Ideas for what to do in London

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  1. Lindylooj

    Lindylooj Read Only Funster

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    We are currently enjoying the Caravan Club site at Crystal Palace, walked miles today to Dulwich Picture Gallery. So what do we do in London other than the normal sites which we have done before, London eye done etc. I fancy a good market myself. Any ideas welcomed. :Smile:
     
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    Camden market is open 7 days. Maybe get last minute tickets to see a show - and either a Chinese in China town or a curry in Brick lane! :thumb:
     
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    Sunday go down Petticoat Lane (Middlesex Street), and surrounding areas i.e. Slater Street, Brick Lane, see the many cultures that make up the area and might pick up a bargain from the markets.
     
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    Places you may like to see..
    Trafalgar square..
    Green Park.. Buck palace etc..
    Kew gardens
    Westfield Stratford..
    Canary wharf
    The 02
    A river trip.. (riverbus or duck tour)
    Tower of London
    South Bank (London eye) ... At night
    .. And now having read your post..
    As above.. Camden market..
    Greenwich mkt is nice too with cutty sark
     
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    Goldhawk Road for fabric shops - bit I don't know about opening times. Otherwise I love the V&A.
     
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    hi,
    my son lives in East Dulwich and he recommends the main street for restaurants that are not central prices. Try Borough market for a real food experience - abs everything you can think of from Truffles at £1000's /kg to good old fish and chips. We normally just browse the food stalls eating by the stall rather going into the restaurant. there's also a pub in the centre of the market that starred in Bridget Jones. For something gruesome, look up the museum in the royal college of surgeons.
     
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    Petticoat Lane for a Sunday market.
     
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    Now you shouldn't have told me that, I love fabric shops but don't think hubby does, gets a bit cold for him waiting around outside and he wouldn't dream of coming in. :Smile:

     
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    Quite fancy the Royal college of Surgeons as am fascinated by the human body and how it all works. Thanks for that. :Smile:

     
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    Camden town never been to a high street like it.
     
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    I think it's a complete dump - especially on a Sunday.
     
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    As was going to ask this question myself as I'll be in London in 3 weeks time. Not meaning to hi jack the thread but another question regarding London.

    What is the best and cheapest way to travel is it a good idea to get an Oyster card and after that bus or tube we will be staying at Abbey Wood CC site.

    Also any recommendations for a good old fashion pub rather than a chain.
     
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    It didn't used to be when I was a kid :Sad:
     
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    If it's just a short trip Gerry a Travel Card is what you want which covers all public transport. I think weekends are about £8 each per day or something like that.

    If you come out of the site and turn right you get to a main road. Cross that ( with care) and you get to a grassy slope that leads to the ruins of the Abbey. Just beyond that is a pub which is ok, but nothing special.
    I would have liked to pop down to see you ( about 3 miles from me) but we will be in Spain.
     
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    Peckham markets

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    Good idea.....and while you're there you could ask if its possible to be gassed in a motorhome :Rofl1:
     
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    Columbia road flower market , Sundays , 8 til 1 , great atmosphere . Also near by is brick lane and if you like bagels there's a 24 hour bagel shop , mmmmm. A further very short walk from the bagel shop you will find Spitalfields market . The best thing with London if you enjoy a walk then round every corner you will find something to see.:thumb:
    For all it's madness London is a most fantastic city, enjoy :Smile:
     
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    Things to do in London

    Find the road to Scotland. :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Camden market is a must for us. Brilliant!
     
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