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Kay????

Kay???? Report 3 Feb 2013 18:39

Be careful where you eat, :-D :-D :-D.

MotownGal

MotownGal Report 3 Feb 2013 18:28

Stray, do what suits you. There is so much to see.

I do enjoy the galleries, I try to visit them at least once a year, and when there is an exhibition on, then I am there....................lol.

Tate Modern is the peculiar one, Tate Britain in more sedate.

Have you heard of the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. They have toys from Victorian times. Then all the decades in between right up until now.

If you had a Sindy or Barbie, they will be there. Its free too!

:-)

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 3 Feb 2013 18:23

Best tour I have ever done. I would recomend it to anyone even non fans, what an amazing place. We are hoping to take the 2 smallest Gooner Grandaughters later this year.

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 3 Feb 2013 18:20

haha iv edited it Errol lololol,

definitly not doing the tate yuuuuuk! lol, art nowadays isnt what id call art lol,

there park are so wonderful,

~Lynda~

~Lynda~ Report 3 Feb 2013 18:20

Would you pay me 30p an hour for my guided tour Lolly? :-D

LG, Emirates tour are only for us Gooners :-D

Mayfield you must see a different London than I do, but then I'm a Norf Londoner ;-)

MotownGal

MotownGal Report 3 Feb 2013 18:15

I think Lynda has said roughly what I would have said.

Get a bus pass, or top up an Oyster Card. Dont go on the Tour Bus, they are too expensive.

Also the No. 25 bus goes past the Tower of London, Courts of Justice, Fleet Street, and on to Oxford Street.

ALWAYS go upstairs on the bus, you cannot see anything otherwise. Lots of cheap things to do in London, you dont have to pay a fortune.

Tate, Tate Modern and Royal Academy are free, but your little'un might not fancy walking around galleries.

Green Park leads on to Buckingham Palace, and you can picnic there. Kensington Garden likewise, if you take in the History and Science Museums.

Have a fabbo time!

:-)

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 3 Feb 2013 18:15

Stray, I sincerely hope you mean CHANGING of the guards - unless there is something I don't know lol

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 3 Feb 2013 18:14

aw thankyou lynda,

i supose london isnt to everyones taste but i think its an amazing place to visit, lol


~Lynda~

~Lynda~ Report 3 Feb 2013 18:09

I'll send you some maps if you like, then you can find your way around, I have some left over from when I was Ambassador forThe Olympics. When you go to The NHM you're just across the road from Harrods, that's always worth a visit :-D

The number 11 is fantastic, I sometimes just go for the ride, I'm a big kid really :-D

Mayfield

Mayfield Report 3 Feb 2013 18:09

I'd come home early as possible!

Sorry I just can't stand the place, crowded, noisy, dirty streets, expensive and full of rip off merchants.

OH loves it up there but for me going up town is torment.

And yes I am a Londoner born and bred.

Mayfield

From south of the river, (the civilised bit) ;-)

LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 3 Feb 2013 18:07

Lynda~~~Your talents are wasted .....You should be a guide!!

What a great plan for day out :-D

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 3 Feb 2013 18:06

Ooooo Lynda I forgot the travelling. I would be waving frantically to the Emirates as I go past on the train :-D :-D :-D

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 3 Feb 2013 18:05

oh lynda very detailed, i was thinking of paying the £30 for the tour guide bus, but who needs it when they have a number 11! that is in with our travel card,


thanks you so much for that tip,

i wana go see the dinosaur int he national history musuem :-D

~Lynda~

~Lynda~ Report 3 Feb 2013 18:01

What I'd do......

First I'd get a travel card so you can hop on and off buses tubes all day, then ...

I'd take the number 11 bus from Victoria and try to get the front seats at the top of the bus, the bus passes.....

Westminster Cathedral
Westminster Abbey
Parliament Square
Big Ben
Downing street
Horseguuards parade
Trafalgar Square
Covent Garden (passes by, you cannot see it)
Royal Courts of justice
St Pauls Cathedral, get off there.... then

Look around the St Pauls area, then go to The New Change shopping centre, back of St Pauls, get the lift, great view of St Pauls in the lift, and go to the roof, where you can see a spectacular views of London, The Shard, the wheel, old Bailey, etc etc then....

Go over the Millennium bridge, stopping to take in the wonderful sights, then go left to Borough Market to get yourself some wonderful food, then...

Back over bridge, get the number 11 back, and get on and off at the places above you want to see, or walk to the next place you want to visit. If you get off at Trafalgar Square, walk down The Mall, you'll see the fantastic approach to Buckingham Palace. That should take up a lot of the day, it's all free, except for your travel card.

If you have time, and money, there's the Wheel, great views of London, The Shard, daughter went before it it opened and looks spectacular from the viewing platform, Grandchildren loved it too.

I could go on, and on and on, but I think that's enough:-D

If you need a guide, I'm available at 30p an hour :-D

I'd also say if the weathers good, don't spend time inside, there's too much to see to stay indoors :-D

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 3 Feb 2013 17:53

oh i dont know about the changing of the gaurds bit boring for me but your right lttun might enjoy it lol

edited coz we wont be hanging no guards when im there lolol

LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 3 Feb 2013 17:49

Changing the guard at Buckingham Palace...Arrive early for good position

http://www.royal.gov.uk/RoyalEventsandCeremonies/ChangingtheGuard/Overview.aspx

Littleun should enjoy that :-D

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 3 Feb 2013 17:47

aw sounds lovely :-)

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 3 Feb 2013 17:46

If only one thing it would have to be a river cruise :-)

Wend

Wend Report 3 Feb 2013 17:45

When my son and his friend were about your lad's age, my friend and I took them on a riverboat trip from Westminster to Greenwich to see the 'Cutty Sark.' They both loved that.

Tecwyn

Tecwyn Report 3 Feb 2013 17:43

Seen most of the "sights" many times, but if allowed only one thing, it would be to walk along the Embankment after dark, on a summers evening :-) watching the lights of the illuminated buildings reflected on the river.

Tec.