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11. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member 211 posts) 10y

Quoting sen28

And I would copy-paste the list of "pfeiffer", right here.

(you yanked my chain)

Thanks for the vote of confidence, but its "Kevin" or "Kevin Pfeiffer" but not "pfeiffer", please. (I know, it's not your fault that my login is displayed here.)

Kevin Pfeiffer

[ Edit: Edited at Oct 11, 2006 10:17 AM by pfeiffer ]

12. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

You missed St. Pauls Cathedral!

Very magnificient church, I like it much better than Westminster Abbey. It is also far more important too.

I second the rec for Portobello Road too.

London dungeon is highly popular with teenagers and older kids, I really liked it when I was fourteen. Now I would be not so keen to visit.

13. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member 316 posts) 10y

I personally would have done all that before thinking of Madame Tussaud and all the rest...Simply because the places you have seen so far are not what makes London an amazing place. This is why, I am sorry for being so direct, but to me, you haven't seen London yet.

I am glad you mentioned this. Now, I am really looking forward to my trip to London. I thought I would experience one of those "been there done that" situations this time but judging by the recommendations I have received so far, it should be an eventful trip.

I want to thank everyone for their responses. Now, the challenge is trying to fit all this in my short time in London. I never expected to face that issue - at least not until I received your responses. Thanks once again!!!


14. Posted by aleja (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Hey!! since you are going in december I heard you can go to Ice Skating!!! the have a lot of ice ring all over London!!!
They have one in Sommerset house, in the middle there's a christmas Tree... nearest station is Charing Cross (trafalgar Square) also Canary wharf ice ring.... Canary warf is actually a nice are you should visit too!!
At hampton Court Palace there is another ice ring.
this places are open from mid november to mid february more or less...

I also recommend you to see a musical if you have the time.. I saw the Lion King.. amazing!!!!
Visit Spitfields Market, Camdem Town...
there is also Primrose Hill.. where you can have a great view of London!! and its free!!! just in front of the London Zoo.
A walk or the cannals in Lodnon is very nice as well.. there are some cannals in Camdem Town.. then you can go to Little Venice as well.. ;) hope it helps you a little bit...

15. Posted by aleja (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

I forgot to mention Bricklane, Farringdon and Old Street.. this areas are so Cool!!!!

16. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 10y

The Bricklane market on a sunday morning is a must do. I will organise a Jack the ripper walk, if i was you. I lived for ten years in London and did it two days before i left. It was excellent.

Having a pint in a scummy pub is part of the tradition too.

17. Posted by Santeria (Budding Member 31 posts) 10y

CAMDEN MARKETS.. a big must, my fav place in london!! check it out

18. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Yes, definitely Camden Markets. You can go there by canal boat from Little Venice. Now that's an interesting trip.

Has anyone mentioned the Tower Bridge Experience? This was one of my favourites, and reasonably priced too.

19. Posted by J-wal (Budding Member 28 posts) 10y

Spend a bit wondering around in St.James park. Very pretty when I went in late December/early january.

20. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member 316 posts) 10y

A lot of great responses here. Thank you very much for your responses. Now I am faced with the dilemma of cramming all this into three days. Effectively, only two since I have a social agenda to this trip too that might not necessarily overlap with its "visitor aspect".

My first dilemma (based on your responses) is:

a. Portobello Market Vs Camden Market.

I only have a Monday and a Tuesday to explore new parts of London that I have not visited before. On both days, my evenings are booked. Are these markets worth visiting mid-week? Your opinions would be very helpful.

Thanks once again,