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  • Blondie11Birmingham
    Birmingham, UK59 contributions
    First visit to Wimbledon and I can’t wait to go again! We had court number 1 tickets that were originally purchased in covid year but we repurchased them and waited and it was worth the wait! We got to see the ladies quarter finals match and more importantly Cam Norrie, atmosphere was amazing and even better I was on TV lol. There are plenty of free water refill points around the grounds which is great and saves on buying water. As you can expect it’s not cheap, expect to pay around £6-£7 for a sandwich, Wimbledon towel in the gift shop was £35, however strawberries and cream was only £2.50. The grounds itself are huge and there’s so much to see, next time I would like to go for two days as it’s nice to take a walk around and soak up the atmosphere on henman hill. We stayed in a hotel in West Brompton, had to get the tube to Earl’s Court then to Southfields. It’s a good 20min walk from Southfields to the grounds but just follow the crowds. Bear in mind on a sunny day it gets HOT in those courts! When we went it was like a sauna, so suncream, a cap and water is a MUST. Overall it’s a once in a lifetime experience and one I would deffo recommend if you get the chance.
    Written 16 July 2022
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  • Ruth K
    London, UK61 contributions
    I’ve been attending Chelsea Flower Show annually since 1985, except for the COVID years, so I have realistic expectations. Yes it is very crowded even on members’ days. You have to queue to see the show gardens mid morning to mid afternoons. I’m 5 ft so I have to be patient to get to the front. It is lovely to talk to the exhibitors and Carol Klein is always friendly. On the days I visited either ultra early or in the evening there were scarce crowds and no queuing. Evening visits are particularly special, but I understand that this is difficult for people living outside London. I always wear trainers and comfortable clothes and try to ignore the Chelsea set wafting around in their dresses and heels. I have never experienced severe problems with crowds in the marquee. Yes it is commercial but so are most flower shows, and it is far less commercial than the Hampton Court flower show where you have to dodge wheeled containers of plants. We always bring a picnic as the price of food and drink is high, but actually typical for London. There is usually plenty of seating by the bandstand, but it would be better if more seating was under cover as it typically rains at least once in Chelsea week and hailed this year. I agree that more seating in the marquee is needed, I’m usually tired by this point and need a rest and there are queues to use the ladies, which the RHS need to address. The ladies by the exit is much less crowded. Overall, as long as I can still walk, I’ll tolerate the negatives of Chelsea. It is a plant lover’s paradise and the quality of the gardens is internationally excellent.
    Written 29 May 2022
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  • Andrea-Washington
    Washington, UK215 contributions
    This is our second visit to winter wonderland and it has improved massively over the years. The organisation getting into the event was better, even with the covid restrictions. So much more to enjoy now, loads more food stalls, rides and little shops. There were maps dotted around so you could see where you were and wanted to go and plenty loos! Can’t wait to return again
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • sunshine66
    61 contributions
    Brought my mum and my autie son to see this exhibition. Enjoyed it very much. Would have liked to have seen more but the way it was laid out meant I could take through the exhibits with my son and ensure he could see them all. He was impressed and learned a lot. A lovely collection.
    Written 17 March 2020
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  • robertberrington
    Bedfordshire, UK156 contributions
    Well, after seeing this carnival on TV year after year my wife and I decided let’s go and experience this wonderful event for ourselves on the Monday.
    Getting there was a great experience on the underground, a little scary at times but we made it.
    Standing with the other thousands, we waited in anticipation for the parade to pass with all fantastic colour and music!
    Well, where was it? Yes there were trucks with crowds following them but where were all the flamboyant costumes etc as shown on tv and pictures? Looks like they only show the chosen few! What a disappointment 😩
    We followed the crowds and went with the flow as advised by reviews and online advice but follow them to where?
    We did find a couple of street entertainers whom were quite good and a drink from a pineapple shell was a treat £5 each !
    We did walk miles looking for a way out and we did come across a gospel performance at the Kensington Temple which was excellent entertainment.
    Other entertainment was the drunk,drugged up party guests, and of course the numerous police officers hang cuffing the undesirables.
    Overall, very disappointed with Europe’s best street party!
    Anyway, a great stroll through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park in the evening sunshine and a few Oxford Street shops cleared our heads for our train journey home,not forgetting a once in a life time hot Big Mac meal ( not use to this usually outside London)
    What a good day it turned out to be!
    Written 7 September 2019
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  • I Love Tennis
    1 contribution
    Great match! Entering tennis from both of them; Federer the better man at the end of the day. Sorry to the Djokovic fans. :|

    Beside the tennis, the venue. Well organised necessary security checks in place. Must say though, EXPENSIVE FOOD! £10 JUST FOR HALF A SANDWICH AND 500ml WATER!!!

    But that kind of price is expected at a venue like the O2 so, eat downstairs at a place like Wasabi for Brunch, as after the doubles match it’s 12:00 and you are starving.

    Or you could sneak food in... ;)
    Written 26 February 2020
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  • Glynis666
    London, UK24 contributions
    My friends and I have been going to the Taste of London food festival for many years. It’s the start of our Christmas. However this year was very disappointing. There was no Christmas feel as before. It was not decorated very well, Just a few small trees around with no decorations on them. The biggest disappointment was, there were very few food stalls, we were all hoping to come home with various unusual cheeses, pâtés, biscuits etc., as we had done in the past. There were mostly bars and alcohol stalls, All very expensive.
    Written 21 November 2021
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  • Jamie
    Somerset, UK8 contributions
    This as my first visit to watch the London Marathon and went with family to support Ollie on his 1st marathon. Traveled by rail into London Waterloo arriving just before 11. The bulk of the runners depart at 10.10 local so wea arrived to be able to watch Ollie pass the 10 mile mark. Using the Official Virgin Tracker we were able to monitor Ollie’s progress and regulars updates maintained. Atmosphere is amazing and lots of encouragement to the runners. Moved onto the Embankment via the London Underground, contactless or Oyster Card in seedless and on the day a party vibe even on the tube. Next stop the 20 mile and a street band were brilliant playing non stop adding to a great carnival feel. From there a short walk up to the Mall to watch the finish and cheer on Ollie as he smashed under 4 hours. The whole day was a great experience, lots of positivity and with the aid of the host of information from the organisers you can plan locations to support the runners or chose a pitch for the whole event. Best runners complete in just over 2 hours and spare a thought for the costumed runners who are 4 hours and beyond. Noose comfortable shoes, travel light and check the weather forecast. Download the app, track individuals by name or race number in advance. My congratulations to Ollie and all the runners who competed but the real winners are the hundreds of charities who benefit from the hard work and dedication of the runners, the volunteers and support staff. Well done all.
    Written 7 May 2019
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  • daisy12015
    London, UK23 contributions
    We were concerned at the restricted opening hours of some gardens on receiving the booklet, and were lucky to be visiting with a friend who knew shortcuts, and also other free gardens eg St Olaves church, Salters garden and the postmans garden which added to the experience. Lovely weekend with great range of gardens.Next year we will visit another map area, plan a route and search out the freebies. Highly recommended.
    Written 14 June 2019
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  • Pedro M
    Lisbon, Portugal50 contributions
    I was lucky enough to see both of them, 2018 and 2016. It is truly amazing, it's cold and the city is full of light and people are happy and walking around smiling, it really is unique and you cannot control the smile while you discover your city under so many different lights. If you take some music it's simply bliss.
    Written 15 February 2019
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  • ijudd
    London, UK513 contributions
    This event is excellently organised. We went on Ladies day with our two adult daughters. All the girls loved getting dressed up in their smart summer dresses. Tip: Wear wedges not heals on grass !!!

    The polo is of the highest standard and it’s great to watch as you are right at the side the pitch (obviously protected by a low chest high barrier).

    The food on site is really good. Lots of choices and definitely in the “posh takeaway” category.

    Lots of bars: gin bars, pimms bars, cocktail bars and general bars.

    There are even a few pop up shops to browse!

    There is lots of bench table seating and seats in a grandstand if you prefer that. The bench table seats go very quickly so you need to get there early to grab one.

    All in all a great day out and around £40+ a ticket for a whole day entertainment with three polo matches seems like a fair price.

    The website has all the details on how to get there and what’s available. So just google the name and you will get it.

    PS: full security check to get in and you can only bring one bottle of water each... No food or drink allowed.
    Written 19 June 2019
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  • Reasonable50
    Greenwich, Connecticut3,878 contributions
    We happened upon the event while strolling. Fun and modern. Lots of young people and families. The Somerset House is the perfect venue. It was crowded and exhibits went deep into the bowels of the House. The scented wallpaper room was our favorite.
    Written 22 September 2018
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  • Pagen E
    1 contribution
    Had a really good time overall at wireless Finsbury Park. Apart from my first 5 minutes of being there being refused entry because I stepped over a fallen gate because refused entry from a security warden also threatening me in my face that she would hit me for less i really think the power got to her head and she shouldn’t be allowed to work there. Is there an email for a formal complain?
    Written 11 July 2022
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  • AlanDCP
    Northwood, UK182 contributions
    If you fancy 4 hours of excess then this is the place for you. Two floor of people offering every drink imaginable, beers, ciders, spirits, wines of all sorts from everywhere, cocktails, anything you could imagine. From the thrifty to the extravagant there was a world of choice. There is also coffees, teas and soft cold drinks. There is food to keep you stable, perhaps not as much as in previous years, but what food they do offer is of the quality you'd expect. There are also classes and formal tastings should you need some relief. An absolutely fantastic way to spend an afternoon.
    As we overheard another visitor say, when the doors open it's like going into battle!!
    Written 17 December 2021
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  • GianniWorldWide
    London, UK131 contributions
    This event must be avoided at all costs if:

    1) it rains
    2) its freezing cold

    I was reluctant to go down Central London to see the NYE fireworks. Needless to say we weren't' smart enough to purchase tickets for a prime location in advance.

    After some research online, we agreed that the best FREE location was going to be Lambeth Bridge.

    We go there around 10:30 and it wasn't too crowded. It started getting busy around 11:30 but it was manageable. We watched the show and slowly made our way to Pimlico station. We got home by 1am.

    Easy to get in, easy to get out.

    I am not sure why people pay £10 to be in a super crowded, condoned-off area when you can see the same thing from a bridge that gives you full view of the London Eye.
    Written 13 January 2020
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