CLOSED - WIN a weekend in your favourite part of London

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THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE WINNER.

Particularly fond of the West End’s musical offerings? Or perhaps you love hipster-heaving east London?

If you want to win a weekend break in your favourite part of London, then answer this question below:

East or West: which side of London do you love more and why?

For full details on the prizes available, click here.
Competition closes on the 30th September 2014. Full terms and conditions here.

Lottie Gross 01/09/14    England Link Report

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West side – Saturday’s Portobello Market is great for brunch and then browsing the market stalls for a bargain. Brilliant vide and atmosphere that you can’t beat!

natwheel 02/09/14    Link Report

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West is Best

nodrog88 27/09/14    Link Report

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West Side – always make for the throbbing heart of the West End at Covent Garden, never dull, always different, forever invigorating. Food and fun favourites in abundance.

Stubugs 02/09/14    Link Report

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East Side: ethnic foodies, unite!

Margaret 02/09/14    Link Report

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West End – More eclectic variety and the theater.

carlyle 02/09/14    Link Report

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The west – Love the vibrance of Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove and then walking along the canal in Little Venice.

jimactually 02/09/14    Link Report

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The East, because it has so much more diversity in its buildings and people and a lot of “Buzz”

bubaluyve 03/09/14    Link Report

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West is best, will never tire of London, always something to do – “tired of London, tired of life”

Claire 03/09/14    Link Report

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West Side – Vibrant so much to see and do

Jackie Talbot 03/09/14    Link Report

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West. Why? Well first off I don’t think it’s AS posh and commercial as it’s rumored to be. I’ve found some areas to have a ‘real’ feel — it’s quite nuanced and I think there’s something to be said for the diversity you can find there — Portobello, Notting Hill, Covent, to name a few. Just more fun and refined!

Greg 03/09/14    Link Report

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East side – Brick Lane is just simply great, because it has a vibrant atmosphere. London is best seen on a bicycle.

ThijsvR 04/09/14    Link Report

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I love West London but I have never really explored the East. I love the atmosphere and the feeling of being in the best City in the world. Lots of photo opportunities and the people, of course, are what make a City.

little owl 04/09/14    Link Report

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East side deffently. Small shops and restaurants, and also the fantastic foodstalls at the old truman brewery.

amsp 04/09/14    Link Report

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Every time I visit London I have a new favorite area!

sonnemic 04/09/14    Link Report

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East Side. Shoreditch is one of my favourite areas of London. I love the vibe, the colours, the food, and the abundance of art and music.

Kiara 07/09/14    Link Report

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Definitely the West… where trendy Sloane Rangers can still be seen strutting the King’s Road. And you can find quirky museums: e.g. the Museum of Brands ( a treasure trove of retro design and memories, just off the iconic Portobello Market). Where leafy squares & gardens abound… like the intriguing Chelsea Physic Garden, hidden behind walls just off the Embankment… rubbing shoulders with Cheyne Walk, where Blue Plaques appear to adorn every dwelling – many of the great and innovative poets, artists and writers of the time met at number 16! And there’s so much more. Hope I have whet your appetite for a visit?

Brita Bevis 07/09/14    Link Report

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Love the East. The street art, food and markets

missielizzie 07/09/14    Link Report

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WEST END for the theatres and Covent garden (apart from Tube station!)

slapper55 08/09/14    Link Report

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I love the West End – as soon as I arrive at Waterloo Station and walk out to the Thames over Waterloo Bridge it always gives me such a buzz. Walking in to Covent Garden with its pavement cafes and shops make me feel at home and I love to see the musicals in the evenings

janeyf 08/09/14    Link Report

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West is best – east is least! Born in Park Royal so it’s easy for me!

alabaster 08/09/14    Link Report

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West side for us – love the atmosphere at Covent Garden, then off to the West End for a play

philiboy 08/09/14    Link Report

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I love the cosmopolitan feel of the east side. The bustling street markets and the wonderful victorian architecture, not to mention the vast array of ethnic food sellers. When wandering through the narrow streets, it feels like you have been transported back in time.

bennysmum 08/09/14    Link Report

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I love both the east and west but would have to go with the west!

Jodie Crossley 08/09/14    Link Report

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East London, because it’s got such great character..It’s artistic ,trendy, multicultural and diverse! Love it :-D

moonray 08/09/14    Link Report

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Definitely the East side. The Thames river path is fantastic for walking and you can nip off the path and spend time in really eclectic areas of London without walking miles. One of my favourite day out is getting the Thames boats across to Greenwich and mooching around Greenwich market.

ergomaniac 08/09/14    Link Report

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West side- because I love the parks, the Museums, the open spaces, Covent Garden, the theatre and the buzz….having said that if I win, I will more than likely nip over to Brick Lane for an authentic curry!!

julie booth 08/09/14    Link Report

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I’m a huge theatre fan so it has to be the West End for me. I also love to spend time in Covent Garden just sitting & watching the world go by & watching the street entertainers

lizd31 08/09/14    Link Report

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West End – magical entertainment, museums, theatres and some great people watching too.

salsquiggle 08/09/14    Link Report

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West is best, love the West End theatres, restaurants and the general buzz of the place

joanf 08/09/14    Link Report

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I would really love to win a trip to West London. I lived there for a year 14 years ago and I really miss the buzz of the place.

Joanna Smith 08/09/14    Link Report

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West side – beautiful shopping, food and people!

galaxy12 08/09/14    Link Report

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The Westend for all the fab musicals

Faith76 08/09/14    Link Report

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I actually don’t know but from the hotels I guess East due it being more suited to me.

Yinster 08/09/14    Link Report

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West – for the west end theatres

faybelle 08/09/14    Link Report

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West Side – magical, other worldly side. Unlike anywhere else.

traceytrak 09/09/14    Link Report

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West side as I love the Markets and just exploring all the quirky shops

Kat Lucas 09/09/14    Link Report

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I’m going with East – I love the East nightlife and community-feel in the neighborhoods. Plus, the excellent food!

seatsixa 09/09/14    Link Report

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Definitely West Side – its so much greener with plenty of parks to explore! Plus there are plenty of lovely old riverside pubs to visit too!

bronniegrace 09/09/14    Link Report

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West Side! Its so much greener with plenty of parks and gardens to explore. The Thames path is also very pretty out this way as it is often tree lined or next to some lovely riverside pubs.

bronniegrace 09/09/14    Link Report

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I love being in the West End, it’s vibrant, full of life and awesome! x

Ritakd 09/09/14    Link Report

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To quote the Pet Shop Boys (sorry, someone had to do it!) I’m a definite West End Girl! The eclectic vibe is much more my scene.

Cherylyn Waite 09/09/14    Link Report

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East – it has more character.

gden 09/09/14    Link Report

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East side, It as a more vibrant nightlife

ZAZARK 09/09/14    Link Report

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West side theatres and bars great

rupertsummerton 10/09/14    Link Report

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West – great parks, shops and theatres, cool markets at the weekend, has to be the west side for me.

pfcpompeysarah 10/09/14    Link Report

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Always the west side for me, there are lots of shops, theatres and great bars/restaurants in the west end.

pfcpompeysarah 10/09/14    Link Report

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WEST SIDE for sure – the museums , markets and the theatre – can’t be beaten.

awes60 11/09/14    Link Report

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South is the best!!

Alex Jones 11/09/14    Link Report

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West for me, in the heart of the shows.

Claire Tucker 11/09/14    Link Report

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The West, would love this, really want to do the ‘touristy’ thing…but the tshirt, wear the hat, catch the big red bus and make lots of amazing memories with my exceedingly brave hubby. xxx

Bernadette Rogers 11/09/14    Link Report

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I have always been of the opinion that West is best, but my other (better?) half is starting to persuade me that East is creatively edgy. Therefore, in the interest of domestic harmony, I have to begrudgingly say East…

compdebs 11/09/14    Link Report

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Really hard to choose as each has its wonders but If forced to then I would have to go with West is Best :) for the whole west scene is amazing. I adore Covent Gardens and Little Venice

Tracey A Belcher 11/09/14    Link Report

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Love the East end and all the history associated there, traditional markets and accents

Denise Cop 11/09/14    Link Report

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East – more vibrant, much more exciting history

Stephanie Whitehouse 11/09/14    Link Report

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West is best for me. Love the theatres and general atmosphere.

Paul Witney 12/09/14    Link Report

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Hard to chose..but East! Up and coming with a lot of diversity means always something new.

Zytona 12/09/14    Link Report

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The East! It’s bike-able & bar-able. The creative and progressive vibes makes London new and fresh.

kayphive 13/09/14    Link Report

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West-Its where i live so i will be partial but whats better than the markets and the theatre-i love it!

Angela Sandhu 13/09/14    Link Report

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East London .. diverse and trendy …. … West London fashionable and cosmopolitan

paul 14/09/14    Link Report

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East London .. diverse and trendy …. … West London fashionable and cosmopolitan i would say for the outgoing vibrant person maybe the east is best ! …

paul 14/09/14    Link Report

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EAST. I love the vibe of the South East of London, Greenwich, Coming in to Canary Wharf and everything in between, just Electric !

gk6277 14/09/14    Link Report

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Probably West if I have to make a choice – just love the vibe and there is so much to see and do!

Sally 15/09/14    Link Report

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East! I think it’s foodie heaven!

Expeditie Aardbol 18/09/14    Link Report

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West on Saturday. East on Sunday. Soho lunches followed by street food munchies. The greatest thing is being able to change the pace, the mood on the turn of a cab.

Ricardo McIntyre 18/09/14    Link Report

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West side! I live in the sticks and a touch of class now then is what I need.

Jane Smith 22/09/14    Link Report

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West side of course… There’s no questioning that the west half of London is extremely photogenic.

gm 22/09/14    Link Report

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So difficult to choose…. But I think Bloomsbury, with it’s beautiful Georgian buildings, its garden squares and the wonderful British Museum, is my favourite area. So the West just about edges it for me.

Lin 22/09/14    Link Report

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West Side as many Green spaces and everything is easily accessible from most of UK
plus LHR is nice and handy (till they try and close it down !!)

scotty6 22/09/14    Link Report

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I wouldn’t mind either but think for me West is the winner

gill55 22/09/14    Link Report

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West London is the London Greek girls like me imagine in their minds – lush green parks chock full of adorable dogs, luxury department stores, and rows upon rows of pristine apartment blocks lined with perfectly manicured shrubbery. I love that side of London.

gnikop 22/09/14    Link Report

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I love the east because it’s the best place for a knees-up.

spaceship 22/09/14    Link Report

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I love the West End of London. Great transportation links for visitors (me included) and always a hub of activity. There’s always something different to do and every taste is catered for.

Lou 22/09/14    Link Report

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The west is best. It has Covent Garden, China town, and great shows in the evening. Although the East is great too.

jwhausrath 22/09/14    Link Report

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West for me – give me Theatreland any time!

stourie27 22/09/14    Link Report

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I love the west end because of the proximity toi the museums and the theatre as well as good eats. unfortunately, i also like the east end because of the good eats, new art galleries and markets

frankirizarry 22/09/14    Link Report

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I enjoy the East End, but the West is always going to be my first choice. The Natural History Museum is there and that’ll always win out.

Simon Burgess 22/09/14    Link Report

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South Ken is the nearest you get to Paris in London – that’s for me!

Jervaulx 22/09/14    Link Report

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West London for me as I love nothing more trailing through Camden market to unearth hidden treasures. Last time I came home with a fab Tshirt saying “I can multi-task, I can talk and piss you off at the same time” There is always so many things to find there – usually don’t like shopping but in Camden I can stay all day. The different food stalls are brilliant too.

Susi Galley 22/09/14    Link Report

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East side – Broadway Market for great food, and then a pub for some London brewed beer.

delboy3 23/09/14    Link Report

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The East Side for me. I’ve had the best times over there. I love going to gigs and club and staying up to all hours over there.

John 23/09/14    Link Report

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EAST FOR A FEAST ! FOR YOUR MIND AND BODY

Greg 23/09/14    Link Report

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West. Love the theatres and the landmarks.

clairer 23/09/14    Link Report

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West side. Desperately want to see the poppies at the Tower

pompeychic1 23/09/14    Link Report

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West side so I can see the poppies at the Tower

pompeychic1 23/09/14    Link Report

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I have ever been in london but as far as i can see and read about i beleive i would love the west side of London…i hope to my dream come true…:)

George 23/09/14    Link Report

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I have ever been in london but as far as i can see and read about i beleive i would love the west side of London…i hope my dream come true…:)

George 23/09/14    Link Report

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West side – Theatre, shops, culture – so much to see and do

Lynne Box 23/09/14    Link Report

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I love the West side, Theatre, restaurants, shopping and a great buzz!

Mellissa Williams 24/09/14    Link Report

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West is best, am desperate to see Jersey Boys!

Giggy1 24/09/14    Link Report

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East end of London – Love the east end of London more just mainly because of it’s culture. For a foodie, the culinary range from diverse cultures is second to none. Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Royal observatory, Victoria park, Olympic Park – east got the whole spectrum of history-heritage and modern-innovation covered!
East or West, London is the best!

kodbel 24/09/14    Link Report

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West easily – I love the hustle and bustle and the night life and Theatre land is amazing

Peter Gilby 24/09/14    Link Report

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West side – by a mile (square mile ;-) ). I could just wonder for hours taking it all in! I never get tired of it, a true sign that I’ve found the place that I belong. London loves us all equally!

Lukeypukey89 24/09/14    Link Report

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Has to be West! The Museums, the parks, the history – is just amazing! Not forgetting the shops and cafes!

Danielle Vedmore 25/09/14    Link Report

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I adore the west side – fascinating museums and the theatres and the markets . I am sure I could spend every weekend there for a year and not tire of it.

hills 25/09/14    Link Report

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I prefer the West, because I’m a snob!

mrwinnfield 25/09/14    Link Report

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For me it’s got to be the West side! Mainly because of the West End because I’m a HUGE musical fan, also because of Covent Garden, which is an area I love & is so pretty at Christmas time!

Sarah Buckley 27/09/14    Link Report

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love the west fab places to visit and eat

cooperpk 27/09/14    Link Report

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East because I’m more boho than bling.

mrsmonkster 27/09/14    Link Report

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West is definitely best!!! love it. Thanks

shawbarbara 27/09/14    Link Report

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West – brilliant for shopping!

NickyB 27/09/14    Link Report

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west! so much to see and do, always something new to explore each trip

Lauren Elizabeth Buckley 27/09/14    Link Report

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East is best

Brenden321 27/09/14    Link Report

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Have never been to London so would happily visit either side!

nicola 27/09/14    Link Report

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Vivid memories of both, but on balance I’ve had more of the best and the bad times in the West and sometimes Worst End of town. Guess we’re the sum of all our times, tragedy and ecstasy…so – West for me.

nicodemus 28/09/14    Link Report

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East or west. They both are the best

AMP 28/09/14    Link Report

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West – better people… ie me!!!

Elemy 28/09/14    Link Report

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For me it has to be “west is best” so the west gets my vote

Jamanda 28/09/14    Link Report

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Have never had the opportunity to explore London as always just passing through to connect with Eurostar so feel the west end would be an ideal place to start discovering this great city

mavin 28/09/14    Link Report

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West for me – it has everything – shops, museums and the lovely Royal Albert Hall

sthgil 28/09/14    Link Report

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West is the best, though it’s also the only side I’ve explored. Would love to win some more time there.

chickadee 28/09/14    Link Report

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Love every side of London but the theatres in the West just edge it for me :) West is best!

surgeoner 28/09/14    Link Report

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West – because I spent 4 years in London whilst training to be a Nurse = lots of happy memories now with 4 children, juggling 2 jobs and a hectic life – sadly don’t get back too often these days.

Laura Bryant 29/09/14    Link Report

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east – walford, innit.

Deb Lonnon 29/09/14    Link Report

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West side, love Covent garden and all the theatres!

Feebee0609 29/09/14    Link Report

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West side because I can’t stand hipsters in the East side!

Kim Newsome 29/09/14    Link Report

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West side – I love the theatres!!

Keshia Esgate 29/09/14    Link Report

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West side, for the theatres and Covent garden

becky004 30/09/14    Link Report

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It’s East for me
Though also love West
But East’s authenticity
Is what makes it my best

Mixes the old and the new
Not just in buildings
But communities, things to do
With (to me) a lot less bling!

I wouldn’t suggest East
For someone new, visiting a day
But despite the West’s culture feast
The East’s where I’d want to stay.

193andcounting 30/09/14    Link Report

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I love the east end, having lived in an ‘E’ postcode for 12 years now. It’s vibrant, down to earth, edgy and creative. However, if I won I’d love to get the West end hotel break as it’d seem like more of a holiday for me!

museummum 30/09/14    Link Report

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West side – shop until you drop and great restaurants!

hedgehog394 30/09/14    Link Report

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I prefer the west side – there are lots more things to do

Jen Louise Jackson 30/09/14    Link Report

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West, looks like a picture postcard!

sisforsammi 30/09/14    Link Report

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West side – browsing the market, strolling through the park, visiting the bright lights after dark, galleries and musuems, taking in a show – on the West side there’s always a place to go!

Lindy Hine 30/09/14    Link Report

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I love the East side, Wathamstow is a brilliant place, William Morris House, Epping Forest on your doorstep and the amazing market. Can’t beat it.

Sam Furniss 30/09/14    Link Report

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