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Places to visit in London
« on: March 14, 2012, 04:56:11 am »
Hi Everyone,

My husband and myself are off on a trip to London next month, and was wondering if anyone could recommend any historical (or everyday) places to visit which are of Pagan significance.  We plan to visit The British Museum to see John Dee's Scrying Bowl etc., and there are a couple of bookshops I'm dying to spend money in.  Is there anywhere else you think is worth a visit?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Places to visit in London
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 05:31:41 am »
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Hi Everyone,

My husband and myself are off on a trip to London next month, and was wondering if anyone could recommend any historical (or everyday) places to visit which are of Pagan significance.  We plan to visit The British Museum to see John Dee's Scrying Bowl etc., and there are a couple of bookshops I'm dying to spend money in.  Is there anywhere else you think is worth a visit?

Thanks in advance

It's a while since I've been in London.

The British Museum is a must-do of course. You can check, if there is still that cute comic shop on the opposite side of the Museum tho'.

That shop was cool. We spent a bit more time there than in the Museum. :D:

Oh and when I get to visit London next, I will visit: http://www.treadwells-london.com/
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Re: Places to visit in London
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2012, 08:54:30 am »
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It's a while since I've been in London.

The British Museum is a must-do of course....

 
One could easily spend days in the British Museum, and they have one of the best collections of Egyptian artifacts outside of Egypt itself.

(I really need to go back.)
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2012, 09:01:22 am »
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One could easily spend days in the British Museum,

 
I know.
It is overwhelming, isn't it?
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Re: Places to visit in London
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 11:42:02 am »
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Oh and when I get to visit London next, I will visit: http://www.treadwells-london.com/

 
That was the top of my bookshop list, I just wasn't sure if I could mention it by name
I can't wait to spend some quality time in there, I have a very large wishlist :)

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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 01:40:48 pm »
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One could easily spend days in the British Museum, and they have one of the best collections of Egyptian artifacts outside of Egypt itself.

(I really need to go back.)

 
Not to mention antiquities from all over the world with actual pagan significance.  I know that if I visited, some Tudor-era bowl wouldn't be my top priority :lub:

To the OP: there are some Roman and Anglo-Saxon ruins in London.  I can't give a specific link right now, though.


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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012, 04:25:24 pm »
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To the OP: there are some Roman and Anglo-Saxon ruins in London.  I can't give a specific link right now, though.

 
That sounds brilliant, I'll have a look on the internet and see if I can found out more information about that.  Thank you very much!!!

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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2012, 05:44:06 pm »
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Hi Everyone,

My husband and myself are off on a trip to London next month, and was wondering if anyone could recommend any historical (or everyday) places to visit which are of Pagan significance.  We plan to visit The British Museum to see John Dee's Scrying Bowl etc., and there are a couple of bookshops I'm dying to spend money in.  Is there anywhere else you think is worth a visit?

Thanks in advance

 
Atlantis - near the BM - is another book shop to visit.

Google the Temple of Mithras - I've never been, but it's a Roman site and very central.

If you're interested in the spirituality of the city itself, the Museum of London has the history, and artifacts from it. Again, the Roman stuff may appeal. I'll try and think of a few more for you...
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2012, 01:32:48 pm »
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Atlantis - near the BM - is another book shop to visit.

Google the Temple of Mithras - I've never been, but it's a Roman site and very central.

If you're interested in the spirituality of the city itself, the Museum of London has the history, and artifacts from it. Again, the Roman stuff may appeal. I'll try and think of a few more for you...


Thank You so much, this is brilliant, they'll definately be added to our itinerary.

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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2012, 04:31:06 pm »
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Oh and when I get to visit London next, I will visit: http://www.treadwells-london.com/

 
You must must must go here! I try and visit everytime I'm up in London, I can quite easily spend hours in there. They have a really great collection of books and stuff, and a lot of it I haven't been able to find online easily!
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2012, 04:43:03 pm »
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You must must must go here! I try and visit everytime I'm up in London, I can quite easily spend hours in there. They have a really great collection of books and stuff, and a lot of it I haven't been able to find online easily!


Oh, it is definitely on top of my list.
Together with some spooky sightseeing tour.
(Something like this http://www.london-ghost-tour.com/ or similar.)
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2012, 04:52:50 pm »
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Oh, it is definitely on top of my list.
Together with some spooky sightseeing tour.
(Something like this http://www.london-ghost-tour.com/ or similar.)

 
And that link is about half to three-quarters of my fantasy London sightseeing itinerary.


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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2012, 04:59:41 pm »
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And that link is about half to three-quarters of my fantasy London sightseeing itinerary.

 
There is a link I can't find right now.
It was around Halloween, when the travel page featured it.

It's a bus, that was originally used to transport funeral parties.
They offer spooky tours, too.

If I find it, I'll post it. ;)
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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2012, 05:00:50 pm »
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If I find it, I'll post it. ;)


And barely she said it, she found it.
(That works almost always.)

http://www.theghostbustours.com/tour_info.html
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2012, 08:20:38 am »
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Oh and when I get to visit London next, I will visit: http://www.treadwells-london.com/

 
The other new age bookshop I know is Watkins on Cecil Court. Cecil Court is a dangerous road for booklovers, being backed on both sides with antiquarians. Watkins is, in my memory, less appealing than Treadwells and Atlantis. But it's bigger than both, and maybe it has better things for you.
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