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Vengeanze
12-27-2006, 04:52 PM
Hi
Sorry for the OT.Lock if u must (is Teddybear still around?) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Anyway, going to London and was wondering if any of u have tips on where I should go for some WW2 history?
I'll visit that ship from WW2 close to Tower Bridge and I know there's a WW2 museum somewhere.
Anything else?

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Yambretta
12-28-2006, 04:18 AM
here's a few.

The Imperial War Museum London
Lambeth Road London SE1 6HZ


HMS Belfast
Morgan's Lane Tooley Street London SE1 2JH

The Cabinet War Rooms
Clive Steps King Charles Street London SW1A 2AQ

Winston Churchill's Britain at War Experience
64 - 66 Tooley Street London Bridge London SE1 2TF


if you fancy a short tube/bus ride I very much support a trip to the RAF Museum at Hendon it's a great day out.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Zeus-cat
12-28-2006, 07:24 PM
I saw both of these the last time I was in London. The Imperial War Museum is a must for any visitor regardless of what period in history you are interested in. The Cabinet War Rooms is lower on the scale in my opinion, but great for those WWII buffs.

We didn't go to the other sites that Yambretta mentioned, but I did get down to Portsmouth to see HMS Victory. Sadly, whne I mention the Victory or even show pictures of her, many of my fellow Yanks just look at me with a blank stare. How sad, how very sad.

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buffscrum
12-29-2006, 10:38 AM
The National Army Museum is worth a visit as well. If you want some books as well, make sure you go to Foyle's book store. It has a massive military history section.

Aaron_GT
12-29-2006, 02:08 PM
Bletchley Park might be worth a look if you can make it out that far.

Hanglands
12-29-2006, 03:36 PM
For a free aeronautical day out, how about the RAF Museaum Hendon Click. (http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/index.cfm)

They some great stuff, Im sure you can search General Discussion for some photos of whats there. Among my faves are the Lancaster, and the 262.

And also if you head to Plumstead/Woolwich, there is the Royal artillery museum called Fire Power.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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ploughman
12-29-2006, 06:18 PM
Oh mate, you're in for a treat. There's tons of stuff to see, the Imperial War museum's been mentioned with it's various sites, HMS Belfast plus the Lambeth Road place with the 15 inch guns mounted outside (Duxford too, but that's a bit of a hike), and Hendon's a feast. Last time I was in St. Pauls there was a little bit on the cathedral and the blitz including the most moving letter I've ever read, written by a fire warden at the time.

If you're on the embankment just below Westminster (Houses of Parliament) and you find yourself by Cleopatra's Needle, take a few moments to check out the the bronze lions.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


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Yambretta
12-29-2006, 06:30 PM
Speaking of River Thames there's also the 'Battle of Britain' memorial a piece of art that the more you stare at the more detail springs into view.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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dieg777
12-30-2006, 07:49 AM
duxford is to the north of london and you would need transport but well worth visiting- site here

http://duxford.iwm.org.uk/

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