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I hear it can get a little depressing in London during winter....any hints on good stuff to do around the city?

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    Depending upon the prevailing level of miserablness with the weather, there are lots of things to do.

    December through February you can go ice-skating at any number of outdoor rinks that pop up all over the place in nice locations. Right next to the Tower of London for example or in Canary Wharf and Hyde Park.

    Many art galleries and museums in London are free - making for a warm cultural day that's cheap - especially if its raining.

    As a consequence of this country being generally miserable, the general density of pubs is pretty high. If nothing else, there's usually a football match on to watch in a warm pub. almost 8 years ago

    Answered by Edward Deards via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Head to Picadilly Circus on the tube, and there's heaps of theatres and cinemas to go and see on a rainy or cold day. There's always something on every day in that area.

    Also if you want to be blown away by one of the largest, most modern shopping centres in the world, get a train on the central line to Shepards Bush and check out the massive new Westfield mall. I can only describe it as seeing 5th Avenue New York crammed into a shopping complex. There you will find every single designer brand you can think of + lots of other good shops. It will take about 3 hours to walk through the entire complex! almost 8 years ago

    Answered by Ian C via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Go to the one of the Gaucho Grill's for the best food in London
    http://www.gauchogrillrestaurant.com/

    and order the Terrazas Mendoza Malbec, the best vino in the world!

    http://www.terrazasdelosandes.com/ENG/wines/terrzas_reserva.asp

    Guaranteed best meal ever in my opinion almost 8 years ago

    Answered by Courtney Simpson via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Go watch a musical - if you're into that. London's probably one of the best places for musicals apart from New York. almost 8 years ago

    Answered by Corinne via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Sod watching a football match on the telly - go to one!
    Fulham are in the Premier League this season and have a very nice ground. You can usually just turn up before the match and get a ticket (around 20 quid), depending on who they're playing. West Ham is also a good option for Premier League matches with available tickets.
    Failing that, Div 1 games are also usually passionate affairs - QPR and Crystal Palace are a couple of London teams. Millwall are also known for their vocal (and, err, sometimes violent) fans. Not sure what div they play in though. almost 8 years ago

    Answered by richard maddock richard maddock via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    "Go to the one of the Gaucho Grill's for the best food in London
    http://www.gauchogrillrestaurant.com/

    and order the Terrazas Mendoza Malbec, the best vino in the world!

    http://www.terrazasdelosandes.com/ENG/wines/terrzas_reserva.asp

    Guaranteed best meal ever in my opinion"

    Like your style!!!!

    If you go to the one by Tower Bridge then you can check out the Bridge Tour, wander along the Thames path and also check out the Tower of London all in 1 go! almost 8 years ago

    Answered by Marcus via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    London is great for walking round when its cold, but preferably not raining. Sunday morning with a nip in the air, and you have the whole of London to yourself - well it feels like that. I like getting out in Marble Arch and then just wandering the back streets, sitting in the squares that you stumble across and people watching.

    If you like walking, then grab an edition of Frommers Walking Tours London and away you go. The City is empty at weekends and you can mooch round to your hearts content - tracing over the footsteps of Jack the Ripper, trying to find where all the old bridges would have crossed over the Thames.

    For a rainy day, you could go to any one of the fabulous museums - V&A, Natural History, British Museum, Imperial War Museum, Science Museum etc. Cathedrals and churches in London are amazing - St Pauls, Westminster, St Martin in the Fields (which sometimes has concerts on) etc.

    If you like sport, then go watch a game of footie or rugby. Harlequins (rugby) play in Richmond which is about 20 minutes from central London on the train.

    Or, jump on a train and head to the coast. Brighton is easily accesible, and its never too cold or wet for an icecream and a stroll on the prom! over 7 years ago

    Answered by Sam Richards via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Leave. over 6 years ago

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    Here's a list of things I'm looking forward to doing in London during winter. Hopefully it gives you some ideas:

    http://hop-skip-and-jump.blogspot.com/2011/10/things-im-looking-forward-to.html about 5 years ago

    Answered by hopskipandjump via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    In the U.S.A. there was Ellis Island. In the U.K. we have London. almost 5 years ago

    Answered by P.A.C. via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    London Eye! over 3 years ago

    Answered by Secret Stories via Site_iconTravellr.com

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