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Questions tagged [england]

Questions about England, a country within the United Kingdom.

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Indian national, currently holding Belgium long term Visa and work permit(Blue Card). Can I travel to England? [duplicate]

Indian national, currently holding Belgium long term Visa and work permit(Blue Card). Can I travel to England for tourism (less than a week). If not what do I need to apply for? Other answers here ...
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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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Day trip to Shropshire Hills from Birmingham

I will spend a weekend in Birmingham 3 weeks from now and I have no plans for Monday. I'd prefer to spend the day outdoors hiking, so I looked on the map and found Shropshire Hills AONB around 40 kms ...
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Are there any museums or sites in England honouring Alan Turing?

I'm travelling to the UK from Australia and wanted to visit a number of sites of scientific history. One at the top of my list is Alan Turing. (WWII Codebreaker and Pioneer of the Binary Computer ...
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Are there any museums or sites in England or Scotland honouring James Watt?

I'm travelling to the UK from Australia and wanted to visit a number of sites of scientific history. One at the top of my list is James Watt. (inventor/perfector of Steam Engine - a fundamental part ...
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Car Hire Ireland/Wales/England

I'm flying into Ireland in Sept. 2017 and want to hire a car for ± 30 days - BUT I want to take it to Wales on the ferry then to London and Southern England and return it to Gatwick on Oct 10? Can't ...
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Are there any museums or sites in England honouring Charles Babbage?

I'm travelling to the UK from Australia and wanted to visit a number of sites of scientific history. One at the top of my list is Charles Babbage. I understand there is the Totnes Museum in Devon. ...
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Are there any museums or sites in England honouring Isambard Kingdom Brunel?

I'm travelling to the UK from Australia and wanted to visit a number of sites of scientific history. One at the top of my list is Isambard Kingdom Brunel. I understand there are 10 surviving ...
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Are there any museums or sites in England honouring Isaac Newton?

I'm travelling to the UK from Australia and wanted to visit a number of sites of scientific history. One at the top of my list is Isaac Newton. I can see you can visit his home and do experiments. ...
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Why did Oyster card charge me £43 but only gave me a credit for £5?

This is my first time travelling to London and I'm very confused by the travel infrastructure here. When I landed at Heathrow, I bought a 7 day Oyster card for Zone 1-2 and I was charged £43 for it. ...
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Do Hotel receipts in England show number of guests?

I need to go somewhere for a conference, and my company will cover the expenses. I would like to bring someone along with me, although the company might be a bit funny about me doing so, even if the ...
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Traveling from United States to England twice within one year

I am a United States citizen and studied abroad in England from September 1, 2016 to December 16, 2016 without a visa. I am now planning to return to London on March 24, 2017 and leave on April 5 2017....
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Drinking from the Chalice Well in Glastonbury (Sacred Spring in England)

The Chalice Well web site says this... To be at the well head, to drink the water and absorb the atmosphere in the gardens can be a truly inspirational experience. ...which I understand to mean ...
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Beachy Head Suicide Spot, Chaplaincy Donation?

I will be guiding several visitors to Beachy Head to see the dramatic views and to stand on the clifftop and experience the North Sea wind. Unfortunately, the best viewing spot is also a renowned ...
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Is it cold enough in England/London to have to wear a woolen/winter hat? [closed]

I'm from a tropical climate environment and I'll be travelling to England/London on the 6th of December for about 5 days, so I'll have to pack winter clothing for the first time in my life. I'm ...
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Are public saunas linked to gay culture in England?

During my stay in Liverpool, England I was looking for a sauna and conducted a search "Liverpool sauna" on Google. Splash Sauna Liverpool was the first hit, no other saunas on the first search results ...
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In England, which pay-as-you-go SIM credit never expire, or have the longest expiration?

For the next 3 years, my grandmother will be travelling at least 4 times intermittently to England, each time for 1 or 2 weeks. As she rarely telephones and will use only a mobile telephone there for ...
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How can 4 suitcases be collected between 9 AM - 12 noon in England to be moved, without using 'man with a van'? [closed]

My cousin accidentally left 4 suitcases in Nottingham, England (London, Cambridge, Portsmouth) that she needs moved to London. My cousin does not live in England, will not be travelling to Nottingham ...
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How can you have luggage moved cheaply within England, if you do not care about delivery speed?

My grandmother will be travelling within England (London, Cambridge, Portsmouth) for the next year. Her health problems prohibit moving her 3 suitcases herself WITHIN England; each weighs 25 kg and ...
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What kind of Visa do I need for a four month stay at backpacking hostel in Torquay, England [duplicate]

I am from the United States, and I have been offered a 4-month stay at a backpacking hostel in Torquay, England. In exchange for staying, I have been asked to help around the hostel for four hours ...
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Hastings Battlefield and the 'Right to Roam'

Later this year I will be guiding a tour of the "traditional" Hastings Battlefield. It will be a walking tour with about 5 - 7 clients. The route is pictured below... The starting point is shown ...
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How to get football tickets for Premier League when traveling

I will be visiting Manchester in few months and I am interested to get tickets to a derby football match. I am trying to figure out the best way to buy tickets for a foreigner (i. e. I will be in the ...
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Travelling to the Sacred Well in Walsingham Norfolk (Sacred Spring in England)

Somewhat related to this question and this question, I hope to visit the holy well in Walsingham Norfolk, arguably the most widely acknowledged holy well in East England. This is without doubt the ...
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London to Stonehenge to Bath to Portsmouth back to London

I've only been to London once and did a day tour to Stonehenge and Bath. My Husband and I have the wonderful opportunity to visit England again at the end of this month. We will rent a car to drive ...
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Where in England can I walk on a high tension grid?

I wish to experience walking on a tension wire grid, preferably one suspended many metres above the ground such as in a theatre. Does anyone know of one accessible to the public (not only backstage ...
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Transportation from St Pancras to Isle of Wight

I'm looking for the most convenient way to travel from St Pancras to the Isle of Wight, by public transport. By convenient I mean the least number of changes. Subways and trains are preferred over ...
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Can I use a return ticket to leave from Birmingham International and return to New Street?

I will be flying to Birmingham in a few days. I will go somewhere else near Banbury for a few days and then return to the city. If I buy an off-peak return ticket BHI-BAN-BHI or BHM-BAN-BHM for that ...
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Glasgow to London by rail [closed]

Anyone have any tips (NOT links to websites) for a 2 or 3 day rail trip from Glasgow to London? Preferably the Midlands and Cotswolds.
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How to get from North Wales to Cambridge?

I'm looking for a fast way of getting from North Wales (30-40km radius from Dolgellau) to Cambridge on a Sunday evening by public transport. I found a train that takes 6h, with a change in Birmingham ...
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Can Reading buses short hop fares be paid by smart card?

Reading buses has smart cards suitable for occasional travellers, typically loaded with ten trips. They also have short-hop fares that are cheaper than the regular cash fares or regular smart card ...
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Is it possible to get from France to England and from Denmark to Sweden human powered?

For a project of mine, I would like to cycle from France to England and from Denmark to Sweden. In case of France to England I think it is definitively not possible to cycle through the tunnel. But ...
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Is it possible to travel on the Immingham-Brevik ferry without bringing a motor vehicle?

DFDS Seaways operates a cargo ferry between Brevik (Norway) and Immingham (England). Apparently, they do take drivers of private cars, for example, see The Independent. However, is it possible to ...
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Getting a prescription inhaler as a US citizen in the UK

I'm staying in the UK (London) until the 7th of August. I have some sort of Asthma that only presents itself when I try to exercise with hay fever. I've left my inhaler stateside and I'm wondering how ...
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Is it safe to keep luggage in a car in London and nearby areas? [closed]

My wife and I will be travelling to London in a few months. While we're there, we're going to get a rental car to go see a few things outside of the city. We'll be staying in a different hotel during ...
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Is it more convenient to get to Heathrow via Reading than via central London?

My family and I live in the South West of England. We have a flight from Heathrow in a few months time. Rather than getting a train to central London and then getting the express from central London ...
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Can I apply for Schengen visa from London as foreigner?

I hold Kuwaiti passport, and will be in London until mid June on personal matter. I plan to travel for tourism in summer to Europe, and I'm wondering if I can apply for Schengen as Kuwaiti on tourist ...
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Immersion at St Helen's Spring (Sacred Spring in England)

I have been planning to take a group of visiting in-laws to various healing springs in South East England (related question here), and St Helen's Spring in Hastings seems like a great venue. I have ...
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Restroom facilities near Saint Chad's Well (Sacred Spring in England)

A visitor to the UK wants to visit the sacred spring associated with Saint Chad (Chadwell Heath -- Not the other ones in Mercia and Lichfield and Staffordshire) for its reputed healing and spiritual ...