The Falcons and Jets will not be the 2 most compelling groups the NFL may’ve despatched overseas this 12 months, however Falcons followers overseas can be delighted to have them even so.
For many who are making the journey over and may be unfamiliar with London, I’ve compiled a couple of ideas from a few longtime readers and am sharing a fan meetup spot on Saturday and Sunday. I hope you discover it helpful!
Our pals at Atlanta Falcons UK have set issues up with The Admiralty pub for Saturday night and Sunday morning festivities. If you wish to meet up together with your fellow followers earlier than the sport, this seems just like the place to do it.
To anybody ready for info, The Admiralty has confirmed that they’re the official Falcons pub for subsequent weekend!
We can be heading there on the Saturday afternoon/ night after which after all attending our Falcons meetup at The Beehive on Sunday morning!
— Atlanta Falcons ⚫ (@ATLFalconsUK) October 4, 2021
Right here’s the web site so you may get a really feel for the place and work out the place to go.
Suggestions and tips
I’d like to offer an enormous because of Chapman Maddox, an Atlanta native and longtime reader (thanks for that, too!) who has lived in London for nearly six years together with his girlfriend, a lifelong U.Ok. resident. He has suggestions for journey, meals, and extra, in addition to a couple of helpful phrases to bear in mind:
#1 – Lodging – Decide a resort or AirBnB in or round central London. Tottenham is principally a suburb and outdoors of the sport, it is best to keep nearer on the town to issues you can be doing. You’ll spend most of your time doing stuff in round central and it’ll make your life simpler (and prevent time) to do that.
#2 – Tube – The Tube is your buddy and the easiest way to get round London (do please put on a masks). It’s comparatively reasonably priced (the price is capped day by day), fairly simple to navigate and may get you most locations in London higher than a taxi. Uber can be out there right here and would recommend utilizing it to get house late at evening versus the Tube. The Tube runs late evening on the weekends, however not as regularly and may take a very long time to get the place you’ll want to go. Black Taxis are good for brief distances, however strolling additionally works.
#3 Pub = Bar – Pubs are nice and in every single place! There are good pubs, cool pubs, dive pubs, previous man pubs, and touristy pubs, however they’re a cornerstone of British tradition and a enjoyable option to meet locals. If you wish to strive a beer, simply ask, most pubs are cool about letting you strive issues. As a result of WW2 consuming legal guidelines, Pubs shut at 11 on weekdays and 12pm on weekends. Don’t fear, there are late evening spots to drink after hours however they aren’t as widespread in every single place like within the U.S.
I might positively recommend trying out the Samuel Smith pubs (https://www.samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk/pubs/), which have restored previous pubs to seem like they had been 100+ years in the past, the beers are nice and the costs are additionally very low-cost.
#4 Meals – Regardless of the stereotype about British Meals, London has a few of the greatest eating places on the planet. There’s a ton of fantastic meals to take pleasure in, and sure, even the British delicacies is sweet (however not all of it). Soho and Shoreditch are two nice areas of city with numerous glorious restaurant decisions. I might extremely recommend making reservations in superior to locations since you may find yourself ready a very long time to eat or not get in in any respect. Additionally, do strive a fish n’ chips while you’re right here, however keep away from the extra touristy variations of it.
A few of my favorites – Palomor, Hawksmoor, Homeslice, Brat, Kiln, Smokehouse BBQ, Lina Shops, Park Row (the Batman themed restaurant), Burger & Past, Flat Iron, Din Tai Fung.
#5 Museums – An excessive amount of the museums in London are free. If you happen to love historical past, The British Museum is a should. If you wish to see some traditional artwork, The Nationwide Gallery is your house. Fashionable artwork, Tate Fashionable is a very cool museum and a tremendous constructing to go to. If you’re into science, the Pure Historical past Museum has you coated. All of those are free. My solely suggestion is a few locations would require bookings (reservations), so plan forward. There are many different museums that do cost, that are nice too, however it is a good style of London that gained’t value you something.
#6 for Get together Time – The principle locations to exit in London are Soho, Shoreditch and Brixton. Soho is extra membership scene and plenty of late evening bars. Shoreditch is the cooler extra hipster vibe with numerous bars/pubs. Brixton is the hip-hop Caribbean vibe and the beginning place of David Bowie.
Native beer to strive: Beavertown, Camden City, Stress Drop, Two Tribes, Brixton.
Rest room/restroom = Rest room – It is a laborious one for us Individuals, however asking for a “bathroom” whereas within the UK will make your life a lot simpler. Belief me.
In order for you a beer = “I’ll have a pint of…”
Mate = Buddy
Mate (stated with perspective) = you’re an asshole
Bin = trash can
Quid = a buck/greenback
Queue = line (as in standing in line)
“you okay?” = “what’s up” “how are you”
Fellow Falcons fan, reader (thanks once more!) and London resident Nick C. additionally shared some recommendation for having fun with your time in Central London specifically.
Normal ideas: Public transport in London is mostly glorious, nevertheless it’s an enormous metropolis so plan any journey accordingly. Londoners usually aren’t the friendliest bunch, so realizing the place you’ll want to go forward of time is a plus. On prime of this, there may be at the moment a gasoline (fuel) scarcity in London, which implies getting a taxi is extraordinarily tough. The federal government has not confirmed whether or not they count on this to final one other week. Citymapper is my app of alternative for planning journeys.
99% of issues might be paid for with card. I haven’t used money in 2 years. When catching the practice/metro (tube)/bus you’ll be able to simply faucet your contactless card and it’ll get charged at a capped fee (max is £7/day I believe). You need to faucet out when leaving trains, however not buses.
It at the moment isn’t forecast to rain this weekend, however that is England, so I might pack a rain jacket. Don’t get bike taxis (rickshaw) in Central London. These are scams geared toward vacationers and a 5 minute journey will value you an arm and a leg.
Issues to do:
Sports activities: It’s the Worldwide break in soccer this weekend, which sadly signifies that there isn’t a Premier League and no 2nd Division video games on. There’s a prime degree recreation of Rugby Union on Saturday, as London Irish play Leicester. May very well be a great alternative to see our egg formed ball sport in motion. Tickets begin at £25.
Sightseeing: If it’s your first time in London, then hitting the vacationer traps wouldn’t be a foul factor. I might discover a route that allows you to see as a lot as you’ll be able to in as little time as potential. I’d most likely suggest Buckingham Palace, London Eye and the Shard. I’d keep away from Madame Tussauds, the Altering of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and the Emirates Cable automotive. And by keep away from I imply actually these should not value anyplace near the fee/time they might take.
Meals: If you happen to’re staying in a pleasant/fancy resort then it’s all the time good to ask the concierge for recommendation on meals. If, like me, you keep in lodges on the cheaper finish then strive wanting on Google for locations close to the place you’re staying.
Fish and Chips – a traditional. In Central London, I like Mayfair Chippy. It’s good meals and never unreasonably priced.
Sunday Roast. That is often served over lunch however you’ll be able to definitely discover locations that may do that after the sport. Hawksmoor has among the best in London.
Full English – your resort will virtually definitely provide this. The standard will possible match the standard of the resort. I’d Google for the perfect one close to your resort or suggest Breakfast Membership.
Curry. One other British staple, there can be loads of curry homes close to your resort, nevertheless if you wish to strive an upmarket (however nonetheless affordable) restaurant then Dishoom is improbable. Nandos. So long as it’s cheeky.
Drink: You possibly can’t come to London with out having a pint in an previous pub. (I used to be going so as to add the caveat of those that don’t drink, however then I remembered I used to be speaking to Falcons followers…). Stroll 10 minutes in any course out of your resort and it is possible for you to to discover a pub with historical past and character. Once more Google will be capable to discover you a pleasant one. My solely tip right here can be to keep away from the chain Wetherspoons. Keep away from, keep away from, keep away from.
When you’ve got extra ideas, locations to go and issues to see, do share them within the feedback. I hope everybody heading to the sport will get to take pleasure in a win on Sunday.