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As a UK Gov directive it is still applicable. The UK Border Agency Rules, Para 36 states A person who intends to remain in the United Kingdom for more than 6 months should normally be referred to the Medical Inspector for examination. If he produces a medical certificate he should be advised to hand it to the Medical Inspector. Any person seeking ...


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Without any research I would say the tube is the cheapest and fastest as well, because you don't have to change at all to get to Knightsbridge. The Transport For London website says the journey is 42 minutes. The Heathrow Express train, may take you faster into central London, but you have to change into the tube (District or Circle lines) at Paddington and ...


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Honestly, the Piccadilly Line is what I'd do. I'm not sure how you feel you'll take two trains to get there tho - from Heathrow, depending on the terminal it's direct all the way to Kings Cross - 23-25 stops. (Takes about an hour). I've done this very trip myself. In terms of luggage, that line is the arrivals line - people expect the luggage, and unless ...


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Definitely, more than 2 hours. I actually have such a connection quite regularly, and always spend some time in the city. Wouldn't go to museums and such though, but enough for some general site-seeing and even maybe some shopping on Oxford Street. You could probably squeeze in a whole round-trip on the tour buses they have there, without getting out ...


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Heathrow Airport provides golf buggies for passengers with mobility issues, I have seen these in operation. You may have to request special assistance from your airline at least 48 hours in advance. The key point is that your airline is responsible for ensuring boarding assistance, they should be the ones you liaise with. Heathrow also provides porterage for ...


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There are two types of mobile operators in the UK, network operators and virtual operators. Last time I landed at Heathrow terminal 1 there was a stand selling sim cards from one of the virtual operators between passport control and baggage claim though in central London you shouldn't have a problem finding a store of one of the network operators or the ...


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According to the UK Border Agency, you do need an "airside transit" visa. It appears that this will require a visit to the British Embassy in La Paz, mailing your passport to Brazil, and paying a fee of US$86. You might want to consider a flight which transits through a Schengen country instead.


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Short answer - no, not any more. (It used to be possible pre-9/11, but isn't allowed now) To change between terminals airside at Heathrow, you need to go through Flight Connections. After the bit where they can issue boarding passes if you don't have one, is the part where they check your boarding pass. No boarding pass for a different terminal, no access ...


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Paddington is fine - not only that, it's even smart! You have several options from there: the Heathrow Express. 15 min to the airport. They say there's that length transfer, but if you're in a hurry you'll beat that. naturally transport fails. If the Express is down, sometimes the regular trains are still running overground. This only takes about 10 ...


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As a Londoner who does that route a lot: The easiest option is to take a taxi, which have plenty of room for luggage. However, it will be quite expensive, probably around £80. The cheapest option (excluding buses, which would be ridiculously tedious) would be the tube, which will cost £5.50 per person each way - assuming you are paying cash (you can save ...


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Two answers say the tube, but as a Londoner who does a similar journey regularly I beg to differ :) The answer is: it depends. In light traffic (before about 6am in the morning), a taxi will take about 25 mins to do this journey (Google agrees). The same is true late at night (after 9pm). The taxi rank is also easier to get to at Heathrow than the tube ...


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Without a doubt, the tube will be your fastest option in this case. The Piccadilly line goes straight there. Express train goes to Paddington, at which point you'd have to change to the tube and come 1/3 of the way back! Overland train also goes to Paddington. And a bus could take longer, depending on time of day. Funnily, the tube is about the cheapest ...


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Generally NO. There are some legitimate exceptions and general sneakiness but normally no. You see an answer on a different forum on the same question. There are also Gate Passes that can be issued by the airlines in some cases. More then likely you don't qualify for either. More links specifically on Heathrow Minor child


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There are actually a number of different questions there, and while I can't tackle all of them I can take a stab at a few... In terms of getting into London, it depends which bit you want to go to. For South West London, which does contain a few of the Olympic venues, as well as a number of parks, your best bet is a local bus. The roads between Heathrow and ...


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There is a nifty widget to check if you need a transit visa or not. This is from the UK Border Agency website: If you are coming to the UK briefly as part of your journey to another country, you will generally need to obtain a UK visa before you travel. If you will arrive on a flight, remain in the arrival lounge of the airport without ...


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As far as I know, it is not possible in the United Kingdom. If anything, even if you could escort her through security screening, you would not be permitted beyond passport control without a boarding pass for a departing flight. A potential workaround is to purchase a refundable ticket for a flight departing later from the same terminal. You would be sent ...


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I feel I must take issue with dan's answer where it is stated: There is now no way to get a single bus from Heathrow airport all the way to the center of London. This is true but only during the day. London has an extensive network of Night Buses which, as the name suggests, run through the night. The vehicles used for these routes are the same red ...


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So, first things first. Terminal 5 is very far from the other terminals at Heathrow, and it would take a lot of time to get from T5 to T3. The other thing to note is that there is no way, as far as I know, to get to T3 airside. You would have to go through security screening at both terminals; all in all, I would not recommend trying to accompany your wife ...


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To find a specific answer, your best bet is to use the TFL Journey Planner. Tell it exactly when you want to leave, how fast your walk, if you want to minimise walking and/or changes (eg due to baggage), and it'll give you an answer In general through, from Covent Garden to Heathrow, there are two options. One is slightly quicker, one is a lot cheaper. ...


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British Airways provide a lot of information on T5 on their website, including all about Flight Connections. I'd very much suggest you read through that. To tackle the main bits, assuming you have a single ticket covering both legs of your journey: You will not pass through UK customs You will not pass through UK immigration Your bags will be checked ...


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This is because flights are not assigned gates until the inbound flight has landed. In case the inbound flight is delayed, the gate that is nominally reserved for it, gets assigned to someone else. This is all about managing the (at times incredibly busy) traffic on the ground around the airport. They could announce the nominally assigned gate, of course, ...


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The last option is the best in my opinion. I did exactly that in 2007. The nice thing is that you might compare different operators. Some of the operators even offer very interesting sim cards to call abroad. Finally I ended up using a sim card where calling home was cheaper then calling within the UK. Unfortunately for you I forgot the name of the operator ...


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There is now no way to get a single bus from Heathrow airport all the way to the center of London. Most places will require at least three changes. You can search for bus routes on the tfl website (the official London transport website): http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk if, under "I prefer these modes" on the right hand side, you untick all boxes that aren't ...


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Showers There are no showers in Terminal 5 available to the public. Some British Airways lounges, however, have shower facilities available. Visit their website for further details. Lounges You can use them if you are: flying with British Airways in First, Club World or Club Europe a Silver or Gold member of the British Airways Executive Club an Emerald ...


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I have heard that some of the £10 SIMs from vending machines at Heathrow do not contain any call credit. Carphone Warehouse, and Phones4U are big multiple phone retailers that offer all the major networks; there are also lots of independent phone shops that offer SIMs from networks like Lebara which specialise in cheap overseas calls.


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On the getting back side, from the BA website: You must pass through check-in no later than 45 minutes before your flight (Means get your boarding pass, have your passport checked etc) You must have entered Security at least 35 minutes before your flight departs. (The bit where they scan your boarding pass, before the xray stuff) You must be at your ...


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The landside transit visa allows you to immigrate into the country for a short period, remain there and then leave again. It does not matter if you arrive and leave at the same location or a different one. Normally, transit means that you arrive at one airport, do not pass immigration and stay in the 'airside' area of the aiport. Then you leave from that ...


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As has been pointed out by several people in the comments, your question is similar to the question Can we switch terminals at Heathrow (LHR) for shopping only?, and indeed that question does give some relevant advice - however there is a little bit more to it in this case. Priority Pass currently have 4 lounges available at LHR - A ServisAir lounge in each ...


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So the other answers have focused on intra-terminal time. I'll point out that once you take that into account, you'll have what, 3-4 hours outside the terminal, to be safe. We can improve this by getting you to checkin BEFORE you leave the terminal. So exit immigration, go around to your departures terminal and check in - luggage if you have any, and so ...



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