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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 6:29 pm 
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Hi RH Forum! I don’t know how many countless livid dreams I’ve had where I’m at a Richard Hawley show and realize I’m in a dream. Just by searching online, it looks like Richard never makes it to the states for live shows or tours. I have a few bucks, vacation time and decided to fly to London on October 2nd and return home on the 10th to finally come to HIM. I bought tickets for Oxford, Manchester and Liverpool shows so far.

I plan on being in London from the October 3rd until the morning of the 6th to head to Oxford for my first ever Richard Hawley show. If anyone here is familiar with or from London, any ideas where to stay in London that's centralized to landmarks/attractions/subway? Any suggestions on what to do in London on this shotgun, spur of the moment trip? Any must see places and things that are a must to do?

Also, I know that London deserves it's own thought out vacation planning but this trip is mostly just for Richard Hawley. Since this is my first time in London, I would like to take advantage of this incredible city. I appreciate your help and input. And hopefully maybe meeting some of you at one of the 3 shows I'll be attending. I'll be the dork at the front of the stage in awe. This is seriously a dream come true! ~ Christian

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:58 pm 
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What are your interests - museums, art, basic sightseeing?

You can order a Visitor Oyster Card for use on tubes and buses from the London Transport website which gives you discounts on some places.

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:40 pm 
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Dawoodcock wrote:
What are your interests - museums, art, basic sightseeing?

You can order a Visitor Oyster Card for use on tubes and buses from the London Transport website which gives you discounts on some places.


I'd like to check out only one museum so I want to make that count. I went to several in Spain and felt like I was indoors all day and I'm more of an outdoor person. That being said, I love going to museum and love art.

I hear Big Ben is underconstruction but will probably still swing by and return during my proper London trip in the future. Yes, any basic must see sightseeing sights. :)

Thank you for the Visitor Oyster Card option. I'll look into it. Could I use it when I'm in transit between London to Oxford, Oxford to Manchester, etc?

Thanks again for your help! ..>


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 11:41 pm 
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The oyster card is just London.

If you are interested in art and design The V&A (Victoria and Albert) is a good place to go, and next door to that is the Natural History Museum. If you prefer antiquities then the British Museum. Just art then Tate Britain/Tate Modern.

Historic buildings probably the Tower of London. The number 15 bus from Trafalgar Square to the Tower is a bus route that takes you on a nice ride through the city, pretty much following the path of the River Thames. Sometimes the buses on that route are the old Route Master ones.

If the weather is good then St James Park is a nice place to walk and is close to Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace (the palace won't be open in October but there is the Queens Gallery just behind it which has good exhibitions).

Personally I'd pick the V&A which has a huge amount of different displays, from the cast court full of casts of statuary from around the wall, metalwork, stained glass, fashion, textiles, silverware, jewellery, usually at least two paying exhibitions (the main museum is free), good coffee shop, theatre memorabilia and a lot more.

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You might consider one of these train passes - if you buy train tickets on the day, it'll cost you a fortune! https://www.visitbritainshop.com/world/ ... l-gb-pass/

Another useful site to buy train tickets is this one - https://www.thetrainline.com

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:09 pm 
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I did this back in 2007 when he's was touring Lady's Bridge. Also from SF, realized he didn't really do the states, bought a ticket to his Roundhouse show in London and spent 6 days, mostly killing time to see his gig. It was brilliant and worth it! Then he came to the states and got to see him at Cafe Du Nord, which was also brilliant. I've been thinking about trying to go to Sheffield this time, but probably won't get the $$ together. Have a blast!

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Ciboboyeee wrote:
Thank you for the Visitor Oyster Card option. I'll look into it. Could I use it when I'm in transit between London to Oxford, Oxford to Manchester, etc?


Probably guys from London will be able to help you better, but if you cannot get a railway ticket at a reasonable price, you might consider the Oxford Tube, a coach that runs every fifteen minutes or so (it costs £9, and you cannot use the Oyster Card in it, as it is a London thing). It takes around one hour more to get there, depending on the traffic, but if you're not in a hurry, it might not be very annoying. Actually, I prefer coaches to trains.

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