LONDON!

  • boilerup_82

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    Mar 04, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    Hey guys

    Gonna be in london for the weekend of March 18th, any recommendations on hotels, restaurants, club/bars/lounges????

    I've been to london a few times before so not really planning on doing much touristy stuff since i've already done it. hoping to chill, shop, and go out...any RJers gonna be there that weekend and would like to meet up to hang out or what not. i'd feel very weird going to the bars alone icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 04, 2011 6:32 AM GMT
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    I want to go!!!
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  • bad_wolf

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    Mar 04, 2011 9:47 AM GMT
    What do you fancy?
  • Tommylb1231

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    Mar 04, 2011 10:15 AM GMT
    Well there is sooooo much to do, have you enything specific in mind? There is westfield mall, thee biggest mall in the UK, which is right by Shepards bush tube station. Then obviously Harrods if you feel like spending more cash, Havey Nics, and if you haven't been to Liberty then have to go there icon_smile.gif

    As far as food, well what did you have in mind? Also what sort or bars/clubs do you like? Soho will be a good starting point regardless, Village, Rupert street etc, then if you want a big club, Heaven will be busy, pop/dance music etc, but if you had something specific in mind let me know and will see if I can recomend anything! Tom icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 04, 2011 10:45 PM GMT
    Tommylb1231 saidWell there is sooooo much to do, have you enything specific in mind? There is westfield mall, thee biggest mall in the UK, which is right by Shepards bush tube station. Then obviously Harrods if you feel like spending more cash, Havey Nics, and if you haven't been to Liberty then have to go there icon_smile.gif

    As far as food, well what did you have in mind? Also what sort or bars/clubs do you like? Soho will be a good starting point regardless, Village, Rupert street etc, then if you want a big club, Heaven will be busy, pop/dance music etc, but if you had something specific in mind let me know and will see if I can recomend anything! Tom icon_smile.gif



    Yes. Everything he said. Best thing I did last time I was there.... get on the tube, pick a random station, go there, get lost and just wander around seeing everything.
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    Mar 04, 2011 10:48 PM GMT
    For London club and bar listings http://qxmagazine.com/
  • boilerup_82

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    Mar 05, 2011 8:11 PM GMT
    sorry for not being specific in what i'm looking for but to be hnest, i really have no idea what to do! icon_confused.gif

    as far as food, i keep hearing indian food is delicious (i love indian food!!!), so which restaurant would you guys recommend?

    shopping...kinda prefer clothing stores which we do not have in the US. stores that are uniquely London/UK (idk if that makes any sense)

    as far as bars/clubs...even though I've been to london like 2 times before, i never got the chance to hit the gay bars/clubs. what's happening friday nights? saturday nights? where do people normally start off the night? one thing about this, i HATE going to bars/clubs alone, it's kinda creepy, you know? so anyone want to join me? i'm not creepy and not looking for anything!! promise! no hookups...NOTHING! i'm all about creating new friendships around the world icon_biggrin.gif



    thanks for the responses btw!
  • scorpiodncr

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    Mar 05, 2011 8:26 PM GMT
    boilerup_82 saidsorry for not being specific in what i'm looking for but to be hnest, i really have no idea what to do! icon_confused.gif

    as far as food, i keep hearing indian food is delicious (i love indian food!!!), so which restaurant would you guys recommend?

    shopping...kinda prefer clothing stores which we do not have in the US. stores that are uniquely London/UK (idk if that makes any sense)

    as far as bars/clubs...even though I've been to london like 2 times before, i never got the chance to hit the gay bars/clubs. what's happening friday nights? saturday nights? where do people normally start off the night? one thing about this, i HATE going to bars/clubs alone, it's kinda creepy, you know? so anyone want's to join me? i'm not creepy and not looking for anything!! promise! no hookups...NOTHING! i'm all about creating new friendships around the world icon_biggrin.gif


    I lived in London for almost four years so here are some of my faves:

    Tayyab's, in Whitechapel, has great Pakistani/Indian food, curry and grilled meats (there are some subtle regional differences but not so's one could tell). My fave dish is always Lamb Rogan Josh, and I would rather have Naan bread rather than any kind of rice. A nice place to take a date, but avoid peak times or you'll wait in a queue. Also not far from there is Maedah, a nice Turkish restaurant, also nice but a bit less pricey. You should be able to google search both. (Tube: Whitechapel or Aldgate East).

    Avoid going to Brick Lane unless you have a specific Indian/Pakistani restaurant recommended to you from a reliable source...they rope customers in with offers of cheap drinks and then the food bill arrives...ouch! But it is a groovy, funky place to stroll. If you want a good snack, go to Brick Lane Bagel Bake (closer to the Shoreditch end of Brick Lane, Tube: Liverpool Street but you can walk all of Brick Lane from Whitechapel to Shoreditch very easily) and get a Hot Salt Beef Roll (what Americans might call Corned Beef with mustard, on a white bread roll). I can also highly recommend the Big Chill Bar (about halfway up Brick Lane) and Bar Music Hall (in Shoreditch proper)...google them. Good bar/gastropub food and good cocktails.

    Clothes: My favorites were H&M, Uniqlo (both of whom have stores in the US, although Uniqlo only in NYC), Muji (also NYC only in the US), and Burton. Burton and Topman, to me, are 'typically British' casual clothes without being stupidly expensive. Avoid Primark on Oxford Street/Marble Arch, and Topman on Oxford Street/Oxford Circus like the plague.

    Can't really help you on the clubs part as I'm not really a clubs person, but I've heard Heaven/G.A.Y. is good fun.

    Lots more I could recommend, all around London, so feel free to ask.