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London week of March 10, 2014

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London week of March 10, 2014

I am in London, accompanying my husband who is on a business trip. This is my fourth visit to London, but I haven't been here since 2007, so I'm looking for some ideas of things to do during the day while he is working, between now and Friday. I will probably go to see the Van Gogh sunflowers paintings as well as some other exhibits at museums. I am going to try to get tickets for the Queens Galleries, but I know it might be too late to arrange that.

I love gardens, and while I know it is early in the year, I was wondering if any gardens are open that would be pretty regardless of what is in bloom.

I'm also an antiques lover and wondered if anyone has insight about where to shop. I'm not looking for anything large like case furniture, but would be more interested in small paintings and other decorative items.

When I was here in 2006, I happened upon a Cath Kidston warehouse sale that was only on once a year. I'd be interested to know of any uniquely English offerings that might be for sale at outlet stores as well as in regular retail stores.

We plan to visit a restaurant we found while here in 2006 called Le Boudin Blanc which we thoroughly enjoyed. Would love to know of other restaurants that the typical tourist might not find.

Many thanks!

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1. Re: London week of March 10, 2014

The. Daffodils are out everywhere- try walking in Regents Park or St James Park. If you wanted to venture further afield ( and pay) you could visit Kew www.kew.org/plants/springbulbs/daffodil.html

I've just looked at the website and there is plenty of availability all week at the Queen's gallery. I think you would be OK just turning up.

What sort of restaurant are you looking for? Price, cuisine, etc? There are thousands.

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2. Re: London week of March 10, 2014

Visit the Wallace Collection in Manchester Square, just north of Oxford Street. Entrance is free. It is much smaller than some other museums in London.

http://www.wallacecollection.org/

Have you been to the V&A?

http://www.vam.ac.uk/

Entance is also free.

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3. Re: London week of March 10, 2014

Spring is out in Kew Gardens apparantly, and they should have a blooms&blossoms tour(fingers crossed that I can join one on friday)

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4. Re: London week of March 10, 2014

Thanks! We love food! Not necessarily looking for the fanciest restaurant, but quality is important and atmosphere is important. Organic food and "farm to table" is an interest, but not a must.

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5. Re: London week of March 10, 2014

Are you interested in this..

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6. Re: London week of March 10, 2014

http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/

This is an interesting small gallery just off Trafalgar Square and opposite St James Park.

For antiques you could have a browse around Grays Antiques Market just off Oxford Street close to Bond St station.

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