olddeegee: Try the food! English cuisine is world renowned.
God Is My Co-Pirate: Bath and Salisbury are lovely. For my money, Avebury is cooler than Stonehenge.
God Is My Co-Pirate: Bath and Salisbury are lovely. For my money, Avebury is cooler than Stonehenge./used to live in Exeter
ricewater_stool: The English British Museum is free and not to be missed. The Rosetta Stone is there, as is a shiatload of ancient stuff they stole from Egypt and Greece.
Via Infinito: Don't go to St. James Tavern in Greater London. Bad service and gross business practices.CSS:My friend and I were in London to see Phantom at Her Majesty's Theater. This pub was nearby so we decided to try it. My friend is a vegetarian, so she ordered the veggie burger. It took forEVER to get our food, but that was because they delivered her burger to the wrong table first.The lady who got the burger first, started eating the fries and cut the burger in half. Then she realized it was the wrong burger and had it sent back. He took it to the kitchen and then brought it back to our table with several fries missing, cut in half and some stranger's germs all over it. When we confronted the server about giving us a burger that some other lady had her hands all over, he didn't even apologize. He just got this look on his face of "oh shiat, you noticed".
Cyberluddite: ricewater_stool: The English British Museum is free and not to be missed. The Rosetta Stone is there, as is a shiatload of ancient stuff they stole from Egypt and Greece.Yeah, if a person had time to see only one museum in London, the British Museum would be the obvious choice. I would say that on any short of list of "must see" museums of the world, it would have to be right at or near the very top.
Cyberluddite: I spend a fair amount of time in England (mostly on business, but sometimes on personal travel as well), but I should ask: What do you consider to be "the obvious," Subby? We may have some very different ideas about that, and I might be able to recommend some things that might seem obvious to me but not to you, or vice-versa.
naughtyrev: Go to Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in London (really old pub where literary greats hung out).
Branniganslaw: i love archaeology, so the Petrie Museum should be great as well.
Prevailing Wind: So what do you think the plausibility of recreating three men in a boat, but with it just being one man in a boat...and only for two days? Do they still rent the skiffs?
FarkinNortherner: Eat fish and chips at Gordon Ramsay's The Narrow (or anything else, it's all excellent, but make sure you get a table near the water in the conservatory.)
Mateorocks: Avoid British coffee at all costs.
Mateorocks: Definitely take in a play.
nyclon: If you like ww I or ii stuff, there is no better than the Imperial War Museum
AlwaysRightBoy: In London, go to the Churchill War Rooms, you won't be disappointed. I spent most of a day down in there.http://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/churchill-war-rooms
12349876: Figure out a way to get into a QI taping. Assuming you're going late this month or next month.
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