United Kingdom sights

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Daois, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. Daois
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    Daois Advanced Member

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    Hey, this is more for people who live in the UK. I just recently moved here for work and I was wondering where would be some nice places to travel/visit? I really haven't been to much places other than places for work, and for a few English friends' places that I knew from online gaming.

    I live near Oxford, if that would set any relative distance for travel and such, but I was just wondering what would be some places any of you guys/girls would recommend.

    Thanks!


    (loving the exchange rate too.. £1.46:$1 is way better than £2:$1.. since I still get paid in USD.. now to buy some furnitures)
     
  2. DarkRey

    DarkRey still transfoooorming.... with sum lags!

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    someone is happy of our exchange rate!! [​IMG]

    did u go to the "West field shopping centre"? thats the largest shopping centre ever built in europe, the place is pretty big and crowded!! u should really try that
     
  3. gov78

    gov78 Ha made you Look

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    maybe bluewater shopping center aswell you have a look around liecester square aswell alot of shops and stuff there 2
     
  4. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Go sight seeing in scotland [​IMG] and when you do be sure to drop by my house =D
     
  5. BlueStar

    BlueStar GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Edinburgh is good for a day out, lots of awesome little shops, pubs, castles, a zoo etc.
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    You can have a cracking night out on Newcastle's quayside and see things like the Tyne Bridge, the Sage Gateshead, the Millenium Bridge, the Life Science Museum and the Angel of the North
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    And if you're in to doing a bit of walking and countryside stuff, the Lake District is beautiful
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    Although none of these are incredibly close to Oxford [​IMG]
     
  6. The Teej

    The Teej Also known as The Tjalian

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    Also, taking a tour bus round London is recommended. You get sto see stuff like Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, etc.
     
  7. Little

    Little I r Little

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    Really recommend a trip to birmingham, leicester and nottingham *nods*
     
  8. nintendolinky

    nintendolinky GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Go to Birmingham, check out all that there is to offer there, and then go to london and to the new westfield shopping center. I went yesterday and its great, planned to spend like 50 quid. Left with a Macbook Pro, after student discount came to 1500 quid, not good [​IMG]
     
  9. Little

    Little I r Little

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    there's a westfields in london?
     
  10. nintendolinky

    nintendolinky GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Yeah it opened a few weeks ago
     
  11. kryss

    kryss GBAtemp Regular

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    Wales but Japan at the mo.
    Blatantly Cardiff for Castle and the Millenium Stadium. And the Friday nights!
     
  12. Daois
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    Daois Advanced Member

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    Hrm.. so many things to do. I would love to go to Scotland and distance really isn't a problem with all the trains and such. I also have a car, so even if I were to drive, it still wouldn't be so bad. I'm from the US, so driving 10+ hours in one go just to get someplace isn't new to me.

    I'm also going to try to plan a trip to London sometime soon. I wanted to go to the meet-up, but I learned about it a bit late, so I didn't really have the time to get ready for it/get time off work for it.


    Soooo, anyone want to be my UK tour guide? [​IMG]
     
  13. Just Joe

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    Cardiff for the Student Union!