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Post by halfwise on Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:53 pm

It's usually easier to find your way around if you DON'T drive. London's underground system is fabulous. Combine it with a smartphone to find the final destination on your way out and you're all set. Or a printed out google map of the immediate vicinity.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:52 pm

{{Ive never been in London- dont know anything beyond touristy stuff- at this point dont even know what bit we are staying in- I probably should find out. Details will be forthcoming nearer to the time.
Malick- dont sweat it, Id hate to make anyone feel uncomfortable or out their personal zone. It'd be great to meet up with anyone who can make it and wants to- but hey if none of us are in London much we can always go on a Tower tour or something so we bunch of social misfits aren't all just sitting staring at each other in a pub wondering who talks first! Smile

Azriel- I was hoping you'd be the tour guide what do you mean you haven't been to London in years!!! Mad And yes, means Ill have to bring up the date of my annual bath too Mad

£6 a pint!!!! Shocked Mad Mad Mad (I'll find a homeless Scottish alky get some tips where to find cheap booze! Nod ) }}}

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Post by Mrs Figg on Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:45 pm

London is pretty easy to travel round on the Tube. But its massive so decide beforehand what are the major things to visit and then plan the tube rides around that. I think those open top tour buses are a great, if touristy, way of seeing all the sights in one go, although in January you will need a hat and umbrella. You get on and off when you like and you get to see the famous bits all in one day. My favourite bits are Trafalgar Square because of the National Gallery, Soho, Covent garden, then off to Bloomsbury and the V&A museum and the Natural History Museum. Its also nice near the river, Tower Bridge and the docks of Bermondsey. There is so much to do its better just do a couple if you only have one day.

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Post by Bluebottle on Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:24 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:£6 a pint!!!! Shocked Mad Mad Mad   (I'll find a homeless Scottish alky get some tips where to find cheap booze!  Nod ) }}}

that is quite cheap in Norway Razz

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Post by azriel on Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:27 pm

I'm a country bodkin Petty Very Happy Country lanes & baaa lambs me Smile Tho give out details when you can & lets see what we can do ? Id love to meet any of you from here, posting after that will feel funny for a while ?

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Post by halfwise on Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:39 pm

here's a hint: if you want to get into Westminster Abbey, find out when they are having Anglican mass or whatever they call it. Dress up a bit. There'll be a ring of tourists being held back, but just walk up to the guard and say you are coming to attend the service, you'll get a very polite bow and "anyone is welcome to worship with us" and you'll be let in like a visiting dignitary. Walk very slowly in to see everything, and very slowly out after the service to catch the bits you missed coming in.

Sure, you can going in when there's no service with everyone else, but being let in when the tourists hordes are being held back is a very grand feeling. I picked up this tip from a young lady in a youth hostel. We went together...I was hoping it would lead to more but she bugged out on me after - apparently I had served my purpose as escort and she was done with me.

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Post by Eldorion on Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:04 pm

Fingers crossed that Forumshire EuroMoot 2018 happens! Very Happy Be sure to take some pictures to share here. Nod
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Post by azriel on Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:51 am

https://www.facebook.com/wayfinderwoman/videos/860423930811038/

And as the reporter said at the end, its easier to find out about men than it is about women. Women have been & still are, very brave indeed.

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Re: Tales of Home [7]

Post by Norc on Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:10 pm

Bluebottle wrote:
Pettytyrant101 wrote:£6 a pint!!!! Shocked Mad Mad Mad   (I'll find a homeless Scottish alky get some tips where to find cheap booze!  Nod ) }}}

that is quite cheap in Norway Razz

yeeah, that's super cheap.... you can expect anything between £7 (if you're lucky) ant up to £9 for a beer in norway. it's ridicolous.
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Post by Norc on Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:11 pm

i want to join too but lol i cant! but we should be able to do a fjordianlandia-moot ....
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Post by Forest Shepherd on Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:38 pm

There's a better chance of my making it to that one actually.

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Post by Norc on Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:32 pm

Forest Shepherd wrote:There's a better chance of my making it to that one actually.

oh please do!
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Post by chris63 on Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:45 am

Mrs Figg wrote:gorgeous colours, do they perfume? Very Happy

They smell lovely Smile


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Post by malickfan on Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:29 pm

chris63 wrote:
Mrs Figg wrote:gorgeous colours, do they perfume? Very Happy

They smell lovely Smile


Chris, you must have a sixth sense for chasing down appropriate (or inappropriate occasionally Suspect ) gifs...

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Post by Norc on Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:43 pm

halfwise wrote:here's a hint: if you want to get into Westminster Abbey, find out when they are having Anglican mass or whatever they call it. Dress up a bit.  There'll be a ring of tourists being held back, but just walk up to the guard and say you are coming to attend the service, you'll get a very polite bow and "anyone is welcome to worship with us" and you'll be let in like a visiting dignitary.  Walk very slowly in to see everything, and very slowly out after the service to catch the bits you missed coming in.

Sure, you can going in when there's no service with everyone else, but being let in when the tourists hordes are being held back is a very grand feeling.  I picked up this tip from a  young lady in a youth hostel.  We went together...I was hoping it would lead to more but she bugged out on me after - apparently I had served my purpose as escort and she was done with me.

damn that's a good tip!
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Post by malickfan on Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:58 pm

I really should have a proper day out round London myself one day...

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Post by azriel on Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:47 pm

I think that. I want to see the Art galleries & re visit The Tower of London. I cant take it all in as I want to with so many tourists about.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:09 pm

malickfan wrote:
chris63 wrote:
Mrs Figg wrote:gorgeous colours, do they perfume? Very Happy

They smell lovely Smile


Chris, you must have a sixth sense for chasing down appropriate (or inappropriate occasionally Suspect ) gifs...


you are lucky that's a bull and not a cow Suspect
 
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Post by halfwise on Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:27 pm

why not? scratch

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Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:17 pm

halfwise wrote:why not? scratch


because I am not a cow. Suspect

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Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:18 pm

halfwise wrote:why not? scratch





slightly catty, but not a cow. tongue

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Post by Norc on Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:07 pm

Mrs Figg wrote:
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Post by halfwise on Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:21 pm

Hmm: "Naw, you and new found my bare 'oie ugly bits, you"

I wonder about you sometimes, Norc.

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Post by azriel on Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:46 pm

I love your interpretations Halfy Razz

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Post by halfwise on Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:13 pm

Interpretations? I just read'em as I see'em. It's like defocussing your eyes to see the big picture. If everyone would just open their minds like I do there would be an end to misunderstandings among peoples and peace would rule the earth. But nobody pays attention to me.

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