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Old 08-29-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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Will be staying at Megaro Hotel, across from St. Pancras.

Plan on going to some of the typical touristy stuff... Westminster Abbey, the Eye, Big Ben, etc, west end, etc... wanted to just wander some areas as well... not sure where to check out yet though.

Will probably only be out really late one night, wanted to check out Club Fabric... which is about a 30 min walk from the hotel, any concerns with walking back around 2-3 AM, and just to clarify I'd be sober anytime we walk back, I don't want to be walking around drunk in an area I'm unfamiliar with... this would be Saturday or Sunday night. I'd also not want to be walking around if streets are dead empty at that time... but considering they aren't here in my hometown, I would think Londons definitely wouldn't be?

Just wanted to know if theres any places I should try not to wander into.. or if I'm best to take a taxi if out real late? As far as I could tell the tube doesn't run that late.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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Between St Pancras and Fabric is still considered central London - there are no rough residential neighbourhoods in that area so you should have no problem and certainly on Saturday night the streets won't be empty, though there will be drunks around. There's probably a night bus going in that direction so you won't necessarily need to walk the whole way.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:47 AM
 
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That's good to know, thank you so much =)
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:36 PM
 
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The area around Kings Cross is a red light district, so you may wish to avoid straying into that, but that's about all for where you are staying.

Also, there are always opportunistic thieves and muggers in every big city, so if you can, I would get a black cab home or one of the night buses, which typcially run every hour.

You can check out which buses run close to where you're staying from TFL's website.

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloa...ht-bus-map.pdf
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:17 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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^^ The vast majority of night buses, particularly in central London, are much more frequent than that. Your hotel will be able to tell you how best to get back. Yes some people stumble into trouble, but the vast majority of people out at that time of night don't have any problems.
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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Dont worry about avoiding anywhere - Central London is reasonably safe and you would have to very unfortunate for something to happen to you.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:08 AM
 
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Don't worry those places are all in the downtown area which is heavily policed. There will be tourists and police everywhere as there are lots of hotels concentrated in this neighbourhood.

Personally I'd just avoid going in takeaway restaurants very late as those tend to be trouble flashpoints in my experience. That's just me though.


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Will be staying at Megaro Hotel, across from St. Pancras.

Plan on going to some of the typical touristy stuff... Westminster Abbey, the Eye, Big Ben, etc, west end, etc... wanted to just wander some areas as well... not sure where to check out yet though.

Will probably only be out really late one night, wanted to check out Club Fabric... which is about a 30 min walk from the hotel, any concerns with walking back around 2-3 AM, and just to clarify I'd be sober anytime we walk back, I don't want to be walking around drunk in an area I'm unfamiliar with... this would be Saturday or Sunday night. I'd also not want to be walking around if streets are dead empty at that time... but considering they aren't here in my hometown, I would think Londons definitely wouldn't be?

Just wanted to know if theres any places I should try not to wander into.. or if I'm best to take a taxi if out real late? As far as I could tell the tube doesn't run that late.
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