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London Guidance Required!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pheebs, 3 Mar 2006.

  1. pheebs


    Joined: 13 Mar 2005

    Posts: 878

    Location: Bristol

    A little bit of guidance required for good ole London!

    Pickers and I are venturing up there late march for a few nights! One night we wanted to go see a show (We Will Rock You) and I figured another night of perhaps a really scrumptious, different meal and something to do after!

    I've looked on Lastminute.com and they do fairly good deals for a show and one night at a hotel (though the tickets for the show state "best available seats" leaving me a tad dubious... don't really want to end up behind a pillar or anything). The price for us both is around £130 (not bad not bad)! Should I risk it? Are there better websites/deals out there where I can be more certain of seats?

    As for restaurants... can anyone suggest anything a little different?! We love pretty much anything food wise - Indian, chinese, grills, fish etc etc, so we're not that fussy! :p

    Plus, any suggestions for jazz bars or comedy clubs or evening fun (other than the theatre) would be fab! :D

    Big ta very much so for all your help!
  2. Borris


    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 30,410

    What sort of budget are you looking at for restaurants?

    I could recommend anything from £20 pp inc wine to £200.

    Squaremeal, Zagat, Timeout all have good guides.


    I would definitely get your grubbies on a copy of Timeout - bars, pubs, clubs, all of the above.
  3. iv-tecman


    Joined: 12 May 2005

    Posts: 8,387

    Yeah, find another city..!! :p

    Hmm.. Sorry, bitter as I had to work down in London for 6 months a few years back. I'm still healing from the scars it left me.. :rolleyes:
  4. Flibster


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 34,185

    Do you like really good steaks?

    If so - the Gaucho Grill - http://www.gaucho-grill.com/
    Wonderfully good steak. :D

    Also - We Will Rock You is a fantastic show - seen it 3 times now. :D

  5. homerio


    Joined: 3 Apr 2003

    Posts: 2,785

    Location: Uni - UCL | Home - Woking

    I took my lady to a place called Joe Allen's which is between the strand and covent garden. It's quite well hidden behind a theatre and you head downstairs to get in there. We boht quite enjoyed it, it had a nice atmosphere and is apparently quite popular with the theatre crowd :)


    And yes we will rock you is fantastic. Seen it at the theatre once and saw them performing twice at the Make-a-wish Ball. Seeing it again on Tuesday :D
  6. PlacidCasual


    Joined: 13 May 2003

    Posts: 6,978

    Go to Wong Kei's in Soho/China Town is a London institution and the food is good too.


    The best bit is if its busy they sit you at massive tables with strangers can make for a great night.
  7. pheebs


    Joined: 13 Mar 2005

    Posts: 878

    Location: Bristol

    Budget for food ... I'm guessing around £60 including a bottle of wine?!

    Heh, glad to hear the reports on We Will Rock You!! Any suggestions of where to buy good priced tickets (which show you your seats!)? :)
  8. PeterNem


    Joined: 15 Feb 2003

    Posts: 8,322

    Location: NJ/NY, USA

    Another shout here for the steaks at Gaucho Grill, went there a couple of times when I was in London on placement (to the one in the city off Gracechurch street). Got to be done!