Entertaining myself in London
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Nov 14, 2012 8:28 AM Last Post By: sofe1978
Nov 13, 2012 8:32 AM
Entertaining myself in LondonSo I posted while back about things to do at night in London now I just found out i'd have to entertain myself during the day as well.
What can a 22y/o guy do during the day?
Aside from visiting the Olympic Park i'm not really sure what else to do.
I've been told to go to the city of Bath
I don't really want to spend everyday in Museums are there other things to do?
Also where/what are good pubs young people like to hang out in? I'd like to meet new people but not people 2 decades older than I am.
It's really short notice that I was told to entertain myself, I'll be leaving tonight and arrive in London tomorrow morning.
Nov 13, 2012 8:38 AM
Nov 13, 2012 9:51 AM
2Different 22yo have different interests.
What are yours?
I could recommend anything from strip clubs in SoHo to a day around the Lanes in Brighton.
The Windmill in Brixton and The Bedford, The Tup (or whatever it is called now), The Balham Bowls Club and a bunch of other places in Balham attract a younger crowd as do most around Clapham Junction and Ain't Nuthin But The Blues off Regent St.
Nov 13, 2012 9:58 AM
3Loads of things to do - off the top of my head:
- Borough Markets on a Friday/Saturday
- Portobello Rd Markets on a Saturday
- Camden Markets on Saturday or poss Sunday, walk south along regents canal afterwards to Regents park
- Greenwich has markets on Saturday, a nice park and the time museum
- Hire a bike (Barclays/Boris bike possibly) and cycle along the Thames path (next to the river). South side of river is better.
- Walk from London Eye east along river to tower bridge or further
- Tower of London
- Shopping in Oxford St or Westfield malls
- Richmond Park - largets park in London, has deer roaming
- Day trip to Brighton, shopping in the lanes, walk along the seafront and pier
- Day trip to Oxford
- Day trip to Windsor (Castle and Eton which is a nice village)
Forget the Olympic village, as above it is closed and nothing much to see from a distance
Edited by: wadef
Nov 13, 2012 10:27 AM
Nov 13, 2012 12:27 PM
Nov 13, 2012 12:38 PM
Nov 14, 2012 8:28 AM
7I don't really want to spend everyday in Museums are there other things to do?
Err yes of course there are heaps of other things to do in London besides museums! You'll find though that a lot of the museums (including the best ones) are free which is the reason they are so popular! I am a little shocked that out of all the things there are to do in London you only had suggestions for 4 things.. one of which is shut :)
#3 has lots of good suggestions but a few more might be as below, some of these are on the pricey side though, unfortuatnely you will find that London can be quite expensive which is why the free museums are so good...
- go ice skating at one of the ice rinks that are up at this time of year - Tower of London is a good one
- go and see a show - cheap(er) tickets are available from the booths around the city
- take a trip on the London Eye
- open top bus ride - this will give you a whistle stop tour of the city for you to mark down places you might want to return to
- afternoon tea in the Ritz
- do the circle line pub crawl.. ask around and you'll soon find out what it is!
- day trip to Warwick Castle
- Warner Bros Studio Tour - Harry Potter
These should keep you going for a day or so....
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