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1. Posted by Jasper Milo (Budding Member 15 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

We are planning a three week trip in December to visit Paris and London. Go to the first Paris or London? what will be best for me? Please advice me.

2. Posted by ToddP (Moderator 225 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

You are plenty time to do both in three weeks time and really does not matter where to start and where to finish. All depends on your route. Are you visiting more in UK than just London?

3. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 1037 posts) 1y 1 Star this if you like it!

Just to clarify, you're British and in Birmingham which is less than an hour from London by train, but you're also going to Germany, Spain, Canada and Paris... And you don't reply to any questions...
OK....

[ Edit: Edited on 20-Jun-2019, at 11:04 by Andrew Mack ]

4. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2247 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Andrew Mack

Just to clarify, you're British and in Birmingham which is less than an hour from London by train, but you're also going to Germany, Spain, Canada and Paris... And you don't reply to any questions...
OK....

...And all this gets posted in "Travel Gear"!

5. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 1037 posts) 1y 2 Star this if you like it!

And I think his 1st ever post was saying how nice London is... but he now doesn't know how to spend his time in London and Paris...

6. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1722 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

In December . . . Since you live in Birmingham, UK and London is one of your listed "Favorite Cities," I'd go to Paris first and spend most of my time there. If you run into bad weather, you can always retreat to London. However, if you're in London and you run into bad weather, you may not get to Paris. Quite frankly, you can go to London any time easily so why not spend the entire time in Paris?

BTW, are you taking your 5 friends with you? They might want to help you decide.

7. Posted by summertime345 (Inactive 9 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hey! I have been to Paris and UK few times, I liked Paris more :) So, I think Paris first!!!

8. Posted by AntonelaG (Inactive 1 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I recommend London, you can go to Swiss Cottage, the neighborhood of Angel is named after a tavern, Angel Inn, dating from the seventeenth century. The tavern still exists, although now it is owned by a chain of restaurants and there is good food for that place

9. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 2291 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

>the neighborhood of Angel is named after a tavern, Angel Inn, dating from the seventeenth century. The tavern still exists,

AntonelaG, you are right that the Angel area of London was named after the Angel Inn which stood at the corner of Islington High Street and Pentonville Road .......but that building no longer exists. The site was rebuilt in the early 1800s and again in the very late 1800s (and not as a tavern). I'm not sure which 'tavern' you are talking about, unless you mean the Wetherspoons pub called 'The Angel' which is near the site of the original Angel Inn?

As for Swiss Cottage, I'm not sure why you think a visitor should go there? The Swiss Cottage pub, in the style of a Swiss chalet, only dates from the 1960s........

10. Posted by road to roam (Travel Guru 1026 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Quoting leics2

As for Swiss Cottage, I'm not sure why you think a visitor should go there? The Swiss Cottage pub, in the style of a Swiss chalet, only dates from the 1960s........

Still trying to figure out why you think a Swiss chalet-themed pub from the 1960's would not be of interest to a visitor - many visitors like that sort of thing.

The place seems like it's an established business so they must be doing something right. True, not as authentic as the Owl and Thistle or some such place, but still...

Sure, I'd maybe even check out Swiss Cottage myself.

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Jun-2019, at 21:31 by road to roam ]