Going to London for Christmas !

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  1. therogerfan

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    Well, I am going to London for Christmas and it will be my first time there. I've already checked the available sights and the list is a bit too long . I will be staying in London from 25th till 29th of December. I am also going to visit the football match between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion on 26th. Could you please be so kind to give me an advice, what sights I must definitely see . I don't want to miss anything !!! I am so excited about going there !
     
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  2. SempreSami

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    Don't go to watch Chelsea then.
     
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    Yea don't watch Chelsea! Go and watch a good team like Arsenal lol

    I'm only kidding. Chelsea vs West brom should be an entertaining match, at least you'll see some goals.
    These are the sights you must see:
    London eye
    Big ben
    Madame Tussauds
    Buckingham palace
    Piccadilly circus
    Wimbledon
    Westminster abbey
     
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  4. SempreSami

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    Picadilly Circus isn't all that tbh, go to TATE Modern on the South Bank.
     
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    Oh and the Wembley Stadium tour is quite good I hear.
     
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    Do you need transport information? There is a website called London Toolkit with just about everything. Getting from airport to city is very easy and within the city you can go everyone on the underground.

    I agree with the other list - not much to add there. Depends on what you like. The Victoria and Albert has a cold war exhibition that is interesting if you are into that sort of thing.

    If it were me, I would also go to Fulham versus Chelsea if you can get a ticket or Arsenal versus Portsmouth or West Ham versus Stoke. But I'm a football fanatic. There's also QPR and Watford which should have good atmosphere though Watford is struggling a bit. I've never watched a match at Loftus Road but they say it is one of the best stadiums, you're practically on the pitch and it is enclosed.

    Wear warm clothes (layers) and get a hot drink to have during the game. It really helps.
     
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    No, OP should go to Old Trafford and watch Manchester United!! We're the best team !
     
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    Who's that in your sig?
     
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    ^ Adriana Lima :D
     
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    I'd say defiantly check out the Museums + they are free admission.The London eye is worth a try as it gives you a big picture of the city (queue's can be quite big though). The London Dungeon is also good fun.

    Enjoy your trip!
     
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    Dont forget your coat, its bloody freezing.
     
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    Yea man! he's right... you'll have "ice cubes" if you dont
     
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  13. SaunderS

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    I recommend from my own experience:-
    Wimbledon tour
    Wembley tour
    London Eye
    A chelsea or arsenal game
    oxford street
    piccadilly circus
    and a good old ride on the tube!
    you have to get the tube, its like 1 pound for a day ticket, where ever you want.
     
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  14. SempreSami

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    No it isn't, a day travelcard for zone 1 and 2 alone is around £5.

    Loftus Road is a nice ground, but the surrounding area is a bit of a dump.
     
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    Oh yea and you must take a ride in a good old black cab
     
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  16. SaunderS

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    Loftus Road? Are you joking?
    Youve got the likes of Stamford Bridge, The Emirates, Wembley and you say Loftus Road, thats bloody Norwich. Go for a better stadium
     
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    Yea your right... When you've such a selection of great stadiums, why go to a cardboard box ;)
     
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    I'd say skip Madame Tussaud's if you are pressed for time. It's interesting and all, but there are more fun things to do.

    If you have the energy and want to engage in some people watching, then go to Harrod's and watch humanity swarm for the after Christmas sale. ;) I personally enjoy walking from one end of Oxford Street to the other, but that might be one of my odd quirks.

    The London Eye was absolutely worth it (we had a good clear day) and from there you can go to the Tate Art Museum, or walk across the bridge and wander around Parliament and other places. If you are good at sticking to an itinerary, reserve a ticket on the Eye and then reserve a tour of Parliament after that (I loved the tour of Parliament and there is some really good stuff in their gift shop).

    Whatever you do, DO NOT eat Fish and Chips in London, you will be disappointed. I dont know why, but they seem to better outside of the City.
     
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    I'm not so sure! With the way teams come to defend these days it can get pretty ugly. You could be right though, West Brom like to play pretty stuff, often to their own detriment so let's hope therogerfan gets to see a bit of a cricket score ;)
     
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  20. SempreSami

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    Been to Stamford Bridge and the Emirates, both corporate holes.
     
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    Would you seriously rather go to a Championship stadium holding 25/30,000 fans, or a 'Top 4' Premier League Stadium hold 45,000/60,000
     
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    Don't miss the Tower of London...the history is fascinating and I always go to see the crown jewels..over and over....
     
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    Full of Chewsea rent boys/rugby fans who got lost?
     
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    You must be a norwich fan.
     
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    What does that make you then?
     
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  26. SaunderS

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    A true Wiganer.
     
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    You didn't even turn up for the play off final in 2000!
     
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    We're better than Norwich any day.
     
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    You JCL tosser, did you even bother going before you got to the Premiership? You have no idea what I'm talking about do you.
     
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    Whats JCL?? all i can say, is that we in the Prem, and you're never gonna get there again.
     
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