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Title: What to do in London?
Post by: Atreides 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?


Title: Re: What to do in London?
Post by: Richard on 12 August, 2017, 07:57:56 pm
Forbidden Planet on Shaftesbury Avenue has all of that stuff.
Title: Re: What to do in London?
Post by: Dandontdare on 12 August, 2017, 08:08:13 pm
FP is indeed huge and has lots of stuff, but also try Orbital Comics (http://www.orbitalcomics.com/) near Leicester Square, and GOSH comics (https://www.goshlondon.com/about/) in Soho.

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

You may also like http://www.cartoonmuseum.org/ (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!)
Title: Re: What to do in London?
Post by: Pete Wells 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/ (http://www.starwarsidentities.com/)
Title: Re: What to do in London?
Post by: Eamonn Clarke 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.
Title: Re: What to do in London?
Post by: Colin YNWA 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.
Title: Re: What to do in London?
Post by: Atreides 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~
Title: Re: What to do in London?
Post by: pauljholden 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)
Title: Re: What to do in London?
Post by: JLC on 13 August, 2017, 12:25:32 am
Try to get to see this if you can.

https://www.barbican.org.uk/intotheunknown/
Title: Re: What to do in London?
Post by: Steve Green 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.
Title: Re: What to do in London?
Post by: Bolt-01 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.
Title: Re: What to do in London?
Post by: Spikes 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.
Title: Re: What to do in London?
Post by: CalHab 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.
Title: Re: What to do in London?
Post by: JLC 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.
Title: Re: What to do in London?
Post by: Magnetica on 30 August, 2017, 01:01:58 pm
Of course if you are in Orbital you need to get yourself a copy of either Zarjaz or Futurequake, too.

I never knew that. It is good to know.

As I happened to be over that way yesterday I popped in with a view to picking some up. Alas they didn't have any.

So for future reference, when do they come out? Or is it more as and when, so look out for the relevant threads?
Title: Re: What to do in London?
Post by: Bolt-01 on 30 August, 2017, 02:18:42 pm
Hi Magnetica- If they've sold out of the new FQ I'll be pleased to hear that when I get in touch for payment!

The new Dogbreath will hopefully be going in the post next Tuesday, so Orbital should have it on sale Thursday ish...

Something wicked is also due, but that might be a week or so before backfrom the printer, and Zarjaz is looking like a November launch.

The best thing to do is keep an eye on the FQP thread here- I'll be updating that with covers and previews closer to the dates.

ta
Title: Re: What to do in London?
Post by: Magnetica on 30 August, 2017, 02:45:07 pm
Bolt sorry I wasn't precise in what I posted -I was looking for Zarjaz and Dogbreath rather than Futurequake (but only because I didn't think of that).

The chap at the front pointed me at the stand where they display them. I didn't see any. That's not to say they didn't have them somewhere else.