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Old 01-15-2019, 12:50 AM
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Hi guys.
A am Sergey.
I am going to London.
Give me advice please.
Where i can see good places, pubs, cafes and hotels?
Places should be without Big Ben and others for tourists.
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:26 AM
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Hi Sergey,

Unfortunately, London is mostly for tourists! You will be luck to escape.

You could try Shoreditch, a former rough area that is now very trendy, with lots of shops/pubs/cafes.
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Originally Posted by honda_club_ru View Post
Hi guys.
A am Sergey.
I am going to London.
Give me advice please.
Where i can see good places, pubs, cafes and hotels?
Places should be without Big Ben and others for tourists.
Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower) is covered in Scaffold right now and the whole of college green is covered in pro and anti Brexit supporters and news crew - avoid!
As a driver, I would avoid altogether - on foot, or as a passenger on the tube or hop-on-hop-off tourist busses I would say these are worth a google:
Greenwich
Shoreditch - good for bars and hotels
The City around St Pauls- especially on the weekend when it's quiet - it's the oldest and most interesting part if you like history.
Richmond Park
Camden - good for bars etc
London Museum, Barbican
Primrose Hill, and Zoo and park
South bank centre
Bloomsbury

Its a great city, enjoy! Come before May 1st 2019....

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London appeared to be the second largest city in Pakistan the last two times I was there...

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Originally Posted by Chuck S View Post
London appeared to be the second largest city in Pakistan the last two times I was there...

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I was just there this weekend.

Nice post/hyperbole racist.

​​​​​​Lots of the city is very touristy. The question is what sort of stuff you like, OP?
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well below Chucks usual standard

Borough market and whitecross market if you fancy a bit of street food, monmouth in the former or seven dials if you like coffee. i like Soho and Covent Garden personally....

i dont understand why you would duck the sights tho
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Probably Sergey wants to avoid Russian tourists/oligarchs.

I was gonna suggest those latter two, but Soho might be a bit LGBT by Russian standards, so be warned...
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Salisbury is quite popular with Russians if you want to venture further out
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Originally Posted by Chuck S
London appeared to be the second largest city in Pakistan the last two times I was there...

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You're very welcome to not come back
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Originally Posted by gaddafi
Salisbury is quite popular with Russians if you want to venture further out
Bravo Daffi (for once)
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