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by shunter151

Is there much to do in this area in mid December?
And is transport good at night and evenings?
Thanks heaps

Re: rotherhide

by puerto_lover

I had not really taken notice before, but England's Michael Caine was born in Rotherhithe. Not a lot of people knew that.

Re: rotherhide

by cubsur

In the immediate area no, but you will be only 15 minutes by Underground train from London's West End. Consult for detailed transport information.

Re: rotherhide

by Dulwich_Dog

I'd say it's not a great area to visit and there won't be a great deal going on.
It's out of town, although if you're based in Rotherhithe you'll be close to Canada Wharf tube station with easy access to the West End via the Jubilee line.

Re: rotherhide

by planxty

I have to agree with the previous answers, not a lot to do in rotherhithe itself but you have easy transport to the centre of town, and it is also close to Greenwich which certainly has plenty to see.

Be careful if you are using an old Tube (Underground, Metro) map as Rotherhithe staion is closed due to refurbishment of the East London Line.

Hope this assists,


Travel Tips for London

visit the Westminster Abbey. ...

by Ramonq

visit the Westminster Abbey. This uber-historic church has always played a pivotal role in English history since the middle ages. From baptisms to coronations to funerals of royals, the abbey has witnessed just about all of them. Take your time to appreciate the importance of this building. It's British sacred ground! I was lucky enough to witness one of those pompous royal ceremonies which the British have perfected. One seem to think this is all done for the tourists. Seeing the royals in their ornate horse drawn carriage down the Mall and around the Trafalgar Square with lots of handsome horses escorting the entourage is classic.

Anywhere we were we did many...

by Zem

Anywhere we were we did many pictures. Our father likes taking and collecting photographs so he say not to spend a lot of money but he also say we wont ever been there once again so we gotta take pics about everything. He (my father) is so cute as well.
So everywhere we were and saw something interesting or beautiful we have taken many many pics. I like pics, too. I ve many many pics about my father (for excample wen hes sleeping on the train! Its one of the best), about Nulli and about the others in my life.

St. Patrick day

by Sharon

That was one of the nice experiences i had in London. The St. Patrick Parade and then all the fun all day in the south bank.
The parade it self was nice & very colorful,
Afterwards we went to the south bank where all the parties and happening were. Music everywhere, food, People with customs, Shows & dancing Oh ...and beer ! ofcours and what else but an Irish Beer ?! and loads of it !
If you're in London at the time of the parade (March 16th) then dont miss it !

Time to eat!?

by Jenniflower

Breakfast traditionally is usually between 8am and 9am, and is either continental or Full English, which in addition to the continental selection, brings a really fattening meal of bacon, fried or scrambled eggs, fried bread, sausages (affectionately called 'bangers'), toast, marmalade, with strong, white tea. Sometimes black pudding (blood sausage.... UGGGHHH) or porridge or kippers are added. To be honest, nine times out of ten, I feel quite queesy aftre eating a Full English breakfast, it is just too mcuh for me, especially so early in the morning.

Tea is usually about 11am and lunch at 1pm. Sandwiches / something light is usually the norm for lunch, except on a Friday, when people take advantage and have longer lunches at the pub.

Tea (Southern England) is at between 4pm and 5pm and consists of sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, and cakes, with a pot of weak tea. In the North of England tea is usually the main evening meal, served between 5pm and 6pm.

Dinner is usually at about 8pm - and if it is much later (what often happens in summer when the sun sets late) it's called supper, except of course on Sundays when dinner is the main lunchtime meal. This is usually a roast of some sort, with roast potatoes and at least 3 different types of vegetables..

It can get quite confusing ~ some English people call their lunch their dinner, and their dinner their tea, where I know lunch as lunch, and then tea (not a hot meal, more like a snack) in the late afternoon, with dinner/supper as the evening meal... so best to double-check the TIME when arranging a dinner/lunch/supper/tea date! :)

The National...

by Rieke

The National Gallery.
Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 5DN
The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of European painting in the world (over 2000).
The entrance to see them is FREE !!!


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