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A Dunhill fan went to London...

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  1. hauntedmyst

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    Just got back from a week in England. Spent the first half in Brighton and the second half in London. It was wonderful to visit and I highly recommend it. From a piper perspective it was interesting. Tobacco was outrageously expensive. I paid 20L for 2 oz of tobacco. I bought some 1820 and a flake just to say I bought some there. James J Fox is an amazing shop. The Dunhill shop was disappointing...they had some Dunhills, all small. I've always wanted to go to London and see the factory and buy a pipe. Well, I couldn't see a factory or find a pipe I wanted to I splurged online for a new pipe (I always buy estates when I can) to commemorate the trip. Now I just have to wait for it to arrive.

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    No pictures of your trip? I am planning to visit a friend who lives in London next year.

    Great looking pipe, by the way.

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    London and Wales are definitely on my bucket list. Post some pix of your trip!

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    Almost without exception, when I visit a place wanting to find or experience a particular "something" I end up disappointed. When I just visit and take what I get, it seems to end better. Looks like you visited a place, found something and then made your own experience by commemorating the trip with a beautiful pipe. Good show!! Nicely done, man.

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  5. hauntedmyst

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    You'll have a great time laniromee! Be sure to leave plenty of time. I think a week in London isn't too much. My kid took most of the pics. I'll see if I can get some of them. Wales is supposed to be spectacular! My wife and I are thinking of Edinburgh and Dublin next.

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    Hell, you could spend the rest of your life in London and it wouldn't be enough.

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    Agreed.

    Here's a thread with a bit more of Londinium....LINK

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    Love London. The British Museum could occupy me for days. I was handed a handbill on Trafalgar Square and went to a concert of Vivaldi at St. Martins in the Fields (which is in the middle of the city by the way) with a candlelit cafeteria in the basement level. Just wandered into that one. Saw an avant guard production of Shakespeare in the theater district, seated behind what appeared to be a group of U.K. special forces guys in their civies. You just know a military unit when you see one, civies or not. Always a great city. Climbed the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral to the lantern at the top, up suspended helical stairway inside the dome. Wow.

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    St. Marty-in-the-Field is a favorite. Your experiences are what makes London even greater than the incredible history, architecture and culture there.

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    I would love to go on a hunt for estate pipes in England.

    I am glad we have a good admin and responsible moderators.

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    I would love to go on a hunt for estate pipes in England.

    Same!

    I've been to Europe once but did not make it to England. I definitely will next time, though rather than London I'm thinking more along the lines of a little village like the the Cotswolds. Probably won't find any estate pipes, but am confident I'd find a great pub or two

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    I've asked in dozens of antique stores in and around London, no luck at all. Perhaps I was barking up the wrong trees, so if anyone has a clue on this, please post!

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    I've asked in dozens of antique stores in and around London, no luck at all. Perhaps I was barking up the wrong trees, so if anyone has a clue on this, please post!

    You may have to visit the small country villages outside of London.

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