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Something exciting in London

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  • Added on: March 2nd, 2009
I was wondering if there is anything particularly exciting to do in London. I'm sure all the typical tourist spots are great fun and I'm looking forward to soaking in all that London has to offer, but I'm thinking of one major thing that would be awesome to do in London, somewhere along the lines of paragliding in Switzerland, bunjee-jumping/sky-diving in NZ, hiking the Inca Trail in Peru, etc. Not necessarily adventurous, but something significant. Anyone? :)

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You could go indoor skydiving up in Milton Keynes. I don't believe there are all that many indoor skydiving centers in the world right now.

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u could always go to pod london which is a big zorbing park in whyteleafe. You can get there in about 45 minutes from central london (victoria).

if u dont know what zorbing is basically u get strapped into this massive bouncy ball then roll down a hill!! some friends of mine did it and said it was terrifying but a fantastic experience :lol: might be the sort of thing ur looking for!

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  • Added on: March 26th, 2009
Thanks for the suggestions!

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Thanks for a nice suggestion. i want to visit London in my next vacation. I feel really excitement for it. If i will get a nice hotel to stay in London then my journey will be very excited for me.

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  • Added on: July 28th, 2010
Thanks for the suggestion

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Hmmm... I cannot think of anything awesome to do in London that is uniquely London. The closest thing that comes to mind is the Circle Line Pub Crawl where you stop at every single station (35 of them) in the Circle line of the London Underground and visit a nearby pub all within a span of 12 hours or something. Google it up. I think there are meetup groups that organize this. Just make sure you don't fall off the tracks.
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I am heading to London in a couple months with friends and have been several times to see all the sights so I am also trying to find somehting interesting. So far we have come up with the London Dungeons, Thorpe Park (horror theme-park with some supposedly crazy rollercoasters), and heading to the Absolut Ice-Bar (a bar made entirely of ice; chairs, tables, cups, etc.). The Zorbing thing sounds great too and we are definitley hitting the Circle Line pub crawl.
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The trouble is you are comparing outdoor activities in Switzerland/NZ with a big city London. You're never going to get activities like that very often in the big cities. Something exciting to do in England is another question, and mroe along the lines of the comparisons you're making, but as for London it's unique points are more to do with its historic sights than exciting activities.

For something very English though I would suggest trying to go to a Premier League football match. This could be done in most of the cities in England of course and London has several top league clubs, although it has to be said you would find a better atmosphere and bigger crowds (other than at Arsenal's near silent stadium) at a match in one of the large northern cities.
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i am also looking for something that will be uniquely london. ill be there in november. im not sure what sports there would be that time of year. i would love to go to a football match. there is a team here, but something tells me the fan environment is not nearly as exciting here. all the crazy fans would be entertaining. if theres not football this time, is there any other cool sporting evens that time of year?
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There will definitely be football at that time of year. The football season runs from August to May and there are countless matches so you should have no problem finding one in November - getting tickets is sometimes tricky (and expensive) for the top matches but try and book tickets early on the websites of the home team for any given match.

Also worth check the thefa.com for England football fixtures as there may be a Euro qualifying international at that time in Wembley Stadium.

What other sporting events will be in November? Well there are always a series of Rugby internationals in November, England usually host matches with one or two of Australia, New Zealand or South Africa plus some other nations around that time in Twickenham, which is on the western edge of London. There is also club rugby in various places, although some are a bit further out of London. The Harlequins club play in Twickenham too (at a smaller stadium next door to the huge international stadium).
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  • Added on: August 2nd, 2010
I've seen a few football games in London (Arsenal, Fulham, Tottenham). Getting tickets based on my experience:

Chelsea: forget about it
Arsenal: highly unlikely
Fulham: possible
Tottenham: possible
West Ham: never tried

As far as rugby, I've been entirely shut out. The tickets are not even close to cheap and they do sell out quite a bit in advance.

There isn't much else going on in London in November. Lord Mayor Show (not all that exciting), turning on of Christmas Lights for various streets (not all that exciting either).

There is however a great festival on 11/5 in Otter St Mary where they carry lit tar barrels around on their backs. It's one of my favorite festivals anywhere. But, it is no where close to London and definitely isn't easy to get all the way out there and back. Plus, I am not too sure whether it is actually going to happen this year (its not entirely a safe event).

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thanks for the info guys, this will be of a great help. im also going to try to do a little meetup in london with some other bootsnall members. so if you guys are around, you should join.
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  • Added on: August 11th, 2010
London has almost all kind of excitement you are looking for. There plenty of clubs and places to go. London attractions are the most popular excitement that you could have, if you are a football fan you have plenty of excitement, if your artist or a art lover London has plenty of gallerias.
www.tourlondoncity.com/ for more information.



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