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Visiting London from the US
January 6, 2014
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I will be making my first trip to the UK in April 2014. I am very excited and in the process of planning the trip. I have a trouble finding a good hotel that has rooms with 2 beds. I am sure there MUST be some …. I am traveling with a friend and we’d like to share a room, but NOT a bed! If anyone can suggeest names of hotels I could look into it would be much appreciated.

January 6, 2014
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i’d try travelodge and premierinn – both indentikit chains, with premierinn the slightly posher of the two, though travelodge is catching up – the price of hotels in London will make your eyes bleed, so it will almost certainly be worth staying outside of central london and using the excellent underground network to get to the places you want to see.

both chains offer twins, though not as many a doubles etc.. the family rooms they offer are doubles plus a couch-type thing with a pull-out bed that is reasonably comfortable…

unless you’re looking at paying mucho mucho, (£300 per night..) you’re going to be disappointed with 99% of london hotels – the words ‘fleapit’, ‘dump’ and the phrase ‘fcuking how much are we paying for this sh1thole?..’ will become commonly used during your stay.

how long are you in the UK for, what do you want to see, and will you be travelling outside of london?

January 7, 2014
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Premier inns are good I grant you, and many of them usually have a deal (for want of a better word) going with a local pub/restruant of providing a breakfast/evening meal as part of the package. Travelodge have the same thing I believe. which does help, a bit.
If you stay in London be prepared to pay big buckeroos for it. The Day’s inn places aren’t bad either, but they will provide breakfast only in their price.
Try these sites: (hope they work)
http://www.premierinn.com/en/f…..room_rates.
http://www.travelodge.co.uk/
http://www.daysinn.com/

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January 7, 2014
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days inn were a bit dodgy in terms of booking from overseas in my (very limited) experience – they seemed to be a bit all over the place.

my advice to the OP, assuming she wants to keep the spend down to 3rd world dictator levels, is to stay ‘room only’ at the chains, and eat out (breakfast at Tesco/morrisons/sainsburys etc.. about £4), you can bring pizza/chicken/curry etc.. back to your room. the ‘deals’ with the co-located places tend to work out around £8 for breakfast.

i wouldn’t pay £8 for breakfast even if it included sex…

January 7, 2014
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Bob You are quite right about Day’s Inn the choice is limited to where you can stay, but I will admit that the one we stayed at in Peterbrough wasn’t bad. However if the OP is intending to stay more than a few nights, either a Premier Inn or a Travelodge would be a better option.
As for your sexual requirements I have no solution or advice about that one sorry LOL. ;) :P

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January 7, 2014
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Anne I hope you will enjoy your trip to Good old Blighty, us Limey’s are a freindly lot really, bit mad perhaps (well I am for sure).

There will be plenty to interest you but remember our history isn’t just confined to London itself, there are many little historical treasures dotted all over our fun palace called Britain.

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January 7, 2014
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oh god yes, by all means ‘do’ London – but go to Lincoln, and York, and Ludlow and Edinburgh, take the west highland line from Glasgow to Mallaig and have a paddle at Arisaig, go to Bristol and walk all around the harbour and do a pub crawl (eat at The Cottage if you’re feeling flush, the Nova Scotia if you’re not), take a magical mystery tour in the Yorkshire Dales and the eastern Lake District, get the train up Snowdon and visit a village called Tresaith in Ceredigion and stay at the pub there, go to the hill fort at Maiden Castle in Dorset and have chips and tea at the harbour in West Bay, and then trapse through the saturday market in Bridport or go to Corfe Castle. then go to Salisbury.

do not, please, think that the Tower of London, Windsor Castle and Westminster is the UK – its not, they are fantastic places to visit, but you’ll be utterly sick of them in 3 days, and paddling in the sea on the south coast, or up on the Northumberland coast, will be the very tonic of life.

January 7, 2014
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Not forgetting Dover Castle, Rochester Castle and Cathedral. Hever Castle, Canterbury Catherdral and Peterbrough Catherdral.
Rochester is also Dickens land, so to speak. Although his early life was spent right here in Chatham, all good.

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January 7, 2014
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Boleyn said

Not forgetting Dover Castle, Rochester Castle and Cathedral. Hever Castle, Canterbury Catherdral and Peterbrough Catherdral.
Rochester is also Dickens land, so to speak. Although his early life was spent right here in Chatham, all good.

We want to do it ALL! Hever is a MUST and I’d love to visit York as that is where my great-great grandparents are from. I may even have family there I don’t know about!
Thank you all for your helpfulness with regard to lodging. Smile I will check further using the info mentioned. I am traveling with a childhood (female) friend and as we a both hetro-women, sleeping in the same bed is not appealing to either of us!

January 8, 2014
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Anne said … I am traveling with a childhood (female) friend and as we a both hetro-women, sleeping in the same bed is not appealing to either of us!

you could make a video and re-coup the cost of staying in nice hotels!

what happens in York stays in York… Wink

January 8, 2014
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Anne said

Boleyn said

Not forgetting Dover Castle, Rochester Castle and Cathedral. Hever Castle, Canterbury Catherdral and Peterbrough Catherdral.
Rochester is also Dickens land, so to speak. Although his early life was spent right here in Chatham, all good.

We want to do it ALL! Hever is a MUST and I’d love to visit York as that is where my great-great grandparents are from. I may even have family there I don’t know about!
Thank you all for your helpfulness with regard to lodging. Smile I will check further using the info mentioned. I am traveling with a childhood (female) friend and as we a both hetro-women, sleeping in the same bed is not appealing to either of us!

I’ve not been to Hever Castle although i only live about an hours drive from there.. Rochester is literely 5 minutes down the road, got married in the registry office which is within the ground or what was the grounds of the castle in it’s hay day. Beautiful place.
Dover is beautiful at night when it’s all lit up. My grandfather was involved with the war effort there during WW2 and flew planes in the first WW1 not many that can say their grandprents served in both WW’s plus one of my great uncles was the first person to swim the channel, Captain Matthew Webb dove in the sea to swim to France from Dover, and did it in 21 hours.
I hope you have a lot of fun in good old blighty will look forward to hearing about you adventures Anne.

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January 8, 2014
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Bob the Builder said

Anne said … I am traveling with a childhood (female) friend and as we a both hetro-women, sleeping in the same bed is not appealing to either of us!

you could make a video and re-coup the cost of staying in nice hotels!

what happens in York stays in York… Wink

If it’s anything realistic..it will involve arguements over who showers first, why are there no dry towels and who’s make-up is this???

It's always bunnies.

July 4, 2014
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I am back from my fabulous trip to London! We were only there for six days so I wasn’t able to see much of what I wanted to. I did get a chance to visit the Tower of London but was quite disappointed when the Yeoman Warder who gave us the tour misinformed the group about the remains of Anne Boleyn! He claimed that her remains were positively identified because there was a “sixth finger” found on one hand. When I questioned him on this after the tour he was adament that this was true and he had seen the records to prove it. I do not understand how he can get away with giving false information.

July 4, 2014
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So glad you had a wonderful trip. It never ceases to amaze me that the yeoman continue to repeat the lie.
Note to self, when visiting the Tower, have on hand the record of the people buried in St Peter’s, and what they found when they uncovered the place where they assumed Anne to be buried. They did not find a six finger on any of the bodies, let alone the body believed to be Anne’s.

http://onlinebooks.library.upe…..01831-1888

July 4, 2014
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That woud hack me off intencely too, and like you I would have challenged him too. But to be honest, here many tourists from abroad, haven’t really got much of a clue when it comes to British History, so the Beefeaters, can and do get away with some downright outragious poetic lies. The more dramatic and bloody the Beefeaters/tour guides can make a story, the more money can be made, so to speak.
I would love to see how our benefactress Claire Ridgeway would react if she heard what the Beefeater had said. I’m guessing he would have walked back to his home within the Tower grounds, like a croquet hoop, and be singing soprano in St Peter’s ad Vincula’s choir in the Sunday service.
This would be like telling me (who I must admit doesn’t know an awful lot about American History other than George Washington telling King George to P*** off in 1776. and that ironically being today is the 4th of July is the very day it happened.) was a cross dresser who married a goat and fathered an elephant. I believe the words spitting feathers would come to mind if I had been told that load of hogwash, and certainly I would feel extremely upset that the little of what I know of American history, which is very chequered and eventful, would have been bastardised by someone who calls themselves a American citizen. In comparrison to the size of America, England isn’t much, just a small island in the great pond of life, but hey it’s my home, and I am proud to be who I am, and equally so I would be proud to visit such a wonderful and diverse country, and experience all that America and it’s people have to offer.
As far as I know there is no mention anywhere of Anne having a 6th finger, there was also another outragious rumour that she had a 3rd nipple, this of course is also C***, possibly made up by either Henry or Cromwell to convince the people she was a witch, although she was never formally charged or convicted with witch craft,Henry mud slinging at her didn’t stick when it came to the ridiculous charges against her. The 3rd nipple idea comming from the fact that witches or warlocks had a nipple or teat which the devil sucked the blood of the person from.
It is said that she had a rather large mole on her neck however.

Semper Fidelis, quod sum quod

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