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

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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 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 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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How to get to London Heathrow from Shepherd's Bush in light of possible Tube strike?

My flight is at 8:40am Saturday. I would like to arrive by 6:40am. My proposed route is below. 283 bus to Hammersmith Bus Station Walk to Hammersmith Piccadilly line to Heathrow Terminals 1-2-3 ...
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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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Going from Luton airport to central London?

How much does it cost to go from London Luton Airport to central London? Is it possible to go by metro? And if not it's possible to buy the ticket right there or it has to be booked online?
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Heathrow Terminal 5 to Cambridge

I am arriving at Heathrow Airport on Terminal 5. I intend to get to Cambridge. Questions a) I have a Britrail point to point ticket. Is it valid on the tube as I gather the best and fastest way to get ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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From London to Luton Airport by National Express - how long does it take?

How long does it take for National Express coaches to get from London Victoria station to Luton Airport on Sundays' early mornings (about 5 am)?
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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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looking up movie show times in london [closed]

In the US I'd use Fandango . Just type in my zip code, see what's playing near me and go at the time that it's playing at. Is there a comparable service for London / UK theaters?
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Is it possible to walk from ExCeL to London CIty Airport?

I was intending to go to a conference at ExCeL in London Docklands, leaving via London City airport. It seems a very walkable distance between the two, but from Google Maps I can't see if it is ...
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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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Travelling from London Gatwick to Paddington [duplicate]

There are three of us international travellers. We are reaching Gatwick on Tuesday, arriving from Inverness by air. Each of us will have heavy luggage (each person will have bag weighing 20+ Kg and ...
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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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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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Schengen visa allows visiting London

Does a multiple entry Schengen visa issued from the Italian embassy allow you to visit London once you are already in Italy or any Schengen area country? Or do I need to get a separate visa to the UK ...
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Best way, and how much time to allow, from Heathrow Airport to Waterloo Station? [duplicate]

And is Waterloo the right station for a train to Corbridge? (They need to come into London first to do some on-arrival shopping and to store a bag they won't need until they get back to London, so I ...
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Train passport control from London to Paris

I'm a non-EU citizen, I will be travelling from London to Paris next month, so I was wondering since most countries track entry and leave dates, if I use the train to switch these countries and they ...
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Is there a list of online public transportation planners?

For Oslo in Norway you can go to ruter.no, punch in where you are and where you want to go. It then gives you options on how to get from point A to point B using various public transportation (and ...
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iPad, cellular data sim card, London UK?

I will travel from USA to London in Aug. I want to buy an iPad in USA which will work with a data sim card, which I assume to be available in London. Questions: Which type of iPad has the highest ...
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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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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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Transit visa requirements while traveling from US to India with stops in Heathrow and Frankfurt

I'm an Indian passport holder traveling from US to India with transit stops in Heathrow and Frankfurt (my flight is ORD–LHR–FRA–BLR). I have a valid US H1 visa, and my transits in both London and ...
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Oyster card vs Travelcard from Woking for a weekend

I'm planning on travelling into London from Woking this weekend, with a number of specific places I'm going to visit. It'll be into London (zone 1) on Friday evening, then on to zone 3, and then on ...
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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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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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How early to arrive at Kings Cross for train?

We will be traveling from Kings Cross to Leeds on a 9:00 am train in early July. How much time is enough for us to find and board the train? We will be traveling as a family of two adults and one ...
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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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transit visa in london [duplicate]

I am Filipino citizen, I'm travelling to France with a valid Schenzen visa via British Airways with 2-3 hours transit in healthrow London, do I have to acquire transit visa?
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Gyms and Squash courts in London

I'm moving to London in a months time. I've found a place that is about 5 mins walk from Paddington station. I'd really like to find some squash courts nearby.. I've seen a few gyms, but with ...
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Transit visa reqd for Heathrow? going to USA [duplicate]

I am going on 6th Aug to Gainesville, FLorida, USA. My flight itinerary is as follows: Mumbai to Heathrow - Jet Airways, Heathrow to Miami - American and Miami to Gainesville - American. Transit time ...
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What do travellers to England need to know about social class?

One aspect that British society is known for its social class system, but how does this apply to foreigners? I will be in London and Manchester for a week, and knowing which neighbourhoods to avoid or ...
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What can be best way to reach Cambridge from Heathrow Terminal 3?

What is the fastest way (cheaper is better, but if unavoidable, costly is agreeable) to reach Cambridge from Heathrow Terminal 3, at night (past 10pm)? I expect quite a few people who reach Heathrow ...
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Where to meet another traveller at Heathrow T5

I am going to arrive at London Heathrow Terminal 1, a friend of mine is going to land on a different flight at T3 slightly earlier, and then we are flying out together on a connecting flight from T5. ...
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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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London to Dublin: bus, train, plane, or car rental?

London to Dublin: bus, train, plane, or car rental? I would like to travel from London to Dublin (with family). But the web-sites for the ferries seem to be vague about the cost for automobiles. (And ...
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Where to stay for London nightlife?

For those looking to travel to London and enjoy the nightlife, where would be the best area to stay? Requirements are nearby bars, alcohol and 20-something crowd all preferably within walking ...
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Visa for Australian married to UK with European passport [closed]

I have a European passport (UK) – my husband has a 5 year UK residency and an Australian passport. I understand he can spend longer than 3 months in the Schengen area as my 'family' – we want to spend ...
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Police ride along in London

In a lot of US cities citizens can do police ride alongs. You can do so in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin, TX, etc. What about in London? If I was going to be visiting London for, say, a ...
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Oyster & Travel Cards

I'm thinking of purchasing an OYSTER CARD in order to get into London (King's Cross). After that, I was thinking of purchasing a 7DAY Travel Card (Zone 1 & 2) to use for my general sightseeing. I ...
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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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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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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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See as much of London as possible in one day [closed]

I'm going with a friend for one day and one night in London after that we go to a festival in London. We are from Holland I want to see as much as possible one day and in the evening we want to go ...