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Visiting the UK. Update. by tucsonmike on 10 October 2012 2:45am
 
I have my dates, June 26-July 13th, staying in Camden Town.
 
Re: Visiting the UK. Update. by johnnyBgood! on 10 October 2012 2:49am
 
London isn't part of the UK.
 
Re: Visiting the UK. Update. by kazzzz on 10 October 2012 11:13am
 
Camden Town? Mike, you hippy!
 
Re: Visiting the UK. Update. by Spursfan2 on 10 October 2012 2:53pm
 
Oh Mike you have sent me spinning back to the early 1970s when we used to hang out at the Roundhouse (Camden Town) with all the other hippies!!

We used to see bands there, nobody particularly 'famous'. I seem to remember that David Essex was appearing there in the week in something (maybe 'Godspell'?) but never bumped into him hahaha! We used to sit on concrete steps I recall, and I was thrilled to be sitting just in front of a couple of members of Hawkwind on one occasion (but luckily I was 'cool' enough not to ask for autographs thank goodness!!

Those were the days - NOT that I can remember much about them!!

LOL

:D

P.S. Hope you have a wonderful time, Mike.

 
Re: Visiting the UK. Update. by suzulu on 10 October 2012 6:03pm
 
Camden Town is only five stops on the tube from where I live (although I do have to get a bus to my station). It's a lively part of London with restaurants, bars and markets. Canal boat trips too.

The Roundhouse is still there, Anne, although it has been re-developed.
 
Re: Visiting the UK. Update. by Spursfan2 on 10 October 2012 7:26pm
 
We used to catch a bus from where we lived (Holloway, N17) to the Roundhouse, Sue - can't remember how we got home though, prob bus?

I developed a fear of going down escalators early on (the one from Euston down to the underground scared me the first time I went on it) so we either avoided underground completely or chose stations where there was a lift or easy stairs. I hasten to add that I don't mind using tube as such, just getting to it!!
 
Re: Visiting the UK. Update. by tucsonmike on 11 October 2012 3:23am
 
LOL! I can be a hippy and be youthful. Hey Johnny, where is Parliament? :P
 
Re: Visiting the UK. Update. by suzulu on 11 October 2012 12:59pm
 
Anne, some of the tube stations have really long escalators. No wonder you have a phobia.

I used to work with a girl who had a phobia about escalators too. She would use the escalator but she would not walk down, just clung onto the rail.
 
Re: Visiting the UK. Update. by suzulu on 11 October 2012 1:00pm
 
Mike, Camden Town is very popular with Goths these days so dress like Ozzie Osborne and you will be OK :).
 
Re: Visiting the UK. Update. by Spursfan2 on 11 October 2012 2:01pm
 
Sue, a friend tried to cure me by taking me from the top floor to the basement of Harrods (they were individual escalators)and I coped fine. But it didn't work.

I am 'worried' about how to get on. This didn't bother me in Harrods for some reason.

My illness means I have weak leg muscles and I am not good going down stairs/steps either these days. This results in either much holding on to husband or (much easier!) using the nearest lift. If they don't have a lift(say in a shop) I often wait downstairs.
 
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