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21. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 6y

"...Wander along Turnham Green High Road, which is full of nice coffee shops, restaurants and shops..." - Ofelia

I think you mean Chiswick High Rd which is pretty much all offices - hence the coffee bars (and phone shops).

The pubs along the river are ok - if you like 'nice' and fancy all the walking. ;)

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Nov-2009, at 16:41 by fabyomama ]

22. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 6y

Quoting EaLaSpada

...having our layover this Saturday (the 21st). We're coming back through London Dec. 8-10th...

Never been to India though had the impression you were going for longer.

23. Posted by EaLaSpada (Budding Member 79 posts) 6y

fabyomama--It's a "starter trip".;) Also, we're American, unfortunately, and American employers don't like to give you vacation time. We had to sell our souls to the devil just to get this time off!

Ofelia--fantastic info! Thanks for the Oyster card tips!

I'm off to an airport. Thanks, all!

24. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 6y

Quoting EaLaSpada

fabyomama--It's a "starter trip".;) Also, we're American, unfortunately, and American employers don't like to give you vacation time. We had to sell our souls to the devil just to get this time off!...

Have a good flight. Hope all goes well.

25. Posted by Ofelia (Respected Member 142 posts) 6y

Quoting fabyomama

I think you mean Chiswick High Rd which is pretty much all offices - hence the coffee bars (and phone shops).

The pubs along the river are ok - if you like 'nice' and fancy all the walking. ;)

I certainly think the pubs and bars are "nicer" along the Thames than the hugely touristy ones which are also silly expensive in central London..and it's not really a long walk at all...plus sitting by the river is more pleasant than sitting on a crowded pavement in Leicester Square or similar.

Chiswick high road- not really what I meant, but King St- the area from about Ravenscourt Park just past Turnham Green. (I've always called it Turnham Gr High road in my heard, mistakenly...sorry) It is full of nice places, shops and places to sit down. That's why I suggested a walk along the river, turning back onto King St later for one of the pubs.

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