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Old 11-14-2012, 08:48 PM   #21 (permalink)
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You should get that modernised, our cinemas top class, much better than the ones I used to go to when I was a kid.
But you Can't recline on a Sofa and text your drinks order to the bar and have you Martini Shaken not stirred delivered to your seat whilst enjoying 007s latest exploits in one of those new fangled barn come cinemas can you?


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Birmingham's a dump: a dirty, run down, socially anorexic, badly planned annex of West Karachi.

True it's nearish the Peak district etc. But if you're going to visit the Peak District, Wales, Shakespear's wife's house... it's best to avoid going through Birmingham.
Coming from a Laaandoner I'd expect that response. You lot think the world outside the M25 is a foreign country! Annex of West Karachi? Been down to the East end Lately? Mile End Road?



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I lived in Wolverhampton for a couple years, but that was a good eight years ago or so...

It was certainly a ****hole then.
Wolverhampton still is .... You won't get even a naturalised Brummie like me telling you Wolverhampton is great.

As for being stabbed? I moved to Brum in 87 from sunny Suffolk. I always remember my mates in the pub telling me I shouldn't go there cos I'll get stabbed. Well 25 years later the only person who's stabbed me was the surgeon in the QE who took my appendix out!!!

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Old 11-14-2012, 11:54 PM   #22 (permalink)
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My Mum's a Londoner. She grew up in Enfield. My father had a practice in Ponders End near Tottenham, that's how they met. Neither of them said much about the place to cause me to want to visit. I am very dependent on high amounts of intense sunlight, otherwise I get moody. Apparently none of you Englanders see much of the sun. I have a mild interest in visiting, but I haven't done anything about it.

This place is full of Poms anyway.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:10 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:23 AM   #24 (permalink)
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On another note: I went to University in London. I hated it at first - it were huge and I were far frum home up north.

After a while I grew to love London, and feel like I grew up there.

I got so used to it that if a hooker in Soho asked me if I wanted a "date" I'd ask if could use my Student Union card and get a discount. Which was a big step for a then shy kid. They always told me to "bugger off cheeky sod."

I loved the museums and art galleries (which were free). My college was on the Strand so I would go to the NAtional Gallery weekly and just spend time in front of a Leonardo or a Turner or whoever took my fancy.

I found some fantastic pubs with live music, gate crashed a ton of rich parties ("don't you know who I am?" always worked for me), and even spent a night in Scotland Yard, courtesy of the "Owd Biww." Londoners can't say their "L"s.

I lived in Brixton, and Camberwell, and Finchley and never had a problem on the street. Though occasionally if a copper saw me walking home with a traffic cone on my head they would ask me to remove it.

There's a ton of green space too in London.

I could live there again.
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I only had a few days there. Arrived during a mid-April hurricane, walked the entire city, got mugged, fell asleep during Les Miserables, visited Bath, and left. I liked it.
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Yeah but compared to seattle it must have felt arid.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:41 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Only place outside of London itself I've been is Cambridge. Very picturesque, but seemed to be somewhere only a wealthy person lives... At least that was my impression.
Very wealthy! The University dominates and everything is horrendously expensive.
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I'd like to visit London just to say I was there but I'd be more interested in seeing England as a whole.
That is how I see it. A hole.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:39 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Coming from a Laaandoner I'd expect that response. You lot think the world outside the M25 is a foreign country! Annex of West Karachi? Been down to the East end Lately? Mile End Road?
There by hangs a tale that we are not allowed to tell, in our lands of the free.

(By the way, when did I say I liked London?)

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London is one of my favorite big cities in the world to visit. So much to see and do. So much history.

Favorite pub is The Coal Hole in Covent Garden.
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