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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
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13 March 2013
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I say it! To quote myself "Has Paul ever used James outside of one TV special?" Paul had a 70s TV special called "James Paul McCartney". So your PS ignored what I had already said!

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mja6758 said
I say it! To quote myself "Has Paul ever used James outside of one TV special?" Paul had a 70s TV special called "James
Paul McCartney". So your PS ignored what I had already said!

Quite right.  Though the larger context reveals a pointless rhetorical question on your part.

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mja6758 said
Glad the credit card option seems it's going to work out.

Couple of points to make.

Joe wasn't recommending Paul's old house. Cavendish Avenue, a five-ten minute walk from Abbey Road, is the only London home Paul has ever owned. He still owns it. The last time it featured in the news was when he and Nancy left it as he and Linda had years earlier to get married at the same Registry Office. If Paul is in London for the night, that's where he is.

Public transport in London. It can be very expensive. At your earliest opportunity, what you need to do is either get a seven-day travelcard (the shortest time period available) or an Oyster Card. I don't know the exact difference nowadays because I have been on free travel due to illness the past couple of years, The last time I had to pay for travel, non-Oyster travel added about a pound to each journey. A travelcard is probably your best option, but paying for transport as you get on it is your worst, and most expensive. Travelcards and Oyster cover all main London public transport. Tubes (metro), buses, and trains. All are between 50%-100% more expensive without.

Hope you have a great stay.

 

Aaaah! So I could just accidentally bump into Paul.

 

Okay, I'm now googling what they both are exactly, but there are so many websites with different stuff so I'll just ask here. Which is better, Travelcard or Oystercard? Also, where do you get one?

 

Thank for all the tips guys, you're really helping me out here.

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I think bikelock is from London, if I remember correctly, though I don't know if she'll know anything about it either tho. Maybe PM her? Good luck

Yup, a true Cockney!

For places to stay, there's a Youth Hostel near St Paul's, that's probably pretty cheap.

Wimpole Street, where Paul lived with Jane Asher, is near Oxford Street. You should definitely do the museums- British Museum in Holborn and Museum of London in The City are the best IMO. I think the V & A is a bit posh, but that's probably just me. Science Museum is good, especially if you're going with kids (I'm assuming you're not, though). British Library near King's Cross is also very cool. The National Gallery is a good place to hang round if you’re at a loose end (in other words- its free).

Joe's right about the East End, it’s the place to be. You can get tours around the Olympic Park, too.

The City is very pretty because it has old 17th-centruy architecture. The South bank is also really nice, it’s opposite Big Ben and the London Eye is there, there’s a lot of mime artists and street entertainers.

Nightlife-wise, Shoreditch and Soho are the best. Soho is a predominantly gay area with lots of cool music shops, but Joe's right when he says its a bit seedy. Shoreditch is often full of students and hipsters but its OK. Concert venues are the O2 in Greenwich and the Hammersmith Odeon. They're both pretty expensive- the O2 is bigger and any did there will be pretty phenonmenal. West End theatres are great- lastminute.com is the place to go for cheap tickets.

Other advice:

Watch out for pigeons- they have no shame or fear. Bring a map. Stand on the right-hand side of the escalator. If in doubt, stick to the Central Line (that’s the red one). Don’t bring a massive rucksack on the Tube.  Try to avoid eye contact with anyone. Under no circumstances should you start a conversation with anybody, especially on public transport.

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