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11. Posted by MelesMeles (Full Member 137 posts) 10y

Anyway, the dates have been decided on, and now I only need to choose a hotel to stay in. Right now I've found two hotels, that are not that expensive, and have gotten more positive than negative reviews. Lincoln House Hotel and Cardiff Hotel. Which one should I prefer, or are there any other suggestions? I'm looking for a triple room for 5 nights.

12. Posted by Ladymacwil (Full Member 170 posts) 10y

I've visited London 5 times and I'm going again this April. I love staying in the Pimlico area which is walking distance from Victoria Station, Buckingham Palace and Westminster. Also, you may walk to the Thames and take a river cruise up to the Tower of London, passing by St Pauls Cathedral. We'll be staying at the Sidney Hotel, (really a B&B so breakfast is included), and they are currently offering discounted rates. http://www.sidneyhotel.com/

Have a marvelous time. Obviously, I really enjoy London.

Ladymacwilly ^,,^ ~

13. Posted by MelesMeles (Full Member 137 posts) 10y

Quoting Ladymacwil

I've visited London 5 times and I'm going again this April. I love staying in the Pimlico area which is walking distance from Victoria Station, Buckingham Palace and Westminster. Also, you may walk to the Thames and take a river cruise up to the Tower of London, passing by St Pauls Cathedral. We'll be staying at the Sidney Hotel, (really a B&B so breakfast is included), and they are currently offering discounted rates. http://www.sidneyhotel.com/

Have a marvelous time. Obviously, I really enjoy London.

Ladymacwilly ^,,^ ~

:) Thanks. Unfortunately Sidney Hotel seems to be out of discounted rates already. :(

By the way, which site would be best for booking theatre tickets?

14. Posted by indio (Budding Member 84 posts) 10y

Quoting Bronyaur

I know you didnt mention this, but while you're in london, you MUST go to camden market.. (the best day to go is sunday, but any day is booming) go early, there's LOTS there to enjoy.. dont just go to the indoor market directly to your left as you exit the train station, go up the high street until you cross the bridge as there's an indoor market as well as exotic foods, it is THE place to go for all things unusual and there are ALWAYS gigs going on around there...

hope that's helped.xx :)

In Camden there is also a big jazz venue just off high street... maybe you and your dad could compromise on that!?
I agree with Bronyaur... Camden is a wicked place.. probably one of my most favourite places ever. It's like stepping into a different world when you come out from the tube station. I took my mum there a few years ago whilst i was living in england and though she doesn't have dread locks and weird clothes like me she really enjoyed it!
I hope you have a lovely time with your dad!

15. Posted by indio (Budding Member 84 posts) 10y

By the way, you can often find ticket stalls with cheap tickets for the theatres around eg Covent Garden or around the West End. Alternatively you can book your tickets through ticketmaster (Number should be 02073444444)or through First call( 02074200000) Both places should be reliable. Hope this is useful!
Good luck

16. Posted by TrvlJunkie (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

My father and brothers went to the Imperial War Museum and loved it. There is a recreated trench (including the recreated scent of a trench.. yummy huh?) and with your father being into history it cant be a bad place to start. The Big Bus Company has a bus ticket that is great for your first day tho it is rather expensive (about 20 pounds a pop). You can get on and off as much as you want and it drops you close to all of the big tourist attractions. Its great for getting an idea of where everything is. If you haven't booked a hotel yet there is a Premier Travel Inn in County Hall (which is the building right behind the London Eye) its close to the Westminster & Waterloo Tube stations. My family and I have stayed there once and loved it so much were staying there again. It has a great full English breakfast as well. Hope this helps!

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