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London......off the beaten path suggestions

London......off the beaten path suggestions

Dec 1st, 2003, 10:36 AM
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London......off the beaten path suggestions

Hello.

I'm looking for suggestions of neighbourhoods to visit, walk about, and galavant in and around London. I used to live there 18 years ago so have done most of the touristy things. I'm looking for non-touristy places. And any good places for people-watching, sitting and just chilling out while having a coffee? Please advise.

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Dec 1st, 2003, 11:00 AM
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I have drawn together these threads and others, laid out by area of London, in two long notes that I have on disc. Please e-mail me if you would like copies.

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Dec 1st, 2003, 02:56 PM
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I'm shocked that this link still works, an article from March 2000 on the best hidden London

http://travel.independent.co.uk/uk/s...sp?story=68509
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Dec 1st, 2003, 06:08 PM
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Hiya everybody!

Thanks a lot for those suggestions. Just what I wanted to read and hear.

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Dec 1st, 2003, 07:00 PM
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Check out the CITY SECRETS series. There's a London title which has a lot of the information you're looking for. The series is written by artists, writers, historians, and architects who reveal their "inside tips". A great read!
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Dec 2nd, 2003, 12:51 AM
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Hi there,

One of the things I really enjoyed on a past trip to London was going on a tour of Young's Brewery in Wandsworth. A bit off the beaten track, plus the food at the pub was decent too! I don't think this is a huge tourist draw - we were there in the middle of July and were the only two people on the tour, in fact the lady seemed (plesantly) surprised that we showed up at all!

Just make sure to make arrangements for a tour ahead of time if you decide that the brewery tour is your cup of tea...

http://www.youngs.co.uk/

Have a great return trip to London!
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Dec 2nd, 2003, 07:35 AM
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I just got some brochures from the London Tourist Board, and one brochure mentions the following sights as unusual, though some have been mentioned here before and may be too touristy still for a former resident.


Geffrye Museum--domestic interiors over centuries

Dennis Severs's House--furnished as in 1688

The Old Operating Theatre Museum

London Transport Museum

The Ragged School Museum--municipal school as in Victorian times

Clink Prison

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