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kelly_o_fanatic Avatar
6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
I am going to London on the 5th of February, got hotel and restaurant booked and tickets to see Blood Brothers. I have never been to London before and am looking for ideas of what to do on the 6th (saturday) before we head home. Will have pretty much all day in London.

Will be me and my dad, I cant do much walking because of health problems, but happy to get a taxi or something to places.

Thanks :)
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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1 Like #1
Have a chinese meal in China Town (Down from Piccadilly Circus, turn left at the hard rock cafe)

There's numerous museums / gallerys etc british history, natural history, science etc

Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, West Minster, London Eye, Madame Tressaure, Bakers Street, Harrods just to by something and get a bag!

Try and get some free audience tickets somewhere as many studios are in london

PS Your friend is your all day travel pass; tube, bus, light railway

PPS There's also Soho if you're feeling :evil:
1 Like #3
Many people may say the london eye, but when I went on it it was a real let down, instead, go on the london eye boat ride, a lot better in my opinion.

Good choice on watching BB, amazing musical!
1 Like #4
gal2792t
Have a chinese meal in China Town (Down from Piccadilly Circus, turn left at the hard rock cafe)


kelly_o_fantastic
hotel and restaurant booked
might be difficult unless you can manage 2 full meals!

check out:
http://www.londontown.com/
for Attractions, Galleries, Museums, Entertainment and Markets.

Lots to do and much is free as well.
#5
Lost Symphonies
Many people may say the london eye, but when I went on it it was a real let down, instead, go on the london eye boat ride, a lot better in my opinion.

Good choice on watching BB, amazing musical!


Id agree, its alright if you can get it cheap, but i did both on same day and i enjoyed the boat more.
Ive seen We Will Rock You and paid out for the best seats in the house, but was so worth it, and was sooooo good!
banned 1 Like #6
Most of the things id normally recommend involves walking in the south bank area.
1 Like #7
Comedy Store just off Leicester Square. I went in December and went 3 nights in a row before going on to other places after, I LOVE that place.
1 Like #8
Brick Lane (Algate East) for a cheap curry!
1 Like #9
OMG BLOOD BROTHERS

u r in for a real treat do not forget ur hanky
#10
what area will you be staying in?
#11
Haagen Daaz cafe!!!! mmmmm
1 Like #12
Take a Walk on the south bank, if the weather is nice. Check out the borough Market on a Saturday, Amazing place for lunch and looking about especially if you are a bit of a foodie!
[helper] 1 Like #13
Portobello Market is good. I also love Covent Garden - just sitting watching the street performers.
1 Like #14
i would second borough market....but i am a bit of a foodie. taxis are very expensive as previous poster said travel card is the way, all buses and tubes for ~£6

oxford street is over rated and apart from selfridges you'll find everything else on your high st.

link to time out for 6th feb - http://www.timeout.com/london/search/?order=mostViewed&date=2010-02-06T00%3A00%3A00Z
#15
If you have never been to London before, and you father cant walk much, why not go on a Sightseeing bus

http://www.theoriginaltour.com/

The tickets lasts all day, and you can hop on and hop off as many times as you like.

Or just sit on the bus and let it take you round London.

There are numerous departure points (many of them tend to congregate round Hyde Park / Marble Arch)
1 Like #16
There is so much you can do in London, you'd never do even a fraction of it in a day. If you want to use Clubcard vouchers this link should hopefully give you a few ideas, including the sight-seeing bus as mentioned before, but you can also do river cruises using CC vouchers.

Someone mentioned Covent Garden - you could easily spend several hours just wandering round there - there's the Jubilee market (be prepared to elbow your way through it), the London Transport Museum, lots of street performers, Royal Opera House is in Covent Garden, plenty of theatres nearby, and loads of restaurants too.

Chinatown is great too, something different and nice to just walk along looking at the restaurants and seeing what is sold in Chinese supermarkets. Tthe Hard Rock Cafe is nowhere near Piccadilly Circus though, it's right down at the end of Piccadilly going the other way to the Circus. I think he perhaps meant Planet Hollywood).

Otherwise, a gentle stroll around Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Soho would be a good taster of central London. Catch the bus, or tube, to Harrods - I'm sure all this has been mentioned.

If you don't go for the sightseeing bus, then buy a one-day travelcard and you'll be able to use the buses and tubes all day.

Have fun. :thumbsup:
banned#17
shibi din
There is so much you can do in London, you'd never do even a fraction of it in a day. If you want to use Clubcard vouchers this link should hopefully give you a few ideas, including the sight-seeing bus as mentioned before, but you can also do river cruises using CC vouchers.

Someone mentioned Covent Garden - you could easily spend several hours just wandering round there - there's the Jubilee market (be prepared to elbow your way through it), the London Transport Museum, lots of street performers, Royal Opera House is in Covent Garden, plenty of theatres nearby, and loads of restaurants too.

Chinatown is great too, something different and nice to just walk along looking at the restaurants and seeing what is sold in Chinese supermarkets. Tthe Hard Rock Cafe is nowhere near Piccadilly Circus though, it's right down at the end of Piccadilly going the other way to the Circus. I think he perhaps meant Planet Hollywood).

Otherwise, a gentle stroll around Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Soho would be a good taster of central London. Catch the bus, or tube, to Harrods - I'm sure all this has been mentioned.

If you don't go for the sightseeing bus, then buy a one-day travelcard and you'll be able to use the buses and tubes all day.

Have fun. :thumbsup:


I hope them apostrophe's are in the right places :giggle:
#18
DLM
I hope them apostrophe's are in the right places :giggle:


Lol - they most certainly are - but you're slipping again I see!!! :p
banned#19
shibi din
Lol - they most certainly are - but you're slipping again I see!!! :p


I know :p
1 Like #20
As someone has said, London is huge and there is no way you will even do part of it in a day, particularly if your father cant walk about much.

So it perhaps best to concentrate on one smallish area, and stroll around that.

My choice for the one area to concentreate on, which gives you the most bang for the buck, is Westminster (particularly if you have not been to London before)

If you start around Wesminster underground station and then walk roughly North and finish in Trafalger square you pass:

* River Thames
* Houses of Parliamant / Big Ben
* Westminster Abbey
* Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms
* 10 Downing Strret
* The Cenotaph
* Horse Guards Parade
* St James Park
* Trafalger Square
* The National Gallery
You can also take a slight detour and go down the Mall (where the London Marathon ends) and Buckingham Palace.

All these things are within a about mile of each other. You could EASILY spend a day strolling round this area, and plenty of places to sit and have a rest, or pop in for a pint or a bite to eat.

With this stroll you get to see Londons major river (the Thames) - why London is there in the first place

Plus the home of our Government (Houses of Parliament), a major religious centre and the burial place of many famous people (Wesmintster Abbey), where our prime minister lives (10 Downing Street), where we remember our war dead (Cenotaph), where our Queen lives (Buckingham Palace), where we remember Lord Nelson and the battle of Trafalger (Trafalger Square), and one of the best collections of paintings in the world (National Gallery).

I think for a first time visitor to London you are unlikely to see much more of interest in such a small area.

Here is a web site that gives a suggested walk for Westminster, although of course you dont have to stick to it (but it may give you an idea of what there is to see in that area).

http://www.londontoolkit.com/walks/whitehall_walk_westminster.htm
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1 Like #21
London probably has the best museums in the world, the Natural History museum is awesome (and Free), although obviously does involve some walking.

If you still need inspiration, try:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g186338-Activities-London_England.html
#22
Thanks for all the replies so far, have read them all but its mad here today so will reply to them tomorrow!

Havent had a chance to look at the links but will be doing that tomorrow :)

I know that you cant really see London in 1 day, thats why I wanted to get some ideas before we go so that I can make best use of our time there

Rep will be given to everyone when I get the chance :) promise!
banned#23
kelly_o_fanatic
Thanks for all the replies so far, have read them all but its mad here today so will reply to them tomorrow!

Havent had a chance to look at the links but will be doing that tomorrow :)

I know that you cant really see London in 1 day, thats why I wanted to get some ideas before we go so that I can make best use of our time there

Rep will be given to everyone when I get the chance :) promise!


Have a fab time :thumbsup:
#24
Given out as much rep as I can for next 24 hours, will get to everyone eventually though!

Lost Symphonies
Many people may say the london eye, but when I went on it it was a real let down, instead, go on the london eye boat ride, a lot better in my opinion.

Good choice on watching BB, amazing musical!


miles136
OMG BLOOD BROTHERS

u r in for a real treat do not forget ur hanky


Its my favourite musical, have seen it a few times, did it for GCSE drama, know all of the songs off by heart! Even though I know its coming, I always jump when they shoot though! Usually have everyone around me laughing!

whosthere?
what area will you be staying in?


Ummmm, going to Phoenix Theatre and the hotel is about 10 minutes away from there if that helps? :oops:

guilbert53
As someone has said, London is huge and there is no way you will even do part of it in a day, particularly if your father cant walk about much.


Lol, dad wants me to point out thats it me who has mobility problems! Lol, feeling his age (46) but can still walk miles with no problem at all!

DLM
Have a fab time :thumbsup:


Thanks, cant wait!

Going to look at all the links tomorrow and try and decide exactly what we will do on the saturday, so much to do, so little time to do it! Some great suggestions on here though, really appreciate them all
1 Like #25
kelly_o_fanatic
Its my favourite musical, have seen it a few times, did it for GCSE drama, know all of the songs off by heart! Even though I know its coming, I always jump when they shoot though! Usually have everyone around me laughing!


Yeah It makes me jump most of time, but everyone else didn't expect it, seen it 3 times and the 1st time I saw it I didn't know what happened and I seriously though the theatre was getting busted by the real cops!:-D

kelly_o_fanatic
Ummmm, going to Phoenix Theatre and the hotel is about 10 minutes away from there if that helps? :oops:


The phoenix is really good, you should like it :thumbsup:
#26
Lost Symphonies
Yeah It makes me jump most of time, but everyone else didn't expect it, seen it 3 times and the 1st time I saw it I didn't know what happened and I seriously though the theatre was getting busted by the real cops!:-D



The phoenix is really good, you should like it :thumbsup:


Good to know its not just me! I jump more than people who arent expecting it! Going to be even worse this time, am jumping at the slightest little thing at the moment!

Everyone should of been repped now (got my repping privileges back!)

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