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I am flying frequently from/to London(Stansted) with Ryanair (~4 times a month since >1 year). You should consider a transfer time of 60-120 min (without check-in luggage). Therefore, I stronlgy recommend to go for the second option. You may want to minimise the transfer times as follows: Disembark the plane My recommendation is to get a seat in one of ...


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Let's assume that "London" is any major mainline station - they're all reasonably central and well-connected for onward journeys - and that you're only interested in rail not buses or taxis. All but one (Luton) have a station connected directly to the airport, though getting out of the terminal and to the station is quicker for some than for others. I ...


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You can use a tool such as Google Maps to find the time it would take. Google Maps is a free service that provides maps of everywhere on the planet and can compute directions including travel time between two points. For instance, https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/London+City+Airport/133+Fleet+Street+London/ There are option for public transport (called ...


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OK, here's the answer. Three hours after making my booking I've received the following email from National Express: So the answer is to wait a few hours while they issue a ticket.


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Because Kings Cross station is one of the handful of big stations both owned and managed by the infrastructure operator Network Rail, the best source of information isn't National Rail Enquires (as normally would be the case), but Network Rail's own station page for Kings Cross, and more specifically the Kings Cross station facilities page This contains ...


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It depends on where exactly you drove and where you parked, but you probably do not need to pay. It is quite clearly signed when you enter the Congestion Charge Zone; if you did not pass these signs, you should not have to pay. The address that was your destination is right on the edge of the Congestion Charge Zone, you can enter the address here to ...


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TFL Website Have you tried TFL's bus map webpage? Bus Maps by City Area It allows you to download PDF's with bus maps by city area (Central, North West, North East, South West, South East). Interactive Maps You can also view maps interactively from the site. Zoom in to view the bus stops, click on the bus stop you need, and zoom out to see the bus ...


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Best I can think of is Legal Walls, which maps graffiti locations around the world. While you are in London, be sure to check out the Leake Street Tunnel [ images here ] - a three minute walk away from the London Eye, which was set up by Banksy as part of the Cans Festival in 2008. The tunnel used to form access for the now defunct Eurostar terminal at ...


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This was what we did in the end on Tuesday: We left our hotel at about 8am, took a tube from Paddington station, got off at Bond Street. It was an experience taking a tube in the rush hour. There was a toy store just out of Bond Street station exit, but it was still closed. So we decided to walk down to Grosvenor Square. It was drizzling, so we took a ...


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Take some peanuts, feed the squirrels and birds in Hyde park.


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From Paddington station hop on the Bakerloo line to Waterloo, from there it's not far to walk to the London Eye. But the eye is not my suggestion for entertaining a 5-year old. This is: http://www.londonducktours.co.uk/


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I'll answer as a father. I assume you are not stingy and you are willing to make your little boy happy. Also I assume you are talking about the US embassy, you haven't mentioned which embassy but it's the one that comes to my mind when you said Grosvenor Square. Hamleys My children feel in heaven when I take them there. The shop isn't available everywhere ...


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As a former resident, I feel I should mention Little Venice, which is a very short walk from Paddington Station: There are no activities tailored specifically to 5-year olds. However the canal-boat lined Regents and Grand Union Canals running through the middle of the streets is certainly an unusual and memorable sight. Its a quiet, peaceful corner of ...


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Bet you wouldn't have guessed, visiting horse stables -- In the middle of London! A gem of London that's 5 minutes from Paddington station in direction of Grosvenor Sq. The area doesn't really have a huge selection of children's activities nearby, maybe toy shopping on Oxford Street... but, the stables are entertaining and educational for the young. ...


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Using TFL's Journey Planner you can select Public Transport, Cycling or Walking, input the origin and destination and find out a very accurate estimate of the time it takes to walk, cycle, etc. between stations. You can even select slow, average or fast walking options. It's not exactly a map, because it would be impossible to make a printed map that showed ...


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Grange Park is a 20 - 40 minute bus journey (16) down the Edgware Road to Kilburn (Much longer from Oxford Street/Marble Arch). It's not the most exciting park in London but it's decent for a child. In the summer there is a large water fountain/sprinkler play area that the kids love. In addition to the childrens park, there is a tennis court, an astroturf ...


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I'm surprised no one has suggested Paddington Station itself. Paddington Station is the very same that gave Paddington Bear his name, so there are tons of shops and statues to keep a young child fascinated. If you plan to do the sightseeing and shopping on the way back there is no way you'll miss your train, as you are already at the station.


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Go a bit South to Kensington, you'll find the Natural History and the Science museum there. There are a lot of hands on activities suitable for children there.


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I'm not sure how you define "close", but three or so hours is enough time to hop on a tube and get to the London Transport Museum, which if your five year old is anything like my four year old is an amazing museum. The museum houses a large collection of authentic and replica trains, busses, trams, taxis, and other vehicles. Some examples: It also ...


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There are several spectacular or weird and wonderful statues in the Marble Arch - Hyde Park area which I imagine would interest or amuse a 5-year-old. Dunamis - Park Lane. A 9 meter tall statue of a man holding an elephant balanced on its trunk (apparently, this one is for sale). It's towards the bottom of Park Lane, so a very slight detour, but probably ...


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Marble Arch might be quite impressive for a 5 year old? If you've got time to go round Hyde Park, there's the Diana Memorial Playground on the North-West corner (Marble Arch and Grosvenor Square are by the North East corner, or on the South Side there is the Science Museum and Natural History Museum on Exhibition Road - they have the advantage of being ...


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There's no need to use a specific card at the self-service machines. See this question. In fact, although the confirmation email says "please take the card you used to make the purchase", the recent machines I have used (at least Virgin West Coast and Arriva Trains Wales) merely say "please insert a card for confirmation purposes" - they don't specify it ...


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I had managed to collect the ticket that I've bought from thetrainline.com using my Deutsche bank account card that has maestro abilities (not a credit card, i don't really think it's a true debit card too). The strange thing is that it isn't linked to my Paypal account that I've used to pay for my ticket. So I guess the machine only needed some sort of ...


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You will pass through customs and immigration when you first land in Canada. There is also passport exit control when you leave Sweden. In London there is no customs and no immigration for international-to-international transit passengers, although you will go through a security screening.



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