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I will only be in London for 2 days and plan to take the tube no more than 2 or 3 times, so it doesn't make much sense to buy an oystercard. You can buy single journey paper tickets for the tube, but they strongly discourage it through pricing. I just looked up a zone 1 tube fare and it was £2.40 on oyster but £4.90 on a paper ticket. At those prices ...


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None of the locations on Citystasher are approved. Some are just people offering to store bags in their residence. When we had items stolen from our bags, no one wanted to know. Avoid. Official rail station and airport storage may be more expensive, because they xray and screen bags, but at least they are secure. Also a lot of the private storage is a ...


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The London Overground is part of the national rail network (here). According to the previous answer ("Through domestic or international tickets"), connections on the national rail network allow those on an advance ticket to continue on the next available train. However, they also technically need to verify that you were actually on the delayed train (it is ...


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This is covered in the Frequently Asked Questions about Advance fares section of the National Rail Enquiries (internal) Knowledgebase (iKB), which isn't available online officially. However, one of the nice members of Rail UK Forums posted that to their site earlier in response to a different query. The relevant question in the FAQ is this: Q22 - Can a ...


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Except for a few special cases, a ticket to London Terminals is only valid until you reach your first of the London Terminals. It is almost never valid by tube. As explained on the National Rail Enquiries website in the London Terminals section Tickets issued for travel to/from London usually show 'London Terminals' as the destination/origin rather than ...


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I found this company to be very convenient and reasonably priced - they will collect the luggage from you that you want stored, then when you are ready for it will redeliver it to you: http://www.zoomtransportation.co.uk/ They wouldn't be as cheap as the Henfield Self Storage mentioned above but I thought the prices were very fair for the service. It ...


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Oyster and Visitor Oyster are more alike than they are different. They are both stored-value cards that deduct the price of trips as you make them, up to a daily cap. Journey prices and coverage are the same for both variants. Each kind of card can be topped up with cash or credit at machines found all over the system, if you find yourself using more than ...


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For these short stays usually the best option is pay as you go ticket, as these have daily caps - so you will never pay more than you would for a few daily tickets. If you have a compatible contactless card, you don't even need to buy the oyster card: https://tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/contactless?intcmp=8257 Note that I am not sure if oyster/contactless ...


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I recently started a company to solve this sort of problem, citystasher. We are an Airbnb-style marketplace for short-term storage. We can certainly make you a deal like £50 for the 2 bags for the whole time! Email us at info@citystasher.com and check out the site - tho currently going through some renovations.


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Assuming you have all your required paperwork, the median waiting time is around 5 days at the Cape Town office. Also, there's no waiting period before you can apply again, so you can re-apply right away.


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While I agree with the 'self storage' answer by @user568458 I did look at other options and found the left luggage page of visitLondon.com They quote for the main London Railway stations: It costs £6 per item for 0-3 hours storage, £11 for up to 24 hours and £5 for each additional 24 hours (prices correct as of February 2015) The London airports, ...


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For one week, I used a bag check at one of the London railroad stations. May have not been the cheapest option, but it was convenient and not unreasonably priced. Did the same at another station for my last day in the city, after checking out of hotel.


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For 3 weeks, your best option will probably be a self storage company. I looked into self storage in London last year, and by far the best option price-wise was Henfield self storage. Their prices were around 30% lower than the competition. Another very big plus is that they're completely up front about prices, you can get instant prices on their website ...



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