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Tickets from Bond Street to Windsor

I will be visiting London for the first time and staying near Bond Street station. I want to visit Windsor by train. Apparently the best option is to take an Elizabeth line train from Bond Street to ...
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Where in/near London does a giant electric tee hang off the ceiling as a piece of art?

In some museum of London or its vicinity, there was (and perhaps still is) an enormous electric tee (also known as three-way electric plug, multiplug outlet/power extender, cube tap, …) in a dark ...
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Self-transfer through Rome with no luggage. Will I need a visa?

I am going to book a ticket through the kiwi website, from London to Cairo. The first flight will be with easyJet, from London to Rome. The second flight will be with Wizz Air, from Rome to Cairo. I ...
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US Embassy in London: Did my H1-B visa get approved or not? [closed]

Due to the new policy for the US embassy in London, some visa applicants now can submit their materials without needing to do an interview. I submitted my application including passport two weeks ago ...
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What is the London Weekly Cap impact if one trip taken outside of zone?

I'm traveling to London in April, and will be heavily traveling on the tube through zone 1 and 2, easily maxing out my weekly cap every week I'm there (w/ new fares this will be 42.70/week). I plan to ...
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How do I pay for a Dartford crossing that doesn't seem to have been detected?

I crossed the Dartford crossing twice today - first Southbound over the bridge around 11am, and then back Northbound through the tunnel around 5pm. According to the rules[*] this counts as two ...
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Can I carry someone's homeopathy medicine along to Dublin?

I will soon be traveling to Dublin from India visa London. And I have been asked to carry some homeopathy medicine for a friend. The medicine is from Soukya and have a bill and signed letter from ...
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Have you ever successfully negotiated rent in London? If yes, how? [closed]

I am new to London and just moved here from NYC. I am on the hunt for a 1-bed apartment and I noticed that when I ask landlords/agents if the rent is negotiable, they stop responding. I had a couple ...
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Can I bring duty alcohol purchased in London Heathrow airport to Chennai (destination) via Colombo airport (layover) security screening?

I’m confused because I’m not sure if they let liquids pass through screening in Colombo airport if it’s from a duty-free shop. Please let me know what’s the best option for me as I have only a 1-hour ...
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Where are the best places to take business calls outside of BA lounges in London Heathrow Terminal 5?

I'll be flying via London Heathrow Terminal 5 soon. While at the airport I have some business calls planned so will be looking for a place that is quiet enough for a call and has good WiFi (at a ...
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UK Travel Planning (London and Edinburgh) Suggestion [closed]

We want to take a 1-week trip to England with my wife in November. We will land at London STN airport on Monday and we have a flight from London STN airport the following week. It's our first time ...
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Tax refund rules in the UK (London) after Brexit

I'm getting ready for a trip to London from Canada. On my previous visit, I could get a VAT refund of 20% by using my passport when making purchases or receiving the refund at the airport tax refund ...
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Incorrect Tube fare charge in Zone 2?

I have a Zone 2-3 weekly travelcard. Today I used it on a bunch of buses (no charge) but when I took the trains in Zone 2/3, I was charged. Specifically, my journey was from Hammersmith to North Acton....
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Transit visa required or not for DEL-LHR-DUB-YYZ [duplicate]

I ( an Indian passport holder) is planning to travel from Delhi,India to Toronto,Canada,via British Airways,with two stops at London & Ireland. DEL (10:25) - LHR ( 13:55) LHR ( 18:10) - DUB (19:35)...
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Is it possible to transit from Tel Aviv terminal T3 to T1 without passport control

I've a single entry Israel visa granted for 3 months. After spending 3 days in Israel, I have to travel to Dubai from Tel Aviv for 2-3 days and return back. The flight from Dubai to Tel Aviv lands in ...
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Date of birth change

How can I change the date of birth after checking in and the phone lines are closed please can someone help ryanir
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Traveling to London with Children - what's the best way to get Youth fares?

I know there are already plenty of Oyster card questions here, but I can't find any recent information on travelling with children to London. My situation is this: There will be 5 of us travelling, 2 ...
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What should I be aware of purchasing a transit flight on two separate tickets?

I am an Indian passport holder living in the UK. I have a US B1/B2 Visa. I am planning to travel from London to Miami, arriving at 14:30, then from Miami to Medellin, Colombia at 17:55 on the same day....
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Can I see my TFL travel history when I've used contactless?

On a visit to London I used a contactless credit card to tap in and out of public transport. I know that can look up travel history online for Oyster cards, having done so in the past, but can it be ...
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Long same-day layover at Heathrow T5

I am a US citizen and will be traveling in January to Israel. On my return, I might have a seven-and-a-half-hour layover at Heathrow T5. Would that be enough time to pass through His Majesty's Border ...
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Collecting an Oyster card refund without tapping in [closed]

I've had a service delay refund approved for my Oyster card today, but I only have 2 days to tap in to collect it. Its a Friday and I'm not travelling for a few days, is there a way I can collect it ...
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Why does Oxford Circus Tube Station temporarily close its entrances?

The entrances at Oxford Circus Tube Station seem to be closed for congestion semi-regularly, especially around 6pm. Why do the entrances close? Additionally, does closing the entrances actually ...
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Who is responsible for ensuring valid documentation on immigration?

My cousin, who holds an OCI card was travelling from London Gatwick to Ahmedabad, India with Emirates Air Line, but she forgot her OCI card at home and somehow she passed through Gatwick and was ...
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What happens if the remaining balance on your Oyster card is insufficient for the route you took?

What happens if you use your Oyster card to get into the tube system and then, when you're trying to exit, find that you don't have enough funds on your card to cover the balance of the journey? I ...
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London Airport strikes from November 18 to November 21 2022

Would you be able to advise which flights are likely to be affected by the strike at London Airport. Does it affect only LHR Airport or does it affect LGW Airport as well? I have a ticket to travel ...
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Getting refund for unused train tickets

On November 7, we got stuck at Tottenham Hale train station in London because all trains of Stansted Express to the airport were canceled. We were told that one of the options was to buy a ticket from ...
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What happens if you hold up two credit cards to the RFID readers on the London Underground turnstiles?

What would happen if I held my wallet, containing two credit cards, to the RFID reader on the London Underground turnstiles? If I had one credit card in it it'd, I assume, debit the ride from that one ...
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Does Elizabeth Line run on weekend?

This Saturday I will need to get from central London to Heathrow Airport with minimal luggage (a backpack and a very small, carry-on size, wheeled case). On the surface of it, Elizabeth Line is ...
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How do you use a railcard on TFL if you pay by phone or debit/credit card?

TFL allows you to add a National Railcard to an Oyster card. However, most people use a bank card either with the physical card or via an NFC payment system. Is there any way to add an existing ...
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Elizabeth line UK - where are ticket fares shown?

If I travel from North Acton to Heathrow Airport, I have the option of using the Elizabeth Line from Ealing Broadway to the airport. I can also use the District and Piccadilly lines to complete the ...
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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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How do neighborhoods work in London?

How do white and Asian British people generally live in London? Do they predominantly live away from each other in segregated neighborhoods, or do they live in the same neighborhood? Do Asian Muslims ...
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Need a transit visa travelling to South Africa via London [duplicate]

I have a NIE ID card from Spain where I live. Can I travel via London from Barcelona to South Africa without a transit visa?
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Can I WFH on a UK tourist visa and if so do I still need a NOC?

I am from India and want to go to UK for 2.5 weeks. I will first go to Paris for 4 days and then travel to London. I am planning to stay in Stevenage for about 10 days and explore London and ...
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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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Do I need a Schengen transit visa to travel from India to the US with transit at Frankfurt and London

I am an Indian citizen and have a valid US visa. I am planning to travel to the US from India with layovers at Frankfurt and London. The itinerary is BOM -> FRA -> LHR -> EWR I came across an ...
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Heathrow Airport Re-checking luggage that is not a connecting flight

I am flying to Heathrow on a Delta domestic flight from Atlanta. Within 3 hours, I will board a different airline (British Airways) on a new ticket for Greece. I know that I will have to pick up my ...
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Heathrow T5 to King's cross via Paddington vs. Piccadilly [duplicate]

I know that this has been asked before, but the answers are quite old. Next Tuesday I arrive at Heathrow airport terminal 5 around 12:30 noon. I have purchased a "peak off return" ticket to ...
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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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Travelling from London to Paris and return journey [closed]

London to Paris Eurostar - London to Paris What would be the better choice for travelling between London and Paris return journey in terms of cost, travelling time if a comparison is made between ...
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Cheapest way to commute from Gravesend to London Bridge via public transport

I need to commute on public transport from Gravesend to London Bridge 3-5 times a week during peak hours (arrive 9am, leave 5pm), but I'm unsure of what the cheapest way to do this would be as there ...
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Why does the London Underground use two live rails instead of just one?

There are two contact rails in London Underground: one with 420 V DC and one with -210 V DC. Why not use 630 V and 0 V? Wouldn't it make one of the rails safe for people?
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Travelling from London to Edinburgh - August 2022 [closed]

Going on a Coldplay concert with my wife at Wembley in London in August on a Friday, and going to Edinburgh on Saturday/Sunday. We have not decided how to travel from London to Edinburgh. To see some ...
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What is this white dashed line across the Thames in Google Maps?

What is this white dashed line (circled) across the Thames in Google Maps? Is it possibly the site of the old London Bridge? But what would be the use of that on a modern travel map?
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Fastest way from Haverhill to Central London (King's Cross)?

Let's say I want to get from the southwest corner of Suffolk (say, Haverhill) to Central London (say, King's Cross) and I have a car. I certainly don't want to drive in Central London not to mention ...
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Do automatic refunds of Oyster Cards journey time fines count towards the limit of 3 fare refunds per month?

An upvoted answer on Do you need to take the most direct route with an Oyster Card? inspired me to ask this question. I do not live or work in the UK and don't have intention to use the Oyster Card ...
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Do you need to take the most direct route with an Oyster Card?

I understand when calculating the cost of a train journey using an Oyster Card, the rate is based on the assumption that you have taken the most efficient route. As a train enthusiast however, who is ...
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Do we need a transit visa for a two-hour layover at London Heathrow airport? [duplicate]

While travelling from India to USA via London Heathrow Airport with British Airways, is there a need to procure transit visa for the UK? I read https://www.gov.uk/transit-visa. There is nothing in ...
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How to find information about London Buses facing disruption?

Recently, when travelling in London, several bus routes were facing disruption due to road closures. There were signs saying the buses were diverted. The diversion was occurring near my desired stop. ...
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I am Indian citizen. Visiting Geneva under Tourist Visa. Can I apply for tourist visa from Geneva to visit UK [duplicate]

I am holding an Indian Passport and citizen of India. I am visiting Geneva as a tourist. Can I apply from Geneva for a tourist visa to visit UK? Or should I have to return to India from Geneva and ...
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