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

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Do I need Transit Visa to visit London for 4-5 hours during layover?

I am an Indian citizen. I am going to study in Canada with a study-permit. I am planning to have my flight via London. I've a layover there at London for almost 9 hours. Is it wise to visit the city ...
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Are there any companies that do season ticket loans for the London Underground?

I've seen a few companies that have offered season ticket loan reimbursement (pay back in equal instalments per month) for using the London Underground but I can't seem to find them now. Are there any ...
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Transit Visa Requirement - Montreal to Tehran via London and Frankfurt

I am planing a trip from Montreal to Tehran. The best itinerary is a flight with two stops - one at London and one at Frankfurt. Is there a need for a Schengen Visa for transit via Frankfort from ...
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Is there a website that tells me the quickest way between two London Tube stations?

I understand that the tube map isn't geographically accurate and that there's several examples where walking is quicker than catching the tube, even in non-obvious scenarios. Is there a website ...
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Renting a car in London (young drivers)

A group of friends and I plan to attend to the ArcTangent festival, which will take place in Bristol, UK on August 28–30 this year. We"ll travel from Belgium to London (St. Pancras) via Eurostar. The ...
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What's the quickest Schengen consulate to issue a visa in London?

What's the quickest Schengen consulate to issue a Visa in London? Basically I want to travel as fast as possible to France, and since any Schengen visa will work, I want to go to the consulate with ...
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Sights in London applicable to British Empire in Southeast Asia

Are there any historical sights in London concerning the British Empire's interests in Southeast Asia? Examples: Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles Locations in London significant to the British ...
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Transit airside in London Luton?

Is it possible to remain completely airside in London Luton airport when changing between two Easyjet flights? I will only have hand baggage and will already have my boarding pass printed out before ...
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Other than Eurostar, are there any sub-4-hour options to get between London and Lille (without a car)?

If booked in far enough in advance (where "enough" varies depending on the popularity of the train), it's possible to get a return between London and Lille on the Eurostar for £69 or €88 (depending on ...
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What's the quickest way from London Kings Cross to Euston, by foot or tube?

My train to London Kings Cross has just been cancelled, so instead of having plenty of time to make a connection to Euston, I'm going to have a mad dash... To get from Kings Cross to Euston I have a ...
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Where can I buy a GPS/satnav near St Pancras or Paddington stations?

It's often cheaper to buy a GPS/satnav than renting them from a hirecar company, but unfortunately we'll be travelling from Paris through London to Swansea to pick up the car. I'd imagine it'd be ...
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Is it quite expensive to Exchange euros to pounds and vice versa at Heathrow? [duplicate]

I am planning a visit to London. I was wondering what are the optimum choices to exchange euros to pounds and pounds to euros? Is there an extra charge, apart from the exchange rate? Is it safe to ...
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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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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 ...