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For those who live in London - give me reasons to hate this amazing city!!

For those who live in London - give me reasons to hate this amazing city!!

Old Feb 21st, 2002, 07:11 AM
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That is true M. Giggle! people, attention please! you are not helping much! And the tube is much better than the buses that i have to take every day!!! I love the tube! (giggle , what is LOL? i know is a internet language, but i am not very familiar with it.)
Old Feb 21st, 2002, 07:22 AM
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LOL = Lots of laughter

ROTFL = Roll on the Floor Laughing

ROTFLMAO = Roll on the Floor Laughing My Arse/Ass Off
Old Feb 21st, 2002, 08:16 AM
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Thanks a lot Kavey, and i loved your answer about housing and everything!!!
That is the kind of comment that i was looking for.
Old Feb 21st, 2002, 08:25 AM
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You're welcome!!
Old Feb 21st, 2002, 08:29 AM
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I LOVE London as well, I would give anything to live there, but one thing I can't stand is the antiquated banking system. To transfer money from a checking to savings account or vice-versa, I had to actually wait to be seated at a desk with a bank person to get the transfer. You can't do that on a cash machine. That's annoying.

Also, stores close early, with very few newsstands/food places open for a late night snack attack. Then again, I live in NY where things are open 24 hrs a day.

Oxford Street on weekends, and Marylebone area as well. Full of tourists and European schoolchildren on tour.

But I'd give anything to roam around the aisles of Sainsbury's at 4 am on weekends! (Yes, some are open 24 hrs from Thurs through Sat).
Old Feb 21st, 2002, 09:40 AM
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It’s funny – as a visitor to London I find myself increasingly enjoying the bits that are outside of the Circle Line precisely because they’re less accessible and maybe more representative (?) than the central districts. It’s like visiting New York and never going past the north end of Central Park or over to Brooklyn. You know intellectually that it’s a minority of the people who live in lower/midtown Manhattan or Westminster/Kensington/Chelsea, but the absence of landmarks or tourist attractions, combined (always) with inadequate time, means you ignore these areas, and, hence, most of the “life” that goes on in these great cities.

So that’s my criticism, I suppose. The density of interesting things to do in the central part of the city keeps one from visiting the outer parts, ergo, interacting with a broader range of people and seeing “life as it is lived” by a much larger slice of the population than those bustling on Oxford Street or standing (sitting? – ha!) on the Piccadilly Line. This is not the case with some other big cities – Los Angeles for example, where the attractions are so spread out that one is forced to learn about the whole metropolis in order to get the visiting job done. There are some big European cities where the same thing holds IMO – Moscow, maybe, or even Barcelona on a smaller scale. London is a rather concentrated embarrassment of riches for the visitor. That’s good news and bad news in a way.

On a personal note, what especially bugs me about London? Kings Cross – what a dump.
Old Feb 21st, 2002, 11:05 AM
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The high cost of living.

Cigarette smoke everywhere.

Rain rain go away.

Old Feb 22nd, 2002, 01:39 PM
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Working late tonight and this thread is making me so happy.

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