A few more days in London

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  1. kpone

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    Right then, I've just booked a few days in that London for the two of us and a mate and his wife and will be staying just sarf ov the rivah! (brave I know, but remember we have Barnstaple down here which I believe was the inspiration for Zombieland). Now I can find my way around the smoke in the same way I can find my way around Rome, Amsterdam, Geneva etc. in that they are all places I've been to in a work related situation rather than a leisure (except for Amsterdam, of course), so Usually, when I'm there, I'm in a hurry to get to my meeting then in a hurry to get back to the M3 before the place turns into a car park. So I rarely get a chance to savour the place.

    We're all aware of my geekiness so I'm not in any trouble picking venues to pander my cultural needs, the others have mentioned 'musical theatre' but I think I'll be washing my hair that day, but any pointers on where to get some decent, but not mega money, scran and a decent craic between the Southwark Tate and to twinkly bits would be welcome.
     
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    Go to the London Dungeon, there are other people like you there ?
     
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  3. lambeth longshanks

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    I like the Cafe de Hong Kong on the Charing Cross rd for scoff. The Chinese we went to for our Winter Warmer was gleaming too. Freedom will be along with the name in a minute.

    Having said we were a small group of smooth urban sophisticates. I doubt they'll let you in, Ken.
     
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  4. megawatt

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    There's a noodle bar in the street near the London Eye that we like.
     
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    This is just the kind of feedback I was looking for. Grass roots information from people dedicated to doing stuff on the cheap.
     
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    Take a set of stocks with ya to the embankment and with a bit of luck people will throw rotten veg at ya ?
     
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  7. Si.

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    yup, all you can eat for a tenner.

    you tight shit. Lol. It is nice though...

    Ken, do not forget to shout "any old iron" or " cor blimey Charlie" along with " yaa, mines a g and t" you'll blend right in.
    On another note, I thought the London dungeons was ace, a great afternoon out.
     
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    Can't advise on local food haunts but I do wish you all a "swinging " time .
     
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    Canteen used to be pretty good. Just behind festival hall. Short walk from the tate is cantina at vinopolis very good food at reasonable prices. Be worth walking round to borough market as loads of great place round there. Try toptable website and you can narrow it down to area/cuisine/price and often get a good deal. Long way away but had a stunning meal in a brasserie in earls court last weekend. Food was worth twice what i paid.
     
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    you could always try Levant If there is a group of you and your hungry its a great place to go plus you get to watch the girls dance! Just follow the candles and petals on the floor...
     
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    I see....What about braces?...Do you agree thumbs in behind while swaggering or grip them tightly while 'mono browing' at people and directing them to " do one"?
     
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    Thumbs in behind, natch. You got daat guvnor?
     
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    Both are considered polite.

    Don't forget to bring a 'shank', 'shiv' or 'shooter'.

    And if 3 chaps in a Range Rover offer to give you a lift to Essex...it's gonna be right old tear up. Not arf.
     
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    This stuff is gold. I'd never survive without it with my provincial, country ways. Of course, being vrum D'bn, I carry a gun as a matter of habit.


    Oh and tell me is it still considered normal practice to shake ones fist at passing aircraft swearing "bleedin' 'itler!" At the sky?
     
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    On a more serious note (I know it's out of character. I've got a cold) there are a selection of the chains between Southwark and the West End from Eat to Nando's and there's a Pizza Express on the river with cracking views. You could also eat at the Tate Modern though the food is dear and a bit poor. But the views! Oxo Tower, but I've never eaten there but ditto views. There's a lovely Cote on Tavistock Street near the Royal Opera House but you'll probably need to book. And the Pret a Manger on Cranbourn Street closes late for post meal coffee.
     
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    Absolutely.

    Anyone not shaking their fist in the air at passing aircraft is considered unpatriotic and shot in the street by Prince Churchill of Cockney himself. Gordblessimluvaduck.
     
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    Excellent. Thank you very much for your input Alex. Or, in the patois of the Cok a nee "Cheers Treacle, its been emotional."

    Now to test drive my travelling outfit...

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    That's a blinding outfit. What you doing with your hair?
     
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    I was thinking of either a full 'Vinnie'...or just going the whole hog and straight to ski mask...

    Thoughts...?
     

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