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  • Middlesex College can be seen from far away
    Middlesex College can be seen from far...
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  • SUNFEST

    by napdaw Written Nov 23, 2009

    Every summer Victoria Park holds Sunfest. Enjoy the vendors of international crafts and wares. Excellent food from all over the world. Public music and dance kicks up a beat. Great for all ages. Gets very busy on nice days.

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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  • Springbank Park & Storybook Gardens

    by napdaw Written Nov 23, 2009

    Very long park. If you are a jogger then enjoy. No statues, monuments or historical excitement here. Occasional wafts of the Thames are disgusting. Kids enjoy feeding the geese while avoiding stepping in their feces.
    Storybook gardens has a few things to interest the young kids like a small train ride and animals.

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    University of Western Ontario

    by Redlats Updated Nov 2, 2008

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    The reason a lot of people spend time in London is as it is home to the University of Western Ontario (and their Mustangs). It is a relatively prestigious university - certainly with a highly regarded MBA program - I presume other faculties are similarly regarded.

    We walked from downtown, north to the campus along the Thames River - over an hour each way.

    The university is a combination of old and new buildings - similar to most Canadian universities - check out our photos of some of the buildings. The residences were on the outskirts of the university itself. It was interesting seeing Middlesex College which has the tower one can see from miles away, but all in all touring the university was a mite boring.

    The Physics and Astronomy building? UWO is a mix of old and new buildings Middlesex College can be seen from far away

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    The Thames River walk

    by Redlats Updated Oct 13, 2008

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    An asphalt path has been created along the Thames River. This path is great for walking or jogging - it is quiet, cool and colourful in the fall - the leaves were just starting to turn when we were there in mid-September. I'm not sure how long the trail follows the river, but we walked from downtown to the university of Western Ontario and back along it.

    There is one small problem, the people on foot have to share the path with bicyclers and so we were always checking over our shoulders. The dog walkers seem well trained however - we never saw dog poop. The Canadian geese handlers need to be trained better however - their poop was in evidence in a few places. ;o)

    We were told the river was unusually full for a September in 2008. Perhaps when you wander the river walk, it won't be such a raging flow.

    Thames River Thames River Thames River Thames River as dusk is approaching
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    The Richmond Strip

    by Redlats Updated Oct 11, 2008

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    Richmond Street runs north and south through downtown London. If you walk the street any weekend evening (at least from Thursday to Saturday), you will find young people parading from bar to bar. There seems to be bars favoured for dancing, bars for watching football - every place has its niche.

    Richmond Row is most interesting in the evening, but of course there are a number of other business on the row - over 200 to quote the website (although very few of them are mentioned on the website - obviously you gotta pay to be listed).

    Duelling bars - red and white are different places Richmond Row One of many bars/lounges on Richmond St. The busiest bar when we walked the strip

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    BELLAMERE WINERY

    by LoriPori Updated Jul 14, 2007

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    You will love the beauty of BELLAMERE WINERY idyllic location, set on 67 acres of orchards, vineyards and farmland. A London landmark for over 23 years, the Bellamere's main building boasts 45 foot timber-framed cathedral ceilings and a 30 foot stone hearth fireplace. Just walk up to the counter and sample their wonderful award-winning wines. I tried two whites and both were outstanding, but I did like the sweeter one the best and ended up buying a bottle.
    Outside you will find the lush Bellamere Gardens and waterfalls.

    Bellamere Winery
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    MIDDLESEX COUNTY BUILDING

    by LoriPori Written Jul 13, 2007

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    London’s oldest remaining building, the MIDDLESEX COUNTY BUILDING, was opened in 1829 as the District Courthouse and Gaol. It was designed by architect John Ewart on the model of Malahide Castle, the ancestral home of Colonel Thomas Talbot, in Ireland. Originally facing the river, the main door was
    re-located to the Ridout Street side of the structure when a separate gaol building was attached on the west side in 1846. In 1877, the front tower was added, and in 1911, a law library was added on the south side. During the restoration, a block of cells was retained in nearly original condition, including a solitary confinement cell.
    The Middlesex County Building currently houses the county's administrative offices, library and social services department.

    Middlesex County Building
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    Wally World

    by hayward68 Updated Mar 21, 2006

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    If you're here in the summer this is a great place to visit. It's a water theme park with a wave motion pool, water slides, lazy river ride, etc. Ideal spot to take bored kids. Outside the park there's a go-kart track, batting cages, mini-golf(where I played really well!), picnic areas, and a driving range.

    Now Located at Eastpark Golf

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    Covent Garden Market

    by hayward68 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Like it's namesake, this is a covered market where all kinds of vendors sell their wares. I used to go down and buy fresh veggies, bread, cheese and meat. And if I was in the mood for fresh flowers there were some great flower vendors as well.

    It's expanded since I was last there, I hear it's even got an ice rink now!

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    Storybook Gardens

    by hayward68 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    A great place to take the kids. Where storybook characters come to life. Storybook gardens has been entertaining kids of all ages for 38 years. There’s even a mini zoo where 43 different species of birds, mammals and reptiles make their home. Your kids can ride the old-fashioned merry-go-round or take a trip on a miniature train as it tours the park.

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