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Things to Do in London?

[quote]jallalabad wrote:
I would spend minimal time/money in bars or restaurants in Covent garden TBH. It’s mostly overpriced rubbish designed to extract as much money possible from simpleton tourists.

Although having said that, if you want music have a look at what is on at ronnie scotts. http://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/

The Zoo is a good shout, everyone loves a zoo.
Get a curry from brick lane
Wander about camden
eat food and get drunk
http://www.the-elk-in-the-woods.co.uk/
http://www.freemasonsarms.co.uk/ - this is next to hampstead heath which is a fucking massive park, good to have walk about and you can visit kenwood house and eat some cakes http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/kenwood-house/

http://www.capitalpubcompany.com/our-pubs/the-hemingford-arms/ - this pub is cool as fuck

Basically for entertainment I would meet some locals and ask them what to do rather that go by your guide book.

Harrods, knightsbridge, walk down the mall, admiralty arch, hyde park etc etc

Bring a coat should be cold as fuck by then[/quote]

Nice one. Am on ronniescotts website now and i’m tempted to go for the nina simone songbook session in December. CapitalPub also looks pretty cool.

Yeah, thought of going there and asking the locals also. At least this way i’ve got a rough idea where to go around now. Awesome stuff man, thanks a bunch

[quote]Rico Suave wrote:

[quote]optheta wrote:

[quote]Mowgly wrote:
Hey guys, will be visiting London this December. Thought I’d ask around here for suggestions of places to go. WIll be there for about a week, and have already planned to visit the “must-go” places (palace, bridge, museums etc). Could anyone suggest a few places with more culture, music, more so for younger gen? My sister’s a musician so probably a main busking spot maybe. (Have seen awesome videos on youtube) An addition my mates and I are planning to go to a gentlemens club one of the nights, any reccomendations?

Thanks in advance
-Jon[/quote]

Strip Clubs leave you with a whole in your wallet and nothing else.[/quote]

Ya, that and a great fucking time!!![/quote]

A named Rico Suave should be able to get a One Light Lay easy, no need for strip clubs lol.

[quote]rhod wrote:
I’ve had a lot of fun at Angels, newer Stringfellows club. Cabbies will know.[/quote]

Angels not bad. (avoid the main stringfellows btw unfriendly and very expensive)

The Windmill is good, looks tacky but has some awesome wimmenz, free entry if you show your hotel card.

[quote]RampantBadger wrote:

[quote]rhod wrote:
I’ve had a lot of fun at Angels, newer Stringfellows club. Cabbies will know.[/quote]

Angels not bad. (avoid the main stringfellows btw unfriendly and very expensive)

The Windmill is good, looks tacky but has some awesome wimmenz, free entry if you show your hotel card.

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Awesome, thanks for the tip. Too bad i wont be putting up in a hotel. Btw, are there cover charges/entry charges to these clubs? If so, what’s the average price? wouldn’t wanna get ripped off just cause i’m a foreigner and i know shit about the place.

All you need to know if you are asked to buy a girl a cocktail just say no…
Entry fee was 15 quid when I went I tipped the girls with a fiver

[quote]Mowgly wrote:

[quote]RampantBadger wrote:

[quote]rhod wrote:
I’ve had a lot of fun at Angels, newer Stringfellows club. Cabbies will know.[/quote]

Angels not bad. (avoid the main stringfellows btw unfriendly and very expensive)

The Windmill is good, looks tacky but has some awesome wimmenz, free entry if you show your hotel card.

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Awesome, thanks for the tip. Too bad i wont be putting up in a hotel. Btw, are there cover charges/entry charges to these clubs? If so, what’s the average price? wouldn’t wanna get ripped off just cause i’m a foreigner and i know shit about the place.
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Rechecked the website and there’s a free pass on front page ( google: windmill international) In the windmill the standard dance is 40 for 2-3 songs, you can also get a single in the bar area for 20. Generally all clubs its £20 a dance and there’s never any need to tip or buy the girls a drink unless you want to.
VIP is fixed rate in Angels but otherwise negotiable in all other clubs.

Ronnie Scotts is good but pretty dear, and can be hard to get in on good nights unless you’re a member.
Stringfellows is horrid. Might as well get your Mum to give you a lap dance!
Camden is a proper dump. Pretty much any where south of the river is.

Our Police can be contacted on 999. Remember that. You’ll probably need it at some point. Enjoy London.

Wait i got Camden and Clapham mixed up. Avoid Clapham. Camden is Ok i guess.

Shoreditch is pretty buzzy on the weekends. Loads to do in the West End.