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November 25th, 2004

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02:11 pm - London ! Tomorrow !
So, rwrylsin and I are heading to London tomorrow, arriving around midday. Tomorrow's plans involve not getting lost on the way to the hotel, then heading to the Leon Paul shop, then finding food and lazing the evening away. On Saturday I fence. Saturday evening and Sunday are free for us to roam and explore and maybe shop and possibly meet people (is anyone reading this in London ? I've lost track :-) ). Any suggestions for things to do on Sunday ? Are there any really good bookstores dedicated to SF-type things ? Exhibitions we should see ?
(We may end up running off and seeing The Incredibles , of course)
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Date:November 25th, 2004 06:40 am (UTC)
I might be in london this weekend... where are you fencing? I didn't know there was a competition this weekend.

The main 'big SF bookshop' is Forbidden Planet, on New Oxford Street, and while it's got a load of stuff, there's a reason people sometimes call it 'forbidding prices' ;) The prices just aren't as good as smaller retailers, but it's worth a browse just because they've got so much there.
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Date:November 25th, 2004 08:33 am (UTC)
I've boldly entered the Miller-Hallet Open. It's on Saturday, at the Met Police Training Centre. More details over here .
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Date:November 25th, 2004 11:18 am (UTC)
Ooh, damn. If i'd have known about it, I might have entered the womens competition on the sunday. But probably not, since i'm going up to Nottingham next weekend to fence anyway, and i'm broke :)

Well, good luck! As I said, I will be around if you fancied meeting up on saturday night or sunday or something.

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Date:November 25th, 2004 04:28 pm (UTC)
Cool - I'm not quite sure how to get in touch with you, though, apart from LJ :) I should be able to pick up e-mail while we're down there, though, at : davidtcook at gmail dot com

The consensus seems to be that rwrylsin and I should go museum-hopping on Sunday, anyway :)
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Date:November 25th, 2004 03:33 pm (UTC)
New Worlds, which is in the basement of Murder One, which is on the Charing Cross road opposite all the second hand bookshops, is also worth a look. It's not big, but it has a decent selection.
Date:November 25th, 2004 08:21 am (UTC)
No contest. Go to the British Museum. (oops almost wrote british library - its quite cool but not _that_ cool). Don't forget to see the most excellent ceiling.
Then if that hasn't entertained you for the _entire_ day, go to the natural science museum and the national science museum (adjacent, and opposite from the V&A, which is hosting an architecture exhibit currently).
And if this still isn't enough, go see Tate Modern. or Tate Britain if that's more your style. Or wander around Hyde Park.

For SF, you need to come back to Wales, where there is not only the Dr WHO museum, but also some of the locations where it was shot (eg Parys Mountain).
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Date:November 25th, 2004 02:41 pm (UTC)
I heartily endorse kriste's suggestions. BM is definitely the place to start. Go often.

Can you check out the ultra-light-weight lamés at LP and let me know what you think of them?
Oh, I just sold lj user="rwyrylllsswwryysynnn">'s old sabre mask, too. Must send her email and ask if she wants the cash a bit at a time or all in one go, assuming I manage to sell any more bits (eg the whites)...
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Date:November 25th, 2004 04:10 pm (UTC)
I agree with kriste and dmw. Sadly, one day is not enough to do a real museum crawl but it can give you a taste.

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