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XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 08:38 PM
I am going to England in September . /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
I shall only be there for nine days .
Should I go to the Imperial War Museum or is there somewhere else to go for WW2 flight junkies like me ?
I am actually going hiking for about 5 days but I will be in London for three .
Any suggestions ?

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Message Edited on 07/12/0307:42PM by Sturmtrooper

XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 08:38 PM
I am going to England in September . /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
I shall only be there for nine days .
Should I go to the Imperial War Museum or is there somewhere else to go for WW2 flight junkies like me ?
I am actually going hiking for about 5 days but I will be in London for three .
Any suggestions ?

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Message Edited on 07/12/0307:42PM by Sturmtrooper

XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 08:39 PM
I would go to Hendon, Duxford and the IWM.

If I was not from the UK and was going there, I would get out of London and head to either the countryside or another city. I would go to Manchester and see the Imperial War Museum there, aswell as the rest of the area wheres its located.

Where are you going hiking?
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Message Edited on 07/13/0306:52PM by Fenna

XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 08:43 PM
A must see is the Battle of Britain museum, and the WWII airpower museum(can't remember the name). Westminster Abbey is good visit. Have Fun!/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 08:49 PM
Battle of Britain museum .
Definately !!!
Oh , I almost forgot.
I'll be there Sept. 16 - 24 .
Any other places ?

(it would be kinda cool to hook up with some of my FB bretheren at a pub or something) /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 09:05 PM
You must see the RAF Museum at RAF Hendon, just outside London. You can get there on the subway. Over eighty airplanes from WW1 and W11 and the years in between.

XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 09:46 PM
H.M.S. Belfast on the Thames is worth a visit so is Hyde Park on a Sunday.

Walk from Speakers Corner over to the Albert Memorial then check out the Peter Pan statue. Then you have a choice of museums in the Kennsington area.

I personally wouldnt recommend sites like the London Dungeon or Madam Tusards but that may just be me.

Have a nice day/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif





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XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 09:56 PM
One bit of advice; when in a pub, drink your ******ss in eight to ten swigs (visible by the foam rings remaining in the glass). That will make you look like a local.

Twenty or more will make you look like an American.

(Mind you, one to three rings will make you look like an Irishman or a Canadian.)

XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 10:37 PM
Get your TB shots before you go and if you see my brother tell him he owes me money....lol

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XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 11:27 PM
Apart from RAF Hendon (which includes the Battle of Britain Museum), get yourself out to Duxford. Pretty much as it was when Douglas Bader flew the "Big Wing" apart from loads of interesting aircraft, including the 8thAAF museum. About an hours drive out of London.
Hope you enjoy your visit,

EmKen

XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 04:24 PM
Thanks gor all the replies .
I am going to go online and find out more about these places . I'm sure it's going to be a great trip . /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 04:27 PM
COme round my house!

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XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 04:40 PM
You live in London ? Maybe we can meet somewhere . If you want I'll give you my e-mail address and you can send me your telephone number . I'll call you when I get there .

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XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 04:42 PM
I can just recommend Duxford. Usually see old warbirds flying there. I went on a normal day and 2 Mustangs took off... never know what could happen.

However, if you want to see dozens of WW2 planes and the Red Arrows and other displays... go to the Duxford on the 6th and 7th of September.

So many WW2 planes and museums there... you'd be in paradise! Trust me.

Cya!

XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 11:53 PM
Duxford is the number one place to go in England. You might want to have a little look round Cambridge as well (a few miles away) - the Colleges are very beautiful.

XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 11:59 PM
Duxford, Hendon + Covent Garden + Leicester Square for Beer and traditional english food - the Curry.

meet up time perhaps guys?

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XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 12:56 AM
Duxford for sure !
Sure , I'd love to meet up with a English FB brother .
I'll be in Britain Sept 15 - 24 .

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