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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by raygr, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. raygr

    raygr Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Seattle Area
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    Ray
    The family and I are going to be vacationing in London this August for about a week, seeing the sites. Can anybody recommend a good (say 4 or 5 star) hotel that is near a tube and in a "nice" area.

    Any automobile museums or anything around there I should see?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ninja_eli

    ninja_eli Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Ali
    Hope when you say "nice" area you dont mean somewhere quiet?

    I'd say if you are on holiday the usual suspects in West End of London would probably be more your cup of tea, so I'd say one of the hotels along the Park Lane stretch

    Four Season
    Hilton Metro
    Metropolitan
    Dorchester

    All good hotels, although I would say that myself I think Knightsbridge is a little more classy so I'd say aim for the Berkeley.

    Lots to do in London to be honest, so it depends what cooks yer goose, as it were.

    Madame Tasauds?
    London Dungeons?
    Tower of London?
    Buckingham Palace?

    I dont know about motorcar related museums to be honest, I know there is an RAF museum in Hendon, North London.

    Enjoy your stay, and if you want anything more specific just say.

    regards
     
  3. noony

    noony F1 Veteran

    Nov 25, 2003
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    The Grosvenor(sp?)...what a nice place
     
  4. exiges

    exiges Karting

    Feb 26, 2004
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    I quite like the Savoy myself.. not as expensive as you'd think.
     
  5. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

    Feb 22, 2003
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    Across the street from the Savoy is the Strand Palace.. not too bad, great location.
     
  6. Ferrari_UK

    Ferrari_UK Formula 3

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  7. 360RPS

    360RPS Rookie

    Apr 2, 2004
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    Mandarin Oriental, very nice!
     
  8. mark_b

    mark_b Karting

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  9. djaffrey

    djaffrey Formula Junior

    Apr 11, 2004
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    Make sure you pop into Coys of Kensington showroom. Always have a nice selection of classics and there is a 250 LWB California in there at the moment that has an "interesting" history (its a rebodied Boano).

    Hall and Bradfield are also always worth a visit (also near Kensington). Lots of pre war Formula 1 cars and occasionally a 250 SWB on the premises.

    Darren.
     
  10. raygr

    raygr Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Ray
    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Looking forward to my visit. -Ray
     

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