20/10/2015 at 22:39 #33046Lagartija MikeSpectator
I’ll be in London from Nov.16 through the 22nd. Other than a few connections through Heathrow to points east I’ve never been there for any amount of time, if anyone can recommend any wargame related stores or events I’d appreciate it.20/10/2015 at 22:48 #33047kyoteblueParticipant
No idea but have fun and take lots of pictures!!!25/10/2015 at 12:12 #33285CerdicParticipant
Not much in the way of wargames stores in London. Retail property is too expensive!
I don’t think there are any shows on that week, either. Warfare in Reading is on November 15th so you will just miss it.
Your best bet for a wargame-related fix is the various historic sites and museums. Depends on your interests, but here are a few ideas.
The Tower of London is fairly obvious. A great and iconic place to visit, although it is expensive and very touristy.
Across the river is HMS Belfast. You need to be reasonably fit to climb through some of the innards!
The British Museum is amazing. You can easily spend the whole day there. Again, so many iconic exhibits. The actual Rosetta Stone for example. Oh, and entry is free…
The National Army Museum is closed for refurbishment at the moment, but other places include the Imperial War Museum, Firepower at the Woolwich Arsenal, and the Museum of London.
If you fancy a day trip, places like Dover Castle, the Imperial War Museum site at Duxford, and the site of the Battle of Hastings are easy to get to.25/10/2015 at 13:54 #33287paintpigParticipant
Oh, so now that WGA has pinned down your smartphone IP address your going to skip the country, jolly unsporting of you old bean.
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Slowly Over A Low Flame25/10/2015 at 17:28 #33295Lagartija MikeSpectator
Haha! No, I’ll definitely be descending in glory on the 16th. Since the UK has such a stronger wargaming scene I’d hoped there’d be a big brick ‘n mortar retail presence.26/10/2015 at 02:33 #33302
Orc’s Nest is still going strong in downtown London and is definitely worth a visit! Tiny store, but a smashing selection!
For terrain goodies and the like, check out 4D Model Shop, near Aldgate East tube station. These guys have everything for your terrain building needs. http://modelshop.co.uk/
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!26/10/2015 at 02:34 #33303
Best place in Europe these days for brick ‘n mortar retail presence in gaming is Madrid.
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!26/10/2015 at 07:49 #33305Iain FullerParticipant
As Cerdic says the rents in London are crippling (try living here!) so that’s probably why the lack of shops – plus t’interweb is probably the way we all buy the majority of our figures these days aint it?
All of Cerdic’s suggestions for places to visit are great ones, have you thought of looking to see if any of the London clubs have their night on when you are in town? Maybe pop along to have a butchers at one of them, plus all of them shouldn’t be too hard to get to if you are staying centrally. I go to South London Warlords, we meet on Monday nights and visitors are always welcome.26/10/2015 at 09:26 #33309Angel BarracksModerator
Orc’s Nest is still going strong in downtown London and is definitely worth a visit!
Now I way would say it is a waste of time, I found it small, smelly, dark and the only member of staff in there was more interested in not being there than being helpful, oh and it was not cheap either…26/10/2015 at 12:12 #33317
Well, nothing’s cheap and hobby store staff is… hobby store staff. But if you want to browse shelves, they are about it in London. And they do have a good selection of stuff.
4D Model Shop, by contrast, is manned by exceptionally cordial and knowledgeable staff.
South London Warlords would be a great visit. One of my enduring regrets is that I didn’t get to drop in when I was up there.
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!26/10/2015 at 14:36 #33322Angel BarracksModerator
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