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    I've moved back to the Uk for uni and I'm with my bro for the summer in London. I don't really know too much about London and was wondering what were the best places to go and fun stuff to do in London.

    Looked online all I could find was musicals and museums and I'm not too interested in either. Sightseeing doesn't really interest me too much either but it depends what it is, don't want to go to the London eye.
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    Definitely go to the west bank outside waterloo (near but not on the london eye ), especially if there's a market on or something. Once your there you can have a look around the Houses of Parliament if you're interested - there's also a horror show and an aquarium but I'm not sure if either are good quality. If there's a market on outside the national theatre grab some food there, if not there's loads of good restaurants!

    There's always the west end if you fancy a musical, or the globe for some shakespeare There's always loads of comedy nights around everywhere if you're interested in that as well.

    Ministry of sound :cool:

    Tower of London is alright, I know you said no to museums but the science and/or history museums can be quite fun if you check what's on (and they're close).

    What other things are you interested in? I'll try and list some more stuff if you reply!
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    What kind of things do you like?
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    Clubs and stuff, you could go to like Madame Tussauds or the London Eye 4D thing or even the Science museum or you could watch a match at Arsenal, Tottenham or Chelsea's stadiums if you're into football Gigs at Wembley Arena or the Apollo. You could go shopping at Wesfield, Blue Water or Harrods.
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    Go to Camden one day. I spend far too much time there.
    Look around the shops and markets, there's plenty of vintage shops, a market with lots of tack, Cyberdog (which is a futuristic rave in a shop - some odd, odd stuff in there) and plenty of Shisha places. There is also a lovely book shop which I could easily spend hours in :love:.

    It's also a great place to grab some lunch (there's pretty much any style of food you can think of). And then you could go for a drink in one of the amazing pubs to people watch.

    Primrose Hill is also nearby (10 min walk). I could spend hours up there looking at the views.
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    hyde park in the day time. it's gorgeous. and embankment and night time.
    both are so lovely and obviously free!
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    Also, Brick Lane is great especially on a Sunday. Go for a curry and go shopping!
    There's a lovely Vintage market, loads of food stalls and lots of people in the street playing music etc. There's also Rough Trade which is an amazing record store: even if you don't buy anything, it's worth going to discover some great new music.
    Shoreditch is also nearby: Boxpark (a pop-up shopping centre) and plenty of shops.

    The area is also great if you're into street art. There are some AMAZING pieces.
    Just beware of the hipsters.
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    (Original post by WilliamG)
    Definitely go to the west bank outside waterloo (near but not on the london eye ), especially if there's a market on or something. Once your there you can have a look around the Houses of Parliament if you're interested - there's also a horror show and an aquarium but I'm not sure if either are good quality. If there's a market on outside the national theatre grab some food there, if not there's loads of good restaurants!

    There's always the west end if you fancy a musical, or the globe for some shakespeare There's always loads of comedy nights around everywhere if you're interested in that as well.

    Ministry of sound :cool:

    Tower of London is alright, I know you said no to museums but the science and/or history museums can be quite fun if you check what's on (and they're close).

    What other things are you interested in? I'll try and list some more stuff if you reply!
    Going to Camden sounds like it would be good. Markets and stuff, cool places to shop interest me. Me and my bro were gonna see the Sherlock museum in baker street haha. Basically interested in fun stuff to do, all the stuff online looks boring like museums or musicals. That's why I asked on here so I could get advice and ideas which are not the standard stuff, stuff you might not find on the Internet.

    What do you mean by if something's on at the history/science museum. What kind of stuff happens there.
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    (Original post by Saf94)
    Going to Camden sounds like it would be good. Markets and stuff, cool places to shop interest me. Me and my bro were gonna see the Sherlock museum in baker street haha. Basically interested in fun stuff to do, all the stuff online looks boring like museums or musicals. That's why I asked on here so I could get advice and ideas which are not the standard stuff, stuff you might not find on the Internet.

    What do you mean by if something's on at the history/science museum. What kind of stuff happens there.
    camden and south bank are both really nice/bustling areas.
    Convent garden and westfields for shopping

    The exhibitions on at the science/history museums change quite a lot so I just meant it's worth checking if there's something you're interested in on at that time.
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    (Original post by WilliamG)
    camden and south bank are both really nice/bustling areas.
    Convent garden and westfields for shopping

    The exhibitions on at the science/history museums change quite a lot so I just meant it's worth checking if there's something you're interested in on at that time.
    South bank looks pretty interesting. Have you been? What could I do there? Could I just walk around and find cool stuff or would I need to know where I wanted to go. I don't know anything about it but I was on the website and it looks cool.
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    (Original post by Saf94)
    South bank looks pretty interesting. Have you been? What could I do there? Could I just walk around and find cool stuff or would I need to know where I wanted to go. I don't know anything about it but I was on the website and it looks cool.
    yep I've been there loads of times. It's right next to waterloo and there's the national theatre, BFI (British Film Institute), street performers, loads of nice restaurants, normally some sort of outdoor art exhibition, sometimes a really good food market, near to houses of parliament etc. Can't remember much more but you can just have a wander
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    What about the London Dungeons?
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    Spitalfields Market is great for shopping!


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    If you want a good view maybe try out the new cable car from the O2 to Royal Docks.
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    Aquarium on Southbank is brilliant! Also famous restaurants like The Ivy (although expensive) are delicious. You should also go to the Oxo Tower for an amazing view...and good drinks If you're interested in Harry Potter you can do the London tour?

    This was posted from The Student Room's Android App on my GT-I9003

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