Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Mrs Miggins, Jun 18, 2019.
I like the idea of the beer mile tbf
If they are a skater pop in to House of Vans as well if near Southbank, 5 arches converted to a skaters paradise. Not forgetting Leake Street graff tunnel on the way.
I know a few craft beer people and the Beer Mile is all a bit "stag do" according to them now but they're hipsters so...
edit; actually even if you aren't a skater it's worth popping in to HoV, it's one of those weird places that people love to find when in a strange city and they always have an art exhibition on as well.
the boris johnson memorial cable car
london eye at sunset
My 6 year old loves the cable car...I kind of like it as well.
She doesn't like Johnson though. She saw him on the debate last night and said he looks like Donald Trump and isn't nice.
If I remember right the number 24 is a good sight seeing route but so are most of the bus-routes that go through the middle of London.
They've got a Metallic theme this week
They do. I'm going down tomorrow before the gig. \m/
yeh the route it takes from tottenham court road up to south end green particularly attractive, a good way to see camden town
Westminster/Whitehall, Traf Sq
Take the tube
Ride a double decker
Free art gallery (if they're into that)
Soho, Chinatown, Piccadilly Circus
One of the parks.
Borough Market (or one of the others)
Go to a nice pub
Avoid Oxford Street, Madamme Tussauds, and Buckingham Palace.
dk if that advice is in the guidebooks but it should be
Forgot, if at Southbank; Leake Street Leake Street it changes daily!
It's now got a few trendy, hip caffs down there.
Buses, I think the old routemasters are still running between Trafalgar sq and Sth Ken London Buses route 15 (Heritage) - Wikipedia
Climb the Monument
Visitor Information – The Monument to the Great Fire of London
If down Greenwich way, our visitors really enjoyed this Up at The O2 Up at The O2 Climbs
It's free at least
SECRET SMOKEHOUSE - fish curers & smokers from East London LONDON CURE
you can visit them Mrs Miggins and see kippers being smoked what greater experience could your antipodean friend have?
Do take him to Oxford St. Give him the slip in the throngs. Get on with your life with no needy Kiwi to bother you.
The bit where you soar over the waste processing sites on the north side isn't the only highlight.
DLR bank to Royal Victoria off peak and pretend to be the driver.
Then Cable car over to other side of river.
Then get a commuter ferry upto Blackfriars and enjoy the south bank
Well if you're near the Barbican or Smithfields this is the best spot for any tourist in London. Up on one of these concrete walkways, would you believe it, you can see the entire history of London from Roman to present. Then of course if you can exit the Barbican complex, complex being the word, you're near Cloth Fair and St Bartholemew's and the oldest house in London.
Take them up the OXO
Well he was the most ungrateful and tedious guest I have ever had the displeasure of hosting
He didn't give me any clues about what he might be interested in and seemed somewhat unimpressed by anything I showed him. He didn't even send me a thank you after he'd got on the train back up north. Just got on the train and texted me to tell me he'd managed to find a seat.
I'm quite pissed off at the whole thing. Hopefully he never leaves New Zealand again.
Bloody kiwi's; thats gratitude for you.
Fucking hell! Mate.
Ungrateful shit. We had someone like that for over 2 weeks, last year. Still traumatised by it!
It's just him. He's clearly a dick.
At least I didn't bother cooking the fancy chicken I'd bought from Borough Market for him. I was so fucked off with his behavour by Saturday evening that there was no way I was roasting an expensive, free-range, organic bird for him. That little blighter's in the freezer now to be enjoyed by me at a later date
Hope you enjoy the chicken in due time, MrsM, Forget him, he sounds a right wastrel.
Actually I need to vent a bit more about this.
He was originally coming to King's Cross Friday evening and I was meeting him at 6pm. He texted mid afternoon Friday to say that his "meeting" (which I never got to the bottom off) was running late and he had to stay in Cambridge after all that evening. Which was fine.
Then 8pm (whilst in my dressing gown eating a vast bowl of noodles), I get a text saying that he can't find any accomodation and can he come after all on a late train. So I said fine (although it's not really fine ). Then he texts again saying he's found somewhere to stay after all and that he'd get a train to London around 11am on Saturday and would text me when he's on the train. Fine!
So Saturday comes. 11am passes...12 o'clock passes...1pm passess....1:45pm I get a text "I'm on the train and will be at King's Cross at 2:30pm. I had a look round Cambridge market" - FFS! I'm getting really cross now
Saturday walking round London is ridiculous given his lack of interest in anything.
Saturday evening is a takeaway and his choice of movie on Netflix. He spends most of the time watching the film texting someone else.
Sunday morning we get up, I make coffee and breakfast. We make a plan to go to the Science Museum. I get in the shower and then give him a clean towel so he can get a shower and get ready to go. He then proceeds to spend 40 minutes just talking in the phone to someone.
He's lucky I didn't stab him at that point.
As if you had not had your fill of kiwi's
I have to say, my experience (s) with a couple of kiwi's could not be further from that
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