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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why isn't there regular service at Turnham Green by the Piccadilly line? [closed]

I've lived in London for a while now, and I often use the Piccadilly line to travel between the central London and Heathrow. I've noticed that the train does not stop at Turnham Green even though the ...
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Is it safe to keep luggage in a car in London and nearby areas? [closed]

My wife and I will be travelling to London in a few months. While we're there, we're going to get a rental car to go see a few things outside of the city. We'll be staying in a different hotel during ...
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24 hour visit to UK holding schengen type-c visa while in germany [duplicate]

i am a Pakistani national and i am here in Germany for 2 months with Schengen type-C visa. I want to visit London for less than 24 hours. Do i need a visa for my visit or not?
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London cycle hire without chip-and-pin

To hire (rent) a bicycle in London at one of the Santander Cycle docks, is it necessary to have a chip-and-pin credit or debit card? Or will an old fashioned magnetic stripe card suffice? How about a ...
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Is it easy to get an UberX from Central London to Heathrow Airport? [closed]

I'd like to get an uberX to heathrow airport because I'm rushing, but I'm not sure how difficult it will be. Do drivers normally decline jobs there?
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Re-entering UK on a multi entry tourist visa for 6 months [duplicate]

I have a UK multiple entry tourist visa valid for 6 months. I have traveled once to London for a week. I want to visit Scotland and London again. Can I use the same visa as it will expire in November? ...
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Cost of living in London for short stay [closed]

I'll be travelling to London this August together with my girlfriend for a week, and I was wondering, how much higher is the cost of living compared to Italy, or, put another way, how much cash should ...
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Essential Things To Do in London [closed]

Underwear Boy Here, I'm in London for another four weeks (I was here last summer for four weeks), and I am not sure what to do with my free time while I'm here (I.E, what to see/do/eat). Keep in mind ...
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Can I check the “in-travel” status of my Oyster card?

I travel fairly regularly on the public transport network in London (although not always the same journey). I occassionally forget half-way through a journey (particularly on the DLR, since it doesn't ...
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Is there a London two day travel ticket?

I am going to be in arriving in London from abroad Tuesday morning and need to get to Camden from Victoria Station, I will then be leaving London Wednesday evening and so will need to travel from ...
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Spots for night panoramic photography in London

I'm looking for places in London which provide a good vantage point for taking panoramic photos at night. This implies that they should provide a panoramic view of the city center, be accessible till ...
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Applying for a UK tourist visa without a clear list of previous visits

My previous visa history: 1. refusal of a tourist visa 2. a tier 4 student visa, I have lived in London for a year I want to visit London again, but I am stuck with the application form, since I have ...
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Kings Cross Station to Heathrow [duplicate]

We need to get from Kings Cross Station to Heathrow Terminal 2 for a 3:15 pm flight to Shannon. Our train arrives from Edinburgh at 11:51 am. What it the fastest way to get there and check in on ...
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Is the London pass valid(/free) for multiple entries to same tourist attraction?

I am planning to buy 10 a day London pass to visit all the attractions in London. Can I enter into the same attraction, such as the Thames River Cruise, multiple times with this London pass, without ...
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Switzerland travel plan [closed]

I need some guidance on my travel plans. I have booked my return tickets from London to Geneva for August bank holiday. I'll have 3 complete days to visit place/places. After I booked, I realized ...
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Advantage to flights on same/different airlines, when connecting across different tickets

I'm going to be flying to the British Isles in a few months, and want to see three cities: Edinburgh, London, and Dublin. I considered getting a 3 leg booking, but for some reason it's extremely ...
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How to get to the Gatwick airport from the Paddington station? [duplicate]

I'm in need of detailed instructions to the Gatwick airport from the Paddington station. That is, I need the names of all the necessary stations, platforms etc. that I must use on my from the ...
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What's the best way to get from the Paddington Station to these London museums?

Suppose you're starting from off somewhere near the Paddington Station (which is where I find myself at the current moment). From here on, you can either rely on the underground trains, buses or plain ...
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Transit visa in UK [duplicate]

I am an Indian, residing in China, travelling to Madrid, Spain (have a valid Schengen visa) via London. I will be in Heathrow Airport for less than 4 hours (the same day of arrival) for my next flight ...
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Eating alone in London

I am in London this weekend alone. Is there any restaurants that cater specifically for the single eater or have sections for single diners? Although confident, I don't think I am THAT confident to ...
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Checking a hire bike is properly docked

I docked a Boris bike (Santander Cycle (used to be called Barclays Cycle)), part of the London scheme of bikes offered to hire for a short time. But I'm not sure if I checked for the green light ...
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UK transit visa needed to switch airports? [duplicate]

I am a South African passport holder travelling from South Africa to the USA and flying via London. However I am switching from Heathrow to Gatwick, do I require a transit visa. The official Uk visa ...
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Traveling From Pittsburgh To London via United Airlines

I just booked my first flight heading out of the country (going solo), and I have a couple questions about the steps I need to take to calm my nerves. I’ve flown two previous times, and I have no ...
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I topped up my oyster using cash and forgot to retap

I tapped my oyster to top up put in cash and forgot to retap. The money did not go onto my oyster £10 what can I do?
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Transport services from Gatwick to London [duplicate]

I would like to travel to London next week but I don’t know exactly how to get from Gatwick airport to London downtown. I was thinking about a transport service like Uber. I don’t really like to go ...
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Connection from Gatwick airport to Paddington station [duplicate]

What's the quickest way from Gatwick airport to Paddington station? I would like to travel as less as possible, if there is a opportiunity it would be great when there is a direct connection? ( To ...
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Can I apply for Schengen visa from London as foreigner?

I hold Kuwaiti passport, and will be in London until mid June on personal matter. I plan to travel for tourism in summer to Europe, and I'm wondering if I can apply for Schengen as Kuwaiti on tourist ...
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Can I stay in UK after finishing my short English language courses?

I'm from Russia. I have student-visitor visa for 6 months of staying in UK. The length of my English language courses is 2 weeks. Question: Can I stay in UK after finishing courses (up to my visa ...
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UK General visitor visa without professional situation, is my husband's situation sufficient?

My husband is going to UK on a business trip for 4 weeks and I would like to join him on his last week there and return back with him. I am currently a housewife, so I havent got any source of income. ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a stop in London? [duplicate]

I am indian citizen. I am staying in canada. I want to go to India from Canada with connecting flight from London. Do I need visa for that?
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St.Pancras to King's Cross

How long does it take to walk from St.Pancras platform A to King's Cross platform 2? Searching at National Rail enquiries and many other websites - they all say it takes you about 15 minutes!!! ...
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Accommodation options in London for three months in summer

I am interning at a company in central London in summer 2015, and I am responsible for handling my accommodation. What are my housing options for 14 weeks, with a total budget of 2000GBP (i.e. ...
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Where in London should you bring a fan of the band Madness?

I'm going to London with a huge fan of the band Madness. Is there anywhere special I could go with him as a nice surprise? I know that the members of the band grew up there. I guess their videos ...
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Traveling to UK on visit visa as a Syrian citizen?

Hi i have a question regarding my trip to London, as i have a visit visa that will expire on September 5th. and am planning the trip on September 1st but would it be a problem to leave london few days ...
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Are there drinking water fountains airside at London City Airport?

When flying, I normally take an empty water bottle (or two) with me. To comply with liquid regulations at security, I ditch any remaining water landside just before or after checkin, pass through ...