A geek's visit to London - where to go?

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  1. c-Row macrumors 65816

    c-Row

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    So, in connection with this year's MacRumors London picnic, I am looking for new shops and places to visit in Central London - especially those which fit my geeky taste and hobby. I already know about Forbidden Planet (poor credit card), the record shops in Berwick Street and Notting Hill Gate, and the Apple Store obviously. ;) I usually spend some time at Waterstones and Foyles as well, oh, and the Covent Garden Market.

    What else might be interesting? Are there any other places and shops which might be of interest? Any well hidden second hand record stores?
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    Check out the vintage film memorabilia shop on Brewer St. :)
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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  4. c-Row thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Right, I remember Camden Street Market from my first ever trip. Never been there anymore after that.

    Those are some great suggestions already - thanks! :)
     
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    No probs. Another large record shop I just remembered this morning which I used to pass quite often is Haggle Vinyl at 114 Essex Road, just a couple of minutes north of Angel Islington. Jump on a 73 bus from Marble Arch/Oxford Street/Tottenham Court Road towards Kings Cross and it's about 30 mins or so from there.

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    Just off Notting Hill Gate, on the left-hand side of Pembridge Road, just before Portobello Road heading north is a comic/film toy/model/collectibles shop with a large collection of bits and pieces. Lots of Batman memorabilia upstairs. I forget its name, it might be Mimi Fifi, but if it's not then its on the same row of shops.


    Probably my favourite is Playlounge at 19 Beak Street, just off Carnaby Street with some really fab and unique Japanese small robots, kinetic toys and collectibles from various films e.g. Tim Burton films like the The Nightmare Before Christmas.

    http://www.playlounge.co.uk/
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  6. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    I kind of liked that inside out building in London. And Texas has an embassy there, you should check it out. ;)Its a restaurant
     
  7. steviem macrumors 68020

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    Imperial War Musem, British Museum, If they still have it, a tour of Tower Bridge, where you can walk across the top. These are places I visited as a kid, which formed my geekiness :D
     
  8. acidfast7 macrumors 65816

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    I don't know when you're going and it's not what you have in mind but I would really try to hit the new "performance art" component of the Tate Modern. That would actually be my number 1 stop in London currently.
     
  9. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    back in 2009 it looks like :p
     
  10. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    The Imperial War museum is great, the British Museum is fantastic - I've spent days there (literally), and take a look at the Tower of London, simply amazing.

    I also liked the quirkiness of the Wallace Collection, and the National gallery, as well as the Tate.

    London is one of the world's great cities, and well worth losing yourself in.
     
  11. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    There is an arcade on Goodge St called "Casino". Friday evenings there is usually a good crowd playing the newest Street Fighter and Tekken games from what I remember. A lot of classic games too.
     
  12. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Nice 3 year old thread bump.


    Yawn.
     

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