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No Wicked Heart Shall Prosper.rar (nakhchivan), Thursday, 23 December 2010 02:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

i am going to london in late april to visit some friends and 'hang'

anything i should be doin' there? fun things cool things?

day trips?

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

You should be planning a FAP

And possibly seeing Lauryn Hill in concert

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wonder if lauryn would 'fancy a pint'

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

srsly tho i have never met any london ilxors i dont think

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am going to be lookin' around for funnish stuff to do during the days while my friends are at work. should i take day trips anywhere?

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 23:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

definitely do a beer with some of us. what sort of day trips do you have in mind?

I'm going to allow this! (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 23:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

im not sure haha! i just thought maybe like... day trips would be cool? ihavent seen any of england outside of london.

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 23:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

except in movies.

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 23:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oxford and Cambridge are easy day trips on the train. Worth seeing one or the other.

Une semaine de Bunty (ShariVari), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 23:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was thinking bout that ya!

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 March 2012 05:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just be aware that a round trip train ticket to Brighton costs approximately 1 million pounds

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah, even in the off-season? (is april the off-season?)

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lunchtime is about as off-season as it gets these days.

Fizzles, Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Coach is reasonably quick to oxford (90 mins) and about half the price of the train.

thread summary:
q) what should i do in london?
a) get the hell out!

ledge, Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahah noooooo

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

train tickets are a lot more affordable when bought in advance, but then you're supposed to travel only on that specific train.

uh oh i'm having an emotion (c sharp major), Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Parks is a good idea, for things to do in london in actual london. Through Regent's Park and up Primrose Hill is a decent stroll ending with a good view over the city.

ledge, Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am very into taking 'walks' (free, fun, photos)

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

walking along the riverside, from e.g. battersea bridge to tower bridge, is kind of a must

uh oh i'm having an emotion (c sharp major), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

i will do that!!

excited to see what's playing at BFI! seeing l'atalante the last time i was in london, some years ago, was a highlight of my cinemagoing life

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

tmi probably but the river walk from battersea to vauxhall is a bit of a pain in the ass imo, lots of the riverfront is inaccessible and you can wind up getting lost in a maze of old industria and new sterile housing. but, it can be an adventure.

ledge, Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah trains to brighton are not ridic expensive if booked well in advance. def worth popping down if the weather's nice. parks-wise i'd say hampstead heath is a must if you have a) good weather and b) some ppl to explore it with

jabba hands, Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

the walk from finsbury park up to alexandra palace is great

lex pretend, Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

without knowing what specifically is on where i'd recommend the south bank as a good place for visitors to hang. if the weather's nice it can be pretty chilled, there's usually a good exhibition or two around there as well as various interesting concerts etc in the evening.

lex pretend, Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

more good walking to be had along the regents canal, pretty much any stretch between limehouse and little venice has got interesting things to look at and goes past lots of nice parks, pubs, etc.

jabba hands, Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

awesome! thanks for all this guys.

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah trains to brighton are not ridic expensive if booked well in advance. def worth popping down if the weather's nice. parks-wise i'd say hampstead heath is a must if you have a) good weather and b) some ppl to explore it with

― jabba hands, Thursday, March 22, 2012 11:27 AM (10 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

is there a way of knowing in advance what the weather is going to be like?

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.positiveweathersolutions.co.uk

Stevie T, Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

s1ocki that question is at this very moment producing smirks all around the britILX

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

(haha i know i was joking)

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

i may try to see some theatre while i'm there too? has anyone seen anything good lately? do people still do that?

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

the walk from finsbury park up to alexandra palace is great

Absolutely. Ally Pally to Hampstead Heath via Highgate Wood is excellent as well.

Fizzles, Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

more good walking to be had along the regents canal, pretty much any stretch between limehouse and little venice has got interesting things to look at and goes past lots of nice parks, pubs, etc.

i always feel weird walking along this stretch cuz it used to be my run. when i walk along it i'm like, why is it taking so long to get from one place to another? why am i going so slowly?

i may try to see some theatre while i'm there too? has anyone seen anything good lately? do people still do that?

yup there's always something good on! would recommend the fringe listings as well as the main west end ones. too many good theatres to list.

gah that reminds me, i am meant to be organising a theatre trip, i said i'd email people, um, 2 weeks ago

lex pretend, Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

s1ocki the current issue of Time Out is all about how great London theatre is at the moment

i'd check out what's on at the Donmar Warehouse, Young Vic, Arcola, the National Theatre, etc etc

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

awesome!!

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

listening to this in anticipaysh

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is gonna sound weird but do time out london actually post their articles to their site? http://www.timeout.com/london/ seems to be just listings?

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 March 2012 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

ledge is wise upthread, don't bother with the battersea -> vauxhall bit

if you find yourself around buckingham palace, head over towards big ben, cross the river, then walk east along the river making your way towards tower bridge. you'll pass loads of galleries, museums and the areas around waterloo / london bridge stations are really good for finding good food, places like borough market, lower marsh.

go to richmond park, it's v posh & pretty. if you're here on the 2nd, go to 'boat-ting' and hang out with improv legends on a boat. on the 3rd it's 'first thursdays' where the galleries open late in east london. walking the canals around east london isn't particularly nice but i really enjoy it for it's griminess. we once started in old street at the 'wenlock arms' which has good ale selection then walked along the canal passing through hoxton, shoreditch, dalston, london fields and then ended up at the nice bit around victoria park. if you're feeling really brave and fancy it you can carry on to the olympic park, passing through all the hackney wick warehouse area, which is also horrible, but i like all that stuff

okay i'm going to stop now because it's just depressing that i don't have the time/money to do these things myself!!

pagan diskow (Crackle Box), Thursday, 22 March 2012 16:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

i will be there through may 4th so looks like i could do those things on the 2nd and 3rd, though i am not QUITE sure what "hang out with improv legends on a boat" means?? comedy improv? or musical improv?

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 March 2012 16:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.boat-ting.co.uk/

always good :)

pagan diskow (Crackle Box), Thursday, 22 March 2012 16:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cor, Veryan Weston! Don't think I've ever seen him play and I shd see some improv this year. Might need to go.

Also Cafe Oto is gd for music, as w/Boat-ting depends on your taste:

http://www.cafeoto.co.uk/programme.shtm

For more evening thingies: tricycle and riverside are always good for a mix of theatre/cinema/dance. Told v nice things re: rich mix. Check their programme and there might be something you'd want to go along to.

Late Apr at the BFI looks gd: David Holzman's Diary is a pick, but there's some good things in their 'studio' room that opened about 2-3 years ago I think (L'Atalante ws screened there in a shiny new print but I missed it)

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oops you said May 4th so scrap the BFI pick. Always click on their site on the 1st day of the month to check.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

i looked at some BFI offerings while i'm there (after an amazing experiencing watching l'atalante there, did i mention that in this thread?) and there's some interesting stuff incl THIEF OF BAGHDAD

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes you did, hence why I mentioned the new print.

Thief of Baghdad = also good.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

that would be a fun one to see on the big screen!

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Other daytrip possibilities I would recommend: Whitstable (fishing town with lovely old buildings, pebble beach), Rye (similar but set on a hill above a salt marsh which gives it a very isolated atmosphere, with Camber Sands and Dungeness nearby- Dungeness is a weird headland with a nuclear power plant and lots of beach shacks dotted around a pebble beach which is a bit like a moonscape); Lewes (near Brighton, great big castle, a large tourable brewery, interesting shops, good pubs & restaurants); Warwick Castle (another huge castle). Oxford & Cambridge also recommended.

You could also go to another big city for a daytrip- Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Liverpool and Sheffield are all just about doable (each c. 2hrs on the train), but if you do that definitely book in advance.

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

all of those sound like great places to take pictures and stare into the distance and think about wg sebald and scribble stuff in my notebook i wont be able to make out later.

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

is there any great travel book re: london or any of these day trips any of yall know about?

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Derek Jarman had a cottage in Dungeness, innit?

Kent is really good for a day trip in spring/summer (of course its utterly depressing at most other times). xp

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haha very good

Blomqvist, Jesper (admrl), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 13:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

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good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 14:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

banlieuy jagger

Rosie 47 (ken c), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah thats great

judith, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 22:02 (2 years ago) Permalink


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