* Whether you are planning to live in London or just visit, this workshop offers essential local tips for anyone looking for the best experiences this city has to offer!
WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLUB: 14/12 - 19:30h – 21:00h
LOCATION: Chez Vous
DURATION: (1.5 hours per workshop)
WHERE: Chez Vous (Av. Lavandisca, 395 - Moema)
GROUP SIZE: 6 people
1 WORKSHOP - R$80 (inclui um drink)
5 WORKSHOPS - R$250 (R$50 cada workshop)**
** Promoção de final de ano (válida até 31/12/2016)
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“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." Samuel Johnson
For many people, London is sometimes an overwhelming city, with so much to see and do, and so many stories to tell, that you don’t know where to start. This workshop has history, things for tourists that are actually worthwhile and real insider advice from the locals. We will also discuss survival tips for visiting and living in London and last but not least discover the phenomenon that is Boris!
London is cold, wet and grey for much of the year and it can also be really expensive. So those are the negative things about London out of the way. The good news is that everything else about London is pretty amazing. London has a population of 8.5 million people and yet is one of the least crowded capital cities on earth, with just 43 people per hectare. For comparison New York has 93 people per hectare. 37% of the people who live in London are foreigners, making it one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world with a fantastic mix of diverse beliefs and cultures. Almost 40% of London is green space - with 142 parks and more than 600 public squares. Oh and all the museums and art galleries are free!
A LITTLE HISTORY
The history of London began around 2,000 years ago with the founding of the city Londinium by the Romans. After the Roman era there were various invasions from Vikings, Jutes and Angles. These invasions affected the language, temperament and culture of the British people. The final decisive invasion was the Norman Conquest in 1066 when William Duke of Normandy defeated the English King. This invasion affected the entire country and changed the course of English history because it brought French control, language and culture to England, profoundly changing how the English language is spoken today.
LESSER KNOWN FACTS
FACT 1: The Houses of Parliament has eight bars (where prices are kept cheap, thanks to the taxpayer), six restaurants, 1,000 rooms, 100 staircases, 11 courtyards, a hair salon and a rifle-shooting range.
FACT 2: Cock Lane, near Holborn Viaduct, didn’t get its name due to any association with poultry, but because it was the only street to be licensed for prostitution in medieval times.
FACT 3: London buses were not always red. Before 1907, different routes had different colour buses.
FACT 4: 1.265 billion people use the London Underground (also known as ‘the Tube’) every year. That’s slightly more than the population of India! No wonder it’s so hard to get a seat.
FACT 5: More than 1,000 bodies are buried underneath Aldgate station, in a plague pit built in 1665.
THINGS FOR TOURISTS THAT ARE ACTUALLY WORTHWHILE
THE LONDON EYE – This is really touristy, but you have to do it. Sunset is the best time to get beautiful views of London. The ride takes about 30 minutes, so best to experience this with friends.
SEE A MUSICAL IN THE WEST END – London has many of the best theatres in the world from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre to the West End district. There are always great musicals showing every day, but if you get the chance check out ‘Hair Spray’ which my cousin Frey Sutton recently star as the lead role.
*** THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF THE LONDON WORKSHOP! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXPERIENCE THIS CONVERSATION WORKSHOP IN FULL, WITH A GLASS OF WINE AND A FRIENDLY GROUP OF PEOPLE, THEN PLEASE CONTACT US TO FIND OUT HOW TO PARTICIPATE.
The rest of this workshop will discuss...
- INSIDER TIPS FROM LONDONERS
- SURVIVE IN LONDON WITH AN OYSTER CARD
- HOW TO MOVE TO LONDON
- FAMOUS BORIS QUOTES
- COCKNEY RHYMING SLANG
What do you think is the best thing about London?
Please let us know by leaving a response in the comment section below.
- cock: (noun) [Portuguese: galo] - a male bird, especially a rooster. Cock also is a slang word for a penis.
- poultry: (noun) [Portuguese: aves domésticas] - domestic fowl, such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese.
- coffin: (noun) [Portuguese: caixão] - a long, narrow box, typically of wood, in which a corpse is buried or cremated.
- plague: (noun) [Portuguese: praga] - a contagious bacterial disease characterized by fever and delirium.
- stroll: (noun) [Portuguese: passeio] - a short leisurely walk.
- vinyl record: (noun) [Portuguese: discos de vinil] – a disc used for playing music.
- neighbourhood: (noun) [Portuguese: bairro] - a district, especially one forming a community within a town or city.
- trendy: (adjective) [Portuguese: na moda] - very fashionable or up to date in style or influence.
- cobbled street: (noun) [Portuguese: rua de paralelepípedos] – a street made of small stones.
- bout: (noun) [Portuguese: períodos] - a short period of intense activity of a specified kind.
- crayon: (noun) [Portuguese: lápis de cera] - a pencil or stick of coloured chalk or wax, used for drawing.
- bacon butties: (noun) [Portuguese: Sanduíches de bacon] – a delicious sandwich made with bacon.
- board game: (noun) [Portuguese: jogo de tabuleiro] - any game played on a board, especially one that involves the movement of pieces on the board, such as chess or checkers.
- processional: (adjective) [Portuguese: processional] - of, for, or used in a religious or ceremonial procession.
- to overwhelm: (verb) [Portuguese: submergir] – to bury or drown beneath a huge mass.
- rifle-shooting range: (noun) [Portuguese: campo de tiro de rifle] – a place where people practise shooting their guns.
- pit: (noun) [Portuguese: cova] - a large hole in the ground.
- touristy: (adjective) [Portuguese: turístico] - relating to, appealing to, or visited by tourists (often used to suggest a lack of authenticity).
- lead role: (noun) [Portuguese: papel principal] – the main actor's part in a play, movie, etc..
- infamous: (adjective) [Portuguese: infame] - well known for some bad quality or deed.
- cellar: (noun) [Portuguese: adega] - a room below ground level in a house, typically one used for storing wine or coal.
- nonsense: (noun) [Portuguese: absurdo] – spoken or written words that have no meaning or make no sense.
- water pump: (noun) [Portuguese: bomba de água] – a mechanical devise used to move water.
- auction: (noun) [Portuguese: leilão] - a public sale in which goods or property are sold to the highest bidder.
- antique: (noun) [Portuguese: antiguidade] - a collectible object such as a piece of furniture or work of art that has a high value because of its considerable age.
- priceless: (adjective) [Portuguese: impagável] - so precious that its value cannot be determined.
- daily cap: (noun) [Portuguese: limite diário] – a limit or maximum imposed daily.
- backed fired: (expression) [Portuguese: Apoiado despedido] – (of a plan) to have the opposite result from the one you intended.
- Samuel Johnson: often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. He has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history".
- Jutes: The Jutes were a Germanic people who are believed to have come from Jutland in modern Denmark inclusive Southern Schleswig in Northern Germany and part of the Frisian coast.
- The Angles: were one of the main Germanic peoples who settled in Britain in the post-Roman period. They founded several of the kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England
- “Your ultimate guide to London” Time Out
- The London Pocket Bible: Everything you need to know about the capital city by Teresa Paddington
- “54 Amazing Facts About London That Will Blow Your Mind” Smith, Patrick, March 2014, Buzzfeed
- “How to move to London”, Buxton, Charlotta, London Lotta
- “Visitor Oyster Card” TfL ‘Transport for London
- Jack the Ripper Tour
- Forza Win
- Intelligence Squared
- Ronnie Scotts
- Borough Market
- Gordon’s Wine Bar
- “Apparently Boris Johnson didn't want Brexit to happen at all – but that's a good thing”, Rentoul, John, September 2016, The Independent
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