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The Walkie-Talkie (20 Fenchurch St) is only the 13th-tallest building in London at 160m height, but it does have a free viewing gallery (height 155m): The famous enlarged glass dome of 20 Fenchurch Street is dedicated to three storeys of exquisitely landscaped public gardens and London’s most exclusive social spaces, including observation decks and an ...


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The Heron Tower (also known as the Salesforce Tower) is the 3rd tallest building in Greater London with a roof height of 202m, and has a restaurant & bar at 175m / 574ft called Duck and Waffle. Entry to the bar is free, and open to the public.


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If you don't mind being outside, you can get some good views over most of London from some of the hills that surround it. Two good spots are Parliament Hill, in Hampstead, and Alexandra Palace, in Muswell Hill.


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For UK based routes (this is where I think you are, judging by your profile) you can use CycleStreets. It’s also available as an app on most phone platforms (Apple, Android, Windows Phone). Input your start and end points then when you get a route select the "Quietest Route" tab. That should give you either cycle paths or quieter roads.


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You failed your landing interview and got a Temporary Admission (TA) instead of "Leave to Enter". You were served a removal notice which says at the bottom "IS.82 No AR RLE" (No appeal rights, Refusal of Leave to Enter"... Are these real reasons under the immigration act? They are absolutely real. They got you under Paragraph 320 of the rules, which ...


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You indicated in a comment that your wife has German citizenship, and that she will be traveling with your daughter (and with you, though that's not relevant for our purposes). Because of those facts, your daughter can benefit from freedom of movement as laid out in directive 2004/38/EC, as the family member of an EU citizen. It's therefore not necessary for ...


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This answer assumes your entry clearance was issued under Appendix V of the rules. Your entry clearance was cancelled and you were removed from the UK. The stated reason is that you did not have the funds to pay for the cigarettes you were importing, I figure it was roughly GBP 160. The Immigration Officer was entitled to assume that you were in a ...


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I am no expert on this matter, but my application was successful, so I will share what I asked my sponsor to include in his invitation letter in the hopes that others will find similar success. I will update as/when I find out more info via research too. Here are the things that were included in my invitation letter: My name, DoB, Passport number ...


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German embassies abroad can provide a "Reiseausweis als Passersatz" for Germans who have lost their papers. This is supposed to be used to get back to Germany, but according to German websites this is accepted by other EU countries as well.


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You can use the trainline's ticket alert service. You put in the route and date you want and your email, and it will email you when advance tickets become available for that route. You don't have to then book with the trainline, though they obviously want you to do so. Note that it does not cover Eurostar services (for which I don't know of an easy way to ...


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If you have booked two separate items, a flight reservation and a hotel booking, and paid only the airfare portion of the bill, then perhaps the third party will allow you to keep the air. If you booked a package deal, airfare plus hotel and have paid 400 towards that package then you are stuck with that package to continue with or cancel in its entirety. ...


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I'd try to replace the German passport as quickly as possible. It seems that as a Brazilian citizen, you can enter the UK without visa for six months. But you need a visa to join your family or partner in the UK for a long stay. Assuming that your daughter would want to stay with you long term in the UK, she'd need a visa. Now since she is a German ...


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I've always quite liked http://cycle.travel - UK oriented but the map interface is OpenStreetMap based so can handle overseas as well. Website not an app, but may still be useful. It defaults to low-traffic-roads (calculated from known traffic data, not simply road classification) and includes a very useful height mapper display, so you can tweak a proposed ...


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A person with a UK entry clearance arrives at a control point without a return ticket, will it be OK? Return tickets are not mentioned anywhere in the rules. What is mentioned is the IO's entitlement to be sure that the person has the capacity for onward travel to a place outside of the Common Travel Area; and capacity is best established by showing that a ...


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On 24 April 2015 all existing visitor visas, including family visitor, business visitor, student visitor, child visitor, and others were automatically converted to the 'standard visitor visa'. So yes, your father can go on a vaction to the UK or do any of the other activities listed in Appendix 3 (Permitted Activities) in Appendix V of the rules. The ...


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An excess fare is payable according to this operator's typical conditions of carriage for various transgressions of the ticket actually used: (Summary) Travel in the right train(s) and the right part of the train(s) - otherwise you could be charged an excess or Penalty Fare. You may only change from standard class to first class areas if a member ...


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There are two rejection criteria here. One is easy to resolve, the other less so. The first point is that they are not sure that your Aunt is related to you as you say they are, or that they are willing to support you. You are going to need to provide some documentation showing that your Aunt is your legal guardian to cover that, and that your Aunt is ...


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You need the Youth Hostel Association: http://www.yha.org.uk/places-to-stay/london Central London beds from £15/person/night - not quite as cheap as you asked for but probably one of the cheapest you're likely to get, short of a tent or a homeless shelter. Actually, looking on Airbnb there are a couple of places offering beds for as low as £7, and a ...


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The word "leave" is here used in the slightly archaic sense of "permission". Leave to enter is what a third-state visa-free national gets from an immigration official when he is allowed to pass through the immigration control line into the UK. It usually takes the form of an ink stamp in the passport, showing the date of entry plus conditions for the stay ...


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Working on a Standard Visitor Visa You can't do paid nor unpaid work on a UK Standard Visitor visa. You can’t: do paid or unpaid work live in the UK for long periods of time through frequent visits get public funds marry or register a civil partnership, or give notice of marriage or civil partnership Similarly, you can't do paid nor ...


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Searching on Matrix, it is possible to find a fare from, for example, OXF (Oxford railway station) to MUC (Munich). An example fare is Carrier 9B ZNXADT OXF to LON, where 9B is the IATA code for AccesRail (in this case a National Express Coach journey) connecting to fare Carrier KL T7WKWGB LON to MUC, where KL is KLM. The fare rules for the 9B fare contain: ...


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No. Data exchange between countries on such infraction are not common. No automatic links are yet done with the UK yet. However be aware that they keep your plate number and if you get controlled with unpaid fines your car can be block till you pay them (but do not worry they take credit card). Also, severe infraction is transferred manually between ...


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It seems that you would probably be OK, although as ever, if you want to be "safe", then applying for a visitor in transit visa makes things much more straightforward. You can find the full rules for Transit Wiwhout Visa (TWOV) on gov.uk (sections v7.6 - 7.10). As we already know that you meet the requirements of v7.8(a), I'll quote V7.7 here so you can ...


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Per the guidance, the visa form is asking for your current address, where you live now. This is the address where you live rather than your family home. You MUST include your full residential address details including house number or name/street/village/town/city/state/province/postal or zip code/country.


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I've previously been interested in a related question, which is if I buy an item tax free at the airport, such as a laptop or phone, am I supposed to declare it when I return home? I found a link that seems to answer both questions: ...


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Do I calculate my NZ dollars into pounds before entering? They don't care as long as you state on the form which currency you are using, looking at the form's instructions... If you do decide to convert the amounts to Sterling, they like it if you use Oanda spot rate because it's the one they are accustomed to. But you should always explain which ...


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Yes, you should have no trouble applying for a UK visa from the US. I have done this a number of times and I am in the same situation as you are - foreign national in the USA on a work visa. You'll have to complete the online application forms on the UK Visas & Immigration web site and then send your passport to the UK consulate nearest to you. You ...


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I will readily presume you are flying flybe and not connecting for what otherwise is a 1:10hr flight. flybe id requirements lists everything acceptable. In particular, University/college ID card is mentioned. Edit: apparently easyJet flies to Belfast International (flybe flies to Belfast City) and their requirements curiously does not mention the ...


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Reading the document, I assume that your question is related to UK, isn't it? :) I have found a page that details more or less what you are looking for. If your train is cancelled or delayed, you are entitled for a full refund. Then for the compensation, it is usually 50% of the ticket price. You need to take into considerations that this compensation ...


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According to The Immigration (Hotel Records) Order 1972 4.—(1) Every person of or over the age of 16 years who stays at any premises to which this Order applies shall, on arriving at the premises, inform the keeper of the premises of his full name and nationality. (2) Every such person who is an alien shall also— (a)on arriving at the ...



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