A Conversation for H2G2 London summer meet - 14th May 2011

Vote here for an afternoon activity

Post 1

Gnomon - time to move on

Please place your votes here for an afternoon activity. You can pick one of the following, or suggest something of your own. Bear in mind that some exhibitions can be quite pricy and not everyone wants to pay a lot. Also, we don't have to all go to the same place, but it would be nice to.

Wetlands Birdwatching Centre
Kew Gardens
London Zoo
Greenwich Park, Observatory and Clock Museum
Bankside Art Gallery
Science Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge
The Tower of London
National Gallery
National Portrait Gallery
The Tate Britain Gallery, with an exhibition of Turners
Doctor Who Exhibition
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Walking Tour of Interesting sights of London

Vote here for an afternoon activity

Post 2


smiley - lurk I'd vote for a walking tour of interesting sights, with the natural science museum as a back-up plan in case of wet weather. smiley - lurk

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Post 3

aka Bel - A87832164

May I add a suggestion?

I've wanted to go to A657632 (The Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Dalston, London) ever since I read about it a few months ago.
I haven't a clue where exactly that is, though.

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Post 4

Gnomon - time to move on


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Post 5

Gnomon - time to move on

MMF has made the following suggestion in a different thread, and I'm going to quote it here:

Further to an afternoon event, might I suggest two options (with a couple of 'wet' options, in case)?

Option 1: Meet at the Olympic clock, Trafalgar Square, for a leisurely stroll up The Strand and Fleet Street?

Sights are:
Trafalgar Square (obviously)
National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery (if wet)
St.Martin's in the field church (believe there is brass rubbing there)
Admiralty Arch and St. James' Park (picnic or chat around lake?)
The Queen's Chapel of Savoy (a Royal peculiar and the first church to have electricity. Once part of a hospital for the homeless, during Henry VII's reign)
Royal Courts of Justice.
St. Clement Dane's (or the R.A.F.) church.
St. Mary-le-Strand (or W.R.N.S.) church
King's College, London.
Somerset House for the free Ai Weiwei - Circle of 12 bronze Animal / Zodiac Heads exhibition and Courtauld's Institute (�7)
St. Dunstan's in the West.
Aldwych tube station (disused)
And assorted architecture, statuary and memorials, plus old pubs and old newspaper buildings.
St. Paul's.
This walk ends very close to the Kingsway and the Shakespeare's head.

Option 2:
Meet Parliament Square for a stroll along the embankment to Blackfriars (or Aldwych, depending on time.)

Houses of Parliament and St. Stepen's tower, plus assorted famous buildings around the square, including Westminster Abbey, site of a recent popular wedding.
Victoria embankment gardens: These gardens, and the embankment, where built from the waste created by the building of the District line, being a cut and shut line, and Bazelgette's sewers. They include many statues, including Rabbie Burns, Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert.
The Battle of Britain monument.
Hungerford (or more commonly 'The Wobbly') bridge
Cleopatra's needle
Somerset house for the free Ai Weiwei - Circle of 12 bronze Animal / Zodiac Heads exhibition (wet venue with free 45 minute guided tours) and Courtauld's institute (�7)
Various famous ships.
London Eye
The Belgian People's monument

Any other ideas welcome.



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Post 6

Gnomon - time to move on

MMF is going to organise a sight-seeing tour and a number of us have already agreed to go with him. That discussion is taking place at the "Sign Me Up" conversation:


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