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Margo

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Re: London help
« Reply #105 on: September 20, 2016, 03:05:15 PM »
Hope you enjoy it :)


Mustard

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Re: London help
« Reply #106 on: September 23, 2016, 07:56:52 AM »
Don't be alarmed if you get one of the new five pound notes in change; they are plastic and smaller than those you probably have. 

Chez Miriam

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« Reply #107 on: September 23, 2016, 09:10:32 AM »
Don't be alarmed if you get one of the new five pound notes in change; they are plastic and smaller than those you probably have.

If you get one, please come on here and tell those of us in Kent about them... ;) >:D
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oz diva

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Re: London help
« Reply #108 on: September 23, 2016, 09:25:45 AM »
Australia has had polymer notes for about 20 years. They're great, they last much longer than paper notes and you can put them through the washing machine.

I'm just back from a trip to Spain and England. I recommend the Victoria & Albert museum which has a design festival on right now, the 60s exhibit is amazing. And there's a festival around the Thames too.

Have a great time, the weather should be around the high 60s.
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Re: London help
« Reply #109 on: September 23, 2016, 09:38:14 AM »
Australia has had polymer notes for about 20 years. They're great, they last much longer than paper notes and you can put them through the washing machine.

Are they harder wearing, oz diva?  We always think in the UK that all the fivers get worn out quickest [change hands most frequently], which is why they sometimes seem rarer than hen's teeth.  Having said that, I've seen a few in the last year or so; prior to that I thought they'd gone out of circulation.  If polymer lasts ages, that would be great!
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« Reply #110 on: September 24, 2016, 07:49:41 PM »
Canada has polymer notes now, too.  And they do seem to wear very well.
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oz diva

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« Reply #111 on: September 25, 2016, 12:19:19 AM »
Yeah they do last. I think that's the main reason they're introduced.

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siamesecat2965

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Re: London help
« Reply #112 on: September 26, 2016, 11:22:59 AM »


I'm just back from a trip to Spain and England. I recommend the Victoria & Albert museum which has a design festival on right now, the 60s exhibit is amazing. And there's a festival around the Thames too.
 

Thank you! and this is on my list! I love all the stuff they have there. I plan on spending as much time as I can (or my aching feet allow me to!) and then wandering over to Harrods to check it out since i believe its within a reasonable walking distance.

Margo

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« Reply #113 on: September 26, 2016, 11:47:03 AM »
Yes roughly 10 minutes walk apart

siamesecat2965

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« Reply #114 on: September 26, 2016, 11:50:05 AM »
Yes roughly 10 minutes walk apart

That's what it looked like. and then i can hope on the Underground back to my hotel and rest my aching feet! (and knees!)

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« Reply #115 on: September 26, 2016, 02:09:24 PM »
When I visited Harrod's a few years ago the people there were lovely. I hope you have the same experience.  :)
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Re: London help
« Reply #116 on: September 26, 2016, 03:00:44 PM »
Afternoon tea in Knightsbridge?

http://www.afternoontea.co.uk/uk/london/

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« Reply #117 on: September 27, 2016, 09:52:13 PM »
Alas, I'm not going to London anytime soon, but I sure want to go there for afternoon tea after checking out that link you posted!

Siamesecat2965, have a fantastic time on your trip!!



Afternoon tea in Knightsbridge?

http://www.afternoontea.co.uk/uk/london/

siamesecat2965

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« Reply #118 on: Yesterday at 11:15:29 AM »
Alas, I'm not going to London anytime soon, but I sure want to go there for afternoon tea after checking out that link you posted!

Siamesecat2965, have a fantastic time on your trip!!



Afternoon tea in Knightsbridge?

http://www.afternoontea.co.uk/uk/london/

Thank you!. Now just rethinking my wardrobe after seeing the weather, which I know can change, but it will be a bit warmer, so they say, than I initially thought, and as someone who is always hot, i don't think i need quite as many heavier tops as I was planning on taking. But not going to wear sleeveless either!