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Help me be a tourist in my own country!

Old Mar 23rd 2014, 5:18 pm
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Fab - you are all great

We've got the ubiquitous once-in-my-lifetime trip for the kids to Legoland as well - 2 days booked for the park, Qbot thing booked, on a weekday, etc. Cost a bloody arm & leg though!
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Old Mar 23rd 2014, 10:05 pm
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A good central hotel is The St Giles on the Tottenham Court rd. They have a sister hotel at Feltham just outside heathrow so you can transfer there for your last night stay..they have drivers available to take you from one hotel to the other (7 series BMW's). If you leave for your flight before breakfast they pack you a snack to take with you.
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Old Mar 24th 2014, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Patsy Stoned View Post
http://www.lastminute.com/trips/hotellist/datelessList?&city=London&startIndex=0&hotelMaxRet urnPerPage=25&neighborhoodId=102GB-0000|Top%20Secret%20Hotels%20in%20London&guestCode s=ADULT&guestCounts=1&numRooms=1&path=hotels&showH otelType=TSH

top secret hotels site has great bargains, read the descriptions properly and you can usually guess where the hotel is. Some friends of mine stayed at the Mayfair hotel for £80 a night.
The Mayfair is nearly always on there and I usually get it. Also the Grange hotels are on there http://www.grangehotels.com/hotels-l...ange-st-pauls/ Including opposite St Pauls.
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Old Mar 26th 2014, 9:23 am
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Originally Posted by TheShed View Post

My daughter lives 100m away from Borough Market and that is a destination in itself if you love food.

Hope it helps.
That's very hospitable of her !!
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Old Mar 26th 2014, 9:25 am
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Originally Posted by OriginalSunshine View Post
So, it's been a good 20 years since I went into the centre of London.

My kids are 7yrs and 8yrs old and want to see the Natural History museum, Science museum, Tower of London, London Dungeon, possibly London Zoo.

So - question no1: how many days would that lot take to do, comfortably, and not rushed?

Question no2: where to stay and travel in? proviso is that last day of holiday we have an 8am departure flight from Heathrow which may or may not impact the decision...

Question no3: what's the best way to pay for transport around London? given that it may be many years later that we return!

thanks in advance
Don't forget to squeeze in a couple of shows while you are there.
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Old Mar 27th 2014, 7:46 am
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Originally Posted by hong_konger View Post
Don't forget to squeeze in a couple of shows while you are there.
THIS.

I can't wait to go back to the UK in summer, pub gardens, wedding, all that jazz. Especially can't wait to get to London to see some shows.
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Old Mar 27th 2014, 12:15 pm
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THIS.

I can't wait to go back to the UK in summer, pub gardens, wedding, all that jazz. Especially can't wait to get to London to see some shows.
Sorry to break it to you but the Spice Girls musical was canned a while ago.
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Old Mar 27th 2014, 12:18 pm
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Sorry to break it to you but the Spice Girls musical was canned a while ago.
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Old Mar 27th 2014, 4:58 pm
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lol @ scamp/Meow

kids too young for shows - grandparents tried last year... total balking
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Originally Posted by OriginalSunshine View Post
lol @ scamp/Meow

kids too young for shows - grandparents tried last year... total balking
taking them to the wrong shows then. mini loves them!
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