Need some good ideas - London & Paris

Apr 7th, 2007, 05:06 PM
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Hi, LuvFlowers. Paris in August is a good choice as long as you keep in mind that many Parisians take their vacations to other parts of their country (South of France, Normandy, etc.). This will not mean, of course, that you will not hear any French spoken in the streets and that there only will be other tourists there. LOL. Remember to pack clothing with light fabrics, and don't forget your umbrellas just in case. After, all, c'est Paris. Have a fantastic time in London & Paris! Gogoboots
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Apr 8th, 2007, 04:37 PM
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Hi Everyone

Wow - thanks for all the info! This is way better and easier than going throguh travel books. August is not going to get here soon enough!

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Apr 8th, 2007, 09:48 PM
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You can see Abbey Road on a tour, or on your own.

Richard Porter guides the Beatles tours for London Walks. He has two of them, and they both end up at Abbey Road, where you can take photos and such.

Or, you can take the tube to St. Johns Wood tube stop, and walk up Grove End Road where it meets Abbey Road. The crossing right there is *the* crossing everyone knows from the album cover. Take your photo crossing the street at your own risk. The traffic can be quite heavy there! You can take your photos in front of the wall, sign the wall, or if the parking lot is open ("car park"), walk in and take your photo at the front door. Just try to be polite and as inconspicious as possible. It is a working studio, and they gotta do their job there. When I was there last fall, U2 had been there recently to cut a song.

You can fit in a visit to Abbey Road anytime, and it's a free bit of fun. Tourists will come in for fifteen minutes, do a few photos, and then they're off to do something else.
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Apr 11th, 2007, 04:09 AM
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Show-wise in London, see . There are many worthy discounts to London show and this site lists them all. Some of the discounts go all the way up August, some expire before than, but new ones take their place.
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Apr 11th, 2007, 05:50 AM
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LuvFlowers your daughter ( and yourselves for that matter) may enjoy a cocktail at Kong, 1 rue Pont Neuf, 1e.
Kong sits atop Kenzo's flagship store and offers a riot of designer-kitsch to shoppers and bar-hoppers alike.
Kong's interior is a chaotic jumble of neon lights, acid coulours, Zen-grey pebble rugs, Tokyo street scenes playing on big screens, life-like Geishas, rocking chairs, Hello Kitty and Manga merchandise and Pokemon-motif cushions. And that's all before you've headed to the top floor - as everyone does - for the views over the Seine from the bar's wrap-around windows. The uppers floors toilets are also worth a look, bedecked with glitter balls and beaded curtains, and guarded by giant images of sumo children.
This is definitely not the place to be if minimalism is your mantra! If, however, you like bright lights in your big city then the clutter and chaos of Kong is for you.
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Apr 14th, 2007, 06:26 AM
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Merseyheart -- its Saturday and my brain is slow - no need to book for a quick visit, right? Found that they have a shop for T-shirts -- daughter will be all over that!

Somedude - thanks for the link!

tod -- I am sure my daughter wont mind walking through. She is 16, will they allow her in the bar?
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Apr 14th, 2007, 06:35 AM
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hi, luv,

once you've booked your london show, make sure you go for supper in chinatown, just off leicester square. [or go before if your prefer an early supper]. really the best place in the UK for chinese food. we make for there every time we go to london, and of course no problems for veggies.

in August, you should try to get a ride on the river - how about a boat down to Hampton court, returning by train [comes into Waterloo which is where you catch the eurostar to paris].

regards, ann
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Apr 14th, 2007, 07:15 AM
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When in Paris, you must visit Angelina's on the Rue de Rivoli. It is world famous for its chocolate delights. I know hot chocolate might not sound appetizing in August, but try it anyway - you won't be sorry! I am still dreaming of the cup I enjoyed almost 2 years ago!
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Apr 14th, 2007, 09:40 AM
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I don't see why not Luv. It's a restaurant as well but obviously I think VERY young kids would be turned away - Send them an email!(just to make sure).
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In Paris a canal trip.
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