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where have the best taste of food and advanced technology for traveler to go to London first time [on hold]

where have the best taste of food and advanced technology for traveler to go to London first time Near St Pancras International, Big Ben
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Is it rude to talk on a mobile phone for the whole journey, when travelling alone in a London black taxi?

I had an uncanny feeling that it was rude of me to talk on a mobile phone for the whole journey, while travelling alone in a London black taxi. Is it the etiquette to have a conversation with the ...
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Tube delay on a cross-London rail transfer, who to claim compensation from?

This is another wrinkle on the existing For a UK rail delay, which train company do you claim compensation from question. Assume you buy a ticket from a London tube station to your destination, which ...
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I have an Austria permanent resident card for alien. Do I need a transit visa in London? [duplicate]

I will fly from Shanghai to Munich through London. I have a Chinese passport and an Austria permanent residence card for alien. Do I need a transit visa in London?
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London and Paris Spring Vacation, end of May - Impact from School Holidays and Whitsunday?

I am looking to plan a vacation going to London and Paris near the end of May so I can take advantage of the US Memorial Day Holiday which I get off from work to get more days out of my vacation. I ...
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Can I go from Gatwick Airport station to London Bridge station?

Can I go from Gatwick Airport station to London Bridge station? I have read that the train will not stop by London bridge due to construction, is this true? I am travelling by the end of January.
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From Gatwick airport to central London by bus

During short visit to London. Is it possible to go from Gatwick airport to central London (Chiswell street ) by bus on Sunday morning at 10am?
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How is TfL underground 'capping' calculated if I pay for multiple people's tickets?

Say I buy an underground ticket with contactless payment for myself and my partner. Do both purchases count towards the cap? Or is this not allowed?
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Data connection and phone calls during visit to London

What is the best way to have about 500 Mbytes of internet data (mainly maps and communications ) for a short visit to London ? i.e My local SIM rates is too expensive .
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Transportation during short visit to London

From Egypt, I am visiting London for two days and am concerned about transportation: What are my public transportation options from Gatwick Airport to Chiswell Street and vice versa? edit : it would ...
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Landed briefly in London for 9 hrs, can I return to the UK again without going home (Australia) first?

I hold an Australian passport and stopped in London on the way to Malta for 9 hrs and got passport stamped. Have been in Malta since. Can I return if it has been over 90 days?
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London Bus Map app offline

I'm in London for 5 days and I'll travel with only tram&buses. I need to find an off-line app (Android || iPhone) which can display bus map; It would be a plus if I can plan a journey with it. ...
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How can I get from Stansted Airport to central London cheap, at like 8 AM?

I need to reach central London (Piccadilly Circus for example) from Stansted airport at 8 AM. Does anyone knows a cheap and easy way to make that circuit? Stansted -> Central London, Central London ...
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Any good woodworking/hardware stores in London? [closed]

My wife will be spending a month in London and I would like to ask her to bring me some woodworking tools (some clamps and some japanese saws) from there. Can you recommend any particular store? I ...
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Purpose of the 'Witches' Hats' on the A13 in London

Driving from Gatwick Airport into central London via the Dartford Tunnel, travellers will see two very odd structures at the Dagenham Roundabout. They are known locally as the "Witches' Hats". Some ...
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Travel time from Heathrow to King's Cross [duplicate]

What's the travel time, by tube, from Heathrow to King's Cross Station in London and how often does the tube run between those locations?
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Central districts in London?

I'm about to book accommodation for London but don't want to travel 2 hours to the city center. Can you tell me which part is the city center and bars/clubs? Such a question could have been found ...
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Quick way to exit King's Cross tube station?

Is there a quick way to exit King's Cross tube station (Metro/Circle) onto Euston Road (heading westward)? Unfortunately I have to make this escape during rush-hour. I'm arriving via Farringdon. The ...
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One day trip to London for a South-African citizen

I am travelling to Portugal and Paris in December. I am from South Africa and will be flying on a Schengen Visa. We want to do a day trip on the Eurostar from Paris to London. What are the visa ...
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Getting from Heathrow to Balham with heavy luggage (mid morning sunday 14 December)

I have a problem as to how I am going to get from Heathrow (T2) to Balham/Tooting Bec on a budget. (Sunday 10 am) My main problem is my luggage as I was once stuck with a huge suitcase and there was ...
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Do I need a DATV to travel via London from USA to India on F1 visa? [duplicate]

I am travelling to Mumbai from USA via London(British Airways) in December 2014. Do I need a direct airside transit visa (DATV) for this? My layover while going to Mumbai is 2 hours and while coming ...
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Is an Oyster card worth it for 3 days?

I am in London for about three days in December (Sunday - Wednesday). I have to get from Heathrow to Balham/Clapham and then to various museums and galleries in the Westminster region during this ...
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What to do when creeped out by Charlie Chaplin on Westminster Bridge?

Firstly, although still quite a newbie to the city, I'm NOT a tourist so I'm perfectly fine around such minor threats - I just ignore everybody around me - Londoners will understand. Just kidding :) ...
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South African Citizen, Applying for a Schengen visa while in London

I am a South African Citizen in the theatre industry. I am travelling to London next week for work (all visas for that are sorted). I need to apply for a Schengen visa to perform in Italy in three ...
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Where can I exchange a Faroese crown bank note? [duplicate]

I live in London and would like to sell a 200 kr. Faroe Islands banknote. This should be worth about £20 by the way. I learn the currency is equivalent to Danish crowns, but none of the UK banks will ...
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Driving non-GB registered car inside Low Emission Zone (London)

Almost all of greater London area is Low Emission Zone. That means, that older diesel cars are not allowed into the zone, or must face high fee (up to 200£ / day). The LEZ does not apply to cars ...
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Any cash machine in central London which can dispense £5?

I'm sure travellers to the United Kingdom carrying an overseas/non-UK debit card can relate to this question. Most cash machines start dispensing starting from £10 and in multiples of £10. That means ...
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Is it possible to get an Oyster card refund online?

I left London nearly two weeks ago, and didn't have time to turn in my Oyster card to get a refund for the £5 deposit plus the remaining balance of roughly £11. Is it possible, somehow, to request a ...
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Can I get from Gatwick airport to London by Oyster card?

I read many contradictions as to whether one can use a Oyster card from Gatwick Airport to central London. What is the most time efficient way to go from Gatwick to "Old Billingsgate" ( Monument tube ...
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London/Frankfurt transit visa [duplicate]

Iam an Indian passport holder, working in Qatar and holding a valid work visa. Me and my wife will be travelling to Philadelphia, USA for the first time in December this year on a B1/B2 visa by ...
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Any (dis)advantages to homestay in Ealing as opposed to a Zone 2 area in London?

I looked at Google maps and searched around in forums but I still haven't found an answer to that. There are two options of homestay in London, one staying in the Ealing area and another in "Zone 2" ...
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In London, it is better to do sight-seeing in the morning or the afternoon?

My wife will be doing an 4-week English course in London in January, and she has the option to study in the morning or in the afternoon. Considering open hours and the season (January 2015), is it ...
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Frequent travel between Berlin and London - what benefits/perks can I get?

I'm currently living in London, but I'll be moving to Berlin early next year - and I'll definitely be staying for a fair while. I've still got friends and family in London and Manchester, so it's ...
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Where to meet outside Heathrow T3?

Although I am not travelling, I expect this question to benefit other travellers, and that's why I am asking this in Travel SE! So where can I meet my family at Heathrow T3? They would be coming in ...
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Stop over in London [closed]

We are travelling from South Africa to Denver to visit my son but we have a stop over at heathrow for 11 hours, my granddaughter lives in the uk, could we pass through security to see her? We are ...
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Do I need a transit visa for London, UK? [duplicate]

I'm Chinese citizen, leaving in Italy and in possession of an unlimited permission of stay in Italy, I flow from MILAN to BEIJING via LONDON with return ticket, everything = OK, by getting to the ...
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Travelling from Brussels to London without a passport

I hold a non-eu passport which is expiring and needs renewing. To renew it will take 4 weeks. I was planning to travel to London from Brussels via Eurostar whilst i await my new passport. I hold both ...
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Transit Visa through London Heathrow from India to USA [duplicate]

I am going to travel to USA from Bangalore on BA and would transit throu Heathrow Airport. Do I need a transit visa for the transit time of 5 hours at LHR both ways? I will be at the airport and not ...
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Can I ship my stuff from London to New York storage facility and pick it up later? [closed]

I'm moving from London to New York. However, I don't have an apartment in New York yet so I'll be staying in budget hotels and hostels until I can find an apartment. I have around 20kg worth of excess ...
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Do I need a UK visa if I have a 7-hour layover in London? [duplicate]

I’m a South African travelling from the USA to South Africa via London. Will I need a visa or something even if I don’t go out of the airport?
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Do I need a Transit Visa in UK as Indian Citizen coming from Canada after completing my visa duration [duplicate]

Do I need a Transit Visa in UK as Indian Citizen coming from Canada after completing my visa duration. Do not have USA or canadian valid visa. However, has expired USA and Canadian Visa.
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Things to keep in mind booking ARNK international tickets [closed]

I'm planning a Europe trip with my fiance and we're interested in booking our flights from and returning to the same city (Brisbane, Australia) but arriving in London and then departing from Rome - ...
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Can I get landside transit visa while flying to US with Indian passport of US B1/B2 visa via London with 22hrs of hault? [duplicate]

I am traveling to US via London, my flight is landing UK local time on 12th Sep 13:50 @ t4. I have another flight to US @ 12:45 on 13th Sep @ t3. Can I get landside transit visa just to visit the ...
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Two Passports, One Trip (essentially)

I am both a Jamaican and US citizen and I am traveling to Russia for my studies. I have my student visa in my Jamaican passport. The details of my trip are as follows: I was going to fly to London ...
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Does a US Citizen need a visa to enter as a tourist to the UK for 6 months?

Everything I've seen points to no (and I would love that to be true since applying for a visa online costs money) but I'm worried about getting refused due to the length of time I wish to stay, which ...
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What should I do if I pay for Oyster by credit card and forget to touch Oyster card after payment?

I paid to top up my Oyster card by using a credit card and forgot to touch my Oyster card after payment. TFL has deducted money from my credit card, but my Oyster card doesn't have that money. What ...
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How to get to London Heathrow from Shepherd's Bush in light of possible Tube strike?

My flight is at 8:40am Saturday. I would like to arrive by 6:40am. My proposed route is below. 283 bus to Hammersmith Bus Station Walk to Hammersmith Piccadilly line to Heathrow Terminals 1-2-3 ...
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Going from Luton airport to central London?

How much does it cost to go from London Luton Airport to central London? Is it possible to go by metro? And if not it's possible to buy the ticket right there or it has to be booked online?
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Anyone know of any late night co-working spaces in London? [closed]

I'll be working remotely in London for the next few days, but will be on Eastern US time hours. Anyone know of any co-working spaces / internet cafes that are open late night (until 10/11 pm local ...
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Is a US visa valid without an entry stamp?

I would be travelling to the US with H4 visa (first time travelling to the US) through London HT. I came across in the gov.uk site that a Valid US visa holder does not require a transit visa. "You ...