beetroot wrote:I think your friend was just unlucky with the hoolies. I wouldn't worry about it.
The riverside is busy but probably a must. If you're interested in history there's a lot here. Lots connected with Dickens, Shakespeare and Chaucer.
If there's one thing I recommend outside of SE1 it's the guided tour of the West Side of Highgate Cemetery. The old Hammer Horrors were filmed there, though that's not the only reason it's amazing.
Tattie wrote:You could go to the O2 on the Boat from Waterloo - quite a nice way to travel. As for Kebabs there was/is a Kebab ship on The Cut, although I am not sure what they are like nor whether they are still there.
As for tube travel - buy an Oyster card at the first station in London you get to. It'll be a £3.00 deposit and you have to load it up with money to travel around, but is much cheaper than the day travel cards. It can be used on busses, tubes and even some trains. Explore! But beware to check www.tfl.gov.uk to make sure that you know which tubes etc might not be operational when you get here. At the end of your trip you can either keep the Oyster card or give it back and you will get the money that is left on it and your £3.00 deposit back. TFL also has a birlliant journey planner, and no I have nothing at all to do with TFL...
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