Got a day off work so thought i would take a trip upto the big smoke to have a wander about as im only a short train ride awayin P'boro. Anyone know of anything worth seeing that is on at the moment?
Something to do in London tomorrow.
Ask rudeboy he seems like a london encyclopedia.
from my limited time (one day..) there, if you are near the south bank:
Tate modern (really surprised with this place, could spend a week there!!)
The big gallery place up the river from the tate modern.
some nice pubs
the eye if it's a nice day and the queues are short.
if its still on go and see the Byzantine exhibition at the RA, went a couple of weeks ago and it was superb..........well impressive, lots of ikons and stuff to gawk at.
jahwomble has a smart idea, do that. Do lunch at Bodeans in Soho (American BBQ, worth the visit), then grab a beer or two with a book or magazine down at the Porterhouse in Covent Garden. Should keep you busy.
Ask rudeboy he seems like a london encyclopedia.
That is not entirely untrue, I'll be honest.
Pends what you like; Art, music, museums, galleries, food, beer, markets, walking about, fighting, boats, trains, history, shopping, parks, running up and down steps, animals, engineering, other stuff.
As a quick Rude Guide to a Day Out in That London's Famous London, I'd say, atm...
And then, you've got all the rest of the Nat Hist museum to look round, the Science Museum next door, the V+A across the road, Knightsbridge for posh shopping, Hyde Park, some good little eateries, and pubs, too.
Being that it's winter, I'd say that's a pretty good way to spend the day. Allows you to chill out and relax. You could just sit on a bench, in one of the museums, and people watch, if you want a rest. And you'll have your mind fed with lots of good, nutritious visual stuff.
Head down to the River later (maybe a boat ride?), London Eye if you can be arsed queuing, but plenty of bars, cafes, restaurants etc. And it all looks pretty, lit up at night.
Anyone know of anything worth seeing that is on at the moment?
It's London. There's ALWAYS something on!
The big gallery place up the river from the tate modern
D'you mean the Tate Britain?
Exactly what I was about to suggest Rudeboy, the Wildlife Photographer exhibition is a great choice if you like your photography
whatever you do, stay off the hills!
So, what was the verdict?
I go to all that trouble (Rude Guides have to be carefully planned, you know), and no response!
Weather's a bit cr4p in London today. Shame.
2 wildlife photographer exhibition
Go up st Pauls for the 2nd best view of the city
Go up to Primrose Hill for the best.
Go to the market porter for some real ales, then Borough market
The museum in Docklands to look at the jack the ripper / slavery exhibition
London transport museum is brilliant, geeky and full of kids, but I loved it.
Hormiman museum is next on my list, supposed to be Londons best kept secret in terms of museums
Cheers for all the advice people. Got up today and it is pissing it down, so decided to put it off till next week, but will be following most the advice given, especially about the Wildlife exhibit, sounds very interesting.
Well, for me, it would be a selection from the following;
Tate Britain (Not Modern, although the building at Modern is superb, I just prefer to see some Stubbs, Turner and the like)
Lunch at Inn The Park in St James's Park (British food, cooked in season and well priced)
British Museum (Byzantium, as mentioned above, is superb, as is the musem as a whole)
Dinner at Rules, Covent Garden. Everyone should eat there at least once in their lives!
For me I'd do:
Borough Market for breakfast;
Wander up to St Pauls to look around;
Back across the wibbly bridge to Tate Modern;
Dirty Pub lunch in the Horniman at Hays Galleria;
Zakudia for cocktails;
Camden for a band.
Not so sure about the Bodeans recommendations. OK, so it's not awful, but there are far better places in London to eat, IMO.
Try Sophie's Steakhouse (Fulham or Covent Garden), for example.
I can't see the burnt ends on the Sophie's menu
Sure Bodean's isn't the best place to eat in London, but it's good cheap grub and a fun atmosphere.
Sophies is cak
Gah! After all that!
Djglover Has some good ideas there. The Horniman is a little out of the way, mind. But I spose you could combine a trip there, with a visit to Greenwich, with the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Market and the Park. Some nice places to eat, and you've got the Greenwich union, for some proper nice beer.Then, a boat ride back into central London; time it right, and you may get a spectacular London Sunset.
IMO, the biggest disappointment is the Museum of London, which just does not do the Greatest City on Earth justice. OK if you're mooching about near St. Pauls, though, and want to look at stuff like the bits of old Roman Wall, and Postman's Park.
Let's face it, you can't really go wrong, can you??!
We (me and a couple of work colleagues) are going to the IWM tomorrow lunchtime.
We have resolved to start going to all these places so close to where we work. Yesterday we went to the Museum of London
You know, the more I think about it, and look at the other suggestions, the more difficult it becomes, to suggest a good single day out! There's just too much!
I've lived here all me life, and still only feel like I've seen a little bit.
But I'd definitely recommend something visual, something historical, some nice grub, and seeing the River. Got to see the River; it's what threads it all together.
RudeBoy - Member
Gah! After all that!
Yeah my bad, but when I go London I do quite like just wandering around all over the place, kinda like getting lost on purpose, as i dig the whole sprawling nature of the place. Unfortunately when it is raining like it is the whole experience is dampened. Weather looks better towards the end of the week/early next week so will more than likely take everyone's advice then.
and seeing the River. Got to see the River; it's what threads it all together.
But only on the North side, of course.
But of course, Captain! I thought that was taken as read!
I consider the South Bank and Greenwich not to be South London, though, as they are simply too cultured.
Equally I consider that Putney, Barnes and Wimbledon Village are merely outposts of the correct side of the river accidentally misplaced.
Hmm, yes, you're right.
Ear, do you know a little cafe by Puntney Bridge station, what's it called, Cafe Nunn, that's it?
Great little place; cheap, friendly, good food, and you meet all sorts of interesting bods in there. Love the place, must go back soon.
Don't know that one, RB, but will bear it in mind for future forays!
It's just a simple, friendly, unpretentious little place. I discovered it on a pootle one day, needing refreshment. Sort of place where I can just tell the people to sort out 'whatever you recommend', and they bring me a nice little selection. Always fresh and tasty, and never more than £5-6, with a large coffee.
London does the grand, the impressive, the spectacular, but people forget, that it also does the small, quiet and unobtrusive little hidden treasures, too.
South side of the river is the best bit, head out to Kew Gardens, Hampton Court, Richmond Park... and none of those common northern types!
Eating in London. for simple good food, it has to be the S&M Cafe (no it's not smutty, it's Sausage & Mash)
I'm going to be in the big smoke for a wander on Thursday. Is there anything to add to this thread that is on this week, anyone?
It will be pissing down on Thursday & Friday.
Looks okay on Metcheck
Though I'll probably plan for a fine day and a wet one too
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