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help for my tip to london with teenaged baby sitter

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cod Tue 19-Apr-05 19:37:41

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cod Tue 19-Apr-05 19:39:28

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cod Tue 19-Apr-05 19:43:30

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motherinferior Tue 19-Apr-05 19:54:55


<snigggers evilly as Cod's ploy to avoid teenaged girls by bringing forth boy children only are thwarted>

serenity Tue 19-Apr-05 19:55:51

just bumping it up for a MN shopaholic

sorry cod, haven't had money to go up London for a very long time (damn kids)

roisin Tue 19-Apr-05 20:01:51

Sounds an horrific prospect! Can't you take her to an art gallery or something?
Ah, but you like shopping, don't you?

What's a mosher?

compo Tue 19-Apr-05 20:03:51

wel, after you kindly helped me on playgroup thread, how about wandering down Oxford Street and just letting her guide you to the shops she wants to go in. She'll probably want to go to H&M too

motherinferior Tue 19-Apr-05 20:05:29

Take her to Topshop at Oxford Circus, and she will be in heaven.

Recommend small hip flask for you.

cod Tue 19-Apr-05 20:31:57

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foxinsocks Tue 19-Apr-05 20:33:48

do you know your way around?

here's the oxford street guide (top shop should be in number 6 I think)

I find this one (scroll down for the guide) a bit easier because it's easy to find the shop you're looking for (assuming you know where you want to go!)

ggglimpopo Tue 19-Apr-05 20:34:18

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ggglimpopo Tue 19-Apr-05 20:35:45

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cod Tue 19-Apr-05 20:36:00

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cod Tue 19-Apr-05 20:36:38

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Earlybird Tue 19-Apr-05 20:38:00

Few questions: you mentioned that where you will arrive? What time of day? Will you spend the night in London, and return home on Sunday? (Trying to pinpoint just how much shopping/wandering time you'll have....)

I agree that the shops mentioned on Oxford Street are probably the way to go. BUT, I find that it's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the crowds...but maybe I'm showing my age, and your babysitter will find that exciting?

compo Tue 19-Apr-05 20:38:56

you ahte her don't you

cod Tue 19-Apr-05 20:39:05

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cod Tue 19-Apr-05 20:39:35

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ggglimpopo Tue 19-Apr-05 20:41:40

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cod Tue 19-Apr-05 20:42:19

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vict17 Tue 19-Apr-05 20:42:36

where do you live? a shopping centre like bluewater might be better - all shops under one roof, also cinema places to eat all in one venue

cod Tue 19-Apr-05 20:43:01

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ggglimpopo Tue 19-Apr-05 20:43:28

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foxinsocks Tue 19-Apr-05 20:44:33

oxford street has never seemed as busy since congestion charging (even tho it's not on the weekend)....I find even we steer clear and head out for the burbs for shopping now.

Anyway, I imagine a 16 yr old would love all the people (I'm a bit past all that hustle bustle but I doubt she will be!).

Are you heading straight to Oxford St from Waterloo?

Earlybird Tue 19-Apr-05 20:47:18

Also may be worth considering Covent Garden which is between Waterloo and Oxford Circus. Agree with King's Road idea too. Doesn't have the big department stores obviously, but does have the same hip chain stores and won't be as crowded.

As far as someplace to eat....I've been told that there's a Carluccio's cafe somewhere near Oxford Circus. Don't know exactly where, but would be worth looking it up.

Also just south of Oxford Circus (Regent Street, west side) is the new Apple Computer store...and it is a cool place to pop into.

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