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

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How long does it take to get into London from its airports? [on hold]

I am trying to find a neat, tabular, or clear depiction of how much time and money you'll need to travel to London from one of its six airports (that is Gatwick, Luton, City, Heathrow, Southend, ...
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Showering facilities at Kings Cross station - Where are they and what are they like?

On the National Rail enquiries page for Kings Cross station, it simply states: Showers - Yes Ideally, I'd like a little bit more information than that! Such as where they are, how much they ...
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When booking a bus transfer with Ryanair, how does one retrieve the actual bus ticket?

I've booked an airport transfer in London along with my flight ticket. However I'm now confused about how do I go about getting the actual bus ticket. Is it sufficient to show my boarding pass? Would ...
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Do I owe Congestion Charge for London?

I travelled to 162 City Rd, London EC1V 2PD from N13 5LF yesterday, 9 February 2016. Do I have to pay congestion charge?
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Where can I find accurate London bus route maps?

Is there any place where I can find the geographically accurate route followed by a specified bus route in London?
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London night bus safety

In a few days, I will be traveling alone from London Heathrow to King's Cross station at about 1am via night bus. I have read a lot of conflicting information on the safety of night busses, and I have ...
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Is there a map showing alternatives to London airports? [on hold]

Anyone who's travelled though London airports might know how stressful the experience is, regardless of which one you pick (or forced to use), but especially the logistical nightmare of Heathrow ...
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Is there any good place to visit between Paddington Station and Grosvenor Square, for a 5-year-old boy?

I am travelling to London with my nearly-5-year-old son this coming Monday. The main purpose of the visit is to get him a new passport. We'll arrive on Monday evening and stay near Paddington Station. ...
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Is there an up-to-date map of street art in London?

I'll be traveling to London soon and would like to have a look at some professional street art, such as the graffiti works by Banksy. Is there a continuously updated map somewhere that lists the ...
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Transit visa requirements for Multi-Leg flights through Heathrow

I am planning on a holiday trip in EU before heading home for my vacation in India. I am an Indian Citizen and am currently on F1 visa. I am using my tax money to travel to Germany to meet my friend ...
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Is there a map that shows the walking time between London Tube stations?

Sometimes when gadding about in central London I am set back by a station closure or some other incident that requires me to find another station. In those cases I don't care if the station is on the ...
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How to collect my Virgin train tickets from self-collection counter if I book on thetrainline.com and pay with paypal?

Just a few minutes ago, I have managed to use credit on my Paypal account (without a debit/credit card) to pay for my UK train ticket on a Virgin train. And somehow the system on thetrainline.com ...
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Will TfL's plan to close all Tube ticket offices affect (US) tourists?

Transport for London are trying to close all Tube ticket offices and move staff into ticket halls—whether or not that is a good idea is another question. Ticket offices, however, are obviously ...
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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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Is riding an electric scooter on pavement not tolerated in London? [closed]

In the UK the law says that you are not allowed to ride an electric kick scooter on pavement. In practice, would you get fined for that or is it 'tolerated' ?
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Flight from Sweden to London (connection) to Canada

Where will I go through Immigration/ Customs if I fly from Sweden to London (connection) to Canada?
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I am a Moroccan citizen travelling from Budapest to Morocco,I have a layover in UK for 8 hours, do I need a visa to transit? [duplicate]

I am a Moroccan citizen travelling from Budapest to Morocco,I have a layover in UK " London stansted airport" for 8 hours, do I need a visa to transit? Also, I only have cabine baggage and a Ukrainian ...
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Can I make a 1hr full-transfer at Stansted?

My Ryanair flight arrives at Stansted at 15:35, and I can either buy a ticket to fly out at 16:30 or at 20:00. I've never been through Stansted before, is it possible to exit the airport, and go ...
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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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Most convenient ticket option for a weekend in London via Gatwick

I will be visiting London soon for two nights. Arriving at LGW on a Friday, travelling in to Victoria on Gatwick Express, using tube and bus over the weekend and then reversing the journey to LGW on ...
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What is the latest public transport I can take in the evening from London Heathrow to Bournemouth?

I will be arriving London late in the evening (Heathrow). What's the time of the last bus/train to Bournemouth?
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Checking/stowing luggage in London for a stopover visit [closed]

We were planning to travel to India from New York, but we wanted to visit London/Scotland for three days. We are fine as far as the UK visa is concerned, but the problem is with the luggage. We don't ...
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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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From Central London to Gatwick airport on 1 January 2016

I have a flight to catch on 1 January at Gatwick airport. Can someone advise how I can go there from central London as I heard underground and easy bus will not be operating. Any other options?
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Indian, USA resident, visit Europe , London Transit , transit visa needed? [duplicate]

Confusion is because I hold a USA visa but not traveling TO the USA. I'm visiting Europe for tourism. I am an Indian Passport holder, Working in the USA (NOTE: Holding USA F1, Student Visa). I am ...
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What is the fastest theoretical route for the London “Tube Challenge”?

The "Tube Challenge" is the accepted name for the Guinness World Record attempt to visit all the stations on the London Underground network in the fastest time possible. The rules are here. The ...
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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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Is a 3h 30m layover between LHR and LTN enough?

I am flying from New York, making a three and a half hour stopover in London. I'm landing in Heathrow while taking off from Luton. Is three and a half hours enough for this transfer?
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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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Cheap places to store bags in London for a few hours?

Almost all of the main railway stations in London have left luggage facilities. However, unlike in some European countries, this is a privately run place that stores your bags, rather than lockers. ...
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What does an Oyster £5 One Day Bus and Tram Pass look like?

If anyone has used an Oyster £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 ...
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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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Are there any restaurants landside at Gatwick airport? (Ideally North terminal)

I've got a very early flight out of London Gatwick coming up, so I've booked into a hotel that's very close to the North terminal, to make the early start slightly less painful. I've just discovered ...
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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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Oyster - buying travelcard after journey on same day

I remember catching the night bus home in the early hours one day. Later that day, I bought a 7 day travelcard on my Oyster. On my journey history, it gave me an 'automatic refund' for the bus fare ...
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How far can I travel using my oyster card?

It's very confusing when you travel from Paddington by train, you can go through the gates using your oyster card but you have to know if the gates of the destination you getting off at will allow you ...
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Free work place options in London

When travelling I normally hang out in cafes and pubs when working. Now lately I have had some problems with my neck so the laptop style of working is not ideal anymore. On a trip I have a laptop ...
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Does Ryanair serve alcohol on short flights (e.g. Dublin-London)?

I'm flying from Dublin to London with Ryanair. I'm just wondering if anyone knows whether or not Ryanair will be serving alcohol on such a short flight?
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Can I take an overnight bag into the theatre / cinema in London?

I'm travelling to London in early November for an overnight trip, during which I'm visiting the Odeon in Leicester Square and the Apollo Victoria. Will I have any problems taking a small overnight ...
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How do peak/off peak times work on the TfL network with the Oyster card?

The section on TfL's website dealing with peak and off-peak times specifies the times but it doesn't specify if those are considered when card holders touch in or when they touch out. Say, I board a ...
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Pedestrian guide to cross the road in London?

I'm a bit confused with when to cross a street in London. Of course when I have a green light for pedestrians that's obvious, but for example how about this road that doesn't include anything for ...
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Can I leave Gatwick (London) airport and explore the city as a US citizen?

I have a 7 hour layover in Gatwick and I wanted to explore the city during that time. I have a US passport if that helps.
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Where to get hundred dollar bills in London (same day)

In many countries (particularly developing countries), the best way to get a good exchange rate on the local currency is to exchange $100 USD dollar bills - and $100 dollar bills get a substantially ...
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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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Arriving in Heathrow Airport in London with 5 large bags plus a large music keyboard [duplicate]

I am arriving at Heathrow Airport in London with 5 large bags and a very large music keyboard. What would be the best way to go to East London from there? One of the trick points is that 3 of the ...
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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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Taxis from Heathrow with a lot of luggage

I will be arriving in Heathrow around noon with a lot of luggage (around 4 big pieces). Will I find room in taxis to take this to downtown London or should I book something in advance ?
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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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Do I need a transit visa for UK? [duplicate]

I am an Indian studying Germany with category D visa. I need to travel to India and back to Germany through British airway which has a transit at London Airport. Do I need a transit visa, if I am not ...
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London public transport: Is it possible to buy a paper ticket for a single journey?

From what I understand on the TFL site, there is no option to simply buy a single one way ticket. This seems odd to me and I want to make sure I'm not missing something. I will only be in London ...