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Random Qs and Advice for Visitors to London During the Games

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Hi all,

As I mentioned before, I will be visiting London during the games for a very short period (basically two full days) as a VISA guest. I'd like to know what are somethings I absolutely need to see during the Olympics. This isn't my first time to London so don't need to go to places like the British Museum or see the changing of the guards... so preferably places that are Olympic oriented where I can enjoy the festivities.

I'm definitely interested in seeing the Tower Bridge light show with the rings. Anything else?

Also, I want to bring home some souvenirs for close friends. Things that can only be found in London that aren't generic like double decker bus magnets. As an example, last time I went to Japan I got some very nifty Sakura blossom flavored scented candles.

I am taking my friend who is also my favorite drinking buddy with me. She told me there is a law that liquors can't be sold after 10:30PM? Is that true? What do the locals do to get their booze?

Any other random advices would be greatly appreciated too!

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They are making things akward but Heathrow isn't shutting down nor are most train stations, I'm not sure where you got that from. Last time such a strike happened the roles were filled in by mangament and things ran ok - not perfect but ok.

The Government needs to reign in these people though and prevent trade uniions being able to strike on an 11% vote. This is like when the fire service went on strike on November 5th and they lost all public sympathy. It just makes me side with the government to be honest and make me less inclined to consider voting for a Union funded Labour party at the next election. Talk about shooting themselves in the foot.

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Is London City Airport going to be affected by the strike actions? (I'm arriving next Thursday)

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All airports will be affected as I understand it. However, the home office have said that back up plans have been made. I am assuming at worst you will have a bit of a wait. Can't seeing that being too long at London City, it's not the busiest of airports. Of all airports to arrive at this is the one I would choose if I had the option.

I would like to know if you can get a beer inside the park?

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All airports will be affected as I understand it. However, the home office have said that back up plans have been made. I am assuming at worst you will have a bit of a wait. Can't seeing that being too long at London City, it's not the busiest of airports. Of all airports to arrive at this is the one I would choose if I had the option.

I would like to know if you can get a beer inside the park?

London City Airport is my favorite... close to the city center... small so quickly through immigration if you have to go through (and if not on strike) and very fast in term of luggage delivery !

Last week, It took me less than 10 minutes from the moment the plane park (from Switzerland so through immigration) and the moment I arrived to the DLR station :)

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