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Re: What do you love about London? [Re: BellaShorts] #468900 11/16/08 09:38 PM
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A London Christmas in Trafalgar Square with the loghting up of the tree and the switching on of the lights for Christmas Shopping! Switch on on Thursday!

For anyone who's interested in the area, we kept a travelog about our fun week in Trafalgar Square:





Re: What do you love about London? [Re: BellaShorts] #469841 11/20/08 08:29 AM
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London Christmas Lights Switch On is on December 4th this year by the way. It takes place every year in Trafalgar Square - centre piece is a 50ft Christmas Tree from Norway (they have given one every year since 1947 to thank Brits for helping them during the war!)

The Christmas Tree is covered in a myriad of little white lights, there must be hundreds of them but I think they are the most environmentally-friendly ones.

More on my London website below - oh and i just added discount family tickets for Wicked (the show at the Apollo!)





Re: What do you love about London? [Re: BellaShorts] #472351 11/30/08 11:16 PM
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Woolworths Pick n Mix - except now theyre going bust!
So sad - rumour has it that it will be taken over by Food Supermarkets!

London High Streets will never look the same again!





Re: What do you love about London? [Re: Heather - Chinese Culture] #479547 12/28/08 12:06 PM
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I love the orgainised public events such as the New Year's Eve fireworks - always fun in London - everyone goes off to do their own thing afterwards whether that's a movie with the kids in Leicester Square or just partying!

Since 2003, London has celebrated like this, entertaining crowds on the Thames. After Big Ben chimes at midnight, a fantastic fireworks display is launched from the London Eye, courtesy Mayor of London and Berthonneau pyrotechnics.

It's great - but because of that there are large crowds, so you need to plan (New years Eve venues are often ticket only.)

The fireworks viewing places have a limit of 180,000 people.

More details and tips on Central London on my London lens:

www.squidoo.com/londonfun4less

Happy New Year London Traveller Fans!

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Re: What do you love about London? [Re: BellaShorts] #479550 12/28/08 01:18 PM
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We have fireworks every year here too in my town for New Years. I like to watch from my balcony. smile A great way to start off the New year. Bang!!!! laugh

What I really enjoy the most is watching the ball drop in Times Square at midnight.

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Re: What do you love about London? [Re: rdywenur] #479562 12/28/08 01:52 PM
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Camden Market - great clothes, sixties nick-nacks, and twenty thousand colourful outfits on parade. Big shame about the fire there - does anyone know how much of it is still trading?


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The one I heard about was only a small one, but it Was in a favorite little Camden London clothes shop! Shame!

We wrote about the fun time we had in Camden Market- and the rest of London in our London Diary





Re: What do you love about London? [Re: BellaShorts] #489734 01/31/09 09:00 AM
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Great fun activities at London Museum for kids this holiday.

History workshops - the Tudor kitchen, early medicine, costume etc - looks fun.

More ideas on my London site:





Re: What do you love about London? [Re: Lady J] #591732 03/19/10 09:12 PM
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I enjoyed the British Museum.

Re: What do you love about London? [Re: Lady J] #593463 03/31/10 06:49 PM
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I get a warm glow reading what you like about my town. Sadly, living here I have a jaundiced view. The congestion charge means that it costs 8 pounds to drive in and parking is over 4 pounds per hour. Traffic wardens will give you a parking ticket at the drop of a hat. CCTV watch your every move, they even use them to give you a parking ticket and they have cars driving about with cameras on the roof that give out tickets too. If you have rented a car, expect it to be charged to your credit card. Then there are the speed cameras, and now they have average speed cameras. Being in the American continent you may just get away with it, but don't bank on it. I am sure that you are model citizens but just in case you lapse, we have people who will issue on the spot fines for littering. If you are thinking of taking pictures, make sure you are in a group of tourists as individuals are often stopped from taking pictures under the prevention of terrorism act. Personally I cannot wait to get out of here.

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