Trying to find a fun night out?
If you are stuck on where to go (and on a tight budget) just walk around Leceister square area, there are so many people handing out flyers for clubs. These flyers may get you free admission, or just let you know what is going on at particular clubs. If you are a girl is is easy to bargain with the bouncer (at certain clubs) to let you in. Drinking with a group of friends, and heading downtown, and just picking up any flyer and trying a new club every week. We had some awesome experiences and great stories this way.
Things to see on the next trip....
Next visits to London will be in August 2008 so I'm compiling a list of ideas:
Geffrye Museum Tues-Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 12 - 5pm
Borough Market Thursdays: 11am - 5pm, Fridays: 12pm - 6pm, Saturdays: 9am - 4pm
Science Museum 10-6 everyday
London Dungeons 9:30-6:30, London Bridge or Monument
Horniman Museum Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm
Wallace Collection Bond st or Baker st open 10-5, free, tours weekdays at 1pm, Wed and Sat at 11.30am, Sun at 3pm
Leighton House HSK tube open except Tues 11-5:30 L3
Canal walks near Roman Market
Do it yourself walks
Museum in Docklands, closest tube Canary Wharf 10-6 daily
Monday arrive at 9:15am
Tues-tour of central London, bus? Hamley's? Ghost Walk (also Sat)
Thurs-39 Steps, 8 pm Criterion
Fri-Borough Market, Along the Thames Pub Walk 7 pm (also Wed)
Sun-City Hall (10-5), Rugby at Twickenham, 3 pm
Mon-David/Tommy IWM, Cabinet War rooms, K/R/J Eltham Palace
Tues-leave for Paris at 16:25 from St. Pancras
Fri-Paris-London, arrive 18:59
Sat-Portobello, Geffreye, dinner
Sun-flight at 12:55
The Big Ben Tower
Had to go see it otherwise no one was ever going to believe I went to London, right?
When you get off the tube station (forgot which one), there it is...and the best part is, you can see the London Eye just across the bridge.
Using escalators in tube stations
Nothing is guaranteed to frustrate a working Londoner more than tourists who block the escalator when we're trying to rush to catch a tube! Sorry, folks but its true!
If you're riding the escalator, stand on the RIGHT hand side so that us mad, impatient locals can whizz down the left-hand side.
In Great Britain they are...
In Great Britain they are crazy about football. It is probably more an obsession. The day I took this photo is the day Brazil beat Turkey in the World Cup. It was taken in Trafalgar Square. The atmosphere was just amazing. I feel privileged to have experienced this.