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Ideas for a month's holiday?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Globalti, 8 Feb 2008.

  1. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    An African business friend of mine needs to take it easy for a month to help his recovery from an illness. He would like to come to the UK and do something completely different from his normal stressful life while, hopefully, improving his mind. He has often told me he wished he knew more about art, literature and music.

    Has anybody got any bright ideas for some kind of course he could undertake? He can pay and he is happy getting around London.
     
  2. Sothebys?
     
  3. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    He won't be for long! :rolleyes:

    Plenty of courses to be found: photography, art, ceramics, learning a language/musical instrument, meditation and yoga, cookery etc.

    Have a look in Time Out for some ideas, dates, prices, locations.
     
  4. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

  5. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Sorry? He wants to come to London for a stressless life?

    The far north/north-west of Scotland is where he will find stressless.
     
  6. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    London has some of the best art galleries, concert halls and museums in the world. I'd refine what area he is really interested in pursuing (a month is not that long to learn something new) and target that area. Tate modern is a great place to start for art, Globe Theatre for literature, Museum of the Moving Image for film, Southbank Centre for music and dance, British Museum for British History, Imperial War Museum, etc. The list is endless but in terms of what you originally stated there is a hub of activity on the South Bank and he could quite literally move from one activity to the other and still not do it all. Lucky man IMO.
     
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Er, ahem, surely you mean the National Gallery is the best place to start for art? :rolleyes:

    Sending someone to look at Urinals and rubbish heaps may not be that sensible a place to send a beginner. IMO.
     
  8. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    If he can time it to come when the Proms are on, there'll be a lot of extra musical choice, I guess.

    Does a magazine like TimeOut list day events and courses? He may be able to just choose to do something organised, say every other day, and in between just do the museums, walk in parks, etc in a less structured way.

    Might be worth seeing if the Open University have any short courses going on in the area - I think you can do some stuff without being in it for the full degree....
     
  9. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    Location:
    East London
    The union bar is not as interesting as it used to be :rolleyes:

    What about some sort of volunteering?

    http://www.timebank.org.uk/
     
  10. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

  11. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Fortunately i managed to do my time there just in time!

    Was great, got a degree and mashed!
     
  12. And

    And Too gobby by half

    Sod culture - if he wants stress free, tell him to try a hotel like this:

    http://www.hotelboatsuk.com/index.htm
     
  13. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Does he like painting?
     
  14. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    why doesnt he get a bike a tour the uk