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Atreides

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What to do in London?
« on: 12 August, 2017, 07:36:57 pm »
So my company will take a trip to London in the end of August. We will spend 3 nights there.
This will be the First time for me to go to UK.
So i need tips for what to do on my off hours at evenings. I will Ofcourse visit some of the major attractions London has to offer. But i need to consider the nerd in me too!

What comic stores is worth visiting? That has Dredd stuff~
And does anyone know a store that stock 1/6th figures like sideshow/Hot toys products?


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Re: What to do in London?
« Reply #1 on: 12 August, 2017, 07:57:56 pm »
Forbidden Planet on Shaftesbury Avenue has all of that stuff.

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Re: What to do in London?
« Reply #2 on: 12 August, 2017, 08:08:13 pm »
FP is indeed huge and has lots of stuff, but also try Orbital Comics near Leicester Square, and GOSH comics in Soho.

I love Orbital, but they have a depressingly small 2000ad representation.

You may also like http://www.cartoonmuseum.org/ - a lovely (but tiny) gallery near the British Museum (which has to be top of anyone's list of "the attractions", I love that place!)
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Re: What to do in London?
« Reply #3 on: 12 August, 2017, 08:14:41 pm »
If you like Star Wars, the Star Wars Identities Exhibition in the O2 is great!

http://www.starwarsidentities.com/

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Re: What to do in London?
« Reply #4 on: 12 August, 2017, 08:15:38 pm »
London super comic con is August 25-27th in Islington. 2000AD will have a stand and there about a dozen 2k droids there.

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Re: What to do in London?
« Reply #5 on: 12 August, 2017, 08:36:23 pm »
Hard to add to what's been said. Forbidden Planet has every toy you can imagine but dmanit Gosh is a great comic shop.

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Re: What to do in London?
« Reply #6 on: 12 August, 2017, 10:29:01 pm »
Thanks guys~  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
I will take notes and mark these tips up!

The star wars identities i must check out~
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Re: What to do in London?
« Reply #7 on: 12 August, 2017, 11:01:27 pm »
Can I suggest this:

http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain/display/spotlights/art-ray-harryhausen

The Art of Ray Harryhausen
Until 19 November 2017 at the Tate.

(I'd love to go to this)
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Re: What to do in London?
« Reply #8 on: 13 August, 2017, 12:25:32 am »
Try to get to see this if you can.

https://www.barbican.org.uk/intotheunknown/

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Re: What to do in London?
« Reply #9 on: 13 August, 2017, 07:19:03 pm »
+1 for the exhibition at the Barbican (be warned it can be a bit of a maze)

Would also look at the walkie-talkie gardens (free but you have to book)

If you've got money to spare, there's also the shard viewing gallery.

Apparently there's an Alien:Covenant live action type experience at Tussauds - way back in the 90s there was something similar, Alien War which was good fun, not sure how this compares though.

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Re: What to do in London?
« Reply #10 on: 14 August, 2017, 01:08:03 pm »
I'll second the trio of comic shops- (FP, GOSH & Orbital) I made that tour with nano-bolt last month and it was a real treat to see three comic shops so close together (approx 15-20 mins walking between all three) with such a variety of shop styles. I particularly like GOSH, and between those three shops I spent more on comics that I have in the last year.

Of course if you are in Orbital you need to get yourself a copy of either Zarjaz or Futurequake, too.

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Re: What to do in London?
« Reply #11 on: 14 August, 2017, 08:08:48 pm »
Try to get to see this if you can.

https://www.barbican.org.uk/intotheunknown/

Grud, I so want to catch this, but I'll miss it by less than a week. Do these things ever get extended, does anyone know? Be grand if this one did, for sure.

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Re: What to do in London?
« Reply #12 on: 15 August, 2017, 09:59:44 am »
GOSH really is excellent. It's a model for what comic shops should be, in my opinion.

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Re: What to do in London?
« Reply #13 on: 15 August, 2017, 09:58:54 pm »
Try to get to see this if you can.

https://www.barbican.org.uk/intotheunknown/
Very doubtful most of these places have a tight schedule of other exhibitions.

Grud, I so want to catch this, but I'll miss it by less than a week. Do these things ever get extended, does anyone know? Be grand if this one did, for sure.