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Old 13th July 2015, 20:54   #16
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Yeah, there is too much to cover in London. It took me 6 months to cover entire London and 2 years to cover entire UK.

Let the photos keep coming over...

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Glad to know that! Were you working there or did your postgraduation there?

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Hope you enjoyed your stay in London ! Keep the photos coming. I sort of want to hijack your thread by posting my pictures but i'm just too lazy these days..haha
You are more than welcome to put your own pictures!

So continuing with my journey.......


Although I had just 6 days in London, I was told by many people that I should also try going out of London and Scotland was the most popular suggestion. But I was keen to do a 1 day trip only (as I had some important thing lined up on Sunday) so decided to go to Eastbourne (a town in Sussex, South England). This is about 30 kms from Brighton which was another popular destination for a 1 day trip. Brighton is famous for its beach and I am not a big fan of beaches I do not hate them but I do not love them either. Eastbourne was more of a quiet place with good landscapes.

Train was the best way to travel there and it costed about GBP32 (return trip) and took about 90 minutes one way. The main attraction of Eastbourne was the Beachy Head (a cliff formed of chalk) and we decided to go there as soon as we reached Eastbourne. We asked a few people there about what else can be done in Eastbourne and we were told that apart from Beachy Head, there is not much to see there. Apparently, Eastbourne is kind of a retirement place and most of the people there are old so it does not have a vibrant night life (probably which Brighton might have). Attaching some pictures from Eastbourne:

A small and a peaceful city by the sea.

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The Chalky cliff with the famous lighthouse!

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Vast areas of beautiful green land! Just lie down and relax!

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The edges of the cliff, given their shape by wind/sea erosion!

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There were some people who had got their bicycles and going down this slope!

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Old 13th July 2015, 21:10   #17
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Some more pictures from the Beachy Head:

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A house in the middle of nowhere!

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Any guesses which Hyundai car is this?

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Beautiful roads for all the drivers out there!

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Old 13th July 2015, 21:14   #18
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Continuing with some more pictures. This place is also called Seven Sisters - apparently because of the land formations



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The beach here consisted of big pebbles - looks good but not that easy to walk here! Sandy beaches are much more fun!

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Old 15th July 2015, 08:13   #19
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Glad to know that! Were you working there or did your postgraduation there?
It was for Rozi Roti. I went there in 2003 for 6 weeks on a Company Deputation, but eventually ended up staying for nearly 5 years between 2003 and 2010 before I moved out to Toronto, Canada.

Nice photos of Seven Sisters.

Seven Sisters was one of my favorite places close to London. The first time I went to Seven Sister in 2003, I landed up in a wrong place. I din't know that there is a area called Seven Sisters North East of London. I took the tube to Seven Sisters Station and spend about 3 hours searching for the White Cliffs among the Victorian Lanes

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Old 25th July 2015, 09:22   #20
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One of the reasons why I was so excited to go to London was because I was getting the opportunity to fulfil a wish of mine. I was lucky to be able to witness a football game of my favourite team Arsenal. It was the last game of the season and was played at Emirates Stadium against West Brom. I was not able to figure out how I could book the tickets for the match from India and decided to get a ticket from London itself. I asked people in my office if they could get me a ticket but there were mostly Chelsea fans in my office. People suggested to me that I should go directly to the stadium and try buying tickets from there itself as it was the last game and the winner of the league had already been decided (i.e. Chelsea) so it was possible that many people would be willing to sell their tickets.

Luckily a friend of a friend of mine was a season ticket holder and he was able to arrange a ticket for me (for GBP52). It was a really an exhilarating experience to see a live match! Arsenal played really well and the atmosphere was just fantastic! Attaching some pictures from the match:

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After the match ended, I decided to stick around the merchandise store to buy some Arsenal related stuff. After about an hour or so, I saw many people were standing around the car parking Exit of the stadium. I was able to see many Arsenal players and guests exiting the stadium in their awesome cars - Ferrari, Lambhorgini, Range Rover etc. Unfortunately I could not click pictures of the beautiful cars.

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Old 28th August 2015, 00:33   #22
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Nice photoes.

I have a query for people who have stayed long enough in London.
I am relocating to London next month for long term and this is the first time as well. My office is in Central London (walking distance from London bridge) Can someone suggest a cheap & best option to rent out a flat. I am good with 30-40 minutes travel to office one-way by tube. What are the rates of a fully furnished house, 1BHK is enough.
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Are you traveling alone or with family? If you are on your own then you can explore flat sharing options. Normally cheapest options are Asian dominated areas such as East Ham, illford on East London side or Hounslow on west London side. Since your office is close to London Bridge you can go bit far from central London and commute via national rail ( rather than tube/metro).

I would suggest close the location first and then find the flat. You can explore via rightmove.co.uk and desiflatmate. There is Facebook group called 'Indians in London'. It is quite useful group.
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Are you traveling alone or with family? If you are on your own then you can explore flat sharing options. Normally cheapest options are Asian dominated areas such as East Ham, illford on East London side or Hounslow on west London side. Since your office is close to London Bridge you can go bit far from central London and commute via national rail ( rather than tube/metro).

I would suggest close the location first and then find the flat. You can explore via rightmove.co.uk and desiflatmate. There is Facebook group called 'Indians in London'. It is quite useful group.
Thank you. My wife is traveling with me as well. I will search for places you have mentioned and lets see where the fate takes me
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