I reside in India, but will be going to Sweden for business purposes. Can I visit London by applying for a visa from Sweden?

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    Visas take time. Will you be residing in Sweden for a time or is it a short trip? Feb 28 '19 at 5:57
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    If you're planning to go to London and then back to Sweden, make sure your Swedish visa allows multiple entries.
    – Joe Malt
    Feb 28 '19 at 11:17
  • Why do you feel the need to wait until you are in Sweden to apply for the visa?
    – Peter M
    Feb 28 '19 at 12:06
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    Note that you can visit anywhere in Schengen (such as Paris or Amsterdam) with the visa you already have. Of course, as a British citizen, I'm not going to dissuade you from coming to the UK if that's what you want! Feb 28 '19 at 12:19
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    @marcellomiorelli The asker wishes to visit London and most people in London voted remain. :-P Feb 28 '19 at 18:10

You can apply for a UK visa from any location where there is a visa application centre (VAC), it does not have to be from your country of residence, so yes, you can apply from Sweden. A Standard Visitor visa costs £93 and typically takes up to 3 weeks to process (it can take longer in some cases) https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa

It should be possible to complete the application online in India and book a biometric appointment at a VAC in Sweden, however if you’re not planning to be in Sweden for at least 3 weeks afterwards there’s a risk you won’t get the decision, and thus your passport, back in time. There may be a ‘keep my passport’ option when you apply that would solve this, although there’s still a risk that you wouldn’t get the decision in time.

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