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  • Londoners!! Travel advice needed!

    So the wife and I are planning a trip to London this winter around Christmas time. What is a good area to stay in for touristy-type things? We would like something nice but still price-conscious and preferably a Marriott (we do rewards and have some credits through them).

    Also some advice on taking the Chunnel to paris would be appreciated as well

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    Anywhere around South Kensington/Gloucester Road is probably decent as it's near a lot of the museums and well connected with public transport..there is a Marriott there:

    http://www.hotel-assist.com/marriott-kensington-hotel.london


    You can take the Eurostar train from St Pancras to Paris..we normally go at least every other year and Paris has always been good fun for us. Takes only just over 2 hours too..if you want to stay in Paris, I can highly recommend a very romantic boutique hotel that's in a quiet neighbourhood, but again well connected for sightseeing. I just need to remember the name
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    • #3
      Anywhere around South Kensington/Gloucester Road is probably decent as it's near a lot of the museums and well connected with public transport..there is a Marriott there:

      http://www.hotel-assist.com/marriott-kensington-hotel.london



      Ahh South Kensington/Earls Court, the home of the overpriced and underwhelming hotel.

      It is well situated though and probably the best choice
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      • #4
        Ahh South Kensington/Earls Court, the home of the overpriced and underwhelming hotel.

        It is well situated though and probably the best choice



        Unless Chase wants to pay top dollar, hotels in London are ****************.
        Originally Posted by Jimmy James


        You're the British SAS of Metal.









        Originally Posted by Phlat Phive


        You're a man of refined taste and strong opinions.









        Originally Posted by goodusername



        Mosiddiqi is a prick, btw.



        Some Tunes:

        http://www.box.net/shared/zbo8hrncu2
        http://www.box.net/shared/dnlnkn3g44
        http://www.box.net/shared/th4tv5noyi

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        • #5
          Oh, The Cumberland, right next to Marble Arch station isn't too bad or too stupidly priced IIRC
          Originally Posted by Jimmy James


          You're the British SAS of Metal.









          Originally Posted by Phlat Phive


          You're a man of refined taste and strong opinions.









          Originally Posted by goodusername



          Mosiddiqi is a prick, btw.



          Some Tunes:

          http://www.box.net/shared/zbo8hrncu2
          http://www.box.net/shared/dnlnkn3g44
          http://www.box.net/shared/th4tv5noyi

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          • #6
            Unless Chase wants to pay top dollar, hotels in London are ****************.


            Trut so pur.
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            He is an adult now, but he is a child in the trousers.









            Originally Posted by clay sails


            This is essentially the same as married life, except that when you get married you share space with someone who washes your cum socks.

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            • #7
              At that time of year you might be able to get something cheaper aound the City as there won't be a lot of business travellers. You'll be in the West End as quick as from South Ken.

              And it'll be handy for Dirty Dicks
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              • #8
                Thanks so far!

                What is the weather like that time of year ('round Xmas)?

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                • #9
                  Cold. Wet. Possibly snowing.
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                  • #10
                    Thanks so far!

                    What is the weather like that time of year ('round Xmas)?


                    **************** but not extreme usually.


                    Average about 40F, quite often rainy and dark. If you're lucky it might just be chilly and clear which is really nice if you wrap up warm
                    Originally Posted by Tom Fucherheigen


                    He is an adult now, but he is a child in the trousers.









                    Originally Posted by clay sails


                    This is essentially the same as married life, except that when you get married you share space with someone who washes your cum socks.

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                    • #11
                      Cold. Wet. Possibly snowing.


                      +1 ..but potential for beautifully crisp sunny days too!
                      Originally Posted by Jimmy James


                      You're the British SAS of Metal.









                      Originally Posted by Phlat Phive


                      You're a man of refined taste and strong opinions.









                      Originally Posted by goodusername



                      Mosiddiqi is a prick, btw.



                      Some Tunes:

                      http://www.box.net/shared/zbo8hrncu2
                      http://www.box.net/shared/dnlnkn3g44
                      http://www.box.net/shared/th4tv5noyi

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                      • #12
                        Yeah, thats what I expected. *packs umbrella and wellies*

                        However, this is the only time we will have off so it will have to do. Plus I saw that the city decorates for Xmas quite well so that will make for some good site-seeing.

                        So far we definitely want to do eye of london, tower of London, see buckingham palace, parliament/big ben/etc, do some shopping, and get a nice tour of the city.

                        Anything else that y'all recommend? She loves the royals and all that if that helps, I just like walking around and site seeing.

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                        • #13
                          Arsenal game and Curry is what I'd do
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                          • #14
                            She's welcome to the ****************ing Royals

                            But, if she's into that sort of thing, then maybe take a day trip to Windsor and visit the castle. It's only an hour on the train.
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                            • #15
                              South Bank. Tate Modern, Golden Hind, see Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (no productions at that time of the year due to the season - it's open-air), take a show in at the National Theatre - or go see at least one play somewhere.

                              Greenwich Observatory.

                              Kensington Palace/Gardens.

                              St. Paul's, The City, Dirty Dick's (I still get promotional e-mail from them).

                              There's so much to do, it's hard to narrow it down. I've been there quite a bit, so I've seen things over time. The season might be a bit limited for some things, but there's plently to attect your attention.

                              Curry.

                              Camden Town nightlife.

                              Go visit Motorik in Canters and see the Cathedral (see my Facebook pictures).

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