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Old Mar 11th, 2004, 09:15 AM
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Anyone else in London March 25-29?

We took advantage of the cheap BA sale last fall, and the hotel sale this winter and will be in London from March 25 through the 29. Anyone else from this forum there at the same time? We're also spending a couple of days on the Isle of Wight before we get to London. I had an email from our friends there who say the weather is supposed to take a turn for the better by then!
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Old Mar 11th, 2004, 10:13 AM
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Hi BevK,
My husband and I arrive on the 29th. So many of us are in London at the same time and I think it would be great to all meet up for a good night out at the pub or something..... anyone???
I'm very glad to hear that the weather may improve.
Hope you have a wonderful trip
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We got a great fare last fall too, but on United. We'll just miss you - arrive March 16, depart March 23.
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Old Mar 11th, 2004, 10:40 AM
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Mischka, I arrive on March 31 and leave for Paris on April 2. Want to meet up? I have a list of good pubs from Mr. Ben Haines, maybe we can meet at one of them. email me at [email protected]
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I'll be there from March 24th -March 29th with mom and sis. Can't wait!
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Old Mar 11th, 2004, 11:35 AM
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I will be in London from April 2nd until the 8th.

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Old Mar 11th, 2004, 12:39 PM
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I will be there April 19-22. Can't wait!
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Old Mar 11th, 2004, 01:37 PM
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My family and I are there 4/3 to 4/11. Looks like we are all just missing each other. What a shame!

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Old Mar 11th, 2004, 03:57 PM
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Mischka, I'd love to meet, but we leave at noon on the 29th, so we'll just miss each other. So far it looks like Lynne D. and her family are the only "overlappers". I'm still hoping maybe there will be a small group of Fodorites in London at that time.
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Old Mar 12th, 2004, 05:42 AM
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I will be in London from the 25th to the 27th, after a week in Wales. Don't know where I am staying yet. The exchange rate is a killer...
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Old Mar 12th, 2004, 06:03 AM
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>The exchange rate is a killer...

fairfax, you sure have that right! If I had guessed it would go this far, I would have postponed my trip till next year.

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Old Mar 12th, 2004, 07:07 AM
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I am afraid I do not have a list of good pubs, but do have lists of pubs with lunches or suppers that I like, and of pubs that readers of this forum have liked, and can gladly e mail it if you ask me..

As a consolation prize, here is an extract from http://victorianresearch.org/lectures.html of free public lectures from 25 to 29 March. I enjoyed one at St Ethelburga s Centre today at lunch. For other dates, please see that web site, and http://www.npg.org.uk/live/lecindex.asp/.

You are all very welcome, as London thinks of spring. We travellers do not let idiots with bombs stop us.

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Thursday 25 March. 1pm. Turning back the hands of time: ageing gracefully! Gresham College, Barnards Inn, 23-24Holborn, Chancery Lane tube
Thursday 25 March. 2pm. West goes East. Foreign Travellers to Eastern Mediterranean and their works. Travel writing as more than a source for history . Pollard Room, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House. Russell Square tube
Thursday 25 March. 5pm. Wheels within wheels: clergymen, women and old people in the parishes, 1820s-1860s . Wolfson Room, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House. Russell Square tube
Thursday 25 March. About 5.30. Higham and Strood Railway Tunnels. Institution of Civil Engineers, 1 Great George Street, Westminster tube
Thursday 25 March. 6pm. Britain, America, two World Wars, and the change of top nation. Gresham College, Barnards Inn, 23-24Holborn, Chancery Lane tube


Friday 26 March. 5.30. "A Sinister and Retrogressive Proposal" -
Irish Women's Opposition to the 1937 Draft Constitution. Main Lecture Theatre, Royal Holloway College. Train from Waterloo to Egham

Friday 26 March and Saturday 27 March. Britain between two continents, America and Europe. Conference. The Resource Centre, Holloway Road, Metropolitan University, Highbury and Islington tube
Saturday 27 March. Cultures of Birth: the significance of birth in philosophy, literature and art. Conference. Register Dr Alison Martin ([email protected]) . Institute of Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, Russell Square tube

Saturday 27 March. 10.15 to 5pm. The fool in myth, literature and society. 21 pounds, seniors 12 pounds, concessions 6 pounds . Register 0207242 9872 and at the City Lit, Stukeley street, WC2B 5LJ. City Lit, Holborn tube

Saturday 27 March. 10.30 to 4.30. Cafe Society: The Parisian Kaleidoscope of the 1910s and 20s. 25 pounds, concessions 15 pounds. Register 020 7631 6651 or at 26 Russell Square, Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm, Friday 9am to 5pm. Birkbeck College, 32 Tavistock Square, Russell Square tube
Saturday 27 March. Never again: to mark the Rwandan genocide. Seminar. Register 020 7416 5439. http.www.iwm.org.uk/. Imperial War Museum. Lambeth North tube.

Saturday and Sunday 27 and 28 March. Saturday 10.30 to 4.30, Sunday 11 to 4. Biblical Studies: Frankland-West Weekend School. 50 pounds, concessions 25 pounds. Birkbeck College, 32 Tavistock Square, Russell Square tube

Sunday 28 March. 4pm. Twentieth Century Church Building, with Tea and followed by Evensong. St Andrew by the Wardrobe. Blackfriars tube

Sunday to Tuesday 28 to 30 March. The fiddle in folk traditions. Conference. Register http://www.jmi.org.uk. School of Oriental and African Studies. Russell Square tube
Monday 29 March to Saturday 3 April. Material matters: materiality in contemporary architectural practice and theory. Workshops, Symposium and Exhibition, 120 or 40 pounds. Register Katie Lloyd Thomas: AVA, University of East London, Docklands Campus, University Way, London E16 2RD. e-mail: tel: 020 8223 3293 School of Architecture and the Visual Arts, University of East London,

Monday 29 March. 5pm. The Crusade Cycle Texts . Ecclesiastical Room, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House. Russell Square tube (also 5pm Harrods Room, Queens Building, Emmanuel College, Cambridge)

Thursday 29 April. 5.30. Technology, Science and Literature. Ecclesiastical History Room, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House. Russell Square tube


Monday 29 March. 5.30. Voices from the Papermills: will include ways used to collect oral historical accounts with former employees of the papermills on the Water of Leith, Edinburgh. Room 265, Institute of English Studies, Senate House. Russell Square tube
Monday 29 March. 6pm. From the City State to the Nation State and Back Again: Citizenship and the Enlightenment. St Ethelburgas. Liverpool Street tube
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Old Mar 12th, 2004, 09:38 AM
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Thank you for your kind reply, Mr. Haines. I see some lectures that pique my interest. Very helpful to have the tube stop listed also. I would very much appreciate your list of pubs. My email address is [email protected]. Two weeks from today I might be sitting at one of them, having a pint!
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Old Mar 12th, 2004, 04:33 PM
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Anyone else going to be there March 31-Apr 2?
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Old Mar 15th, 2004, 09:19 AM
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Anyone interested in meeting for a drink or dinner on one of these evenings? We're staying near St. James Park. If there is interest I'll do a little research and try to come up with a good place to meet. Fairfax, sounds like you've spent quite a bit of time in London. Do you have any suggestions?
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Old Mar 15th, 2004, 10:36 AM
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I mostly go where my friends in London take me! I am very lucky with that. Not sure about meeting up, but will continue checking the board for details. Have a date with an old friend one night, and with a gal pal the other.

Hitting Portabello on Saturday if anyone's interested!
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Old Mar 15th, 2004, 03:37 PM
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Anyone else interested in getting together in London?
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Old Mar 16th, 2004, 11:18 AM
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Topping....Mischka and I are meeting on March 31
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Old Mar 16th, 2004, 12:55 PM
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I am in the UK from 3/26-4/6 but only in London 4/2-4/4.

Fairfax I feel your pain on the exchange rate. We're only going because of a family wedding. I think Priceline is the best option if you're only 2 people & understand how it works.
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