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If you had two hours alone in London unexpectedly, right now, where would you go?

(42 Posts)
Iceland22 Wed 21-Mar-18 15:04:26

My appointment cancelled. I’m not a local but done all the touristy things.
Any ideas?

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Wed 21-Mar-18 15:07:57

Where abouts are you exactly?

CMOTDibbler Wed 21-Mar-18 15:08:00

I like to walk along the river when I have odd bits of time in London, but otherwise it would be a trip to the British Museum for a block of time.

Plumpcious Wed 21-Mar-18 15:08:34

A walk through St James Park around the lake, then maybe along the Thames, stopping off for coffee somewhere.

PaperdollCartoon Wed 21-Mar-18 15:09:14

Which bit of London, it’s massive?

Iceland22 Wed 21-Mar-18 15:09:14

At Victoria. I usually walk everywhere but I have a huge laptop bag and a leather handbag full of junk so it’s heavy!

Winterfellismyhome Wed 21-Mar-18 15:10:00

Jump on the tube and go to the British library 😍

PaperdollCartoon Wed 21-Mar-18 15:10:34

In that case - bar, glass of wine, book would be my choice

Tralalee Wed 21-Mar-18 15:10:59


OutsideContextProblem Wed 21-Mar-18 15:11:18

On a day like today St James’ Park to wave at the Pelicans. Or the Rothko room at Tate Modern

MotherWol Wed 21-Mar-18 15:12:24

Go and get a ridiculously fancy cake from [[ Dominique Ansel]] then take a stroll around Green Park to burn off the calories.

Whatififall Wed 21-Mar-18 15:12:49

The Tower.
Covent Garden.
Put your stuff in a locker at Victoria and walk down to the Palace and horse guards.

happychange Wed 21-Mar-18 15:13:27

Yup to Dominique ansell!

Plumpcious Wed 21-Mar-18 15:13:28

So you're carrying heavy bags and you don't want to do anything that involves walking or standing for long periods. That narrows it down quite a lot.

Could you leave one of the bags in a locker? If so you could visit the V&A or National Portrait Gallery.

Otherwise just get on a bus and go for a scenic tour.

Bubbinsmakesthree Wed 21-Mar-18 15:13:34

Tube to embankment, walk up through Trafalgar Square to the portrait gallery- mooch round the exhibitions and then tea and a scone In the cafe

NoHunsHereHun Wed 21-Mar-18 15:13:47

Victoria has been hugely redeveloped recently, so nice little restaurants and coffee places plus shops. Or leave your bags in left luggage at the station, jump on a circle/District line to blackfriars walk over the bridge and pop to the Tate modern (free) or wander almond bankside. It's a beautiful day for it!

badasscafe1 Wed 21-Mar-18 15:14:42

walk down from victoria street towards westminster and go to Strutton Ground Market- on right hand side about 3 streets down from victoria station....

MotherWol Wed 21-Mar-18 15:14:44

Waterstones on Piccadilly has a bar on the 5th floor if PaperdollCartoon's suggestion appeals. wine

JessieMcJessie Wed 21-Mar-18 15:15:11

Tate, you can put your bags in the cloakroom and wander the galleries. Or Tate Modern for the Modigliani special exhibition, though 2 hours is a bit tight for that.

Bubbinsmakesthree Wed 21-Mar-18 15:15:16

Portrait gAllery has a clockeoom you can leave 💼

soupmaker Wed 21-Mar-18 15:15:19

Jump on a bus.

Visit Westminster Cathedral.

Go sit in a nice cafe with tea and cake watching the world go by.

renegadebehaviour Wed 21-Mar-18 15:16:25

Selfridges. A walk in neck & shoulder massage followed by sitting at one of the make up counters having lovely make up put on me!

LesLavandes Wed 21-Mar-18 15:21:08

A browse round Fenwicks in Bond Street

blamethecat Wed 21-Mar-18 15:21:21

Tate Modern, sit and gaze at Rothko without my DP telling me it isn't art !

Jappydooda Wed 21-Mar-18 15:22:13

A trip along Bond Street to look at all the sparklies I could never afford and then down Burlington Arcade (more sparklies) and back via Costa!

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