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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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What are the mobile plan options for a short-term (6 month) visit to the UK?

I am starting an internship in London starting October and was wondering what the options for a short-term mobile plan in the UK are. I use an iPhone so a data plan would be nice but not necessary.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How much does a taxi from Southampton to London cost?

I am looking for the best option and I found a website https://www.londondrivers.com/southampton-london/ and the price is 105 GBP ... Is this price correct? EDIT ADDED from comment posted as ...
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Where can I find decent parking space to the east of London with a quick tube connection to the center?

We will be passing London soon by car. There might be some time available to have a day trip to London. I was advised not to drive all the way to the center of London for multiple reasons (congestion ...
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Travelling from London to Italy's Amalfi Coast. Better to fly or take the train?

Is it cheaper to fly to Naples and take the train from there? How is the Euro rail experience from London to Italy? Would there be a lot of train transfers? Also, if anyone has a recommendation for ...
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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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How long does it take to get an Indian visa in London for a UK national?

I am running a bit late with my visa application to India, as I am still waiting for my passport... How long does it take to get a double-entry tourist visa in London's office for a UK national? Is ...
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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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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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Where exactly is the London Shoreditch National Express Coach Stop?

For some reason the rubbish website shows that the Shoreditch stop is just off the Ivory Coast. Any idea where it actually is?
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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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London clubs with nu-folk local bands

My friend is traveling to London in a week, and she'd be happy to get a glimpse of what London music life is like. She's never been to UK before but is a huge fan of “West London folk scene”, i.e. ...
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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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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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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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Which Airlines Fly from London to Bangkok AND include Vancouver? (ie trans-Atlantic and Asia-Pacific routes)

I'm looking at getting from London to Bangkok in October, and would like to do a stopover on the way. Currently a direct flight with Air Berlin (well with refuelling stops) gets me to Bangkok for ...
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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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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 meet people while traveling in the UK

I'm taking a trip to the UK next week. I am looking forward to visiting London and seeing a lot of things like the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert that I've wanted to see for a long time. ...
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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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Diamond Jubilee events listing

I will be in London on 16th June and am looking for something to do related to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Does anyone have any suggestions, or perhaps a web address with an authoritative list of ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Fastest way to travel between London and Sheffield by train or airplane

I need to go and come back a lot between London and Sheffield for the next year. What is the fastest way to travel between these two. I looked into trains time-tables and they are all 2 hours+.
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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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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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Determine gate for departing Heathrow flight

Flights out of London Heathrow do not contain departure gate information until about 45 minutes before the flight is ready to depart (presumably so you spend more money at the duty-free). Are there ...
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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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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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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 a 1 week-fast track British passport replacement appointment upgraded to the 1-day premium service

Complete nightmare so far, missed flight and missing foreign visa as well. Going to IPS tomorrow with a fast-track appointment in hand and aiming to upgrade to the premium one-day service. Anyone ...
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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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Could I use American Express rewards points for Eurostar

Could I use American Express Reward Points to book my Eurostar from London to Paris?
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Getting around in London without preordering Oyster card

In about 20 hours I will be leaving for a trip that will take me to London. My plan for getting around while there had been to get an Oyster card, but at the last moment I discover that they have to ...
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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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Riding on a narrowboat in London

I think it would be interesting to ride on a narrowboat for maybe an hour or two. Unfortunately, I do not know how one would go about arranging this. Ideally I'd like to be able to leave from London ...
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Flights from London to Cambodia

What is the best place in Cambodia (or around) to fly from London? I was searching for flights from London to Phnom Penh airport (PNH), but all the flights were really long with inconvenient layover ...
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How does London's 2015 £5 One Day Bus and Tram Pass look like?

If anyone used London's £5 One Day Bus and Tram Pass, which has been recently introduced in January 2015, could you please post a picture of it here? Is it still available for purchase, or is it dead ...
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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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10-hour Layover at Heathrow. Possible to explore London?

Traveling from Washington DC to Johannesburg, SA. We have a 10-hour layover in London. Have been to London before, have done the tourist thing, have oyster cards, and would love to stop in, meet a ...
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can an over-stayed stamp from one country effect my abillity to travel other countries?

I was overstayed in SA for a week, and got this ugly stamp in my passport which ban me from entering SA for a year. Now I want to travel Italy, Paris and London for 2 months (in total). Can they see ...
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Getting back to Heathrow for an early flight

I'm staying in central London (Islington, EC1V). I have an international flight from Heathrow (terminal 2) that leaves early Sunday morning (07:50). I'm overwhelmed with all the options. Here's what ...
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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 ...