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Mar 21st, 2013, 02:45 PM
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Need some info!!!

Whats up? Heading to London until July 1 and living near Covent Garden, need the some info:

Looking for some clubs with real beer/European and American ladies. It would be great to know some good restaurants in the area. I don't want to eat hagis, boiled oats and kidney pie every day. AND no other wierd ethnic food.

Also, in about 2 weeks I will need to move from my hotel to an apartment. I definately need a shower and at least one bedroom. Budget is about $1800 per month. No idea of any rental agencies so that would be good. Hopefully that will buy me something better than the average Mr. Bean studio. Laundry facilities would be a nice bonus.

Unfortunately I will have to ride the tube and won't be driving, so proximity to a station is a must.

Also, a list of things to do in London other than the normal hohum touristy stuff. Not into castles or kitchy bridges and churches. Wouldn't mind renting a decent boat with some power and checking out some clubs on the river if there are any.

Rock on..
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Mar 21st, 2013, 02:47 PM
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When I say laundry facilities I mean a Chinese laundry or dry cleaning business. A business that will pick up, drop off and not lose my clothes.
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Mar 21st, 2013, 02:56 PM
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" I don't want to eat hagis, boiled oats and kidney pie every day."

Then best stay in whatever provincial dump is unfortunate enough to house you at present.

Obnoxious gits aren't welcome here - and you'd probably starve.
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Mar 21st, 2013, 03:02 PM
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Flanner, you just made me laugh out loud, thank you.
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Mar 21st, 2013, 03:05 PM
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Have you tried going to Dicksville in Dickland? You'd fit right in.
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Mar 21st, 2013, 03:16 PM
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Seriously people, if you actually go there, you'll experience what I have. Eel jelly will be the least of your problems.

Very funny comment though. I gave it a laugh.

I am assuming there is a Starbucks in the area? I do like great Italian food though...Did go to a place back in 2007 that had some great frites they did in duck fat. Was owned by a couple from Rome who were second generation. Family wasn't there long enough to forget how to prepare a meal. Very nice place. I will have to see if it is still there.

It seems the local monarchy has taxed hardworking folks like that out of business. Be nice if they had a more democratic way of deciding who pays for the infrastructure.
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Mar 21st, 2013, 03:24 PM
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Are you nuts?

I have just had several of the best meals of my life in London.
Try Medlar, the Harwood Arms, Pierre Koffman, Bistro Bruno Loubet. Didn't have Italian this time but Buca di Lupo was good last time.

You can't rent a boat on the Thames in London. Private river craft are not allowed.

You can do a search here for apartment rentals in London; they have been discussed at great length.

There are Starbucks everywhere, as well as dozens of other coffee chains. You can't miss a coffee chain.
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Mar 21st, 2013, 03:24 PM
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Troll much?

Because if you're not a troll, your are the most ignorant person I have encountered on this site and give new depth of meaning to "Ugly American."
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Mar 21st, 2013, 05:30 PM
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Buca di Lupo sounds good...Also heard good things about Luna Nuova. Be nice if they had a vodka list online. Londoners probably stay satisfied with whatever's cheapest though.

Apartment rentals - Anyone tried this? http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-ren...om/london/r482

I gotta say, the whole bedbug problem has me concerned. Do they fumigate? Is that even an option?

Sad about boat rentals...Someone owns the boats, I could rent from a private individual for the right price I suppose? I can go bigger..

BTW - I have had good fish and chips. Most you couldn't tell the difference from McDonalds however. I should say fish was good, fries were always a bit soft. None were hardly worth the money.

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Mar 21st, 2013, 05:32 PM
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OP's favorite restaurant: "Fat Burger".

Troll, let it feed itself.
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Mar 21st, 2013, 07:25 PM
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Troll? Im a guy..That is if a troll is what my buddies and I call certain females...NC=No class.

Whatever..Chill

Apartment rentals - Anyone tried this? http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-ren...om/london/r482

I usually eat out, but what if I wanted to cook? Any large supermarkets?
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Mar 22nd, 2013, 03:01 AM
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Supermarket?

What's a supermarket? That's a concept we are unfamiliar with in the UK.

Hmmm...you funny foreigners and your funny ways!
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Mar 22nd, 2013, 03:55 AM
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Tell you what, why don't we put you in touch with Dobby? Bags of useful tips and advice there.
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Mar 22nd, 2013, 04:04 AM
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It's lucky you're not going to Paris, where you'd be forced to eat frogs' legs and snails...
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Mar 22nd, 2013, 04:56 AM
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"You can't rent a boat on the Thames in London. Private river craft are not allowed. "

Nonsense, the Thames is buried in private boats

Still this Troll is very funny
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Mar 22nd, 2013, 09:58 AM
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""It's lucky you're not going to Paris, where you'd be forced to eat frogs' legs and snails...""

LOL!! God forbid I would have a decent French meal..You would never know if you had frog in the UK. It all looks the same once you grind it up with oats and boil it for two weeks in the stomach of an unfortunate barnyard friend.

I just want to be careful where I eat. According to the latest news it sounds like most of the good steaks are the result of the losing polo team. I've eaten donkey in the Mediterranean and it was fantastic with an adequate wine paring. However, I don't want to pay a small fortune for "steak" that has been under the Duke of "SomeChesters" sweaty butt while he's trying to impress the Dutchess of Gross over Bight.

As for the snails: in the UK they crawl on every rock wall. Definitely don't want welks on my dinner plate. Especially on a hot bed of laver bread.

The war is over people, you now have permission to eat food raised above ground.

" the Thames is buried in private boats" - YES, in 2000 I sailed the Thames in a 40 footer, out to see and across the channel with a friend. He has since sold the boat, but I would love to check out some of the nightlife along England’s oldest sewer system.
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Mar 22nd, 2013, 10:03 AM
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>>it was fantastic with an adequate wine paring<<

How does one pare wine, pray?

>> I would love to check out some of the nightlife along England’s oldest sewer system.<<

Why does that not surprise me?
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Mar 22nd, 2013, 10:17 AM
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IMHO - this IS Dobby!
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Mar 22nd, 2013, 10:18 AM
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Hey Marty baby

try the Aberdeen Angus Steakhouse in London, I think you'll like it.
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Mar 22nd, 2013, 10:31 AM
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OP looks a lot like Joe Strummer!

OP, I'm thinking McDonald's, Starbucks, Burger King, and The London Hardrock Cafe would be just fine for you
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