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Old 16th June 2012, 04:56 PM   #11
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Yes, have to take the rough with the smooth. Whenever I visit a foreign country, however nice it is, I am always pleased to get back home to England! I guess we all get used to our own country's weaknesses, and don't notice its strengths.

When in London, try to fit in a visit to the Science Museum in South Kensington. It's not as good as it was when I was a child (its now too 'family friendly') but still worth a visit. You can still see there some of the apparatus used in the early days of experimental science - part of the inspiration for me to study physics.
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Old 16th June 2012, 05:05 PM   #12
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And if you like airplanes, RAF museum is nice...take Northern line (tube), Colindale station. There is free entrance and nice collection.
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Old 16th June 2012, 05:53 PM   #13
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RAF Hendon is worth visiting even if you're not really into aircraft - or make the trip to Duxford museum and get to stand next to a Polaris missile.........
Take a respirator though, London stinks to high heaven.
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Old 16th June 2012, 06:14 PM   #14
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One must also not miss the Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park on a sunny Sunday morning. England at it's excentric best!
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Books have always been less expensive in the UK.

That, and Belfast kitchen sinks at DIY centres (but not made in Belfast, due to the UK boycot of anything Northern Irish).
Oh, wait, and BSA parts.

Hold on, and top notch marmelade for little cash, if you know which brand to go for.
Hang on there, don't they sell Nestlé shredded wheat in the UK ? (the only eatable shoesole breakfast, and hardly available overhere thanks to the Kellogg's mobsters)

Oh Oh, i'm fainting again, then there's these terrific mariner gear brands, mucho cheaper in the UK.

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Old 16th June 2012, 06:31 PM   #17
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For books. Foyles at Charing Cross Road.
What about Greenwich? It is worth to see.
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Flea market near Hounslow west station on the weekend.
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Old 20th June 2012, 07:59 PM   #19
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For books. Foyles at Charing Cross Road.
What about Greenwich? It is worth to see.
Foyles is also a good place to get those specialised electronics books. If you go through the card boxes around the reference, technical books you may even find some 20 or 40 years old textbooks brand new... If I remember rightly, there is also a specialist electronics book shop in the vicinity of Foyles, Charing Cross Road): Books, eBooks, Fiction, Childrens & lots more | Foyles Bookstore

One thing you may find much more cheaply in London thrift stores are Britisch amps (Cambridge, Mission etc.). They are much cheaper there than over here in Germany, at least - but I don't know the US prices for these things.
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