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I'm going to London and Copenhagen!!

post #1 of 19
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I'm so excited. I just booked my flights.

I was raised in Denmark and I haven't been back there in 9 years, so this trip means so much to me. I'm going to be in Denmark for a week, and London for 4 days.
post #2 of 19
thats fab for you so you must be excited.its getting warm and sunny here now so u may get lucky
post #3 of 19
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Hey, you're in London. Can you tell me if Paddington is a good place to stay if I want to be close to the tourist areas? The hotel I am considering is between Paddington Station and Hyde Park.
post #4 of 19
hi glad u asked-dont stay there its full of weirdos and ladies of the night.Hyde park is a great part to be in but you have to be careful whereabouts.I dont know yr budget but if yr top end try knightsbridge,mayfair and covent garden(which is central but not right nxt to h.park)anyway you can walk everywhere and it doesnt take long

one more thing make sure you buy an oyster card when yr here-our transport is extortionate and this gives you great value.
Id check out hotels on net where u get feedback as they r expensive and so you either get fab places or total dives

Hope that helps
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Hey, you're in London. Can you tell me if Paddington is a good place to stay if I want to be close to the tourist areas? The hotel I am considering is between Paddington Station and Hyde Park.
post #5 of 19
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Oh wow, I'm glad I asked. I have a couple others that were near Covent Garden, so I'll look into those.

I'll also look into the Oyster Card. I was looking at the London Card which covers various tourist sites and transportation, what do you think about that?
post #6 of 19
not being a tourist here i wouldnt be able to advise on a london card tho these sorts of city cards usually work in other cities-i guess only if yr going to def visit those places. but a word of warning everyth is so expensive here that it is worth doing research checking prices as you can often find things cheaper(but not that much)If you want any other info PM me.
There are some really great off beat places that locals know about-may be worth checking out i say this because they love to get the tourist here with dodgy restaurants bad expensive bars when in fact there are fab restaurants great bars,shopping places etc.you just need to know where to find the non over tourist things are-obviously not includ sites and stuff.Its been a long night im babbling
post #7 of 19
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hi glad u asked-dont stay there its full of weirdos and ladies of the night.
Hope that helps

Those are bad thing? just kidding,
i would like to visit london again, that last couple of time i was there was due to work stuff, had no time to really do anything fun
post #8 of 19
better quality of weirdos elsewher and if you are into ladies then im sure u dont want to be near drugged up smelly hags(sorry to the hags out there)
Shame its a fun place especially in summer
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Those are bad thing? just kidding,
i would like to visit london again, that last couple of time i was there was due to work stuff, had no time to really do anything fun
post #9 of 19
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(sorry to the hags out there)

Sheesh! Such sensitivity!
post #10 of 19
I think the advice about staying in Paddington is good, it really isn't that pleasant around there
I'd get an Oyster card the moment I arrived in London as it offers great value- bad people can often spot someone from out of town ny the fact that they are fiddling with change rather than swishing about with their Oyster

Have you thought about where you want to go if looking at tourist attractions?
post #11 of 19
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How about the area near Monument Station by the river? Is that a decent place? It looks like places are booking up fast. Some of the places that were available a week ago are now booked.

Tourist attractions I'm interested in are The London Eye, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens, Vinopolis, Chislehurst Caves, and if we have time the Aquarium or Zoo. Also doing a big bus tour.
post #12 of 19
Kew Gardens, Hampton Court, London Aquaruim- all great attractions

Chislehurst Caves are wonderful, please try to make the journey, and enjoy a delicious pint after

Weather should be good enough for the London Eye but I don't rate it, lovely views but well overpriced

Never heard of Vinopolis but as I hate wine I think I'm excused

Why isn't the Tate Modern on your list?
post #13 of 19
Oh, you could do The Globe and the Tate Modern in an afternoon, stopping off Pizza Express for a lovely pizza inbetween

I missed my vocation as a tour guide
post #14 of 19
Congrats

I've always wanted to go to Denmark. When I go though I would want to go for at least a month. One week seems too short a time to be able to take it all in.
post #15 of 19
Oh, I just love Denmark! I used to date a Dane and went there several times over a two year period! It is the most wonderful country and I thought the people were so friendly! I ALMOST moved there - fortunately (probably for both of us) I spent 2 weeks straight with him and realized that it was not a relationship that would work - don't miss him, do miss the country! Are you going just to Copenhagen or able to travel? Lucky, lucky you!
post #16 of 19
river wetminster bridge so pretty day or night. area def tate modern.give some time to cruise around and just find things.there will be lots of festivals and stuuf happening soon oh and things on sunday in trfalgar squ.dont forget the shopping!!
Avoid se london full f shootings at mo
post #17 of 19
Wow sounds very exciting, I always wanted to visit Denmark. Hope you enjoy your trip and have a great time.
post #18 of 19
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Wow sounds very exciting, I always wanted to visit Denmark. Hope you enjoy your trip and have a great time.
Thank you! I'm really looking forward to it, so much that I couldn't sleep lastnight.

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Why isn't the Tate Modern on your list?
As much as I would love to see art museums and theatres (I have a family of artists), we will be traveling with my friend's 10 year old son, who we think gets easily bored of those places. We're saving those for another trip which we plan to do soon.

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Avoid se london full f shootings at mo
So the area by the Monument Station is bad as well?

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I've always wanted to go to Denmark. When I go though I would want to go for at least a month. One week seems too short a time to be able to take it all in.
If my friend could take more time off work, this trip would be extended. I want to live there so badly.

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Are you going just to Copenhagen or able to travel?
For this trip, just Copenhagen and the surrounding area. My brother, sister and I (they both live there), will leave the metro area to revisit some of our old fishing spots on one day.

As silly as it sounds, in Denmark I want to just see how it feels to be an adult there. I want to also enjoy all my childhood treats, like Tivoli, Bakken, Nyhavn, Tuborg beer, Cherry Wine, Turkish Pepper, Gajols, Soft Ice, etc. My brother wants to drag me out to the clubs, but that's really not my thing.

After this trip, I'm promising myself a much longer trip of 2-3 months. I'm probably going to buy a car and do European Delivery, and just camp out all over Europe for a summer. Camping in Europe I think is the best kept secret from general tourists.
post #19 of 19
Taking a ten year old boy, then I suggest the London Dungeon

Honestly, the theatre thing about Jack the Ripper is worth the admission fee
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