Serious shitz in London 39 replies

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#1 7 years ago

Howdy ya'll!

I was talking to my mama earlier today, as I want to visit the UK in a year or so, first of, to piss some Brit's off with my hardcore southern/Alabama/Tennessee accent (Jokin' :p) and to maybe catch up with some of the lads of FF over there... Yeah, pretty much visit UK, aye?

So... I was thinking on getting some sightseeing around London, but according to my mother, she saw a TV Reportage where they showed, well, pretty much shit in London's streets: youth gangs and stuff like that who don't really do much more than teaming up and walk up to random people in streets and killing/beating the shit outta them for no apparent reason... Actually, yeah, no reason at all.

Thing is that I just want for clearance; is it really that bad!? or is there territories to avoid, people to avoid or just keep yerself armed to the teeth and get in trouble with interpol?


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#2 7 years ago

I doubt it. It certainly can't be any worse than America, and the state I live in's capital city is called "the main drug hub from Mexico." I've been down there many times and the majority of people I've met down there are pretty nice for the most part. Granted, there are some who were up to no good, but I've never once seen a single street crime.

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#3 7 years ago

From what I have read London is like NYC, there are areas to avoid and people/gangs to avoid such as Chav's.

Stick to main areas if you dont know what kind of hood your in, dont go walking around at night by yourself, use public transportation instead of walking, etc.

Typical common sense tourism stuff.

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#4 7 years ago

Street crime? What's that? =p

I'd say the "huge" problems in the UK should really be taken into perspective. "huge" national news front page worthy crime waves are likely two shootings that month in the entire of london, which in a similar sized city in the US probably wouldn't be newsworthy.

I would say that anywhere you will visit, you'll be fine. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that you not likely to accidentally stroll into a dark alley in run down council estate full of drug dealers at 11PM. Frankly, any public sort of areas in parts of london i'd expect you to be visiting are probably going to be as safe (if not safer) than the equivalent areas in an American city.

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#5 7 years ago

You mean Greater London or Central London? Central London is a square mile. Greater London's metropolitan area is the largest in the European Union, essentially it's own mini county.


Give the New Cross and Peckham areas a miss. And Hackney, probably wouldn't enjoy that either.

Avoid the council estates - especially in South East London.

There's the occasional shooting in Brixton and Tottenham but the odds of you being caught up in it - especially if you're not a drug dealer - are astronomically slim.

London's a bit of a muddle really but I wouldn't say it's worse than other capital cities. Just follow common sense rules and you should be fine.

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#6 7 years ago

Don't recall having been beaten up by a random mob the many times I've visited London, but who am I to argue with American TV news?


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#7 7 years ago

London is no different from any other city, or any other town for that matter. There are always going to be dodgy places, and dodgy people in them. It's best to know where not to go before you make a trip. As far as I know, most of the trouble in London happens in the South of the City.

In regards to tourist spots; there is the HMS Belfast (if you're interested in that), the Natural History Museum, and a War Museum too. There are other Museum's, though I've not been to them. London also has a Zoo on the outskirts of the park, but I went there last year and wasn't that impressed. Was pricey, and lacked many of the more common animals.

Madame Tussards might be a place of interest too? Haven't been there myself, but it's your typical wax work.

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#8 7 years ago

You could visit the Filefront Museum while you're there too.=p

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#9 7 years ago

If you want to visit all of the reasonably interesting museums in london, plan to spend a week or so doing it. You can easily spend half a day rushing around most of the london museums and missing fair sized chunks of the exhibits.

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#10 7 years ago

This thread makes meh miss London and Europe so much, hahaha. Just be careful of Chavs and such, they're no good. Aside from them, the British are generally polite people and a lot of fun to interact with. If you ever make it over there, have fun! Try to visit Ireland too, it's amazing. Especially the city of Cork. :)