfridges. Youll be getting tired now so from here you could finish your day by going to Camden Town for skate and second hand stuff or head to Oxford Street for more high street fashiony stuff (check out Mash for street wear, and dont miss Browns what ever you do).

Head back towards Soho and check out how much changes when the sun goes down, grab some noodles and have a few pints in the Intrepid Fox, which is just around the corner from Picadilly tube where you started off!

Hope this helps, i'm not from London (Edinburgh) but this is usually how I attack it when I visit.

I haven't named many shops as there are so many you'd be better printing out the maps found on Superfuture and just ticking them off as you go.

Good luck and happy shopping!
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Posted 16 May 2006 - 01:02 AM



Ha.....................picadilly tube...................you brits are so cute with your slang.
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Posted 16 May 2006 - 01:14 AM



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Ha.....................picadilly tube...................you brits are so cute with your slang.
--- Original message by Airjamie on May 15, 2006 06:02 PM

Erm, would love to own up to it being cute slang, but The Tube is actually its official second name images/icon_smile.gif Probably was slang originally though...
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Posted 18 May 2006 - 10:11 AM



Well done Ally fu - good post!

I would also check out Regent Street and Carbay Street now.

In the evening you could head to Old street / Shoreditch / Hoxton for bars and clubs.

As for cheap places to stay you could try the Generator in Bloomsbury - very central

http://www.generator...els.com/london/

or Ashlee House in Kings Cross - again v central

http://www.ashleehouse.co.uk/

Have fun!

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 10:50 AM



I'm a typical tight-fisted Scot, so I grudge paying for a nice hotel when i'm only going to use it to sleep in. The past couple of times I've gone down to London I've stayed at http://www.piccadillyhotel.net

The rooms are a bit shoddy, but its cheap and right in the middle of Soh o.
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Posted 14 June 2006 - 05:18 PM



What about the London nightlife, anyone some tips?
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Posted 14 June 2006 - 05:49 PM



mate, grab Time Out magazine, comes out on a Wednesday, as a start ... it lists everything
other than that, depends what you are into ... any clues?
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Posted 14 June 2006 - 06:20 PM



basicly anything which is hip trendy and has kind of a luxurious touch to it.
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Posted 14 June 2006 - 09:48 PM



FABRIC all the way. Get in the queue really fucking early though.

http://www.fabriclondon.com/
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Posted 15 June 2006 - 09:17 AM



Fabric isn't bad ... there's loads of bars around shoreditch/old street/ brick lane worth checking out

The old truman brewery in Brick Lane always has stuff going on ...
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Posted 20 June 2006 - 11:21 AM

Before I begin, I must confess that I've not been back to London for more than 2 years. I spent close to 4 years as an undergraduate in London. So do forgive me if some of the below-mentioned places cease to exist anymore :D

Food -

Chinatown (Gerrard Street is the main thoroughfare) near Soho for reasonably-priced one meal dishes i.e. noodles/rice plus some meat and/or vegetables. Nearest tube station would be Picadilly Circus.

Kebabs at Cafe 2000 at the intersection of Neal Street and Shaftesbury Avenue in Covent Garden. Many little cafes found along Covent Garden too that serve decent sandwiches.

There are many expensively priced restaurants around London (Gordon Ramsay's etc). But for fantastic and fairly-priced Russian cuisine, try out Erebuni at Lancaster Gate. Its in the basement of some dingy hotel I forgot the name of.

Shopping -

Covent Garden has Diesel, Energie, Miss Sixty, Boxfresh, FCUK, GAP, H & M, Maharishi, Ted Baker, Paul Smith among others. Carnaby Street is similar to Covent Garden minus the 'high street' brands.

Take your time to explore Covent Garden and Carnaby Street for shops that specialise in skate wear or street wear.

Other shopping areas include Kensington High Street, Oxford Street, Regent Street and Knightsbridge for Harvey Nichols and Harrods.


Drinking -

There are many pubs scattered around London. Only problem is that they close at 11pm. However, you will be delighted to find a good range of beers/ales on tap.

London posseses a lively bar scene. Do check out Soho of course. The Old Street area has also been mentioned. Close by in Angel, there's a great bar scene there too. You will be surprised to find some chic bars close to the Knightsbridge/Sloane Avenue area which happens to be mainly residential.

Clubbing -

Fabric has already been mentioned. The Cross at King's Cross used to bring in (not sure if they still do) Renaissance nights.

If you are in search of something more upmarket, joints like China White, Attica, Funky Buddha (all in the Green Park/Picadilly area) offer that kind of experience. However, it would be wise to get onto the guestlist as most of these places are 'guestlist only'.

For a slightly less pompous, yet equally 'upmarket' experience, Zeta Bar at the Park Lane Hilton would be a good alternative.
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Posted 13 July 2006 - 05:54 PM

instead of the london eye
head up to the cafe in the tate modern and grab a coffee
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Posted 13 July 2006 - 06:24 PM

I might be heading there too this Fall. Somebody told me about The End, what are other places similar to this?
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