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post #61 of 85
nothin says London like a fry up
post #62 of 85
I wouldn't bother with the shops actually on Carnaby Street, they're not really that great, same for covent garden except Fred Perry of course... but backing onto Carnaby Street is Liberty, and that's definately worth looking around, especially if your fiancee likes vintage things, it's my favourite deparment store and they sell amazing ties with woven William Morris patterns. New Bond Street and Old Bond Street (off Oxford Street) are nice to walk down.

Make sure you do the touristy things! Like the London Eye, Natural History Museum, definately the Victoria and Albert museum, you could do those three in a day and the museums are free now.
post #63 of 85
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The V&A is on top of our list of touristy things to see

What is the London Eye?

VKK...There is a Merc and Ben Sherman flagship shops on Carnaby St. I'm sure we'll walk in just out of habit and obligation, then walk right out.
post #64 of 85
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Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, AKA Sunday dinner.


Simpson's-in-the-Strand is probably the most famous place for this. Not cheap though.

A cheaper alternative and one of my favourite places to eat at the moment is Canteen. It's not as good as when they first opened, but it's still one of the only places where I look forward to dessert - brings back lots of fond memories of school dinners...
post #65 of 85
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The V&A is on top of our list of touristy things to see

What is the London Eye?

VKK...There is a Merc and Ben Sherman flagship shops on Carnaby St. I'm sure we'll walk in just out of habit and obligation, then walk right out.


The place I am thinking of is a small independant shop on or just off Carnaby. Not one of the new multinational chains.

I think its called Sherrys or something.

K
post #66 of 85
>London eye

Ferris wheel on steroids



post #67 of 85
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I think its called Sherrys or something.

ah Sherry's. That's great it's still around. Back in the late 80s we used to mail order our Doc Martens from Sherry's as it was actually cheaper to buy them in England and have them shipped than it was to buy locally.


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>London eye

Ferris wheel on steroids

ok, that's what I thought it was. I remember seeing that in some action movie recently, can't remember which tho.
post #68 of 85
Ouch, thats a tall wheel!! I hate heights...
post #69 of 85
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For anybody going to Rome, da Enzo is a must go. It really typifies what is good about Roman food and is completely different from what you find in the tourist/shopping district. Here is a write up with some pics. http://athomerome.blogspot.com/2006/...n-cooking.html
I hate to say it Matt, but I ate at da Enzo last night and was disappointed. The grilled veggie antipasti were overcooked and a bit flavorless; the pasta good but far from the best out there; and the little French kid sitting next to us wouldn't shut up long enough for us to have a conversation. We were certainly spoiled for food choice though, staying in Trastevere and only venturing into the Centro Storico under duress.

On the flip side, I can highly, highly recommend the place around the corner where there were no other tourists and all the locals were drunk and singing along with the 70 year old guy in the front of the room. I'll see if I can find the card.

Tom
post #70 of 85
Lots of great places to eat in London. Whether you want French and Italian having come from Paris and Rome is another issue.

Bentley's is a sort of fixture near Piccadilly Circus (and Savile Row). Good oysters, game.

There's Wilton's on Jermyn Street.

We ate a lot in the Boudin Blanc near Shepherd's Market when we went with our daughter (she was 1+ then, now 10). Sidewalk dining if the weather is OK, nice bistro. Of course, you'll be tired of that.

I gather that the Savoy is closing for a while, but they're worth a look if still open and you find yourself over that way.

Indian is the stand-by cheap food there. There are the local curry joints, and the more adventurous Southern or fusion places. Worth some research, I think.

That Pret a Manger place is actually a good one to know about. Very edible food, pleasant atmosphere for what it is, and decent prices. Not for dinner, of course, but if you don't need feasts 3x7 it is a good inexpensive stopgap. Save your l.s.d. for more important meals.
post #71 of 85
You're getting over to Saville Row, right?
post #72 of 85
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You're getting over to Saville Row, right?

of course! along with Jermyn St, Burlington Arcade, and all the other usual suspects
post #73 of 85
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So me and the soon-to-be Mrs Awesome are going on our honeymoon at end of the year....5 days in Rome, 5 in Paris, then 4 in London.

Any travel tips for that time of year in those places?

What's the weather like? Most importantly, what kind of shoes are good to pack, not good to bring? Is the weather poor enough to make it a good idea to leave any good shoes at home?

Just how expensive is to eat decently in those cities nowadays with our crap exchange rate?

Will a shirt, sweater, jacket, overcoat and scarf be warm enough?

thanks!
Wow, congrats!

Was in Provence and Paris a month ago. Just love the place.

Weather in December is cold but you can handle it with multi layering.

Rome: Try to stay near Via Condoti area where the cool shops are. That would be near the Spanish Steps. Since it's low season you can most likely negotiate the rates. Also, check tripadvisor.com for reviews. Tons of great places for pasta and gelato. For gelato try Giollitti.

Paris: Hotels in 7th arr. or Hotel Regina (near Vendome and lots of great shops like Zegna, Cavalli, etc...) Resto: Cafe Roussillon, Cafe Esplanade, Rue Cler (both 7th Arr), Brasserie Lipp, Les Deux Maggots, Cafe Flor (All St. Germain Area), Best Pita in Town (Marais area). Places to visit: Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Musee d'Orsay.

Buy DK book on Paris, Rome, and London. Lots of great tips and info!!! Enjoy
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Rome: Try to stay near Via Condoti area where the cool shops are. That would be near the Spanish Steps.

sweet. Our hotel is right near the Spanish Steps, according to a map and the hotel site, it looks like a 10 minute walk to it. thanks for the info!
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Les Deux Maggots

interesting name!
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