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    Hello

    I am trying to narrow down the best places to go in london for a pungent mix of culture and art in 1 day.

    So the places I have are thus:

    Caribbean market - Brixton
    Covent Garden Market - Covent Garden
    Camden Market - Camden
    Queen's Market - Upton Park

    South Bank Area / Centre
    West minster cathedral? Or tower?
    Brunei Gallery
    National & Portrait Gallery (must go to these two though)

    If you have been to any of these places, are any of them rubbish areas?
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    Most is safe during the day, it's a different story at night though.
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    Tate modern?
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    (Original post by DanielMartin)
    Hello

    I am trying to narrow down the best places to go in london for a pungent mix of culture and art in 1 day.

    So the places I have are thus:

    Caribbean market - Brixton
    Covent Garden Market - Covent Garden
    Camden Market - Camden
    Queen's Market - Upton Park

    South Bank Area / Centre
    West minster cathedral? Or tower?
    Brunei Gallery
    National & Portrait Gallery (must go to these two though)

    If you have been to any of these places, are any of them rubbish areas?
    Brixton is not very safe at night. Not for someone who isn't used to the area anyway.. Camden should be allright as long as you keep to the main roads
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    (Original post by xXxiKillxXx)
    Brixton is not very safe at night. Not for someone who isn't used to the area anyway.. Camden should be allright as long as you keep to the main roads
    I meant, in terms of visiting them .... are they worth seeing? as I heard Camden is judged as a show or a fake?
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    camden is full of drunken and crack head punks nothing to see
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    (Original post by DanielMartin)
    I meant, in terms of visiting them .... are they worth seeing? as I heard Camden is judged as a show or a fake?
    Well to be honest I wouldn't bother with Queens Market in Upton Park (I live 20 minutes from it) because to be honest its not very cultural or arty


    Although, the famous one pound fish man can be found there if you are lucky!


    Other suggestions seem much nicer IMHO
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    (Original post by KrishanC93)
    Well to be honest I wouldn't bother with Queens Market in Upton Park (I live 20 minutes from it) because to be honest its not very cultural or arty
    ... But the £1 fish man is there! :eek:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETSl8gWsFZ0
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    (Original post by Bromine)
    ... But the £1 fish man is there! :eek:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETSl8gWsFZ0
    Ah that is hilarious. Is it worth going to upton just for the fish man xD?

    I want to go the caribbean areas / more cultural areas instead of an indian man selling fish xD I can see that in Nottingham..

    Trouble is, is it worth going down to brixton?
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    (Original post by Bromine)
    ... But the £1 fish man is there! :eek:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETSl8gWsFZ0
    I know, I mentioned that in my original Post!! Also, my mums met him and had a convo with him too!
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    Brixton market is okay, not sure if its day out material. Camden despite what people have said isn't really dangerous, so long as you aren't a complete mug.

    The South Bank is great during the day, nice walk along there catch lunch, Tate Modern perhaps.
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    Camden is a really great place to go, I love it there :love:.
    Ignore the market (under the green Camden Market sign as it's awful: it's just a load of tack) and look around the Stables Market instead. There are loads of vintage shops, clothes/music/shisha places...there is also a vast array of food places to choose from. Full of interesting characters.
    Primrose Hill is also a 10 min walk away, I love going up there to look at the views.

    Brick Lane is also a great place to visit on a Sunday. Aside from the curry resturants there is a huge market selling vintage stuff, arts and crafts, art and food. Shoreditch is also just around the corner...so you can go to Boxpark (pop up shopping centre).
    The area is also good for art: The Whitechapel Gallery is just by Aldgate East station (at the start of Brick Lane) and there is a HUGE amount of amazing street art dotted all over Brick Lane/Shoreditch.
    Spitalfields is also around the corner which has a load of shops/places to eat.
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    Chinatown is always fun
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    (Original post by DanielMartin)
    Hello

    I am trying to narrow down the best places to go in london for a pungent mix of culture and art in 1 day.

    So the places I have are thus:

    Caribbean market - Brixton
    Covent Garden Market - Covent Garden
    Camden Market - Camden
    Queen's Market - Upton Park

    South Bank Area / Centre
    West minster cathedral? Or tower?
    Brunei Gallery
    National & Portrait Gallery (must go to these two though)

    If you have been to any of these places, are any of them rubbish areas?
    Camden, it's very diverse cos there's always tourists all the time, they recently made things mode pedestrianised.
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    Instead of going to Queen's market (I really wouldnt recommend it) head to Spitalfields market in between aldgate east and liverpool street station. The area is much nicer and more 'artsy'.

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