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What To Do in London?

Asked by Blobman (516points) December 20th, 2008

What are some things me and my family can do on our 1 week London trip?

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goober's avatar

Take the Family on the LONDON EYE.

asmonet's avatar

Keep an eye out for blue police boxes.

KatawaGrey's avatar

Go see the Globe! I saw a play there and while I didn’t understand anything (interesting acoustics combined with very thick accents) it was a wonderful experience.
@as: then maybe they should avoid the london eye. You never know when a giant plastic monster is going to rise from the depths.

asmonet's avatar

@katawa: They should stay away from government buildings too. You never know when a pissy visitor from Raxacoricofallapatorius is gonna pop by.

I just noticed this question was asked by blobman. Do you think we just made jabs at some of his friends?

KatawaGrey's avatar

Goodness I hope not. I guess this means we should avoid the mannequins and exceptionally large people for a while, huh?

PupnTaco's avatar

- British Museum
– National Library
– National Gallery
– Get cheap seats for a West End show a couple hours before the performance at the TKTS booth
– Get Oyster cards and ride the tube everywhere
– Have lunch at a pub
– Westminster Abbey

Check out Rick Steves’ London 2009 book for great ideas!

wildflower's avatar

Visit The Tower of London, catch a west end musical, walk through Hyde Park, browse the Camden Market, Oxford Street, Regent Street (incl. the Apple Store ) and Harrod’s

asmonet's avatar

And run away from anything brandishing a plunger and yelling, “EXTERMINATE!”

AstroChuck's avatar

I like to look for this particular blue box. Then your adventure can really begin.

Magnus's avatar

See Les Miserables! I enjoyed that play soo much.

Blobman's avatar

what was that about offending me, asmonet

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

We spent the morning of the first day riding around on a doubledecker bus. That was really helpful because we were too tired from the flight to actually do anything but didn’t want to waste a day. The bus tour helped us get our bearings and get a sense of proximity of things to where we were staying. We liked the street markets, and Notting Hill. Also, we did some cool brass rubbings.

Knotmyday's avatar

Stay at the Ritz. Visit Westminster Abbey. Walk in Hyde park. Visit the museum. Tell a barman you would like “steak and kidney pie” in your most American accent. Take a cab to “221b Baker Street, my good man.” and what they ^ said.

asmonet's avatar

@Blobman: Katawa and I were both referencing Doctor Who aliens, which both happen to be a bit fluffy physically. Because your name was Blobman and you’re headed to London there’s a long shot joke that maybe you’re one of them.

If this was true, I’d say go straight to Parliament. But try and crash a space ship as a diversion. You don’t want to attract too much attention, you big green blob. :)

AstroChuck's avatar

@asmonet- I can’t believe that I didn’t see your earlier DW reference when I made mine.

asmonet's avatar

@astro: You’re broken.

And I suggest a space heater. Maybe that might help your uh…little problem.

Lightlyseared's avatar

There used to be a blue police box outside Earls Court tube station. It’s been a while since I’ve been that way but it might still be there.

asmonet's avatar

It is officially on my list. If you go there and it’s gone. Don’t tell me.

Don’t destroy my dreams. Well, alright tell me. But do it gently.

Lightlyseared's avatar

@asmonet apparently it is still there and actually works (you can call the police, not travel through time and space).

asmonet's avatar

How disappointing.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Well if you need the police (and can’t get your mobile phone to work) it could be uesful.

asmonet's avatar

But no hot alien with fancy tools.

Blobman's avatar

@asmonet for your information i am a big blue blob

asmonet's avatar

Oh, well then, you’re in the clear! Enjoy London!

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