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1. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru 257 posts) 8y

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Heya!
Guys, I’m going to my 1st time LONDON!
Happy & excited, will stay there at least 2 weeks, but probably a month +.
Sure I’ll see all the “main” sights.
I know that there r many Londoners and English ppl on this site, as well travelers, student, etc – everyone who wants to share is welcome! I wait to hear about Your Personal London Favorites – could be a corner/ graffiti/ pub/ snack-bar/ museum/ building/ person/ just everything!. no limitations.
Thanks for advance,
vanessa

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

Favourites:

Musems and Galleries:
1 - British Museum - fantastic collection of stuff nicked from antiquity
2 - Tate Modern - interesting art, interesting building
3 - Geffrye Museum - quirky look at the development of London since 1600s

Parks:
1 - Hampstead Heath - a great little bit of country in the city, good views over London
2 - Richmond Park - a nice wild park, love the deer
3 - Greenwich Park - with the observatory in the middle

Eating:
1 - Gordon Ramsay at Claridges - get the £30 lunch offer. The food is sublime.
2 - Wahaca - great cheap Mexican in Covent Garden, also does really good cheap cocktails.
3 - The Gunmakers - pub in Clerkenwell, does a fantastic Sunday lunch, and never too busy (it's in the City.. on a Sunday...)

Random:
1 - Kew Gardens is lovely
2 - If you like stand-up comedy, the Comedy Store, Piccadilly is a good bet
3 - A nice walk for a nice day: Over Primrose Hill along the canal from Regent's Park to Little Venice.
4 - A nice beer garden for a nice day: The Albion, pub near Highbury & Islington station.

Also look at London in the Travel Guide....

3. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 8y

Soho. I love it there. Great pubs, atmosphere and of course great Chinese food!!!!

4. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 8y

The British Library - free! and really amazing collection of ephemera including the Magna Carta and Shakespeare's first folio
Courtauld Gallery - really great smallish collection, with some beautiful Cezanne and Seurat

5. Posted by hmclehto (Full Member 142 posts) 8y

- Walk from Chiswick to Hammersmith along the river, pop into one of the pubs on the way for lunch.
- Meal in Babylon, Kensington High Street (quite wierd to have a garden with Flamingoes up on the roof)
- get tickets to one of the musicals (you can get half price tickets for the shows if you buy them same day another good site for this is www.keithprowse.com)
- another cool restaurant is Sarastro near Covent Garden (cool decor and pretty ok food too)
- visit Portobello / Spitalfield markets
So much to do in London, You will love it. Lived there for over 7years and miss it terribly...

6. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru 257 posts) 8y

oh, guys, thanks to everybody!
i sure will taste London as much as i could get!
more advices are welcome!

vani

7. Posted by norian (Full Member 71 posts) 8y

you should go to the forum in Kentish, it's a famous place for gigs.
and kentish is a good district

8. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 8y

I also enjoyed my visit to Tate Modern, it was very interesting. The National Gallery is worth a trip too, if you like art. It's just at Trafalgar Square. Covent Garden market has a nice array of stuff too, if you're into shopping.

9. Posted by i c e (Respected Member 326 posts) 8y

Totally the music. GB sends us all the really good stuff!! James Blunt, Death cab for cutie, Coldplay, Moody blues, America, Keane ect.... Also the weather is unique and beautiful. (at least for me). ooh oh, also the fish and chips! Muito Chevere!! The best in the world.

ice

10. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Hello! Abbey Road!

Plus a walk along the Thames--you'll see everything from there.