Come to London it's cheap cheap!

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    Oct 27, 2008 7:57 AM GMT
    $1.49 will now buy you a £.

    This compares to $2.10 this time last year.

    And London is full of very friendly gays!

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    Oct 27, 2008 9:47 AM GMT
    Nawwwwww. Me and my mate are moving to Chicago early next year instead.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Oct 27, 2008 11:23 AM GMT
    redheadguy said

    And London is full of very friendly gays!


    And some rude ones.
  • Timbales

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    Oct 27, 2008 11:24 AM GMT
    I like London, that is a better exchange rate than the last time I was there.
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    Oct 27, 2008 11:40 AM GMT
    I did come to London but my invitation to tea never arrived :-(
  • kinetic

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    Oct 27, 2008 12:27 PM GMT
    That's badass and all but LDN is still way pricey.. If only that was
    the rate like 5 years back!
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    Oct 27, 2008 12:27 PM GMT
    you buy...i fly!
  • Timbales

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    Oct 27, 2008 12:38 PM GMT
    ursamajor saidI did come to London but my invitation to tea never arrived :-(


    scones - biscuits

    you're not missing much
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    Oct 27, 2008 12:43 PM GMT
    Stay tuned


    kinetic saidThat's badass and all but LDN is still way pricey.. If only that was
    the rate like 5 years back!
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    Oct 27, 2008 12:45 PM GMT
    ursamajor saidStay tuned


    kinetic saidThat's badass and all but LDN is still way pricey.. If only that was
    the rate like 5 years back!
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    I sho will -You betta believe I would be back in a heartbeat if I could afford to live like I can now!
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    Oct 27, 2008 4:03 PM GMT
    Last year, when I was in London, a SINGLE tube ride(not even round-trip) was 8 US dollars! I thought I was reading it wrong and it was some sort of daily pass or something. I had to get the lady in the booth to verify. I've been to London several times but I just never remember it being THAT bad. I did a lot of walking and eating bangers and mushy peas from the street carts.
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    Oct 27, 2008 6:07 PM GMT
    Are u offering a place to stay? ;)
  • drakutis

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    Oct 27, 2008 6:18 PM GMT
    Some of you make London sound like it's not a great place to visit. Is it that bad? I've always wanted to go.
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    Oct 27, 2008 6:19 PM GMT
    It really isn't cheap. I was up there this weekend, and I forgot how expensive my hometown is. Even with an oyster card they skin you for almost 15 pounds on a weekend with a couple of bus trips and tube journeys. I really miss my 16+ oyster card... I might see if i can reapply.
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    Oct 27, 2008 6:24 PM GMT
    Some of you guys sound like Negative Nancies. I think it was sweet of you to extend an open invitation, Mr. London Guy. Apparently, southern hospitality is not limited to the Southern US. icon_biggrin.gif
  • swlaman82

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    Oct 27, 2008 6:27 PM GMT
    I'll be there December 26 - January 2
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    Oct 27, 2008 7:00 PM GMT
    London is one of my favourite cities in the world. Not for the food that is for sure, but for the history, the art and the architecture. One of these I plan to return to see the rest of what I missed the first time.

    It will be interesting to track what happens to the cost of housing and accommodation in London with the meltdown of the World's financial system. Next to NYC, London is the most important city in the world for financial firms, especially those dealing in bonds.
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    Oct 27, 2008 7:59 PM GMT
    London is being hit hard by the turmoil in the financial markets. More than 5,000 people who work in banking have lost their jobs and that's having an effect on all the services that surround them.

    House prices are also tumbling.

    Unfortunately, the tube is very expensive but I would disagree about the bad food, there are plenty of great places to eat and the gay scene is huge and caters to every taste.

    And you can get a taxi now very easily.
  • kinetic

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    Oct 27, 2008 8:32 PM GMT
    TAXI? MINICAB??!
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    Oct 27, 2008 9:18 PM GMT
    Screwed everything that will have you in the UK already red? gotta start recruiting from afar huh.. tsk.. poor thing!

    But Australia is better, its warm, we have fab beaches, the men, our relaxed laid back attitude, the scenery and you get an even better exchange rate ;)
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    Oct 27, 2008 9:25 PM GMT
    I actually LIKE British food. You won't hear anything negative about London from me. Just noting that it was very expensive last year. I felt like money was just flying out of my wallet. It's worth it, though. One of the greatest cities in the world. I'm glad to hear it's getting more affordable.
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    Oct 27, 2008 9:59 PM GMT
    muscles4muscles saidLast year, when I was in London, a SINGLE tube ride(not even round-trip) was 8 US dollars! I thought I was reading it wrong and it was some sort of daily pass or something. I had to get the lady in the booth to verify. I've been to London several times but I just never remember it being THAT bad. I did a lot of walking and eating bangers and mushy peas from the street carts.



    You can go as far as you like on the bus though - for just one dollar fifty.
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    Oct 27, 2008 10:31 PM GMT
    redheadguy said$1.49 will now buy you a £.

    This compares to $2.10 this time last year.

    And London is full of very friendly gays!

    xx0xx
    I admit, every time I go to London I have a ball...great fun.
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    Oct 27, 2008 10:32 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidLondon is being hit hard by the turmoil in the financial markets. More than 5,000 people who work in banking have lost their jobs and that's having an effect on all the services that surround them.

    House prices are also tumbling.

    Unfortunately, the tube is very expensive but I would disagree about the bad food, there are plenty of great places to eat and the gay scene is huge and caters to every taste.

    And you can get a taxi now very easily.
    I just get the week pass on the tube...now that is cheap.
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    Oct 27, 2008 10:38 PM GMT
    SurrealLife saidLondon is one of my favourite cities in the world. Not for the food that is for sure, but for the history, the art and the architecture. One of these I plan to return to see the rest of what I missed the first time.

    It will be interesting to track what happens to the cost of housing and accommodation in London with the meltdown of the World's financial system. Next to NYC, London is the most important city in the world for financial firms, especially those dealing in bonds.
    They have soup kitchens that are very cheap and the Fish Central...always good. You can find fish and chip shops all over town. Then you have the Pub food, and that is cheap as well.