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    (Original post by grvcex97)
    hmm.. never been to Hackney. Should I check it out? lol
    err... No
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    (Original post by Yellow 03)
    Try Upper Street area (my favourite) and anywhere in Soho. And let's not forget the legendary Bar Italia in Frith Street (another favourite) where everyone gravitates to after a long night out partying/drinking/bar hopping etc.
    are these areas expensive? lol
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    I want to check out Westfield Stratford city one day! I like the shepard's bush one but would be nice to compare
    I go there every summer when I come back to England. Stratford is great but it's like an hour by tube compared to ~10 mins for Shepherd's Bush. Erk
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    (Original post by jam277)
    No idea tbh Queen Bee . Only been West Westfield once and that was back in 2011(just before the East one was built).
    I'll check the east London one out. I hear it's even better than the west London one.
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    (Original post by Yellow 03)
    err... No
    why, is it really sketch? haha
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    But does it have the London feeling to it?! :mmm:
    No it has a very European feel to it. There is nowhere like London!

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=be...l+architecture
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    (Original post by Student403)
    I go there every summer when I come back to England. Stratford is great but it's like an hour by tube compared to ~10 mins for Shepherd's Bush. Erk
    Why don't you go to the shepard's bush one of it closer?
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    (Original post by The Wavefunction)
    Guys, I'm not actually serious. As gutted as I am that she turned me down, I think I'll get over it fast.
    Haha flattered, but I'm not one to get gutted over :P
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Why don't you go to the shepard's bush one of it closer?
    Cause the Shepherd's Bush one seems to have more fashion/designer stores Not my thing
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    Any cool places in Greenwich or anywhere SE? because that's where I have some family
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    (Original post by jam277)
    I lived in Liverpool as well for a few years so I think I have right to talk about this. It's a fantastic place in every sense of the word. There are so many things to do. The centre is affordable, great pubs, good bars if that's your kinda thing. The student atmosphere in the centre of Liverpool is great and also since I had that freedom to just go everywhere I wanted in Liverpool without too many issues financially(unlike in London) there was that amazing vibe.
    Liverpool has a very good day and night life. With Liverpool it's a bit more affordable but you still get a lot of that vibe of London. I used to love going to Liverpool one, was a neat burritos place and I used to just go there and chill with my mates.London is better though, ain't nothing like my hometown.
    Yeah I feel that, it's sort of like a scaled down London. Really different atmosphere I find though. A lot more humbleness in Liverpool. Black people/culture is virtually non existent, although there is a demand for Carribean culture, which is great.
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    (Original post by grvcex97)
    why, is it really sketch? haha
    It's quite run down although there are some interesting art stuff happening there in the last few years, but generally speaking it is one of the more under-developed areas - with a comparatively higher crime rate.
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    (Original post by grvcex97)
    Any cool places in Greenwich or anywhere SE? because that's where I have some family
    I heard south East London is so dangerous. Places like Peckham,especially.
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Cause the Shepherd's Bush one seems to have more fashion/designer stores Not my thing
    Ah makes sense. Extortionate prices smh
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Ah makes sense. Extortionate prices smh
    Oh that too. Some places are horrendous
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    (Original post by TSR Mustafa)
    Ha , what a wisecracker you are dear!
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    (Original post by grvcex97)
    Any cool places in Greenwich or anywhere SE? because that's where I have some family
    Greenwich is OK, but it's not London and if you are looking for more funky places (or social hotspots as you say) you definitely need to at least explore (ie go out in) areas like Upper Street and Soho. Oh, and South Bank which is amazing. Other great places are Spitalfields and Notting Hill.

    A lot of people here talk about places which are very touristy and hence cringeworthy and which Londoners mostly avoid (eg Oxford Street - ugh!).

    Also, why on earth would someone go to Westfield, that is the equivalent of an American mall and mostly uninteresting, surely someone would want get a more authentic British/London feel of things...?
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    I heard south East London is so dangerous. Places like Peckham,especially.
    Yes, Peckham is the worst!
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    (Original post by Yellow 03)
    Greenwich is OK, but it's not London and if you are looking for more funky places (or social hotspots as you say) you definitely need to at least explore (ie go out in) areas like Upper Street and Soho. Oh, and South Bank which is amazing. Other great places are Spitalfields and Notting Hill.

    A lot of people here talk about places which are very touristy and hence cringeworthy and which Londoners mostly avoid (eg Oxford Street - ugh!).

    Also, why on earth would someone go to Westfield, that is the equivalent of an American mall and mostly uninteresting, surely someone would want get a more authentic British/London feel of things...?
    Agreed South Bank is great. Really enjoyed Leicester Square, too, a lot more than Oxford street. And I avoided Piccadilly. Not sure if I passed through Notting Hill, though.
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    (Original post by grvcex97)
    I'm going to study abroad in London soon and was wondering where the best places to socialize or just have a good evening out with friends are in the London area(:
    Try Shoreditch or Camden! They're always pretty live on friday or saturday night
 
 
 
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