whats up army?!
im going on holiday to London in feb, cant wait.
wondering if any locals had any suggestions of fun things to do?
get at me with ideas!
London adviceStarted 5 years ago by williamhmacy / toggle topic info
whats up army?!
If you like a beer...and history...then London's great pubs might be of interest:
my favourite amazing warren of an ancient pub is Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese on Fleet Street (not far from the Cittie of York first on their list)
John - drop me a line when you're about and we can meet up for a pint!
If you like a beer...
and history...then London's great pubs might be of interest:come to Germany instead [/url]
Also: "yo, you don't like beer?
get the f*** out of here!"
Seriously though, enjoy your holiday, Will! *International P Army represent, represent.*
Assuming you've not done the tourist thing before.
Buck Palace, houses of parliament.
Get on a Boris bike.
The Emirates stadium.
But yoyopo is probably the man with a plan!
Thanks you guys! I'm getting more excited everyday it creeps closer!
I'll definitely be using that BBC list of pubs as my guide, and the description of Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese sounds like it alone will make the trip worth it!
I'll be there feb 18-25 yoyopo, pm me or email me for my contact. i'd love to grab a pint and see how the Londoners do!
A cheap way to see a few tourist attractions is to take the Thames Clipper boat. It goes as far as the O2 in Greenwich (cable car optional & heading back the other way, you end up near the Houses of Parliament/Big Ben. Cheap as chips..
Book breakfast at Duck & Waffle for one of the best views of the city (great food btw) & for another cheap set of views, book up the joint Tower Bridge/monument ticket - they're both great.
Boris bikes are a great idea - Emirates is not, a soulless vessel to accommodate fickle fans who pour out of the ground 20 minutes before the end of every match
Also less obvious tourist spots
- highgate cemetary. Marx is buried here on one side but the other half is amazing. You need to check when tours are happening but its immense and creepy. Also great views of london and not far from hampstead heath.
- olympic park. If the weather is nice tou can walk through then get some great food or craft beer by the canal in Hackney Wick
- John Soane museum. Old house full of a man's weird collection of objects. Some tuesdays you can go in the evening and its candlelit!
- Dalston: record shops, turkish food and random bars (actually likewise in Peckham)
- London Zoo. Yes! Animals!
What's Peckham like these days. My dad was from Bird in Bush Road. Swung by there once on the way back from a visit to my buddy Blade. It. Was. Grim
Peckham is mental these days. I grew up in South so not far from there and hadn't been round in a couple years. It's now a really strange place because you've got art, music and hipster wannabe people wandering around with lots of fancy bars and niche food places. But at the same time you still have all the old caribbean barbers, halal butchers and random betting shops in the mix.
It's like there's 2 or 3 sets of people using Peckham in parallel, not really overlapping and kind of ignoring what each other are doing right next to each other. It's a bit like being on a weird movie set. A lot had changed in the last 5 years since I had to duck past a burning Greggs and dudes changing their car plates during the riots...
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