The capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
1answer
39 views

Do I owe Congestion Charge for London?

I travelled to 162 City Rd, London EC1V 2PD from N13 5LF yesterday, 9 February 2016. Do I have to pay congestion charge?
6
votes
1answer
153 views

Where can I find accurate London bus route maps?

Is there any place where I can find the geographically accurate route followed by a specified bus route in London?
3
votes
0answers
72 views

Is there a map showing alternatives to London airports? [on hold]

Anyone who's travelled though London airports might know how stressful the experience is, regardless of which one you pick (or forced to use), but especially the logistical nightmare of Heathrow ...
7
votes
1answer
161 views

Is there an up-to-date map of street art in London?

I'll be traveling to London soon and would like to have a look at some professional street art, such as the graffiti works by Banksy. Is there a continuously updated map somewhere that lists the ...
18
votes
12answers
3k views

Is there any good place to visit between Paddington Station and Grosvenor Square, for a 5-year-old boy?

I am travelling to London with my nearly-5-year-old son this coming Monday. The main purpose of the visit is to get him a new passport. We'll arrive on Monday evening and stay near Paddington Station. ...
2
votes
0answers
64 views

Is riding an electric scooter on pavement not tolerated in London? [closed]

In the UK the law says that you are not allowed to ride an electric kick scooter on pavement. In practice, would you get fined for that or is it 'tolerated' ?
-1
votes
1answer
48 views

Flight from Sweden to London (connection) to Canada

Where will I go through Immigration/ Customs if I fly from Sweden to London (connection) to Canada?
0
votes
1answer
37 views

I am a Moroccan citizen travelling from Budapest to Morocco,I have a layover in UK for 8 hours, do I need a visa to transit? [duplicate]

I am a Moroccan citizen travelling from Budapest to Morocco,I have a layover in UK " London stansted airport" for 8 hours, do I need a visa to transit? Also, I only have cabine baggage and a Ukrainian ...
3
votes
3answers
110 views

Can I make a 1hr full-transfer at Stansted?

My Ryanair flight arrives at Stansted at 15:35, and I can either buy a ticket to fly out at 16:30 or at 20:00. I've never been through Stansted before, is it possible to exit the airport, and go ...
1
vote
2answers
124 views

How to collect my Virgin train tickets from self-collection counter if I book on thetrainline.com and pay with paypal?

Just a few minutes ago, I have managed to use credit on my Paypal account (without a debit/credit card) to pay for my UK train ticket on a Virgin train. And somehow the system on thetrainline.com ...
6
votes
2answers
227 views

What is the latest public transport I can take in the evening from London Heathrow to Bournemouth?

I will be arriving London late in the evening (Heathrow). What's the time of the last bus/train to Bournemouth?
2
votes
0answers
41 views

Checking/stowing luggage in London for a stopover visit [closed]

We were planning to travel to India from New York, but we wanted to visit London/Scotland for three days. We are fine as far as the UK visa is concerned, but the problem is with the luggage. We don't ...
2
votes
0answers
21 views

Indian, USA resident, visit Europe , London Transit , transit visa needed? [duplicate]

Confusion is because I hold a USA visa but not traveling TO the USA. I'm visiting Europe for tourism. I am an Indian Passport holder, Working in the USA (NOTE: Holding USA F1, Student Visa). I am ...
11
votes
3answers
413 views

From Central London to Gatwick airport on 1 January 2016

I have a flight to catch on 1 January at Gatwick airport. Can someone advise how I can go there from central London as I heard underground and easy bus will not be operating. Any other options?
3
votes
2answers
75 views

Are there any restaurants landside at Gatwick airport? (Ideally North terminal)

I've got a very early flight out of London Gatwick coming up, so I've booked into a hotel that's very close to the North terminal, to make the early start slightly less painful. I've just discovered ...
12
votes
4answers
2k views

Is a 3h 30m layover between LHR and LTN enough?

I am flying from New York, making a three and a half hour stopover in London. I'm landing in Heathrow while taking off from Luton. Is three and a half hours enough for this transfer?
18
votes
3answers
2k views

Is there a map that shows the walking time between London Tube stations?

Sometimes when gadding about in central London I am set back by a station closure or some other incident that requires me to find another station. In those cases I don't care if the station is on the ...
7
votes
1answer
107 views

Free work place options in London

When travelling I normally hang out in cafes and pubs when working. Now lately I have had some problems with my neck so the laptop style of working is not ideal anymore. On a trip I have a laptop ...
1
vote
1answer
79 views

Oyster - buying travelcard after journey on same day

I remember catching the night bus home in the early hours one day. Later that day, I bought a 7 day travelcard on my Oyster. On my journey history, it gave me an 'automatic refund' for the bus fare ...
9
votes
1answer
143 views

How do peak/off peak times work on the TfL network with the Oyster card?

The section on TfL's website dealing with peak and off-peak times specifies the times but it doesn't specify if those are considered when card holders touch in or when they touch out. Say, I board a ...
11
votes
3answers
1k views

Pedestrian guide to cross the road in London?

I'm a bit confused with when to cross a street in London. Of course when I have a green light for pedestrians that's obvious, but for example how about this road that doesn't include anything for ...
9
votes
1answer
253 views

Where to get hundred dollar bills in London (same day)

In many countries (particularly developing countries), the best way to get a good exchange rate on the local currency is to exchange $100 USD dollar bills - and $100 dollar bills get a substantially ...
36
votes
3answers
4k views

Can I take an overnight bag into the theatre / cinema in London?

I'm travelling to London in early November for an overnight trip, during which I'm visiting the Odeon in Leicester Square and the Apollo Victoria. Will I have any problems taking a small overnight ...
2
votes
0answers
51 views

Arriving in Heathrow Airport in London with 5 large bags plus a large music keyboard [duplicate]

I am arriving at Heathrow Airport in London with 5 large bags and a very large music keyboard. What would be the best way to go to East London from there? One of the trick points is that 3 of the ...
16
votes
4answers
5k views

Can I leave Gatwick (London) airport and explore the city as a US citizen?

I have a 7 hour layover in Gatwick and I wanted to explore the city during that time. I have a US passport if that helps.
3
votes
2answers
364 views

Taxis from Heathrow with a lot of luggage

I will be arriving in Heathrow around noon with a lot of luggage (around 4 big pieces). Will I find room in taxis to take this to downtown London or should I book something in advance ?
7
votes
2answers
351 views

How far can I travel using my oyster card?

It's very confusing when you travel from Paddington by train, you can go through the gates using your oyster card but you have to know if the gates of the destination you getting off at will allow you ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Do I need a transit visa for UK? [duplicate]

I am an Indian studying Germany with category D visa. I need to travel to India and back to Germany through British airway which has a transit at London Airport. Do I need a transit visa, if I am not ...
11
votes
2answers
383 views

Bus from London to Europe…which ones take the ferry?

I'm a Canadian flying to London next year and I want to take the ferry to Europe. I see fares to Brussels that look good at around $40 round trip, but I don't wanna do the Channel Tunnel, I wanna take ...
2
votes
1answer
44 views

Buying tickets (1 Single and 2 Return tickets) from London to Delhi

I want to book a single ticket from London to Delhi and two Return ticket from Delhi to London. If I book a return ticket for London - Delhi, it is costing me around 500 GBP. And if I book a single ...
6
votes
3answers
156 views

Most convenient ticket option for a weekend in London via Gatwick

I will be visiting London soon for two nights. Arriving at LGW on a Friday, travelling in to Victoria on Gatwick Express, using tube and bus over the weekend and then reversing the journey to LGW on ...
6
votes
1answer
157 views

Is there somewhere I can work on a laptop in or near London Euston station?

I have a longish layover in London Euston and I have some work to do. Working includes using a laptop, ideally with a power socket, and paper notebooks. Is there somewhere I can work in or near London ...
7
votes
1answer
174 views

Are you allowed to stay in London parks after closing time?

I notice that many London parks (Hyde, Regent's, etc) have closing times between 4pm-8pm. I'd like to stargaze at a park, but I'm not sure if I'll be chased out after the park officially closes?
6
votes
1answer
130 views

Taking personal prescription drugs to London?

I have some prescription modafinil, and will be visiting London for a short trip. Is it okay to bring a couple of pills for personal use? I do not have a prescription on me atm (I am coming from ...
8
votes
3answers
881 views

London public transport: Is it possible to buy a paper ticket for a single journey?

From what I understand on the TFL site, there is no option to simply buy a single one way ticket. This seems odd to me and I want to make sure I'm not missing something. I will only be in London ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Transit visa for the UK [duplicate]

I am traveling to Tenerife via London and the layover is for 10 hours. I need to visit friends in London during this time. Please suggest for which visa I should apply. The travel date is 17th ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

Traveling to India from Europe via london [duplicate]

I am an indian citizen working in Amsterdam (Dutch resident permit) and intend to travel to Mumbai. BA offers flight from Amsterdam to London City (LCY) and then a connection from London Heathrow to ...
1
vote
1answer
95 views

How to get schengen visa if already in UK [duplicate]

I am in United Kingdom on a visit c-type.. What if I wish to visit Paris from UK.. How to get a Schengen visa on Pakistani passport?
2
votes
1answer
153 views

Are there any flights from London to Blackpool?

I am rather confused here, it looks like Blackpool Airport has been shut down according to Google but Wikipedia states that the airport is still there. Also there are results from Skyscanner and ...
4
votes
1answer
164 views

What are my cellular options in London

In the US, we have 4 options for cellular plans (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile & Sprint). To get a comparison, who are the top 3-4 companies that I have to choose from in London? and which one has ...
1
vote
0answers
42 views

Eurostar arrivals lounge at St Pancras [closed]

A holiday brochure says the participants should meet their escorts at the Eurostar arrivals lounge in St Pancras station. I have located one but cannot access it as it is a secure area only for people ...
30
votes
7answers
4k views

Are there still any advantages to using an Oyster card for travel in London?

The advice to visitors to London always used to be to procure an Oyster card. Given that Transport for London now accept (in fact, have accepted for a while) Contactless credit/debit cards (and Apple ...
8
votes
3answers
252 views

Flying into London, overnight train to Edinburgh that evening, where to stow bags/shower?

Looking for advice for how to manage things during a one-day "layover" between a flight (from the US) and the overnight train from London to Edinburgh. I'm heading to Scotland for a wedding in the ...
3
votes
2answers
471 views

Why does no connection exist between Euston Square and Euston or Warren Street Underground Stations on the London Underground? [closed]

Since moving to London I have found it frustrating when having to change from the Northern line (coming from the North) onto the Circle/Met/Hammersmith & City lines. As you can see from the image ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Transit from USA to mumbai [duplicate]

I'm student traveling to India from the US after 6 month. I'm planning to go via the UK (LHR). My halt at london is for 10 Hours. Dose my valid USA Student visa qualify for a transit visa exemption or ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Transit Visa required for London while going to USA? [duplicate]

I hold a valid Indian passport and I would be travelling to the USA (from India) with a valid US Visa the coming weekend. I have a long layover of 10 hours at the LHR terminal 5. I would like to roam ...
1
vote
2answers
853 views

How early should I arrive to Heathrow before departure?

Heathrow website says that it's enough to arrive two hours before departure (European flights), but I have heard that the lines are often long so maybe three hours would be better? How early should I ...
15
votes
3answers
265 views

Where to get London rail maps in hardcopy

Is there somewhere in London one can go to acquire a hardcopy of a rail system map such as TfL's London's Rail and Tube services map? The PDF file looks like it's designed to be printed on ...
15
votes
6answers
2k views

Is an OysterCard worth it for occasional 1-day visits from outside London?

I live outside London (well beyond the London travel zones) but a few times a year I visit London for a day. I typically take a national rail journey in and out to a terminus and make two or three ...
5
votes
1answer
101 views

Getting a prescription inhaler as a US citizen in the UK

I'm staying in the UK (London) until the 7th of August. I have some sort of Asthma that only presents itself when I try to exercise with hay fever. I've left my inhaler stateside and I'm wondering how ...