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21. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Butt,

No need to apply VISA as I am from Commonwealth country if i'd like to travel to UK, is that true?

Thanks for advice,
Lee

22. Posted by buttmunch (Inactive 77 posts) 11y

Lee,

Sorry, I am not really sure - not from what I can make out. Take a look at the following link and if you go to the visa section it should tell you. You might find it useful for other information.

Amy

http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/servlet/Frontpagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1006977149953

23. Posted by buttmunch (Inactive 77 posts) 11y

Sorry again! Try this!

www.ukvisas.gov.uk

24. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Thanks, Buttmunch. The result from the website said "No need to apply UK VISA for Malaysian Tourist."

Thanks,
Lee

25. Posted by robertson (Full Member 53 posts) 11y

WAIT!!!! No one mentioned the shopping!!!!

Hmmm... not sure if that's your thing, but High Street shopping = GREAT. Top shop, H&M, Miss Selfridges...

Office shoes has fantastic trainers (almost the best shoe store in the world I've been to for good trainers, and believe me, I'm always on the lookout.)

Go for a curry in Brick Lane (east end).

See the Tate Modern and the Museum of London - in my opinion the two best museums... wait also the National Portrait Gallery.

And DEFINITELY go to a soccer game. And make sure you call it soccer, the british people just *looooove* that. You can also talk about what a great captain Beckham is and how well they did in the Eurocup. LOL. (JK! Football fans in the UK are craaaazy.)

Well, it's been awhile since I lived there but these are my random suggestions. And I definitely second Stratford upon Avon for out of town... get fish and chips in brown paper and eat it by the Shakespeare Theatre.

26. Posted by lady summe (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

hey!
been away from england for 6 months now and feeling a bit home sick (could be the curry i had last night though)
THINGS I MISS...
Camden (london), is the most amazing place and easily reachable on the tube (which is really easy once you get the hang of it and a fairly cheap way of getting around london) the markets are fantastic not just for all the wierd and wonderful stuff they sell (cyber punk clothing piercings etc)but all the people browsing are like art with cool tatoos and really impractical outfits- even if your not into this stuff its definately worth seeing- the night life in camden town is really excellent too- freaks out in force!
Glastonbury, they reckon this is where the mythical camelot was! a really chilled out hippy little town famous for its festival but there tons of cool stuff to do here. there a sacred spring and the tor and lovely shops everywhere theyve got a website just type in glastonbury in a search engine... but its better than the web reports!
Avebury,probrably has a website too massive stone circle (and i mean massive) noone knows why its there. much nicer than stone henge that is crawling with tourists and has these revolting devices that look like phones and tell you crap about the place (you know the ones that intrude on everyone elses enjoyment.
loads more of course but those are my top three!
oh yeah don't visit my home town, its horrible- (Newbury, Berkshire)

27. Posted by JanineK (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

hey,

if you fancy seeing more of the London that Londoners enjoy, pay a visit to some of the markets - like Borough market, on a friday (borough tube), or spitalfields near Liverpool street station (on a Sunday all day). have a curry on Brick Lane, also near Liverpool st.

go drinking in Shoreditch (Old Street tube), or Brixton (be careful here, try to know where you're going before you get there, can be a bit dodgy), but some fantastic clubs and bars in both areas.

don't miss the Tate Modern and the London Eye.

have fun!

28. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

oh yeah don't visit my home town, its horrible- (Newbury, Berkshire)

Admittedly i never lived there properly as my parents moved there after i'd left, but i've been there many times. Ok, it's not the most exciting of places, but it's relatively pleasant and could be allot worse - there's lots of places i could suggest in England that are. Having said that, unless your a ahorsey person and go on race day, there's no reason to go there

29. Posted by grink (Full Member 69 posts) 11y

hi elliot!

well come with as much cash as you can get-theres plenty to do here but everything comes a at premium price-i live here and london is notoriuos for expenses! there are tons of areas you can stay in-central london wise- kings cross euston road have a yha hostel but id def avoid kings cross if you're a conspicuos backpacker-its rough by native standards and don't hang around drunk as you'll be easy target-a safer area to probably try and find a cheap hostel or hotel is notting hill bayswater area. Good luck! as for things to do you can always do the stereoypical big ben westminster thing but theres lots of more off the beaten track - try this:

~see camden town for teenage alternative culture - reminds me of when i was an angsty kid
~go to brick lane market on the weekend and try some of the curry houses if thats your thing
~other markets on the weekend include spitalfields in the east and portobello road in the west
~tate modern-free entry located on the southbank
~soho; expensive bars etc

theres so much i could list but the important thing is to have money as it gives you so much more flexibility-there are free things too.

Have a good time!

also there are some lovely places outside of london too but thats another story!!

30. Posted by elliot_aus (Full Member 61 posts) 11y

Hey
Thanks for all the help!

now just one more question - I am looking for jobs - and wanted to know where the best place to look for work would be and where the best place to get a place to rent/flatshare would be.

hmm....any suggestions
thanks
E