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The capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Can I rely on credit cards in London or should I get currency, and where?

I will be in London for most of just a single day plus one evening & overnight stay, and plan to find some fun things to do as a tourist. I also plan to buy some souvenirs, sample some food, and ...
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When are the direct Eurostar trains from Amsterdam to London planned to start?

Looking up train time on Bahn.de and on the Eurostar website I get a different set of train times for the same day. The difference is that Bahn.de gives 'non-stop' Amsterdam to London times where ...
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From Luton Airport to Hammersmith by taxi or Uber

I need to travel together with four more people (three adults at two children in total with me) from Luton Airport to Hammersmith on early Sunday morning (approx. 8 a.m.) and return on early Friday ...
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Safety for American visiting London, UK

I'm traveling from Seattle, USA to London, UK in March 2020. My cousin (half British) is getting married to his British girlfriend in Farnham. I'm a 40 year old American, single, white man. I did a ...
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Going from Notting Hill Gate to LCY City Airport - quickest and cheapest way?

I wish to find the quickest way from Notting Hill to City airport by train or by taxi or Uber. I have bags.
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Why there isn't public transport on Christmas Day in the UK

There are no trains, no underground, no trams, almost or no buses at all on 25th of December in the UK. The 10 million London goes to a halt. We live in Manchester, a single bus service from approx. ...
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Clarify if new DS-160 is needed if change venue from London to Belfast after transmitting

On the Belfast FAQs PDF (https://photos.state.gov/libraries/unitedkingdom/164203/pdf/Belfast-FAQs-2015.pdf) it says: I selected "England, London" as the processing location on my DS-160 visa ...
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Taking a non-foldable bike from Paddington station in London, UK

I need to take my non-foldable bike from Paddington station in London to the tube station Woodside Park. I understand you can't take a non-foldable bike on the tube 07:30 - 09:30 or 16:00 - 19:00, ...
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Which of the London passes include more of London's headline tourist attractions? [closed]

I am traveling to London on 24th December and planning to spend 4-6 days there. I am checking the tickets for the main attractions in London to purchase them in advance to avoid long queues and last ...
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What is within the towers of Tower Bridge?

I see that both towers of London's Tower Bridge have multiple floors but my searches do not show anything specific about how their floor space is used. Is it all accessible for tourists? Or does it ...
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Will Eurostar have lots of rowdy passengers on a Saturday evening?

I just booked a journey on Eurostar from Brussels to London on a Saturday evening, departing Brussels at 20:22, in Standard class. It's the last train of the day. I realized after booking that the ...
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Things to visit in UK other than world famous spots in UK like London Eye and all [closed]

I am planning to Visit UK at the end of Nov 2019 for 15 days, considering weather what are all the spots I can visit other than London Eye. Westminster Abbey, tower bridge, museum etc. In and around ...
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How to get off a London bus when sitting on the top deck?

On UK red London buses, it says that standing or on the top deck or stairs while the bus is moving is prohibited due to physics and is actually illegal. I have noticed myself that the top deck can ...
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Virgin trains advance ticket refund

I purchased an advance train ticket from virgin train from Manchester Piccadilly to Heathrow airport but I had to needed to travel through London Euston. I requested for a refund of my previous ...
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Chaining bikes in London

When riding my bicycle in London, I was wondering what I can chain it to. Some railings have a sign as follows: Other railings do not. Sometimes a bike rack is hard to find, especially in the ...
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London ULEZ charged automatically?

London has recently introduced the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). High polluting vehicles will need to pay a daily charge of £12.50. I know people who drive through this zone quite often and was ...
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How are London zones calculated?

Inspired by Tyne and Wear metro: Tynemouth to Airport; only 2 zones?. Earls Court is in zones 1 and 2: Say if I travel from Waterloo (zone 1) to Earls Court (zone 1 and 2) and then to another ...
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London Congestion Charge on A205

Do I need to pay congestion Charge? I travelled from Bexleyheath to South west through A2, A205, A3, A316 onto the M3.
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Cheaper price ticket for UK railways with contactless

I am planning to travel from Gatwick airport to London and after checking in the Google Maps it suggested to use Thameslink or Southern railways. As I tried to book the ticket online, there is a ...
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Transporting lots of luggage at Luton airport

I'll be travelling from Luton airport next month, with a large amount of luggage, far too much for an ordinary luggage trolley. I'm sure I'm not the first person to have had this problem! Does Luton ...
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Changing boarding point for advance UK train tickets [duplicate]

I'm supposed to be taking a friend to Edinburgh in a few days, we booked advance tickets with LNER from Kings Cross to Edinburgh together using their disabled persons railcard. I was supposed to meet ...
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Best way from Heathrow to Marylebone area of London during Notting Hill Carnival

My wife is arriving Heathrow 8/26 around 14:00 and wants to go to the Marylebone area of London (quite near intersection of Marylebone Rd and Gloucester Pl). Normally she'd take the Heathrow Express ...
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What is the least expensive route for doing South England + London in 4 days? (Departing from Paris) [closed]

I live in Paris and I am planning to go next week to London and Southeast England (Canterbury, Dover and perhaps Battle). I intend to go by bus since this is the cheapest option. I've seen that a bus ...
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Can I leave Heathrow (Toronto to Delhi via London) without a transit visa? [duplicate]

I am traveling back from Toronto to Delhi via London. I have a 9 hour 40 mins layover at Heathrow. 11:50am arrival and 9:30pm departure. I have a temporary visa for Canada and an Indian nationality. ...
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Where to pee in London?

We are planning visiting London with two small children. As small children do, they might need to go to the toilet from time to time, and they need to go now! Is it acceptable to ask buisnesses for ...
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London underground zone 1-2 train ticket

Coming from the north I have a train ticket that tells me its to London underground zone 1-2. The directions when I booked said Old Street was my final destination. I am wondering however. With the ...
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Buying a return train ticket to Southampton from London

We want to travel from London to Peppa Pig World in Paultons Park. From enquiring, the fastest and most cost-effective way to reach it is by taking a train from London to Southhampton and then taking ...
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Can I travel to London (UK) on a valid French Titre de Sejour (passeport talent-chercheur)?

I am doing my PhD in France. It is required that I must go to London to attend some conference (2 days). My nationality is Indian and currently I have this Visa Long Séjour Valant Titre de Séjour ...
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What self-defense weapons are legal in London? [closed]

I've travelled London many times, and this is the first time I got robbed in broad daylight, in afternoon! Around four youth wearing masks brandished machetes, asked for my purse and everything in ...
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Is there any direct train from LHR Airport to Newcastle Gateshead?

We are to reach at 7.30 AM on LHR from India for further move to Newcastle along with 2 kids. Plz suggest what to do ? Piccadilly Line/ Tube/Taxi/Bus or any other mode?
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US Embassy ds 160 form for B1 visa in london

I applied for a B1 visa and attended the visa interview at the London site on 02/07/2019. It was approved by the officer and he said I should receive it in a few working days. However, the photo I ...
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Parking near London

I have a rented car and I want to go to London on Sunday. I really don't want to drive on those crowded streets, so I just want to park somewhere outside of London Center and than take public ...
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Which coach station is easily accessible from Heathrow Airport?

I want to travel from London (Heathrow Airport) to Canterbury. Can some one tell me which of the following station is easily accessible from Airport? I have seen distances in maps but it can happen ...
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20 hours Layovers at Heathrow and Dublin airports. Do I require transit visa for both?

I hold an Indian Passport. I am traveling from Mumbai to Washington DC via the British Airways flight which has two layovers: 16 hours in London and 4 hours in Dublin. I possess an F-1 US student ...
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Customs and immigration on a USA-UK-Sweden flight itinerary

I will be flying from Tampa, laying over in London (Gatwick airport), then on my way to Sweden (Arlanda airport). I was wondering what to expect regarding Customs and Immigration. I will be flying ...
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If I buy a 1-day Travelcard (Zone 1-9), can I use it to go from London downtown to Gatwick?

I know if I buy it at Gatwick airport I can but If I don't know if I do at Downtown, will it work? My idea is to buy one at Heathrow and then go to visit London and take my connection to Gatwick. Am I ...
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Excess baggage for economical prepositioning (London/Denver)

I wanna ship camping gear to/from London/Denver in August/sept rather rent/leave there - don't know where I'll be staying yet - I would like to ship and have in place 2 weeks before I leave (...
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Transit Visa from Warsaw to India via London Heathrow [duplicate]

I'm going on a Europe trip and my flight back to India (from Warsaw) is through London Heathrow with 3 hours of transit. There is no change of terminal or re-check of baggage since the airlines of ...
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Financial proof short term student UK visa [duplicate]

I'm doing a gap year to learn english in London. I'm accepted in an accredited school (for 8 month) and i have sufficient funds to go (my parents will pay for me) My Father has a new bank account ( 1 ...
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Check in luggage on flights between London and Edinburgh

I have checked 5 flights between London and Edinburgh. All of them says Check in baggage 0 kgs, Cabin baggage 10 kgs. Is this the case for every flight between these two places?
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Confusion about off peak timings of London trains

I have off peak return ticket from London to Didcot Parkway. Screenshot is attached. I am not sure what timings are allowed on this ticket. I checked this question, according to which travel ...
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Pay as you go Or Oyster card

I am planning to visit London for 2 days. I am arriving at Heathrow Airport and will be spending time around Thames (e.g. Big Ben, London Eye, Tower Bridge etc). I am not interested in going to any ...
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Regarding transit visa of London, England [duplicate]

I want to enquire regarding requirement of transit visa of London, England. I have flight on 24-Aug-2019 from New Delhi (DEL) to Toronto (YYZ) via London Heathrow (LHR) and Dublin (DUB). I'm going to ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a 17 hour layover in London? [duplicate]

I want to book a flight from Canada to India that has two layovers, one in Helsinki and one in London. The layover in London is 17 hours and extends into the day after I arrive. I don't intend to ...
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Does the Savoy theatre London allow shopping bags in the theatre?

I'm going to watch a show at the Savoy Theatre in London and planned to do some shopping beforehand. Will I be allowed to take this in with me? The website states that the cloakroom will not accept ...
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Do most Taxis give Receipts in London?

I will travel from Heathrow to central London, and was considering taking a taxi. My company will reimburse the taxi cost, however I need a receipt. Is it common to get a receipt after the taxi ride ...
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Is Big Ben visible from the British museum?

First time in the UK for business. I have a small free window in the morning, which - as a Greek - of course would like to spend on the British museum. Is Big Ben visible from there? I will go ...
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What's the regular concert start time at Wembley Stadium? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right website for the question, but it looked more applicable here than on https://musicfans.stackexchange.com. I've got tickets for Billy Joel's concert at Wembley ...
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How can I get into the UK ASAP and stay as long as possible? [closed]

Desire to live with my partner and make a life together. She already lives out there and is a resident, whereas I am in the US (America) and still need a passport/visa. Am I able to go there on a ...
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Why does it take longer to fly from London to Xi'an than to Beijing

I'm searching for flight tickets to fly to Xi'an from London. Geographically, Xi'an is closer to London compared to Beijing to London. However, it takes less than 10 hours to fly to Beijing while ...