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Is London too expensive now


bumpkin

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I was born in London and remember my Dad not a wealthy man taking me to the museums, the parks the Tower of London and I could go on and on. I now live just outside of London in Bucks but if I want to take my family of five out for a day in London it will be hundreds of pounds.

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john bunyan

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Yes, to some extent I was being ironic and had that sketch in mind!!! I bore grandchildren with hardship stories of a child in wartime London, as well! I suppose we should measure prices as a % of the average wage of the period, so some things are dearer and others cheaper. Your thread title is, I believe, true in the main.

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bumpkin

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Quickbeam, you were ripped off at over 10 bob a gallon, should have gone to Tescos If you spend a million pounds on groceries you get tuppence off the fuel.

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Quickbeam

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I'll say I was ripped off, the price of fuel had nearly just doubled in the early '70s fuel crisis.

As a new driver at 17, I was disappointed at being too late to be issued with the fuel rationing coupons of the previous year!

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bumpkin

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I remember the ration coupons, we did not need them in the end fortunately.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Gave my 1970's petrol ration booklet to the local history society only a few weeks ago' I really must learn to throw stuff away :0)

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interzone55

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A family day out anywhere is going to cost you an arm & a leg

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rdave13

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Going to Cardiff near the end of this month. Children's swimming sport and my son was very fast in relay. So the competition goes to Cardiff which means a family of four stays at a Hotel for two nights. Travelling is nothing compared to the two night stay we'll need to pay for.

Things we do.

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bumpkin

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I realize that, done the Disney route Paris and Florida which I dont mind but these are fantasy. I want to show my kids some of the good things about London, maybe not all good but at least teach them some history. London is geared for tourists,others don't get a chance even if they were born here like myself

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rdave13

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bumpkin, never been able to afford Disney whether France or USA. One son went to Paris, the others didn't. Maybe you know some locals that can help?

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bumpkin

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rave13 they were both expensive and both disappointing so you got it correct,me the fool. Just another con like most things.

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