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Most pubs are hopping with locals after work. Grab a pint and mingle.
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When I Went: July 10-22, 2011

Was That the Best Time of Year to Go? It’s warmest in summer, with temperatures in the 60s and 70s and a slight drizzle of rain once or twice a day.

Why I Went There: To visit friends who lived there.

Who Went With Me? Met up with friends who live in Southwark.

We Stayed Here: Marlin Apartments in Empire Square.

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Eat Here: Fine Foods Italian deli in Southwark for awesome sandwiches, Long Lane Fish Bar for great fish and chips, and Porters in Covent Garden.

Play Here: Most pubs are hopping with locals after work. Grab a pint and mingle.

If I Went Again: I’d wear better shoes; London is a walking town. Always carry an umbrella.

How Did You Get There From Dallas? DFW Airports to London Heathrow Airport direct via American Airlines.

Other Tips For Fellow Travelers: If shopping in Camden Market or Covent Garden, learn to haggle.

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