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Is there anywhere in England that might remind someone of Thailand?

I am trying to make a Thai person feel a bit happier not being able to return to Thailand by finding somewhere in England that will remind them of home. I can find one Buddhist temple in London, and a ...
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Travelling from Ireland to England on an Australian passport as a British Citizen

I’m planning to travel to Ireland for a few days from England, but my English passport has expired. However, I have a valid Australian passport which I can use to enter Ireland, but I’m worried about ...
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Park and Ride Newcastle

I'm planning a day visit to Newcastle (upon Tyne), arriving from the south. I want to arrive on a Saturday around 10AM, park my car, travel into the city center using public transport, and leave ...
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Can I enter UK with a permanent EU Residence Permit (Ukrainian citizen)?

I am a Ukrainian citizen living in Austria for 15 years. I own a permanent EU Residence Permit which gives me the same rights as to an EU citizen. Can I enter the UK without a visa? The gov.uk site is ...
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Travelling into UK with a wooden chopping board?

Looking at purchasing some painted wooden chopping boards as gifts for family. Travelling from Australia to the UK. Anyone know if there is an issue with this?
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Can I leave England to visit France if will be in the UK without a Visa?

I’m an American citizen who will be studying abroad in the UK for less than 6 months and not working, so I don’t need to get a Student Visa. If I’m in the UK without a Visa, will there be trouble ...
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Has the Paddington Water Taxi reopened

We have seen various sources indicating that the Paddington Water Taxis (10-Minute free boat rides on the Paddington Basin) were planning to resume after Covid this spring. Does anyone know if this is ...
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Is there a dress code in 5 star hotels in London?

I'm planning a trip to London and am surprised to find that some 5-star hotels are cheaper, better located, and better rated than some 4-star hotels. I was thinking of staying in one however, I am ...
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Why does it take longer to fly from Rabat to London than the reverse?

I know flying from Boston to London is faster than the reverse probably due to the direction of the wind. But why does it take 4 hours to fly from Rabat to London while only 2 hours from London to ...
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How many COVID tests do I need for trip to UK?

Next month I'm visiting England and Wales. Here's a rough timeline of the trip: Arrive in England on Thursday and spend the night at my girlfriend's house. Take a train to Wales on Friday to visit a ...
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What kind of PCR test does England use for Day 2 testing?

According to the GOV.UK website, fully-vaccinated individuals are permitted entry into England from outside the UK, but a Day 2 PCR test is required. This test may be taken any time within two days ...
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What is this contraption?

Below is a screenshot captured from a Google Street View scene. The scene shows a travellers' camp in Norfolk county in the The United Kingdom. It contains a mixture of the old and the new: a bowtop ...
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Enter the Schengen Space if I hold an onward ticket

I was wondering if you could help me. I'll be going to England from January till June 2022 as an international student to study a semester over there. My plan is to do a round trip from Madrid, ...
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Why rules for travelling to England say "you cannot use the EU DCC to add proof of vaccination" for a few EU countries?

I want to travel to England from an EU country and I am fully vaccinated. I have the EU DCC QR code. However, I'm reading about "Approved proof of vaccination" in this gov.uk page and for a ...
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What happens if someone arrives in England with the wrong Covid-19 tests booked? [closed]

If a person arrives in England by plane and they do not have the correct combination of Covid-19 PCR tests booked, what happens? Will they be given a chance to book the correct tests, and be allowed ...
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What sort of Covid test do I need to board a Ryanair flight from Spain to England?

Currently, the UK government says (in https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england): Type of test The test must meet performance standards of ≥97% ...
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Can I travel from Spain to England currently with only one vaccine dose, but a prior recovery from Covid-19?

Can a 26 year old Spanish citizen and resident currently travel to England from Spain by air, without quarantine, if they have previously recovered from a Covid-19 infection and have had a single dose ...
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Traveling from Germany to England via France by car -> quarantine?

I have a ferry ticket to England on August 14, I’m German and fully vaccinated. As of August 2, I could travel to England and not having to quarantine. But since I’m driving through France, I’m not ...
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Test to release for under 4s

I am planning on using the test to release scheme for a trip to England at the beginning of August. I am a British national living in France, double jabbed with Pfizer. I will be travelling with my 3 ...
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Landing in England, Staying in Scotland - which rules should I follow? (July 2021)

My family and I (all US citizens) are traveling to Edinburgh, Scotland but our flight lands in London, England. We are taking a train from London to Edinburgh the day we arrive and we will quarantine ...
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Is there a faster route between Milton Keynes and Cambridge, England than taking a train via London?

It's ridiculous to find that Google recommends taking a train to London then to Milton Keynes. This really looks like a roundabout route. But I can't find any bus services that are faster than this ...
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River Thames Source and Destination Points

https://www.britannica.com/place/River-Thames https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Thames https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_crossings_of_the_River_Thames Are there ferries, ships, boats services to ...
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Where is this Location in UK (somewhere in East Anglia perhaps?) [closed]

This painting was created by my late mother-in-law (Jeanne Girling), probably around 1980-1990's. She often painted in and around her home town of Colchester but often travelled within East Anglia and ...
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How are older drivers in the UK intended to learn about smart motorways? [closed]

This question arises from a conversation about road holidays in the UK, where I live. I was chatting to an older friend of the family, and it turns out they haven't heard of smart motorways. They ...
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UK Visit visa got refused wrongly when should I re-apply? [duplicate]

I'm a software engineer and working as a full-time freelancer since November 2018. I have long-term clients who pay me on monthly basis milestone. It just like a work from home job as well. I applied ...
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Does the full quarantine period have to be observed for short trips of less than 14 days to England?

I am planning to go to England for 2 days in preparation of moving (I already have a place rented and would be staying there) a few weeks later. I am coming from a country where I would need to do a ...
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Can I (US Citizen) legally travel to France and Back right now? (late May 2020)

I have been riding out the pandemic in the UK with my girlfriend (she is a UK citizen only) but I am a US citizen. We want to do a holiday somewhere but she can't come to the US. But can I leave ...
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Travelling to UK as an unaccompanied minor

I would be turning 18 in July and wish to travel to the UK in June. I hold an Indian passport. I would be travelling alone. I have had 2 previous UK visas (both now expired) which said I cannot travel ...
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What does it mean when Stonehenge is "closed?"

I was in the UK near Christmas and was planning on going to Stonehenge, but it was apparently closed. I figured that Stonehenge was a natural destination and anyone could basically just drive up to it....
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On street parking in the UK [closed]

This is more a question about UK parking etiquette, couldn’t find a more suitable SE Site. In the UK, I’m getting a car, but parking where I live is very limited. At the same time, about 5 minutes ...
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Going to Bilbao for Christmas and returning to England. Will I have trouble getting back in to complete the 180 days? [duplicate]

I've been in England since late October this year, and will be leaving early April, but I plan to travel to Bilbao at Christmas for 5 days, and then return to England where I have been visiting ...
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Visiting UK for short trip during post-student visa year in Spain [duplicate]

I'm an American citizen who has been living in Spain since last September on a type D student visa. My visa expires this Thursday, September 12. As I understand it, I have an additional 90 days in ...
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How can I see the birthplace of "Lord British" in Cambridge?

Richard Garriott (known as Lord British in Ultima computer games) was born in Cambridge, England in 1961. Is the street address of his home at the time published anywhere? The best I could find is ...
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EEA Family Permit "Date of Arrival" Earliest request?

So I am about to apply the EEA Settlement Permit visa to UK, and i can not find reliable information about the minimum time request for the Date of arrival. I was planning to apply on April and want ...
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Will I have to go through Customs at Heathrow? [duplicate]

I will be flying Virgin Atlantic from Boston and then connecting with British Airways to Barcelona. I don't know if I'll be able to bypass customs and rechecking my bag? I have given myself enough ...
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Flying from Cape Town to England and return to another province

I am planning a trip to England to visit my family and will be flying from Cape Town. I wish to fly from Cape Town to England and then return from England to Durban, but I do not wish to purchase 2 ...
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Where to find old buildings: taverns, castles, cathedrals, etc to visit while in London [closed]

I am traveling to London for 4 days, I don't have a car. I would like to find some old buildings to visit, perhaps in London, perhaps in another city. They don't necessarily have to be castles or ...
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UK Immigration: Can you switch from Youth Mobility to a student visa? [closed]

I'm planning to move to the UK under the Youth Mobility visa. The plan is to work for the first year then in the second year, start studying a 3-year degree. So I need to be in the UK for 4 years in ...
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Jaywalking in England

In America, jaywalking (crossing against the light or in the middle of a block where there is no marked pedestrian crossing) is technically illegal, but the enforcement rate is generally* very close ...
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UK Motorways, Two Lane Slip Road Joins

I couldn't find a better word to explain than dual join but in the UK some slip roads to motorways have two lanes where the right lane immediately joins the motorway as usual whereas the left lane ...
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Welcome to Wales sign near Chester

Me and the Mrs like getting pictures next to signs, got quite a few states in America, only got welcome to Scotland in the UK. We are staying in Chester in a couple of weeks and wondered if anyone ...
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Travelling to England with a criminal record [duplicate]

So, 3 years ago I was convicted with a simple assault/domestic with a 3 year filing which means it will be completely off my record in november of this year. Im planning on going to england to visit ...
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What do you do with your luggage, in England, during a short visit to a town between trains?

My wife tells me that you can no longer keep your luggage, for a few hours, in a storage room at the train station, generally, in England. So if you're travelling from town A, where you were ...
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Can the person who books a hotel ask hotel for information regarding guests etc?

If someone else books and pays for a hotel for me, but it is reserved in my name, can they ask the hotel for information such as whether I had any guests stay over? This is not a business trip; my ...
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Rules for leaving and returning to France without the OFII

I have a US passport and a long-stay student visa. I've been in France since Sept. 28. If I leave France to travel to the UK for 6 days over Christmas, from Dec. 21-26, am I okay to return to France ...
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Do I need to provide passport details when booking to travel via ferry or train from England to Netherlands?

Are you required to provide passport details when booking on shuttle train or ferry to the Netherlands?
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Small children to see the Queen's Horse Guards in London?

Is it safe or advisable to take my 3 year old daughter to see the Queen's Horse Guards? I can't remember whether the horse often standing out front is a friendly horse that can be touched, or whether ...
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How many phones can we take on a plane? [duplicate]

How many phones can we take on a plane? I have 3 phones and an iPod. Would I be able to fly from England to Turkey and back?
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Is a 2 weeks trip to the UK with a campervan feasable? [closed]

My boyfriend and I are planning to go to the uk in a month from july 16th until july 30th. I live in brussels so we would take the van to calais and they take the ferry to dover. So far we wanted to ...
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Father of 3 children got problems with the UK visa application [duplicate]

I'm a father of two daughters under 18 years old and a son over 18 years old. We have lived in Denmark for years, and my children are born here, but only my over 18 year old son has Danish nationality....
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