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1. Posted by iart (Budding Member 16 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hi all,
I will be landing in London this August
I would like to experience the Londoner's life
anyone of you could give me suggestion?
Thanks a lot

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

try homestay

3. Posted by grink (Full Member 69 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

first of all learn to walk very very very fast!! the big tourist hot spots are not that great ie westminster, big ben, london eye, marble arch-they're more architectural then of real interest and madame tussauds wax museum is hideously over priced.

As for experiencing the londoners life-depends on what youre interested in-try finding acomodation outside of the centre of london and maybe you can get a better view of london life...

im not sure if this is a decent answer.

maybe you can give more details of whatyou wanna see/do/buy/eat etc


4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Stay in a crap 1 bed flat, and pay £300 a week for the privilege. Eat eels. Spend an hour on a steaming hot packed tube train for an hour. etc etc etc...

I reckon experiencing a tourist's life in London is a better bet.

5. Posted by grink (Full Member 69 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

ha ha true magykal!

you do have more fun as a tourist-living in london is not all its cracked up to be-rents too high-space is small andd unless you're a millionaire you can bet you'll be livign somewhere dodgy or falling apart! Plus commuting for the daily rat race is a nightmare-average journeys of an hour each way for work-great!!

but if you're on holiday - you do have the freedom of doing what you want and might have accomodation that is more centralised!