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Old 15 May 24, 09:33 AM  
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Hi all,

A colleague and I have to entertain a couple of male visitors over from India on Saturday in London.

They have done a day already and walked themselves round

Big Ben
Tower Bridge
Buckingham Palace
London Eye

They arrive into Euston around 10, and will be around til 5/6.

I was thinking maybe Camden for an hour or so.

Lunch somewhere?

Any hints or ideas?

We can't get in the sky garden and would prefer lower budget ideas
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I used to organise these things when we had customers over and it depends on a few things on how you conduct the day. Try to discover what their cuisine is like (eg are they vegetarian for example?). I have coupled a visit to the Tower of London with a lunch/early dinner at Cafe Spice - but I just discovered that it has moved. Our guests were all very happy with discovering history and I often asked them what they wanted to do before they arrived just so I could book tickets. They will appreciate being asked questions. You could walk from Trafalgar Square (National Gallery?), down to Houses of Parliament, across Westminster Bridge, do the London Eye and carry on down past the Globe Theatre to Borough Market and explore the street food scene. That would be a reasonably long walk and you could then go to the George Inn - the oldest galleried pub in London or up to the Golden Hinde - a replica ship in a dock near London Bridge.

Edited to say that I had a toddler hanging round my neck while writing this and I saw that they have done Big Ben, etc. Museums are a good free activity but I would still ask them what food they prefer because it can be difficult for guests to get used to our palates. See if Dishoom would work.
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Camden on a Saturday, especially if the weather is good, will be very, very packed.
You could get the Uber clipper down to Greenwich and have a walk around there. There are the museums in beautiful grounds, the Cutty Sark and you could walk up through the park to the Royal Observatory. There are lots of nice places to eat in Greenwich too and some lovely food and drink stalls within Greenwich market.
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Unfortunately it is fully booked but I'll try on the day
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I used to organise these things when we had customers over and it depends on a few things on how you conduct the day. Try to discover what their cuisine is like (eg are they vegetarian for example?). I have coupled a visit to the Tower of London with a lunch/early dinner at Cafe Spice - but I just discovered that it has moved. Our guests were all very happy with discovering history and I often asked them what they wanted to do before they arrived just so I could book tickets. They will appreciate being asked questions. You could walk from Trafalgar Square (National Gallery?), down to Houses of Parliament, across Westminster Bridge, do the London Eye and carry on down past the Globe Theatre to Borough Market and explore the street food scene. That would be a reasonably long walk and you could then go to the George Inn - the oldest galleried pub in London or up to the Golden Hinde - a replica ship in a dock near London Bridge.

Edited to say that I had a toddler hanging round my neck while writing this and I saw that they have done Big Ben, etc. Museums are a good free activity but I would still ask them what food they prefer because it can be difficult for guests to get used to our palates. See if Dishoom would work.
Hi thankyou- we do know them. They eat meat and drink alcohol.

They don't like our Indian food much and are happy to skip that for the day and eat whatever.

They are young and fit but don't walk like we do, nearly killed them with a trip round liverpool and we only did 16k steps

I think the london bridge area would be good as they can see the shard which is our head office
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London Bridge area can take up quite a while. Hope it goes well.
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How about Battersea Power Station. You can go up the towers and you can get s boat taxi there (have been to there but not done the boat nor towers but my son has and loves it over there)
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London Bridge area can take up quite a while. Hope it goes well.
Thankyou! Really hope it doesn't as it is the only area of London I really ever go to as our office is there. I find Borough Market pants

Thanks so much for your help
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Originally Posted by marypoppins38 View Post
Camden on a Saturday, especially if the weather is good, will be very, very packed.
You could get the Uber clipper down to Greenwich and have a walk around there. There are the museums in beautiful grounds, the Cutty Sark and you could walk up through the park to the Royal Observatory. There are lots of nice places to eat in Greenwich too and some lovely food and drink stalls within Greenwich market.
I was worried about Camden being busy, but thought of getting there straight from Euston after their train in the hope of it not being too bad
I had thought about trying to find some Harry Potter bits and bobs as they all comment on my water bottles.
Greenwich is a lovely idea though. I haven't been in years
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