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London Travel Guide: 109 reviews and 323 photos

London - A Test City

London Ontario is a nice sized city, that is home to several well-known institutions - University of Western Ontario, and University Hospital amongst others. London's size, location and dynamics makes it a test market for many companies. New products are tried out often first in London - for example, prominently in the news was when Viagra made its introduction in Canada in London! However, many retailer have shown up first in London - I personally am aware of Canadian Tire trying out some of its retail outlet formats in London.
London has a lovely district of older homes near the University. The Ivey School of Business is always on the top of the list for not just Canadian universities but worldwide. A Western MBA has been recognised as prestigious mark of academic excellence.
The hospitals in London are world renowned for many of their facilities and procedures. Not well known was that Eva Peron was brought to London for, I think, cobalt treatment of her cancer, which was too far progressed at that point to save her.
There are many people living today thanks to the Neurologists and Heart Specialists in the London University hospital.
And yes, there is the Thames River running through London!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Not too big, lots of retail, excellent university & hosptials, 1/2 way between TO & Windsor/Detroit
  • Cons:Cold miserable winters
  • In a nutshell:Like the UK London- our London is worth a visit
  • Last visit to London: May 2006
  • Intro Updated May 4, 2007
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2010 at 10:57 AM

    Hello, Jane! Thanks for your page! ><><><

  • Redlats's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    Ewww, London Country Jam is great music??? Blechhh. Maybe we'll see you on September 21st (but not at London Country Jam).

  • TropicGirl77's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2006 at 1:50 PM

    WOOHOO!!! Birthday greetings your way Jane ... are ya tipsy yet? Aloha!

  • May 25, 2006 at 6:23 PM

    Hi Jane - nice pic of Hansi! I don't recognize the restaurant/bar. Oh wait... Crabby Joe's? I must try it next time I'm back home.

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2006 at 8:27 AM

    Great pic's Jane ,and write up Sibbella haha Melissa is a wonderful young lady and I would not advice anyone to mess with her she definately can take care of herself . She is great .It was great seeing Stephanie again and of course Valorie & Ken & Jane

  • mapakettle's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2006 at 4:59 AM

    Who's the guy with the beard? Looks familiar, just can't place him... Pa

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2006 at 8:29 PM

    Jane.. the Taco salad look yummy!!! :-)

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2004 at 5:48 AM

    Hello Jane: Just thinking about you so thought I would stop by. How was your Thanksgiving? Hugs. Lori.

  • Jewels's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2003 at 5:03 PM

    Looks like you had a wonderful, wonderful time Jane!!! :o)


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