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07-31-2008, 12:40 AM
Hey there,ill be headed out to London/England for the first time from oct 1st-5th. Would love any and all suggestions for cool stuff to do.
Days i plan on doing sighting seeing and historical stuff and nights it be fun to go out,have a pint and check out the local nightlight.
Would be cool to meet some polycounters as well.
07-31-2008, 02:18 AM
borough market would be a good place to hit for lunch one day, there's such a variety you wont know what to choose.
In fact i'll be going there for lunch today :P It's easy to get there from London Bridge tube.
Also they do chocolate brownie mountains :D
07-31-2008, 02:39 AM
Try Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and the whole Soho area by nighttime. I am not a nightlife guy but that area just makes me want to stay up till dawn. Plus, if you've seen the PS3 Getaway demo you get to see it in real-life and forget tri counts and shaders for a while.
Chinatown was also cool because I went in there by mistake while looking for another place. I didn't even know there was one in London.
Damn, I miss all of it. Except the food.
07-31-2008, 02:39 AM
lol I work near Borough market ...
as for things to do in London
The london Eye
but can be quite expensive
07-31-2008, 06:21 AM
Thanks for the suggestions,anyone been to the Imperial war museum? Is it worth the visit
07-31-2008, 07:03 AM
yes it is worth the visit, also the british museum and to a lesser extent the Victoria albert museum. then theres the tate gallery, portrait gallery, saatchi gallery etc etc.
get a Time out magazine when you get here it will list alot of the stuff thats going on .
09-30-2008, 12:47 AM
Very stoked,tomorrow i fly out. Cant wait to check the city out,never have been to England before.
09-30-2008, 01:01 AM
Nobody suggested the Tate Modern? :o It's normally quite good if you have the time to spare.
09-30-2008, 02:43 AM
Leave London and go see nice places :)
09-30-2008, 03:00 AM
Tate modern, the science museum and the natural history museum are all pretty damned cool.
Oh, and don't listen to Mongrelman.
If anyone fancies grabbing a pint in the east end, let me know. Or anywhere really, it's just that I like the east end, so I'm hoping to influence things :D
09-30-2008, 05:29 AM
Think id get in trouble wearing this shirt around town?
09-30-2008, 04:48 PM
nobody will notice you ...
if you want to be noticed in london, you need to wear a gorilla costume.
last saturaday even !!!a couple of crazy dressed gorillas!!! bearly got noticed by most people (no joke)
09-30-2008, 04:48 PM
the "female" gorilla even had a PINK HAT!
10-01-2008, 04:29 AM
10-02-2008, 11:31 AM
So any London polycounters up for a pint or three? Im in town till sunday and it be cool to meet some London polycounters.
10-02-2008, 12:35 PM
why not :D
never actually met polycounters, except for mop and spacemonkey every day ;)
(neox,roulin, kio and xenon don't count)
10-03-2008, 01:05 AM
Just name time and place and ill be there,tonight or saturday both work well for me.
10-03-2008, 03:22 AM
I'll see if Ghib (who is admittedly a polycounter-lite) is coming along, I've been planning to meet up with him for ages.
Alright, what about meeting up around Old Street/Hoxton Square on saturday? Then we can still decide whether we want quiet drinks or drunken disco karaoke.
Katz: would that work for you and any other splashy fellows as well? Oh, invite Aubrey for me as well, would you?
edit: Let's say around 8/9pm? Maybe earlier if there are concerns about getting back home?
10-03-2008, 09:30 AM
8-9 works for me ill be there
Dagnabbit, me mammy is visiting London this weekend so I'm on entertainment duties. I doubt she'd appreciate the seedier side of soho, Maybe a walk in Richmond park and a cup of tea.
Next time mate. Honest guv.
10-03-2008, 12:56 PM
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Hopefully that'll work.
So, that's Hoxton Square. Might be a good place to start, as there's lots nearby. I suggest we meet up outside of a place called 'Tapas', because it isn't too crowded there usually, and it's pretty brightly lit. Here's a picture of the outside:
If I know how many people are coming, I could make reservations, but I suppose you'd mostly like to just check out different places, rather than stay in one spot?
10-03-2008, 01:41 PM
k, aubrey and me will come :)
mop and tully are far far away and tim isn't shure :D
10-03-2008, 02:06 PM
I wish I could make it guys but got no money :(
If there's a next time I'll be there though :)
Have a good 'un!
10-03-2008, 04:12 PM
So, let's say 8.30pm then? 8-9 pm was a fair bit too vague, heh.
See you guys there. Oh, and tell Tim to come along! The more the merrier, and all that.
10-04-2008, 03:01 AM
Thanks for the map,8:30 is perfect
10-04-2008, 11:34 AM
i'll be about 10 minutes late :(
10-06-2008, 06:20 AM
Had a lovely time in London,a tad broke after but fun none the less. It was fun to meet you polycounters as well. Ill be sure to give a heads again next time i return.
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