Guidebook for London

JoAnn
Guidebook for London

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A beautifully appointed campus within a ten to fifteen minute location from our home
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Western University
1151 Richmond St
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A beautifully appointed campus within a ten to fifteen minute location from our home
A large college campus within ten to fifteen driving minutes from our home
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Fanshawe College
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd
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A large college campus within ten to fifteen driving minutes from our home
Local mall within ten driving minutes from our home
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CF Masonville Place
1680 Richmond St N
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Local mall within ten driving minutes from our home
The Local Y and library within walking distance of our home
Stoney Creek Community Centre, YMCA & Library
The Local Y and library within walking distance of our home
Within ten driving minutes of our home. A safe and warm environment for guests, family and friends dealing with terminal illness.
St. Joseph's Hospice
485 Windermere Rd
Within ten driving minutes of our home. A safe and warm environment for guests, family and friends dealing with terminal illness.
A small airport with international clearance. The facility is large enough to host international flights and small enough to make check in and clearance fairly simple. Approx. 20 min.
London International Airport
1750 Crumlin Road
A small airport with international clearance. The facility is large enough to host international flights and small enough to make check in and clearance fairly simple. Approx. 20 min.

Essentials

One of our finest hospitals in Southern Ontario within ten driving minutes from our home. On the north west side of the city
University Hospital - London Health Sciences Centre
One of our finest hospitals in Southern Ontario within ten driving minutes from our home. On the north west side of the city
Closest grocery store and within walking distance
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Sobeys North London
1595 Adelaide St N
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Closest grocery store and within walking distance
One of our preferred grocery stores, within a five to ten minute ride.
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Metro
1030 Adelaide St N
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One of our preferred grocery stores, within a five to ten minute ride.
Patient care and cancer treatment centre on the South East side of the city. Approximately 20 to 25 minutes from our location
London Health Sciences Centre
800 Commissioners Rd E
Patient care and cancer treatment centre on the South East side of the city. Approximately 20 to 25 minutes from our location
Another fine hospital in London on the south end of the city. Otherwise known as London Health Sciences Centre
Victoria Hospital
800 Commissioners Rd E
Another fine hospital in London on the south end of the city. Otherwise known as London Health Sciences Centre

Arts & Culture

Provides a reasonable venue for some first class acts. Dependent upon the time of day approximately 15 to 20 mins. driving time.
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Budweiser Gardens
99 Dundas St
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Provides a reasonable venue for some first class acts. Dependent upon the time of day approximately 15 to 20 mins. driving time.
This venue offers local and international art pieces. The River Room is the restaurant attached to this museum. A higher end meal with quality delivery.
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Museum London
421 Ridout Street North
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This venue offers local and international art pieces. The River Room is the restaurant attached to this museum. A higher end meal with quality delivery.

Getting Around

A small station at the heart of downtown London. Approx. 15 to 20 driving minutes to our location.
London
205 York St
A small station at the heart of downtown London. Approx. 15 to 20 driving minutes to our location.
There is a Enterprise @ 500 Oxford St W, London, ON N6H 1T5, AIRPORT LONDON 1750 Crumlin, London, ON N5V 3B6 (the rental fee is always more at an airport location...if you have family to pick you up, you may wish to go to the Dundas location). The site we prefer is 2263 Dundas Street East,London, On, N5W3E3 We use them for their competitive rates, reliable cars and quickest access from our home.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
500 Oxford St W
There is a Enterprise @ 500 Oxford St W, London, ON N6H 1T5, AIRPORT LONDON 1750 Crumlin, London, ON N5V 3B6 (the rental fee is always more at an airport location...if you have family to pick you up, you may wish to go to the Dundas location). The site we prefer is 2263 Dundas Street East,London, On, N5W3E3 We use them for their competitive rates, reliable cars and quickest access from our home.

Shopping

Love this grocery store. Meats and produce sourced locally, when in season. Has a remarkable deli bar. Our favorite grocer. Prices are a bit higher end. And a car is required for a ten minute drive. Located in the Masonville Mall Plaza area.
Farm Boy
109 Fanshawe Park Rd E
Love this grocery store. Meats and produce sourced locally, when in season. Has a remarkable deli bar. Our favorite grocer. Prices are a bit higher end. And a car is required for a ten minute drive. Located in the Masonville Mall Plaza area.
This interesting outlet is quite close. They provide locally sourced meats and foods. In addition, they offer some premium flour if you're a foodie who loves to bake.
Arva Flour Mills
2042 Elgin Street
This interesting outlet is quite close. They provide locally sourced meats and foods. In addition, they offer some premium flour if you're a foodie who loves to bake.

Parks & Nature

This park is a lovely walking park that protects our Thames River. Nice for hiking, biking, rollerblading, picnics, the occasional concert, etc.
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Harris Park
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This park is a lovely walking park that protects our Thames River. Nice for hiking, biking, rollerblading, picnics, the occasional concert, etc.
There is a lovely lake at this conservation site, beautiful walking trails and it is a peaceful setting.
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Fanshawe Conservation Area
1424 Clarke Rd
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There is a lovely lake at this conservation site, beautiful walking trails and it is a peaceful setting.
Downtown core area. This lovely park is a great place to walk, sit under a tree, have a picnic and enjoy. They often host outdoor concerts at this location. It is beautifully decorated in the winter and is directly across from Centennial Hall.
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Victoria Park
580 Clarence St
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Downtown core area. This lovely park is a great place to walk, sit under a tree, have a picnic and enjoy. They often host outdoor concerts at this location. It is beautifully decorated in the winter and is directly across from Centennial Hall.
This large park is incredibly beautiful. You can hike, walk, run, bike, picnic, swim and play here all day long. Very family friendly. London is known as the forest city. This park is a beautiful example as to why we've earned this title.
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Springbank Park
1085 Commissioners Rd W
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This large park is incredibly beautiful. You can hike, walk, run, bike, picnic, swim and play here all day long. Very family friendly. London is known as the forest city. This park is a beautiful example as to why we've earned this title.

Food Scene

This is a family restaurant. Very informal and a favorite haunt for an inexpensive breakfast or meal. Ten minutes by car.
Richies Family Restaurant
1673 Richmond St
This is a family restaurant. Very informal and a favorite haunt for an inexpensive breakfast or meal. Ten minutes by car.
This is a favorite British style pub for locals here in London. Basic pub meals with daily specials. Paul and I dine here at least once a month.
Waltzing Weasel Pub
1324 Adelaide St N
This is a favorite British style pub for locals here in London. Basic pub meals with daily specials. Paul and I dine here at least once a month.
Another family restaurant with home cooked style meals. A monthly stop for our family.
Johnny's
1910 N Highbury Ave
Another family restaurant with home cooked style meals. A monthly stop for our family.
Our favorite Vietnamese restaurant. When we are in town we eat here every couple of weeks. Freshly prepared cuisine. Yum
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Thuan Kieu
1275 Highbury Ave N
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Our favorite Vietnamese restaurant. When we are in town we eat here every couple of weeks. Freshly prepared cuisine. Yum
An excellent Thai restaurant, again, one of our favorites. This restaurant is quite close to the Budweiser, we usually make a reservation to eat there when we are attending a concert downtown. Reasonably priced meals and we have never been disappointed.
Thaifoon Restaurant
120 Dundas Street
An excellent Thai restaurant, again, one of our favorites. This restaurant is quite close to the Budweiser, we usually make a reservation to eat there when we are attending a concert downtown. Reasonably priced meals and we have never been disappointed.
1030 Adelaide Street, North London, On N5Y3Y2 is a breakfast place. Medium priced and the breakfast choices are varied. This is often a choice for those wanting a quick but nice breakfast.
Cora Breakfast and Lunch
1030 Adelaide Street, North London, On N5Y3Y2 is a breakfast place. Medium priced and the breakfast choices are varied. This is often a choice for those wanting a quick but nice breakfast.
A restaurant in the downtown core that has never served a disappointing meal to us. It's close to the Budweiser and near the Covent Garden Market.
Gnosh Dining + Cocktails
125 Dundas St
A restaurant in the downtown core that has never served a disappointing meal to us. It's close to the Budweiser and near the Covent Garden Market.
Great food, lively atmosphere.
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The Church Key Bistro-Pub
476 Richmond St
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Great food, lively atmosphere.
Downtown location on Richmond Street. If you love garlic, you'll like this place. We like this spot for lunch if we are downtown
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Garlic's Of London
481 Richmond St
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Downtown location on Richmond Street. If you love garlic, you'll like this place. We like this spot for lunch if we are downtown
Great burgers
The Works
145 King St
Great burgers
A little higher end Italian restaurant.
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Bertoldi's Trattoria
650 Richmond St
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A little higher end Italian restaurant.
A nice location, reservations required. Quiet and elegant location. Love to book for a brunch or lunch time gathering.
Idlewyld Inn & Spa
36 Grand Ave
A nice location, reservations required. Quiet and elegant location. Love to book for a brunch or lunch time gathering.
Make a reservation for a nicer meal. Quiet and peaceful location. Good food. Medium prices. Go on line and check out their menu. Once named Windemere Cafe
Restaurant Ninety One
200 Collip Cir
Make a reservation for a nicer meal. Quiet and peaceful location. Good food. Medium prices. Go on line and check out their menu. Once named Windemere Cafe
They have some great specials, like apps and drinks, etc. offered on their menu at the Masonville Mall location. This place offers a varied menu at medium prices.
Milestones
1680 Richmond St
They have some great specials, like apps and drinks, etc. offered on their menu at the Masonville Mall location. This place offers a varied menu at medium prices.
Lovely spot for a quiet dinner with someone important in your life. Professional staff, excellent menu and quiet ambiance. As it is smaller venue we suggest a reservation.
The River Room Cafe & Private Dining
421 Ridout St N
Lovely spot for a quiet dinner with someone important in your life. Professional staff, excellent menu and quiet ambiance. As it is smaller venue we suggest a reservation.