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By Traveller July 3, 2018
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one night

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By Lois Traveller July 3, 2018

Want to stay near Heathrow as we have a 12;30 flight out. We will only have the afternoon and evening prior to enjoy some sights or rather neighbor ambiance and dinner. will need hotel and would like it all to be in the same vicinity Any suggestions. This will be late September

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If you are interested in history, try Strawberry Hill House, the former residence of Horace Walpole. It is fascinating and very, very beautiful, both inside and out
From their website, www.strawberryhillhouse.co.uk:

"Strawberry Hill House’s story begins in 1747, when Horace Walpole discovered and purchased ‘Chopp’d Straw Hall’, one of the last remaining sites available on the banks of the Thames in fashionable Twickenham. He set about transforming what was then a couple of cottages into his vision of a ‘little Gothic castle’ with pinnacles, battlements and a round tower. Thus Strawberry Hill House was born – the House became a tourist attraction in Walpole’s lifetime and beyond.
Built as Walpole’s summer residence, the castle (or villa) soon became of interest to local inhabitants. Walpole allowed four visitors a day – with tours conducted by his house-keeper – and published rules for their guidance (no children allowed). Walpole also delighted in entertaining foreign ambassadors, royalty and English aristocracy, several of whom were near neighbours: ‘Dowagers like flounders inhabit all around,’ he wrote.
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Local July 3, 2018
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Hi Lois, I would suggest Chiswick. It's a small borough of Greater London that still has a feeling of the local community but can offer great variety of the chain and local restaurants. It also situated next to the river with a good choice of walks and pubs. It will take you about 1 hr on the tube from Heathrow. Check Turnham Green Tube station. Alexey
Local July 3, 2018
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Yes. I suggest you use please, thank you and even a greeting would of some sort is usually common practice 😝
J
Local July 3, 2018
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Greetings Mr Joel, Thank you for the information. I've never used a forum before so I didn't know. I thought people would like you to just to get to the point. I'll kindly remember this for the future. I do see though you didn't follow your own suggestion. Thanks again and have a good day.
It was tongue in cheek but the fact you excused it as not being aware, rather than just simply said you forgot is just bizarre tbh. You didn’t know it was common courtesy in any situation when asking for something from someone, not to say please or thank you..pffft. Wow! Okay then Lois ...haha. 😉