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

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London Underground Tickets [duplicate]

I am planning a visit to London for a couple of days. I will be staying at a hotel near Heathrow airport. I am planning to use the underground as follows Upon my arrival, from terminal 5 to ...
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Where can I stash a rental car while visiting London?

I hear you don't want to drive a car around London; that you should take public transportation. If I've got a car I've been driving for another portion of the trip, what should I do with it while ...
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What happens if you don't “collect” an Oyster top-up or transfer in time?

With an Oyster Card, there are a few different ways you can arrange to top up, or collect additional tickets, or have balances transferred. Broadly, they are: At a station with a ticket machine ...
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Boarding a train in the UK at a later calling station, on an advanced purchase (train specific) ticket

This question is not about breaking a train journey in the United Kingdom. I wanted return tickets from London to Bicester. Thanks to an offer, I have purchased return tickets from London to ...
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How to get from Stansted Airport to Kings Cross London after 12am

Besides Taxi, how can i get from Stansted Airport to Kings Cross London after 12am? As I will arrive Stansted from Pisa at 11:30pm that late. I have checked the national rail website, it guides me to ...
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Transportation from St Pancras station to ExCel convention center

I am planning a group trip to see a convention in London next month. We will be arriving by Eurostar, and we'll need to reach our hotels which are located close to the ExCel convention center. The ...
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Are major tourist attractions and businesses in London closed on Sundays?

I'll be visiting London soon and I'll have only one day (a Sunday) to see major tourist attractions. Are most attractions and businesses open on Sundays?
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Am I likely to get a cheaper flight with a long layover?

I want to go to NYC in April. The current price is ~£530 return direct. I was wondering if it is cheaper for a layover in another country, even if this requires me getting 4+ tickets. I have heard of ...
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UK landside visa queries [duplicate]

I am planning to travel from Chicago to Delhi via London with intention of ~36 hrs in transit. I am Indian resident, with valid US visa (until 2015). Going by UK border agency information here I ...
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How to get from Bradford to Heathrow Airport T4, London?

I've a flight from Heathrow Airport T4 at 14h:00. What is the cheapest way to get from Bradford to Heathrow Airport T4, arrival : before 12h:00?
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Transit Visa requirement for San Francisco to Cape Town via London [duplicate]

Do I need a visa for a 7 hour layover as I have South Africian passport on route from SF to London to Cape Town
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Can I get discounts on London Buses with a National Railcard?

I wish to use Oyster pay as you go after adding the discount entitlement of a 16-25 Railcard to my Oyster. Will I get the 34% discount on individual bus journeys (on £1.45)? Will I get the 34% ...
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Can I get a refund of some (but not all) of my Oyster Pay-As-You-Go credit?

For various reasons, I've ended up with more Pay As You Go credit on my Oyster card than I'm now likely to use in the next 18 months. I'll still be using my Oyster card, so I don't want to cancel it ...
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What is the cheapest way to stay in London for a week? [closed]

What is the most cost effective way to stay in London for a week? Should I stay at a B&B, rent an apartment for a week, or stay at a hotel? Should I stay in London or the outskirts of the city?
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London Eye in January: is it practical to just take my chances and not book in advance?

We're going to be in London (first time) for a few days at the end of January. I understand that the London Eye is recommended if and only if the weather is clear, which doesn't seem to be a safe bet ...
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What is the best strategy to exchange money to GBP in London?

I know this question said about London which where I live right now, but I think it's applied everywhere. I have almost 900 Euros left which I want to change back to pound sterling. So, I googled a ...
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Prepaid mobile sim that will work for Paris and London

I will be going to London and Paris for 10 days in the end on January (5 days in each). Is there a sim that I can get with data and calling to the US that will work in both places?
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London Oyster Card - unusual requests

Is it possible to request for the following? If the following are possible, what are the ways to request for the same (visit tube office / online request), and what would be the processing/admin fees? ...
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Travelling from India to Montreal [duplicate]

Do I need a transit visa at London and Boston if I book a flight from India to Montreal, which requires change of flight at London and Boston? If possible or required can anyone elaborate the ...
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Is there anywhere in the London area to experience an American-style Thanksgiving Dinner?

I'll be in London over Thanksgiving this year. I'd rather not completely miss out on the American holiday, if I can help it. Is there anywhere in London where this holiday can be celebrated? ...
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Transit through London for US to India roundtrip [duplicate]

I have US L1 visa on passport that expires in Jan2014. I am planning to visit India in Jan2014-Feb2014. I have my US H1 visa for which I will go to stamping in India. Now, can I travel through London? ...
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How long to get from Covent Garden to Heathrow?

How long will it take me to get from Covent Garden to Heathrow Terminal 5 on a weekday evening? I'm planning to take the Tube from Covent Garden to Paddington Station and Heathrow Express from ...
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DIY London tour using public transport

I've been looking at various competitors for London tours, and comparing that with the topped cost of using an Oyster card on public transport, and wondered if I couldn't just do it myself (especially ...
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Where can I try a locally brewed Porter in London?

One of my favorite beverages back home is a locally brewed Vanilla Porter. As the Porter style of beer was invented in London, I was excited to try some local English porters... but in every pub, ...
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Staying in in London Heathrow Airport overnight?

FIRST TIME TRAVELER Traveling from Phoenix AZ > London > Barcelona Spain. In London there is a 17.5 over night layover. I am planning on using this time to explore the city. Can you stay in the ...
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Overnight train: London to Berlin

I can't find any overnight trains from London to Berlin. Only ones that have a bunch of connections, which would mean I would have to travel during the day. Is this actually the case?
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What's the typical worst-case for security timings at London City?

I am departing from London City in a week or two. I'm flying BA, and will have hand baggage only and will have printed my boarding pass. I'm also arriving by taxi. I'm also Oneworld Emerald, in case ...
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Oyster charges for multiple routes between two places

As I understand Oyster cards, you swipe them on the station you enter, and the station you leave (for simplicity's sake, I'm only considering the Underground). As in you don't swipe them when changing ...
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Difference between children's and adults' days of London Notting Hill Carnival 2013

According to the 2013 Notting Hill Carnival's FAQ, "Sunday is Children’s day and Monday is Adults day." Can anyone please describe the difference between the children's and adults' days?
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How feasible is it to travel from Singapore all the way to London only by Train [duplicate]

Hi i am wondering how feasible (apart from economic point of view) it is to travel from Singapore to London by train and having to change to other means of transport as minimum as possible. As far as ...
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Does Havana Executive Hotel UK exist? [closed]

Is there a hotel called Havana Executive Hotel in London? They are offering training for various jobs and I sent in an application. I have been accepted but I can't seem to find them anywhere on the ...
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Beach huts closest to London

Where is the closest place from London (in terms of travel time, assuming flight and public transport further on) that has beach huts like these? I am after cheap and simple huts, rather than an ...
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Quickest way from London Paddington station to London City Airport?

I'm currently on a train heading into London Paddington station, from where I'll be making my way over to London City Airport. All being well, I should have plenty of time, but the train company I'm ...
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Cheap accomodation in London [closed]

I'm planning a 2 or 3 day stopover in London in early September. My main concern is accommodation for myself (young male adult) for 2 nights. Are there any cheap but safe hostels not too far away from ...
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Can I get Tourist Visa for London?

I'm an Indian citizen having C1/D US visa working on ship. Is it possible to get tourist visa and stay for 2 days in London since I will be transiting via London?
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Which car rental companies do not charge for additional drivers (in London)?

I'm renting a car for 4 weeks. The additional driver charges are pretty high at Hertz and Alamo (which I've checked so far). Some companies don't charge though (I hear). Which?
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Multiple Entry Schengen Visa Tier-4 UK [duplicate]

I have a Tier 4 Student Visa for the UK and am an Indonesian national studying in NYU London for 6 months. What will I need to ensure and provide to make sure I get the multiple entry visa as well ...
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Are there metal clubs in London?

Are there any clubs/bars/pubs/etc in London that are only playing heavy metal (of any kind) ?
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How to get from Gatwick airport to Paddington?

What's the most straightforward way to get from Gatwick airport to Paddington station in London using public transport? I'm mostly interested in travel time & general smoothness of the trip ...
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What is the best value way to travel by rail from Southend airport to ExCel in London and then to Gatwick?

I am travelling to London for one day for a conference and would like to know what is the best value option for rail travel to and from the airports. I am landing in Southend Airport and travelling to ...
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How long does it take to get into London from Southend airport?

I am attending a conference in the ExCel in London and am flying in that morning. The best value flights are all flying into Southend airport which I hadn't heard of before so I am wondering how long ...
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Visiting friends while in transit

I have a question about the trasit to any country. If suppose I go to a country where London would be my transit, can my friends/relative come and see me in the Airport? Is that possible? If not what ...
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Long layover in Heathrow

I'm an Indian passport holder with a valid US visa. I have an 18 hour layover in Heathrow. With a land side transit visa can I go out of the airport just to check into a nearby hotel to get some rest? ...
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How to get from Heathrow Airport to King's Cross, London?

My wife and I will be arriving in London via Heathrow Airport (LHR) and are staying at a hotel near King's Cross station. So, we were wondering what the best (which means fastest but also easiest when ...
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Can I leave the airport in London during my layover for a visit?

I am a US permanent resident but I am a Filipino citizen. I am planning to travel to the Philippines and wanted to get a ticket with a 15 hours layover in the UK. Am I allowed to go out of the airport ...
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Interactive map for mixed bus-and-walking journeys in Greater London

I need to plan a travel in Greater London (within the M25) over multiple destinations via buses and by walking. Many online tools, including Google Maps and TFL website, enable finding the best ...
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Can I still get from Heathrow to London on a double-decker bus?

Some years ago I rode a double-decker bus from Heathrow to Victoria Station and found it to be a great way in to the city, since we could sit up top and see so much. I'd love to do the same thing for ...
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How can I learn if I need to pay London's congestion fee?

I drove through London last week. Mostly on the the A406. I only briefly saw an announcement about the congestion fee, when entering london on the M11. I didn't see any camera or any other signs on ...
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Is it possible to deduce the London Underground line based solely on the set number at the front of a train?

All the trains on the London Underground have a number on the front, which I've learnt is called the "set number". I've noticed that the trains on each line tend to have numbers which are close ...
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Can I explore London by Roller skating?

I'm French and I plan to stroll in London for a few days. I usually enjoy sightseeing alone, on my roller skates. In France it's mostly allowed to skate on sidewalks, you may even sneak between the ...