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Bus-tiní out: Lots to see with the LTC
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Published: Monday, August 30th, 2010
London has tons of fun things to do, but when you donít have a car or canít afford to pay for gas, it can be hard to feel motivated to get out of campus and into the heart of the city. However, your tuition pays for a bus pass for a reason: with one bus from campus and a little bit of walking, you can see much of what London has to offer.
4 Oxford East
The strip of Richmond Street between Oxford Street and Queen Street (West, get off on Richmond)
From high-class shopping to watching a play at the Grand Theatre to snacks at Prince Alís, Richmond Row is a great place to spend an afternoon. The Row is also Londonís nightlife hub, with tons of bars located on the strip.
Labatt Brewery Tours (19+)
150 Simcoe St. (West, get off at Horton and Richmond)
The two-hour guided tour of the brewery shows the step-by-step process of making Labatt beer Ė samples included! Tours must be booked in advance by email (email@example.com) or by phone (519-850-8687).
17 Oxford West
720 Proudfoot Ln. (West, get off at Proudfoot)
One of the most fun destinations in London, with five- and 10-pin bowling, 18-hole glo-golf, a 40- foot rock-climbing wall and a skyhigh rope trail to enjoy. The onsite Dairy Queen is the perfect place to grab a treat afterwards.
421 Ridout St. N. (West, get off at Queens and Ridout)
Features an ever-changing collection of local art, historical artifacts and movie nights. Go before September 12 to view a collection of over 12,000 mug shots dating from 1886 to 1908 from the OPP Museum.
Yuk Yukís Comedy Club
340 Wellington St. (West, get off at Dundas and Wellington, walk south along Wellington to York)
Live, adult-themed comedy Ė definitely not for the faint of heart (itís 19+ for a reason). Be sure to line up well before the 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. show times Ė this place is always packed.
Covent Garden Market
130 King St. (West, get off at Richmond, walk south and turn west at King)
Delicious local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, meats and seafood, as well as gifts, flowers, arts and crafts, make the market a warm and welcoming spot.
Two-bus trips open up another world of possibilities, from the arty flicks at Hyland Cinema (240 Wharncliffe Rd. S.) to the deliciously retro ice cream at Merla Mae (1080 Adelaide St. N.), not to mention the shopping extravaganzas at Masonville Place (1680 Richmond St.) and White Oaks Mall (1105 Wellington Rd.). Exploring London by bus is convenient, quick, and best of all, totally free for Fanshawe students.