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Old 03-16-2013, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by BacteriumFendYoke View Post
Just to make a minor correction to Bonzo CR's post.

Admiral Nelson. Admiral Nelson. Admiral Nelson.
Isn't that Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson.

He was the reason the New Spanish Navy has glass bottom boats.........so they could see the OLD Spanish Navy.Cheers.

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:15 PM
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Something nobody seems to have brought up. London is a pretty complicated place to get around. You have been given all the tourist stuff and it is all fairly central. If you ever get lost just hail a cab and tell him where you want to go. But remember London cabs are very expensive. You do get a great service and London cabbies are very chatty. But the big secret all Londoners know is the A to Z. Everyone has one and basically it is a map of the whole city, street by street all indexed and in a handy sized book. Obtainable from most bookshops for a pitiful sum it will save you time and money every day.

The thing about London is it is so big that nobody knows all of it. Originally it was just the central part surrounded by many villages. Gradually the villages have all become joined together but every district has its own villagey character. My family come from Clerkenwell which is right in the centre, originally a village it is now totally urban. It also has some very good jazz and blues clubs. The real ones not the tourist trash.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:33 PM
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You're right about nobody knowing all of London (except the Cabbies). I was born and have lived near London for most of my life and still haven't even visited all of South East London - most of which would take me fewer than thirty minutes in the car!

It's huge. The suburbs are, anyhow. The centre of London really is quite small and easy to get around. Try to go beyond Zone 3 and things get interesting.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:11 PM
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I forgot about this thread - amazing. Thank guys, esp Bonzo. The A to Z sounds like my kind of book!

Looks like 2 or 3 weeks might be the way to go ... need to make a list from all this. While I'm in the area it would make sense to check out some of Europe.


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