- Looks like I'm going to London!
But thankfully not till next August. With the Mrs, to ‘see a show’ & ‘visit a couple of museums’ How can I get out of it? The only positive part I can think of is the train ride back.
If you don’t wanna go, can I? Seriously.Posted 4 years ago
That’s my favourite day out in the world. We do it at least once a year, we either take our bikes and cycle round or hire Boris bikes, we go and see some sights (museums, the Tower, Olympics, whatever), some history and some wonderful sights, go for a meal (the best food in the world, I’ve eaten in London) then to the theatre or the Comedy Store. Then train home.
Expensive? Yes. But worth every penny. If you’re bored of London, it’s time for the old fogeys home! 🙂
That’s the thing you see, I don’t do ‘towns’, unless theyr’e friendly ones, which in 1994 (last time I was there) London wasn’t.Posted 4 years ago
My son lives in Camden & he can’t believe how friendly people are oop North compared to London!
I don’t even like shows or museums. 😕
we either take our bikes and cycle round or hire Boris bikes, we go and see some sights (museums, the Tower, Olympics, whatever), some history and some wonderful sights, go for a meal (the best food in the world, I’ve eaten in London) then to the theatre or the Comedy Store. Then train home.
What! You do all that in one day? You must be on a different time scale to me pal.Posted 4 years agotonyg2003Subscriber
There are some great bike shops in London. Hire a Boris bike (so heavy they make their own gravity) and plan a tour of the really good/quirky ones.
Either that or bring your bike, leave her in London and we can show you around the Surrey Hills! Train Waterloo to Dorking. SortedPosted 4 years ago
Well really it’s cos of my lovely Mrs, who has traipsed up to Fort William very year for the past 8 years to watch the SSDT! (she loves Scotland but isn’t much interested in magicians like Duggy Pumpkin riding trially bikes)
So now it’s my turn.
Edit, PeterPoddy, if I die (or slit my wrists) before next Augoost, you can go instead. But forget about biking. She don’t do biking)Posted 4 years ago
Get this, we have a switch on a wall and when you move it the room is magically filled with light.
No flames involved at all.
It must be worth thr trip down here just to see that.
WOW! Is that this ‘electrickery’ that we’ve heard about.Posted 4 years ago
(wev’e still got gas televisions oop north tha knows!user-removedMember
I’ve been many times but the only visit I enjoyed was the one I took by myself. I had a photography job for an intellectual society – a mass debate (really!). I had three days to kill between two events and just wandered about with my camera, soaking it all up – the markets, the tourist stuff, the back streets.
With no clue as to where I was or where I was going, I hopped on and off the tube wherever the notion took me. Second best holiday I ever had – got some cracking photos too.Posted 4 years agoask1974Member
‘The Bodyguard’ apparently. I (reluctantly) saw ‘Jason and His Amazing Technocolour Waistcoat’ in about 1986 at the London Palladium.
My wife went to see the Bodyguard recently and quite enjoyed it. I however, let her go with her sisters and stayed home, London maybe one of the best places for a day/night out but there’s no show on earth that’ll get me on a train… I sympathise 😐
Might I suggest that you arrange for an early viewing so you can go eat/drink/dance somewhere fun afterwards, at least that gives you something to look forward to 😉Posted 4 years ago
The tickets arrived & I inadvertently saw how much they cost.
£174 for two tickets. To a show.Posted 4 years ago
It better be the best thing I’ve ever ever seen in my entire life, in fact it wants to better than anything I’m even liable to see, ever. If I didn’t love her I’d kill her.muppetWranglerMember
Why not just let your wife go with someone that might enjoy the experience, It’ll be better all round. You can stay at home and do whatever it is that you like doing. Your wife can enjoy her trip without the constant reminders about how much stuff costs and how unfriendly people are and one of her friends can get a free day out.Posted 4 years ago
It’s a west end show, it will be a pile of pony. Like amateur dramatics with added singing of songs you don’t really like.
Eggs fooking zactly!
Why not just let your wife go with someone that might enjoy the experience, It’ll be better all round. You can stay at home and do whatever it is that you like doing. Your wife can enjoy her trip without the constant reminders about how much stuff costs and how unfriendly people are and one of her friends can get a free day out.
Like I could stay at home & go biking? Excellent, why didn’t I think of that? 🙄
‘Enjoy the experience’
Yeah right. Whatever. I’d rather go bivvying with Dr P!Posted 4 years agoAlasdairMcMember
Loads to do in London if you hate the place. Personally I’ve grown to love it in small doses as I’m there quite often.
What about war museum type things? Churchill War Rooms, HMS Belfast etc? Plenty of good food to be had, and not just the arm and a leg fine dining. Loads of good pubs with local ales too, and again not too expensive if you move out of the centre.
Avoid Covent Garden like the plague though. On a weekend in summer it’s impossible to wade past all the tourists at any pace.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
Miseryguts! Don’t like museums or galleries? I’m from a smallish market town in North Wiltshire, surrounded by open countryside, but I love going up to London, there’s just so much to see and do, without even going to a museum. You could walk across Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, go over to London Bridge and wander around Borough Market, then go up the Shard, or walk along the South Bank, go and look around Tate Modern, which is chuffing huge!, and free. Go over to Greenwich, have a look at the Cutty Sark, catch the river boat back.
The words ‘uncultured’, and ‘yokel’, spring to mind. 😉
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