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Geek walks

Having just given someone a list of things to do in London for Geeks, I thought I'd ask for contributions to build bigger, better, geekwalks. This is not aimed at any specific kind of geek but just covers lots of interesting things. If you have a contribution to make, give it a number between two of mine and I'll add it to the list. You can post the obvious if you like but it would be more interesting to have the less obvious

The first walk starts at:
50: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, Malet Place
100: The British Museum, Gt Russell St
200: Gosh! comic shop, Gt Russell St (moving to Berwick St)
300: Playing Games, games shop, Museum St (Closed)
400: Atlantis Bookshop, esoterica, Museum st
450: Forbidden Planet, Shaftesbury Ave
500: Freemasons Hall, library and museum, Great Queen St
550: John Soanes Museum, eclectic collection, Lincoln's Inn Fields
600: Hunterian Museum, medical things in jars, idid
700: Temple Church, da vinci code
800: St Paul's Cathedral
900: Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury
920: Museum of London
930: Bunhill Fields, old cemetery with Blake and Defoe
1000: Wobbly Bridge
1100: Tate Modern
1200: Globe Theatre, Shakespeare
1300: Clink Museum - avoid
1300: Golden Hinde, Drake's ship
1400: Borough Market, lovely food
1500: George Inn, coaching inn
1600: London Dungeon, tacky amusement
1700: London Bridge
1800: The Monument
1900: Spitalfields Market
2000: Brick Lane

The second walk starts at Treadwells and has a large Nothern Line element
50: Treadwell Bookshop, esoterica and history, Tavistock St (Moved to College St)
100: Watkins Bookshop, esoterica, Cecil Court
200: Quintos Bookshop, 2nd hand, Charing Cross Rd
300: Bookmarks Bookshop, remaindered, ibid
400: Foyles Bookshop, massive, ibid
450: Unsworths Bookshop, remaindered stock, Euston Rd
500: British Library, ibid
600: Highgate Cemetery, West tours at 2pm check website for details (Archway tube)
700: Ripping Yarns bookshop, 2nd hand (Highgate Tube)
800: Leisure Games, (Finchley Central)


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 12th, 2009 11:22 am (UTC)
This might come in handy once it's published ;)
Feb. 12th, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)
Although it will make it a _very long walk_

Spot on about the Clink, in fact, I'd avoid it twice, just to be sure!
Feb. 12th, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately I went there with my Mum and it was dreadful. chilledchimp says pretty much the same about the London Bridge experience but I guess it might be appealing to engineering geeks.

I wouldn't expect anyone to do it in one go, it's just useful to have things in some kind of order.
Feb. 12th, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
There's a very good small remaindered bookshop just across the road from the BL. I'm not 100% sure of the name, or of whether it'd want to come before or after the BL on your list. If you walk from Kings Cross to Euston, it's on your left, slightly nearer the latter than the former.

It has a stack of popular history books, military history books, and Osprey books... all at £1 or £2 each. I usually come away from it with full bag.
Feb. 12th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes, I know the one. I can't remember the name though. I'll check it out. There's also the Welcome Institute along there, they some great exhibitions.

Found it, it's Unsworths.

I also need to fit the Fantasy Centre in somewhere but it's on a different line.

Edited at 2009-02-12 03:03 pm (UTC)
Feb. 12th, 2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
I would say Jack the Ripper was a part of geekdom. So I'd include the Ten Bells and the market near it: Spitalfields, I think.

Feb. 12th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
There's a small museum inside UCL somewhere. C. and I went once, but I'm not sure I could find it again. Much Egyptology.
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