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Hans Thoresen
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Hi guys,
I'm visiting London next week, and was wondering if any of you local heroes from London/UK could point me in the direction of some stores that sell boardgames... ?

Cheers,
Hans

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Russell Collingham
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Hi Hans,

Visit the UK wiki page http://www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/UK_faq

I've used Leisure Games a lot before. Top people.
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tony brotherton
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Try this GoogleMap

UK Boardgame Shops

Happy Shopping

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And Clubs too....
Leisure Games is our local shop. If you are about on Thursday evening you might want to visit our club, which is a 10 minute bus ride from the shop.
Check us out on finchleygamesclub.org .
We seem to have had an influx of Scandinavians lately, must be the falling pound.
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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/120302
 
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Martyn Skillern
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I like Playing Games in Museum Street near the British Museum, with a nice pub on the cornerwhich does good beer and food.

Enjoy your trip.

Martyn
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For range and staff knowledge there is only one choice - Leisure Games in Finchley. If you fancy a game whilst visiting then come along to www.meetup.com/Londononboard. Hope you enjoy your trip!
 
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santiago_cain wrote:
I like Playing Games in Museum Street near the British Museum, with a nice pub on the cornerwhich does good beer and food.
... and handily, if you're comicsly-inclined, just round the corner from Gosh, possibly the nation's finest comics shop.
 
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Make sure to go downstairs into the basement if you visit Playin' Games. That is where they hide all the good stuff they do not want people to buy. And if you visit Orc's Nest, make sure to go upstairs.

Both of these are in central London not far apart. They are both worth a visit - as is Forbidden Planet, which is also nearby, though not so much for its few games but its general geekness.

Here they are on Google Maps:
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=10...
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Hans Thoresen
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Thanks for all the replies guys.

The google-map was brilliant. (gotta do one of those for Norway too... )

If I opt to go out to Finchley... How much time will I spend traveling, and by what means is the fastest ? Tube-Northernline ?

(I doubt my Mrs. will let me...but ya never know... shake )
 
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Paul Lister
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Hans - Finchley is about 15 minutes from Central London on the Northern Line and the shop is 5 minutes from the tube station. It really is worth the visit.
 
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Hans - Finchley is about 15 minutes from Central London on the Northern Line and the shop is 5 minutes from the tube station. It really is worth the visit.
It's closer to half an hour from Central London on the Northern Line (starting from Tottenham Court Road / Bank). As a reward for the treck to the suburbs it offers a far bigger selection than the Central London stores.
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There's also Forbidden Planet at the top of Shaftesbury Avenue which sells a small number of Euro board games and some RPGs. It make a nice little route from Playin' Games down to FP then off to Orc's Nest. There's about a 5-minute walk between each stop.
Enjoy your time in London,
John
 
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Hans Thoresen
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I went to all the 3 central ones today...

Orc's nest had a pretty good selection, but the staff was below par.
I then went to playin' games on museum street.
Ok selection, but the lad behind the counter was more interested in talking hindu or something on the phone than talking to me. I bought å game tho. :-)
 
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I was at "Playing Games" last weekend, as recommended also downstairs, and I was really not impressed. Maybe Germany is gaming store arcadia... but what I saw there was not different from any german district capital gaming store. Everything else I visited was breathtaking though.
To see the Lewis chessmen upclose.... surprise
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