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Your London Part 2

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Your London Part 2

I did this once before (hence the Part 2 bit) where I nabbed the questions from the Evening Standard's ES magazine. These questions are from a BBC site where they ask celebs these questions.

So, just as a bit of fun, here's your chance to be a celeb and answer these questions. As usual answer as few or as many as you wish.

Your favourite building?

Most hated building?

Best view in London?

Favourite open space?

Most interesting shop?

Favourite pub, bar or restaurant?

Most memorable night out?

How would you spend your ideal day off in London?

Where would you take a visitor to London?

The worst journey you've had to make in London?

Your personal London landmark?

Your favourite fictional Londoner?

Favourite London film, book or documentary?

Which time period in London, past or future, would you like to go to?

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1. Re: Your London Part 2

Most hated building? The United States Embassy on Grosvenor Square. Ugly, big and brash and totally unsympathetic to its surroundings.

(I'm taking about the embassy.....)

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My fav view in London is from the center of the Millennium Bridge. (any direction)

Most interesting shop: Pandora's

Ideal day-a Friday: Early wander in Smtihfield market, Breakfast at SOS, wander Borough Market, have lunch at a seafood place...maybe Wright Bros., attend something at the V&A...like the Vivian Westwood exhibit, Ah that was awesome!, a quick trip to Fortnum & Mason, then a fish/chip place for dinner...maybe Master's Super Fish? Then a wander across one of the bridges.

I would take a visitor to the London Eye and a verger tour of Westminster Abbey and to the Wapping Police Museum.

Favourite London film: East is East...2nd is Notting Hill.

Favourite open space: Embankment walk

London landmark: the statue of Eros

Time period: the 60's.

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Fave building - St. Paul's

Hated building - that big stupid egg (rugby ball?)

looking thing.

Best view - top of the EYE

Open space - St. James park

Fave pub - any one near to where I am at the moment ;)

Memorable night out - I'm alway's too exhausted from site seeing to go out at night.

Fave fictional Londoner - Tony Blair (oops!, sorry)make that Sherlock Holmes.

Fave film - "Love Actually"

Time period - Tudor: I'd love a chat with Henry VIII, Elizabeth, Burleigh, etc. What charachters!

Thanks Mick.

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4. Re: Your London Part 2

Gomac,

I'm afraid you'd better watch your favourite London film again. It's set 200 miles north in Salford, Lancashire.

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Thank goodness. I haven't seen East is East in years, but when I read the first post mentioning it, I thought my memory was failing for not knowing it was set in London. I'd always thought it was set somewhere north, which apparently it is.

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Opps! Guess I had better....

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7. Re: Your London Part 2

And I assume Tony's most hated building is City Hall where Mayor Boris and the Greater London Authority do battle.

…wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0e/City.h…

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I assumed he meant the Gherkin.

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Favourite building? The Savoy Hotel.

Most hated building? Centre Point.

Best view in London? Waterloo Bridge, both directions.

Favourite open space? Hyde Park or the Wetlands Centre.

Most interesting shop? Davidoff on Pall Mall or any of the antique silver dealers in Burlington Arcade.

Favourite pub, bar or restaurant? Pub: The Queens Arms, Queens gate mews, or The Victoria, Stanhope Terrace. Restaurant: Satay House on Sale Place, Paddington, or Bentleys Oyster Bar just off Piccadilly.

Most memorable night out? A whole evening in Trader Vics on Park Lane, having a meal and spending until 3 in the morining drinking rum cocktails. It was expensive!

Ideal day off in London? A Friday at Lords cricket ground during a test match, preferably playing Australia.

Where would you take a visitor to London? Probably Kew Gardens, then to the pub.

The worst journey you've had to make in London? Ruislip to Walthamstow dog track, and back in one evening. A 3 hour round trip.

Your personal London landmark? Fishmongers Hall on the Thames near London Bridge.

Your favourite fictional Londoner? Terry McCann (from Minder).

Favourite London film, book or documentary? Book: The A-Z. (Seriously, I love reading and studying it).

Which time period would you like to go to? The 1920's. I love all things art deco (hence why I love the Savoy).

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Favorite building - Big Ben

Hated building - agree with Henneth - the U.S Embassy.

Best view - the panomramic view of London from Primrose Hill.

Favorit open space - any of the beautiful parks and squares.

Most interesting shop - Stanford's.

Favorite pub - The Lamb

Most memorable night - too many to remember. Pub meets, theatre, walks.

Ideal day - taking a walk along the South Bank, spending time with my friends, stopping for a pint or two at the Lamb and seeing a play.

Where would I take a visitor to London - see Ideal day.

Worst journey - taking the rail replacement bus service anywhere. I like the tube.

Personal London landmark - the National Gallery.

Fictional Londoner - Sherlock Holmes

Movie - Love Actually and 84 Charing Cross Road.

Time period - I would love to talk to Shakespeare about his plays.