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    For the weekend... the Sunday Roller Stroll

    by avanutria Updated Oct 7, 2005

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    If you don't feel like you're a good enough skater to go on the Wednesday or Friday street skates, try the Sunday Roller Stroll. It's slower, shorter, and designed for folks who haven't quite gotten "up to speed", as it were. The Roller Stroll is shorter than the other street skates and I believe they try to choose more friendly terrain. As long as you can stop effectively you can go on the Stroll.

    Equipment: Skates, for starters. You can rent them locally if you don't own any or don't have them with you. Full pads are highly recommended, as are helmets. Please protect yourself when you skate - even the masters end up in hospital occasionally.

    You may also want to bring some cash (for a taxi) and some footwear (pocketable slippers are fine) in case you can't complete the skate, and liquids to avoid dehydration.

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    Skate London every Wednesday night

    by avanutria Updated Oct 7, 2005

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    LondonSkate is the UK's largest mass-participation streetskate. It consists of between 200 and 800 skaters, 20 to 50 marshals and a sound system. The highly proficient marshals block the traffic at junctions to allow the skate to pass, and to keep all participants safe.

    LondonSkate is also a great laugh, a brilliant form of exercise, and a unique social event. It's a chilled out skate around town, passing some of London's most famous landmarks and stopping at some great pubs on a variety of different routes. Check the website every week to see that week's route and whether or not it's been cancelled for rain.

    Equipment: Skates, pads, a helmet is a good idea. There's a great skate shop called Club Blue Room just north of Marble Arch tube station - 12-14 Edgeware road, next to Odeon Cinema. Another HUGE sports shop is Decathlon, at Canada Water station.

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    Skaters and Marshals before the event.
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    by easyoar Written Apr 10, 2005

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    This is probably one of the easier passtimes you can get up to in the parks. You don't need much space really, you're unlikely to hurt anyone too bady if you're crap, and you don't need much in the way of kit (a frisbee is both cheap and light).

    About the only thing you do actually need is a partner to catch and return the frisbee to you! I can imagine it being a bit of a lonely sport if you tried doing it solo.

    This was another passtime going on in London's Hyde Park, although there are numerous other parks (Kensington Gardens and Green Park both seem to be quite laid back about people doing this sort of thing) in London if you get bored with Hyde Park.

    Equipment: A cheap plastic dish (a.k.a. a frisbee) and at least one other person to play with.

    Frisbee in the Park
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    by easyoar Written Apr 10, 2005

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    In London's Parks, it is normally pretty free to do what you like (well within reason of course). You can therefore find people engaging in all sorts of passtimes and recreations in them.

    With a lot of paved paths going through Hyde Park, it is quite popular for roller-bladers to do there thing here. I have never seen skate-boarders, but I don't see why they shouldn't be here too.

    In this case, the girl had been trying to weave in and out of the little bollards whilst going backwards, although in this picture she was simply going backwards!

    Equipment: Bring your own gear. You'll need the normal roller-blades and protection (such as padding etc).

    Roller-blading in the park
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    Memories Of Old

    by Meadows11 Written Mar 11, 2005

    Wembley Stadium, what a fantastic place it used to be. My heart used to skip a beat as we approached the twin towers, and then passed them as we entered the stadium. I was vocally gutted when the decision was made to rid us of our national stadium, and I saw it as a short sighted move. However, having seen the site for the new Wembley, which is now very much under way, and in line to be open by May 2006, I can assure you that it is really beginning to take shape, and is looking every bit as impressive as the Wembley of old. The huge arch is surely a sight to behold. I would advise everyone to get down there once it's open, and even if they are in the area before May to get down and check out how quickly it is coming along. I can't wait!

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  • Sporting London

    by Toddy122 Written Feb 25, 2005

    London is a great sporting city. Choose any one of the following for a great day out:
    Premiership Soccer match (Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham)
    Test cricket at Lords or The Oval
    Tennis at Wimbledon or Queens Club
    The Epsom Derby at Epsom
    International Rugby Union at Twickenham
    The Oxford v Cambridge boat race on the Thames
    National Hunt and Flat racing at Kempton Park or Sandown.
    Golf at Wentworth

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    Running/Walking/Cycling routes in Central London

    by bobinalong Updated Dec 16, 2004

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    I've found this useful and I live here!

    If your coming to london and want to know where are good places to run/routes or even to run a race here's a suggestion:

    The Serpentine running club has loads of info and particularly some really good routes: clear maps, directions and critically for the out-of-towner - a guide to the history of the places your running past. Great - as long as you can remember to check them out as you go!

    They'd be good for walking or cycling too.

    There are some big london races (other than the marathon) throughout the year - good for a different experience if you like that sort of thing...The website has a planner for more info. plus info on shops, kit etc, everything you need.

    See the web address below...

    Equipment: Summer: it can be hot in the city!

    Winter: It can be real cold in the city too. When it gets dark early (from mid november) you'll want something bright pref. reflective.

    South bank near the london eye
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    London Arena

    by DUNK67 Updated Dec 6, 2004

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    The London Arena is a modern purpose builtplace to hold sports and other events like concerts and exhibitions.

    The London Knights Ice Hockey team play there amongst other things.

    I went there to register for the 2000 London Marathon and visit the Marathon Exhibition. You could get all kinds of freebies from power bars to massages or even buy the latest running gear.

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    Harlem Globetrotters

    by DUNK67 Written Sep 12, 2004

    I went to see the Harlem Globetrotters at Wembley Arena when I was at school, it was great to see all these famous sports stars in London.

    They played against the Washington Generals and won convincingly even with all their tricks and tomfoolery. I didn't realise at the time that the Globetrotters play all their games against the Generals and always win. Nevertheless it was a great evening out watching them do things with a basketball that I never imagined.

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    F1 comes to London

    by Steve-H Written Jul 15, 2004

    A good idea? To promote the upcoming British Grand Prix someone persueded the mayor to let the F1 cars do a few parade laps around the center of London, it was crowded and it was noisy but it was worth it.

    Jenson Buttons honda
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    Work That Body

    by Yudhis Written Jun 2, 2004

    Boring with the same old gym in your hotel. Just walk to the Oxford Street and join with non-professionals who gather to have fun, get in shape and feel good about themselves.

    This place is offers 168 classes and workshops from dance, fitness, yoga and martial arts.

    Dance Works, London
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    Festival of Speed

    by sue_stone Written Apr 18, 2004

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    The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the world’s "biggest and most diverse celebration of the history of motor sport".

    The event is held in the grounds of Goodwood House.

    The main attraction of the event is the hillclimb competition, in which cars from all eras and types of motorsports take part.

    You can also walk around the paddocks for a close up look at the cars and bikes and some of the famous owners and drivers.

    Equipment: Sun screen, hat and possibly a book if you are not really that interested.....

    Goodwood Festival of Speed 1975 Ferrari Endurance racers Mercedes SLR
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    Skateboarders paradise..

    by sourbugger Updated Mar 17, 2004

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    For many years the concrete junglely mess on the South bank around the National Film Theatre, The National Theatre and the Shell building has proved to be a Mecca for Skateboarders.

    There have been various attempts to remove them over the years, but they do little harm and are often quite willing to 'Show off' as tourists and tour buses on Waterloo Bridge pass by.

    If your into it i"m sure you can turn up and join in without much of a problem.

    an uncool boardie
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    London Circle line Drinking Game

    by sourbugger Updated Sep 8, 2003

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    If you count drinking as a sport then this was a winner back when I was a student, and a "wild and crazy guy".

    The game consists of splitting into teams of at least 2 each (and a minimum of 2 teams)

    You then select how many pints, half pints or shorts (spirits) you wish to down for the duration of the game.

    An appropriate number of stops on the Circle line are then written down and each teams draws out its' stops by lucky draw.

    From a central starting point (and finishing point) the winner is the team that uses the tube (circle line only) to get to all of their stations, find the nearest pub and down their drink.

    I should point out that now I am older and wiser this is a throughly irresponsible thing to do - but then again you only live once!

    A variation on this idea is the Monopoly pub crawl. Visit all the squares on the monopoly board in real life, find the nearest pub... can be done in order, beginning with Old Kent Road or on a route designed to reduce travelling time !

    Equipment: A liver in good working order

    A taste for puffy southern beer

    hollow legs

    no brain

    Circle line drinking game

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    Tethered trampoline jumping

    by danmcf Written Jun 4, 2003

    For the young and/or athletic ones traveling, the tethered trampoline jumping is fun. You're strapped to a tether which (with the help of an attendent) will launch you skyward and allow your safe return to the trampoline for another launch.

    Equipment: All the equipment is provided. You just take off your shoes and let them strap you in.

    looking down on the trampolines
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    Dec 19, 2012 at 5:46 AM

    Update to a message I posted on the London main page and the transportation page earlier regarding a Tube strike on Boxing Day. In the last half hour Arsenal F.C. have announced that their Premiership football match against West Ham United F.C. on 26th December is postponed because of the strike. No alternative date has yet been arranged. The QPR v. West Brom and Fulham v. Southampton games go ahead as planned.

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