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london, hot spots??

  • 09-01-2005 11:47pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 372 ✭✭

    firstly, not quite sure if this thread is in the right place, so feel free to move it mods.

    ok, i'm heading to london with the folks on wednesday (12th) til saturday. i've never been before and hopefully my mum and dad will be feeling generous. so i'm just wondering if anyone can recommend any particularly good shops/markets/restaurants/places in general that i should visit. i'm especially interested in vintage shops (not specifically clothes).

    cheers in advance ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,682 ✭✭✭MojoMaker

    Notting Hill and Portobello.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,027 ✭✭✭alleepally

    I thought you were looking for wi-fi hot spots and didn't open the thread. I don't like London very much and stayed blindfolded last time I went until I got inside the theatre - then SURPRISE - it was Les Miserables.

  • Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 21,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭Agent Smith

    camden market


    thats all you need to know

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,984 ✭✭✭✭Lump

    Assuming you're a woman... My Flat ;)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,598 ✭✭✭ferdi

    Lump wrote:
    Assuming you're a woman... My Flat ;)

    thats some stiff criteria your setting there

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,188 ✭✭✭growler

    there's quite a few antique shops around Angel and a larger open air market on saturdays , camden is worth a visit too

    Take a look at for lots of info.

  • Registered Users Posts: 932 ✭✭✭yossarin

    Camden is full of life
    Notting Hill / Portobello
    Carnaby street

    what sort of 'vintage' stuff ?
    what growler said - goto and have a goo.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 372 ✭✭catspring

    thanks you guys. was pretty good. there's a play based on philip pullman's dark materials trilogy on while i'm there, which would be interesting to see cos the books are absolutely fantastic.

    yossarin, with regards to vintage stuff, i mean bags, clothes, jewelery, stuff for my flat, etc.

    agent smith, i'm guessing you're refering to magic mushrooms. can they be brought back on the plane cos i don't know if i'd be interested in taking them with the folks!!! :eek:

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,457 ✭✭✭Blisterman

    Theres a store in notting hill gate with all that stuff. Cant remember the name.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,110 ✭✭✭solice

    camden is good.
    market in notting hill is really good and be sure to haggle!
    covent garden is good for funky stuff and decoration type things.
    china town down by soho (i think its down by soho) is fun for unusual stuff
    you could always try albert square ;)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 620 ✭✭✭Kêrmêttê

    Go to see The Lion King in the Lyceum Theatre... It's a bit more expensive thatn seeing a show here, but absolutely amazing nonetheless!

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,267 ✭✭✭p.pete

    The Church in Kentish Town on Sunday mornings :D

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,945 ✭✭✭D-Generate

    Carnaby Street for clothes really.
    Spittlefields Market was a very good market when I was there last time too.