Off to London

@Drosophila (16881)
Ireland
March 1, 2016 1:38pm CST
I'm off to London tomorrow to pay my F&F a flying visit. I'll endeavour to pop on each day and say hi. Have you been to London before?
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@MALUSE (30260)
• Denmark
1 Mar 16
I can't remember precisely how often I've been to London. I'd say about 15 times. Alone, with my husband, with my goddaughter and several times with my German A-level students of English.
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@pgiblett (6649)
• Canada
1 Mar 16
I expected you would say nothing less.
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@MALUSE (30260)
• Denmark
1 Mar 16
@pgiblett How come?
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@pgiblett (6649)
• Canada
1 Mar 16
@MALUSE You have talked about London before I seem to recall.
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@Asylum (46351)
• Manchester, England
1 Mar 16
It is a very long time since I last visited London. To be honest I do not like the place because I always used to end up walking far too much.
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@pgiblett (6649)
• Canada
1 Mar 16
That is what the Underground network is provided for, to stop you walking.
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@Asylum (46351)
• Manchester, England
1 Mar 16
@pgiblett I have ended up walking more than I have used the underground.
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@MALUSE (30260)
• Denmark
1 Mar 16
@pgiblett Sounds reasonable but isn't for a tourist. After all one has come to *see* things. All tourists walk too much in London even if they use the underground.
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@dodo19 (27271)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
1 Mar 16
I've been to London. I haven't been in a few years, and last time I didn't want to leave. I would so love to live in the UK.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
1 Mar 16
It's a good place for sure :)
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@DianneN (55010)
• United States
7 Mar 16
So would I.
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@dodo19 (27271)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
7 Mar 16
@Drosophila it really is a good place. I loved it!
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@pgiblett (6649)
• Canada
1 Mar 16
Say Hi to Heathrow for me! I used to live near there (when I worked for British Airways). I am a Londoner so know it pretty darn well.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
1 Mar 16
Erm lol no! Am flying to city airport, that was a photo of "the docks" as the flight is about to land. I avoid Heathrow the best I can, horrid airport. Am a Londoner too actually. :)
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@pgiblett (6649)
• Canada
2 Mar 16
@Drosophila I disagree Heathrow is a great airport.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
2 Mar 16
@pgiblett it's far away, pain to get to if you're not in paddinton, always treat you like a criminal going in and out, check in takes ages, no enough seating place outside departure in terminal 5, terminals are too far apart. Transfer between terminals are always a stress. So ya I fail to see what's great about it, unless you mean the shops? But then I don't go to airport to shop. I just want to get to an airport fly, or land then get out. Heathrow is a time sink for that. I do however like BA and always try to fly with them, am a member of their club
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@jaboUK (49148)
• United Kingdom
1 Mar 16
I generally regard London as a place to keep out of - too many people scurrying around. I much prefer where I am at the moment - Spain.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
1 Mar 16
I do like Spain, where are you in Spain?
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@jaboUK (49148)
• United Kingdom
1 Mar 16
@Drosophila We're on the Costa Blanca - just arrived today and will be here for a month - yaay. Enjoy your trip too.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
1 Mar 16
@jaboUK wow plenty fish! Take some pictures and share :)
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@Ronrybs (7077)
• London, England
1 Mar 16
I am lucky enough to live not far from Heathrow and have spent ages exploring the city and on a now defunct site I had put up little articles on the quirky and wierd history of the place. Really need to get back into that. Have a good trip
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
1 Mar 16
That would be good to read those articles. Not a fan of Heathrow, especially terminal 5! Best thing about Heathrow, the express lol
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@Ronrybs (7077)
• London, England
2 Mar 16
@Drosophila When I used to commute I'd catch the Tube from T5, it was almost like home!
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
2 Mar 16
@Ronrybs omg long Piccadilly line with stops at everything.... Never again lol express all the way
@pgntwo (20457)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
1 Mar 16
F&F? Enjoy your short hop across the Irish Sea, London has lots for everybody.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
1 Mar 16
Family and Friends. Thanks thanks
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@rosekiss (30159)
• Eugene, Oregon
1 Mar 16
I have never ever been to London. I doubt that I I will ever get there, but that is okay, as I can't afford it anyway. I have seen pictures of it and videos of it, and it looks like a very nice city. I hope that your trip is a safe one, and that you enjoy your stay there.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
1 Mar 16
Thanks! It's a great city, it would be good to see my friends again
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@rosekiss (30159)
• Eugene, Oregon
1 Mar 16
@Drosophila Yea it is always nice to get away, but then it is great to get back home again too.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
2 Mar 16
@rosekiss I have moved so much, home is a relative thing these days :)
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@allknowing (54690)
• India
2 Mar 16
I had a day and half in London during my Europe tour - a disappointment as it was the weekend when most of everything was closed.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
2 Mar 16
Wow that must have been a very long time ago? Nothing close now in weekend
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@allknowing (54690)
• India
2 Mar 16
@Drosophila We could not see the activity at the Buckingham palace. Is it there on Sundays now?
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
2 Mar 16
@allknowing activity? You mean changing of the guards? That happens daily I think. My friend was one of the guards, they don't have day offs. These are elite soldiers of the British army. So ya their guards duty are real ones. Not sure what other activity goes down there. Now and then there's the queens coach going past but that's occasional and not a routine
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@Gabugs (1791)
• United States
1 Mar 16
How wonderful @drosphila I wish you a very pleasant flight/stay in London. Yes, my hubby and I had been and stayed for a week in London. We truly enjoyed our stay and had taken a ferry from Dover.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
1 Mar 16
Oh exciting ferry across Dover! Did you like Dover?
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@Gabugs (1791)
• United States
2 Mar 16
@Drosophila We didn't stay too long in Dover. Especially to board the ferry to meet up with my sis in Belgium.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
2 Mar 16
@Gabugs ah did you get to see the cliff of Dover at all?
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• Lakewood, Colorado
1 Mar 16
I have indeed been to London to see the Queen lolz not of course I have been..miss it a lot. What is F and F? Silly me.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
1 Mar 16
Ya the Queen's coach? There's a little parade they do occasionally down Pall Mall. Family and Friends (F&F) :)
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• Lakewood, Colorado
1 Mar 16
@Drosophila Thanks Wendy for the FF definition..I knew that why didnt I remember? huh? lolz Oh yes the Pall Mall parade.. Never seen it but did go to the palace of course.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
2 Mar 16
@TiarasOceanView F 'n' F just sounds cooler yo! xD
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• United States
1 Mar 16
Yes way back in 1984-- mum and I saved money for the two of us to enjoy ourselves completely touring Europe for three weeks and London was an exciting place, my cousin lives there.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
1 Mar 16
That's great! Ya it's changed a lot, but central London is pretty much similar looking
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• United States
1 Mar 16
@Drosophila I adored Covent Garden and the food there is/was awesome ! Do enjoy your visit and be safe , huggles to ya
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
1 Mar 16
@enlightenedpsych2 thanks! Yes Covent Garden is great :)
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
1 Mar 16
I havent been there but before I die I want to visit london, I love their accents lol
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
1 Mar 16
Lol you'll like mine then! Hahahha I lived in London for 10years. It's a great place to see
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2 Mar 16
@Drosophila its definitely on my bucket list and bless your accent. My wife does a very good impression lol
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
2 Mar 16
@BACONSTRIPSXXX I'm losing it slowly though, been living as an expat for too long
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@destimona (1962)
• Luxembourg, Luxembourg
2 Mar 16
I have not been to London. Its a beautiful place to visit.Few of my friends are living in canterbery. Wish to visit London in future.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
2 Mar 16
Canterbury is gorgeous too! England is full of pretty places
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@Scindhia (1982)
• Chennai, India
2 Mar 16
I have not been to London to look at the queen . Nice picture. I have friends who live in London.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
2 Mar 16
Thanks! Ya that was a shot of the river Thames and the "docks" as the flight was about to land
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@amadeo (43944)
• United States
1 Mar 16
we have been there several times.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
1 Mar 16
It's a cool place! :)
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@just4him (85432)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Mar 16
No, but it's a place I would like to visit.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
1 Mar 16
It's a great city, so many things to do!
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@Lucky15 (33763)
• Philippines
1 Mar 16
Nope ma'am :( Take care :)
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
1 Mar 16
Thanks thanks
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@kevin1877uk (35782)
2 Mar 16
Enjoy your flying visit to London. What is F&F? Yes you know I've been to London many times.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
2 Mar 16
Thanks thanks! Family and Friends
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@kevin1877uk (35782)
2 Mar 16
@Drosophila Cool I hope you hope a great time, for Plymouth from London, cross the m4 to Bristol then turn left lol
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
2 Mar 16
@kevin1877uk HAHAHAH I don't drive xD
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@gudheart (12807)
10 Mar 16
Hope you had a great time. I have never been to London despite living in the UK!
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
10 Mar 16
It was good, very cold! way colder than Ireland.. which to me is odd!
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@gudheart (12807)
10 Mar 16
@Drosophila LOL was it snowing when you went?
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
10 Mar 16
@gudheart nahh it was hailing
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