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Re: Hey you Londoners!
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2018, 01:06:45 PM »
You can also go see the ceremony of the keys at night which I've always wanted to do.

The ceremony is pretty cool.  ;) Somehow I was able to request tickets to the Ceremony of the Keys through my MP (I think) and they slotted us in even though it was fully booked. I can't remember how I did it, though.

You can also request free tickets to a tour of the Houses of Parliament through your MP:
https://www.parliament.uk/visiting/visiting-and-tours/tours-of-parliament/tours/

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Re: Hey you Londoners!
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2018, 01:15:49 PM »
I'd suggest the Sky Garden.  It's free and relaxing but you should reserve a time slot now.

I wanted to do the Sky Garden but thought you had to pay! Didn't realise it was free to reserve a time slot! :) Definitely good to know for next time.


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Re: Hey you Londoners!
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2018, 03:05:20 PM »
The Beefeaters do an elaborate ceremony every night about 10 pm when they lock up the Tower.  Civilians can watch but you've got to reserve in advance. 

We did a tour of the roof of Hampton Court Palace, which was pretty cool. 

Maybe you guys could take the train to Brighton for a day just to break things up a bit.  The pier and the Pavilion are fun.

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Re: Hey you Londoners!
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2018, 03:21:21 PM »
You guys come and visit me for the day. I can't promise fun. I am not a world famous attraction. But I do have a dog! hahaha

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Re: Hey you Londoners!
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2018, 06:20:06 PM »
Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! I'll have to get with my friend and see what she's interested in. She's leaving on Saturday so we don't have much time to chat til she's here. I'll have to see if we can do any of these. Haha.
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Re: Hey you Londoners!
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2018, 06:21:22 PM »
You guys come and visit me for the day. I can't promise fun. I am not a world famous attraction. But I do have a dog! hahaha

Thanks!if it was just me I'd do it.😉 Always thought you'd be fun to hang out with.
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Re: Hey you Londoners!
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2018, 07:02:49 PM »
Thanks!if it was just me I'd do it.😉 Always thought you'd be fun to hang out with.

hahaha I had a sneaking suspicion that trying to pitch hanging out with me and my derp dog PROBABBLLLYYY wouldn't make the cut :p

Definitely eat aaaalllllll the food while you're there though! There are So many good places to eat, it's almost overwhelming! That and cake/sweet shops! They've just put a Doughnut Time in London that I've been itching to go to because I love a good doughnut! (originally based in Austrailia. Look them up on instagram! They make some amazing looking ones!!)

Hope you and your friend have an amazing time :)

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Re: Hey you Londoners!
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2018, 05:56:51 PM »
Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! I'll have to get with my friend and see what she's interested in. She's leaving on Saturday so we don't have much time to chat til she's here. I'll have to see if we can do any of these. Haha.
OMG... we saw Hamilton in December. I haven't enjoyed a musical in a long time and it definitely broke the streak! 

You could do the afternoon tea tour on an old routemaster... a number of boxes ticked there :)


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Re: Hey you Londoners!
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2018, 06:02:24 PM »
You could do the afternoon tea tour on an old routemaster... a number of boxes ticked there :)


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I know you aren’t a big drinker Lyonaria but this just made me remember about how there’s a gin bus in London!


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Re: Hey you Londoners!
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2018, 06:46:00 PM »
OMG... we saw Hamilton in December. I haven't enjoyed a musical in a long time and it definitely broke the streak! 

You could do the afternoon tea tour on an old routemaster... a number of boxes ticked there :)


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My husband isn't big into musicals but this comment helped convince him to come with me this spring ;)

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Re: Hey you Londoners!
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2018, 06:48:53 PM »
My husband isn't big into musicals but this comment helped convince him to come with me this spring ;)

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My partner isn’t either...he didn’t really clap and said he wanted to yell “God save the king” at one point . However he did say there were some very powerful moments in it and he is more interested in Alexander Hamilton now.


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Re: Hey you Londoners!
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2018, 06:50:35 PM »
My partner isn’t either...he didn’t really clap and said he wanted to yell “God save the king” at one point . However he did say there were some very powerful moments in it and he is more interested in Alexander Hamilton now.


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Lol, I suppose they might expect that reaction over here

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Re: Hey you Londoners!
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2018, 06:51:24 PM »
My husband isn't big into musicals but this comment helped convince him to come with me this spring ;)

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My husband isn’t big into musicals either but he LOVED Book of Mormon. Highly recommended if you don’t mind rude language lol (or taking the piss out of religion).


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Re: Hey you Londoners!
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2018, 06:53:45 PM »
My husband isn’t big into musicals either but he LOVED Book of Mormon. Highly recommended if you don’t mind rude language lol (or taking the piss out of religion).

Oh, I forgot about Book of Mormon!  I wanted to see that so badly when it first opened!  I still do, now that I'm reminded of it.  I'm curious to see Hamilton, too, given its rave reviews.  I don't know of anybody who didn't like it (except VP Pence?).
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Re: Hey you Londoners!
« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2018, 06:54:44 PM »
My husband isn’t big into musicals either but he LOVED Book of Mormon. Highly recommended if you don’t mind rude language lol (or taking the piss out of religion).


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Lol yeah that's another good one! My husband is quite alright with all those things ;) he's a regular Richard herring podcast attendee until we move, to give an idea of his sense of humour!

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