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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by XG911, May 19, 2011.

  1. XG911

    XG911 Regular Member

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    I know we've got a lot of UKers on BHW (I'm an American), and I was wondering if I could get some London-specific advice. I'm thinking about going to London next weekend to celebrate the Champions League Final (no tix, just going to experience the craziness). I already got a hostel booked (deposit was minimal) because they were filling up fast.

    Anything I should specifically avoid while I'm there? Also, does a Yankee stand any chance with those classy British women:D?
     
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  2. MrSmith

    MrSmith Newbie

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    Depends where you're going to go.

    High end places: maddox, china white, vendome, movida, alto etc. - No chance unless you have constant sparklers running to your table (magnum bottles and above). Even a magnum goose at 600 GBP (incl. mixers + 10% service) could get you a few cats on the hook

    More international crowd would be like 'walkabout' (australian bar) or whatever those places are called. Don't frequent them.

    You having luck with a london bird...I think they absolutely despise accent that's foreign to them, even scottish. If you got game maybe you're alright then...I just know a lot of them girls will shut you off in a blink of an eye if you sound yank or like a fob.

    Of course if you roll deep in the big clubs then you can get the paper-chasers ;) The ones that wanna have a good time and will look past your accent and deeper into your wallet.

    Good luck on that mate.

    For places you want to avoid: (Stay in Central is the safest).
    Don't start running off to Brixton, Peckham, Shepherds Bush, Hackney and those areas that are populated with lots of estates and drug dealers.
     
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    vipey Registered Member

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    classy british women??
    theres none of them here mate

    Personally i cant stand London, i live "up north" and London is far to busy and expensive
     
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    wrangler Regular Member

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    To maximize a short trip, it's worth getting on the open-top double-deck bus tours. You can get on/off all day, and they take you to all the must-see sites. Also consider a multi-day London Transport pass.
     
  5. googlemonster

    googlemonster Supreme Member

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    Nice man, i heard they will have screens outside Wembley... former UK - living expat now #MUFC
     
  6. googlemonster

    googlemonster Supreme Member

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    What about MOS? boomm bumpf bumpf
     
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    googlemonster Supreme Member

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    5VM5UN6 Registered Member

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    Used to live in Seven Sisters. Dude, don't go to London, the girls are ugly there.
    If you're going to gamble try out fox poker club (needs a registration before 24 hours).

    The fuck is wrong with hackney?

    Why the hell no one stabbed me then? Whenever I used to feel tired of working at pc, I used to take a walk in my neighbourhood or those around. For like couple hours, in the night. Not a single time I've been jumped. In South Tottenham, Hackney or Walthamstow.
     
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    homenet Power Member

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    Hackney is a shit hole, like 90% of London :D
     
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    Well I'm from Walthamstow/East London and got to say myself, those areas aren't the best for a yank to visit alone. There's enough muggings and stabbings of locals, let alone tourists.
     
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    Wow, there are a lot of paranoid people here!

    London is great XG911. After the match head into central London via Wembley tube station and you can't fail to find something to suit you.

    As for the girls, well is depends on you really. I don't think an accent will put them off, there are people from all over the world in London.

    Have fun, I'm sure you will love it here.
     
  12. XG911

    XG911 Regular Member

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    Lots of great tips, thanks guys! It's going to be crazy, let's hope for MUFC victory.
     
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    He who laughs last, laughs longest.
    Find the nearest airport and get out asap. LOL
     
  14. googlemonster

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    Best thing about the UK: departure lounge. ;)
     
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    Ummmm, my only advice is not to make yourself a target... If you wouldn't do it at home, don't do it here (I had a crazy mate come visit who spent a day walking round whitechapel (Jack the Ripper terratory) with a $3k Camera round his neck)!

    In terms of places to go... depends what you are looking for. If you want a good night out get out to Picadilly Circus/Leicester Square were all the theatres, and decent clubs are... Covent Garden also has a good nightlife.

    The Tube (underground metro system) runs until around 1am and covers all of London... If you are going sightseeing get a oyster card when you arrive for like £20 and you can use it all day for tube, buses, DLR and some trains for like £7/day... You can then trade it in when u leave for whatever is left...

    Enjoy...
     
  16. drogon

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    London is my home time and a great place to visit. Check out the clubs and pubs in Camden including the market.

    The great thing about London is that its full of international people so lots of euro chicks from France/Spain/Italy/Sweden and all over the world in London.

    You will have a great time!
     
  17. mattbowden

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    Stay in the centre of London, stay away from south, east london. Only go into large brand public houses or night clubs. Eat only in fast food establishments as everything else is to expensive. Try a curry top notch. Steer clear of the following drinks bitter, stout, real ale they all taste like shit. British women if you have enough money you have pulled.
    Go to hyde park, check out tate modern lots of women at both places during the day and both free. Enjoy our public transport its one of the most expensive in the world.
    Dont talk to th english you should be fine.

    Most of all try a full english breakfast
     
  18. greenlantern420

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    Fish & Chips... anyone??? Could never find the same texture and batter recipes anywhere I've travelled like that of the UK's
     
  19. MrSmith

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    5VM5UN6: Maybe you haven't been moved to because people recognize your face, but you can get clocked as a yank from far by locals and you're by far an easier target than a local, so stay away from Hackney unless you're black and roll deep. WTF you going to do in Hackney anyway?

    googlemonster: Depends which airline ;)

    mattbowden knows what he's talking about.
     
  20. greenlantern420

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    lol :)