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Unless you're changing a huge amount and/or your time is worthless, just pop to the nearest non-touristy high street and compare the rates at the banks, the Post Office, travel agents, and maybe Sainsburys or Marks and Spencers (or a selection thereof). If its a very small amount just find the nearest reputable branch of one of these and be done with it. If ...


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I think you misunderstood the LEZ, or maybe I did? Quote: "The Low Emission Zone (LEZ) operates to encourage the most polluting heavy diesel vehicles driving in London to become cleaner. The LEZ covers most of Greater London and is in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year." The key phrase is, "heavy diesel vehicles", which means 'good vehicles' or ...


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Got it. Yes, there are, and there's even a handy website: Link's ATM locator which, when you click one on the map, will tell you if it supports 5 quid notes or not. Checking the one I remember, it shows that indeed, the BT phone/ATM kiosk opposite Waterloo station entrance (address: Waterloo road, London, SE1 7LY) still dispenses 5 quid notes. :D I'm ...


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From Refunds: Whether you use the online process or contact TfL Customer Services, we can credit your online Oyster account if: you only had pay as you go credit on your card you have five days or less on the tickets on your Oyster card We will charge a £5 administration fee when processing your refund. In some cases this may mean ...


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You can use your Oyster card within the Greater London area on busses, trains, underground, overground and the DLR. Outside of the Greater London area there are some places where you can use your Oyster card, but they are also close to London and usually within the M25. Gatwick is much further away to London, so you won't be able to use your oyster from ...


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You can get an Oyster card from the airport. However, it's not available on the trains yet. You'll have to buy a ticket at the station (there are machines on your right as you walk into the train station at the airport). If you want to go to Monument, you'll only have to change once, and you won't need to buy a new ticket. Buy a ticket at Gatwick to ...


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The easiest way without changing trains is to get Thameslink to London Bridge, then walk half a mile.


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It depends really on what you're looking for quality wise really. If your travelling on a budget I would recommend Generator hostels. Clean, tidy and really nice people. They tend to keep things under control so no crazy parties in the hallways. The Hostels are placed all over London. Mid pricing you'd probably do well around the Kings Cross area in ...


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The answer to this question (and many others) will change in late 2018 or early 2019 when Crossrail opens. For future reference, board a Thameslink train at Gatwick (the likely destinations for this service are Bedford, Luton, Peterborough, Cambridge or King's Lynn) and change at Farringdon for a Crossrail train to Paddington. Because this journey will be ...


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Since there is only eight hours of daylight in London in January I would suggest you take the afternoon class. If you take the morning class then most of the daylight hours will taken up studying inside. It is probably safer and more enjoyable to wander around an unfamiliar city during daylight. For typical sunrise / sunset hourse see : Sunrise/Sunset ...


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Time. I lived in both Zone 2 and Zone 3 in London (4 years on and off, in Putney, Southfields and Colliers Wood). Generally (as a guy) I felt safe walking most places in London at night, and on public transport. Zone 2 doesn't feel safer than zone 3, or less safe. It's more the certain areas that some people might say to avoid (but that's a different ...


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In general, museums and attractions tend to open at 10am. Exceptions of note are Westminster Abbey (9:30), Mme Tussaud's (9:30), Tower of London (9am). With the exception of Westminster Abbey (closes at 3:30pm), museums and attractions seem to remain open till at least 5:30pm. There may be fewer visitors earlier in the mornings for some of the ...


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London-Berlin is a very short trip, a return is 1162 miles, for example status Lufthansa starts at 35k and there aren't a lot of useful perks at that level, perhaps more luggage. Redemption requires a real lot of miles: taxes, fees and charges are not included in the mileage information. On European flights these can be settled with 18,000 miles. Look ...



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