Sundays in London

Apr 10th, 2005, 11:30 AM
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Sundays in London

Can someone give me some clues as to what to do on an October Sunday in London. What is opened to visit and what is unavailable.
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Apr 10th, 2005, 11:35 AM
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Everything except some boutiques/stores is open.
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Apr 10th, 2005, 12:05 PM
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Thank you. Are the stores on Bond Street open, ie. Harrods, - also is the Portobello Bazaar open on Sunday?

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Apr 10th, 2005, 12:09 PM
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Very few Bond St. stores are open (only Burberry, and the awful ones at the top end). Harrods is in Knightsbridge, about a mile and three quarters from Bond St. and is also closed on Sundays.
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Apr 10th, 2005, 12:19 PM
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Portobello is closed sundays but try camden Lock, Bayswater Mkt, Columbia Rd Mkt, Brick Lane, Spitalfields or Petticoat Lane. Also there might be antique faires at different hotels..most often the Renbrandt ,nr Harrod's.
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Apr 10th, 2005, 01:39 PM
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We've found that Sundays are a nice day to take a London Walk. There is a bit less traffic on the streets and it makes for an enjoyable walk.
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Apr 10th, 2005, 01:44 PM
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What days/day is the Portobello Market open?
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Apr 10th, 2005, 01:47 PM
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The main day at Portobello is Saturday. Some things are open every other day, but the big deal is on Saturday.
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Apr 10th, 2005, 01:47 PM
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The shops and some of the arcades along Portobello Rd are open Mon-Sat...but the street market with stalls, foods, antiques, food, entertainment and CROWDS is Saturday
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Apr 10th, 2005, 01:48 PM
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Check ou their website

http://www.portobelloroad.co.uk/
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Apr 10th, 2005, 01:53 PM
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Monday - Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
8 AM - 6:30 PM

Thursday 8 AM - 1 PM

Saturday - antiques 6 AM - 4 PM

If you go Sat I would suggest getting there early to avoid the crowds. I got there a little after 7 and when I left the crowds were pouring in.
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Apr 10th, 2005, 03:25 PM
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One of the nicest things to do on a Sunday in London is to go to Covent Garden.There are musicians there, who play wonderful classical music and sing arias from operas. I think they might be music students, and they give these Sunday performances, and send around a hat for donations. It's really well worth while to go for a listen.
 
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Except in January and in August, Spencer House is open for tours only on Sundays, and it was the highlight of one of my London trips.
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Apr 10th, 2005, 08:19 PM
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I try to avoid the major sites (Tower, British Museum, V&A, Nat'l Gallery, etc.) on Sundays because they are most crowded then.

Spencer House is a good choice. You can also walk the full length of Hyde Park along Bayswater Rd for a mile-long open air art fair. Every sort of medium/technique, quality and price. If you walk west to east you can end up at Speakers Corner. And if you walk east to west you can finish up w/ afternoon tea at the Orangery at Kensington Palace.

Another TERRIFIC thing to do on Sunday mornings is a coffee/sherry concert at Wigmore Hall. Usually a string quartet, piano trio or similar. Only £10 and you get coffee or sherry and ca go into the Green Room to chat with the artists.
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Apr 11th, 2005, 10:48 AM
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We went to the Dennis Severs house on a Sunday afternoon after attending church at St. Paul's.
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