My trip to UK
Posted 02 March 2005 - 07:50 PM
Posted 03 March 2005 - 09:35 AM
P.S. Cornwall is definately better!!!
Posted 03 March 2005 - 12:10 PM
Illumina, I understand that London is not England and I hope I will get a chance to visit other places in the UK. But unfortunately not this time. My visa is issued for 6 months and I will not need to apply for another one if I want to go there again, let's say in summer. All I will need is an invitation (which will prove that I have a place to stay) from there or a hotel booked.
Anyway, I am looking for more advice from you, guys, on places to see in London. Maybe something a little "off the beaten track"?
Posted 03 March 2005 - 05:31 PM
I lived in England too, until 2003
I lived in one of the towns built for the overspill of London, a town called Stevenage, I was 30 miles away from London. I loved Stevenage, but whenever I made a trip into London I'd just get overwhelmingly depressed. I always got the undeniable impression that I lost all sense of individuality, I felt like a sardine, packed among many other sardines.
resurepus, this one is visited by tourists, but it is fun, and you'll learn a little of Englands "seedy" history. The London Dungeons. Actors take you on a tour of 19th century London, whitechapel area, and one of the group being toured is tried and found "guilty" of being Jack the Ripper. When I went, my brother was also found guilt of being a witch, because his hair was blue at the time.
If you're into history, also try the natural history museum. It his a HUGE place, and when I went it took days to see everything, but its still excellent for a day trip.
Posted 19 March 2005 - 11:32 AM
i'm from edinburgh. i went to london for 4 days also recently, 4 days is plenty.
definetely check out the tate art gallery
like anywhere else, you get the good and bad areas.. where are you staying?
Posted 25 March 2005 - 04:18 PM
I didn't like London on my visit, I'm from the East Midlands and the heart of London just seems to be orientated towards everyone else who isn't from England; so you might like it .
Depending on what you're aiming to spend your time in England doing long might want to try going to the sea-side, lovely places to escape from the city too, probably about a two to four hour trip to Cornwall, easy for a day-trip.
Posted 29 March 2005 - 04:18 AM
You seem excited about visiting London, I am happy for you.
I spent 3 weeks in England back in 95, I visited London during the weekends only. So you'll actually spend more time that I did in London.
I am sure you are aware there's a lot more to see in England, but since you are not staying there for a long time, I suggest you stay in London and get the most out of it. Plan your trip up to the minute,really do some research on the web. Who knows when you'll get a chance to go there again.
Oh and by the way, does you visa say single or multiple entries? single entry means after you're done with your visit and you go back home, you will need to apply for a visa again the next time you want to travel to the UK, no matter how long the visa is for.
Alright, do your homework and don't forget to take lots of pictures to share with us.
P.S. can you send some fish and chips from England?
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