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Questions tagged [london]

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

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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 ...
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entering London during my transit i am from Saudi Arabia

My wife and I have flight from Saudi to Geneva round trip by BA. On my flight back I have a layover for about 10 hours in London. I would like to visit London and I do not have UK visa. I have a USA ...
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Are Luton Airport to London National Express transfer hours fixed according to my reservation?

Next week we'll arrive in Luton by plane and need to get to London (somewhere in Brent). We'd like to take the bus (since it is the cheapest as far as I can tell) from Luton to London (either Golders ...
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Travelling to Edinburgh from India

I am planning to travel to Edinburgh on 4/July and return to India on 15/July. I am planning to travel to London and then take a train from there. Can some one tell me how much time does it take to ...
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Traveling to London with boyfriend, passport control together or separately

My boyfriend and I will be flying into London Gatwick and I'm wondering if we can go through passport control together, or if we have to approach separately? I've seen a lot of information about ...
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When changing trains when should one use the standalone yellow validitors?

When using Oyster PAYG or contactless for a train journey it is sometimes required to touch out then touch in when changing trains. Sometimes it is obvious as there are ticket gates or no validators ...
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Norwegian Refugee travel document

I have a Norwegian travel document and would like to travel to London- England for 4 days. Do I require a visa?
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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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Traveling from Dublin to Poznan via Stansted

I need to travel from Dublin to Poznan on a Sunday and am trying to figure out if I would make the transfer in 1 hour 20 minutes, i.e. Dublin flights arrives at 16:50 and the Poznan flights leaves at ...
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Best exit from King's Cross St, Pancras underground to German Gymnasium Euro style grand cafe in historic gym?

Which is the best exit to take from King's Cross St. Pancras Underground to walk to the German gymnasium?
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London underground + airport trips: combining daily caps with trips to airports

I intend to pay with a contactless card, in London Underground + buses, and to reach the daily/weekly spending cap. Once I have already reached the daily cap, what's the cheapest way of combining ...
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Using oyster card in buses

How are bus rides accounted for when using an Oyster card? London Underground stations have ticket barriers that scan the card on entry and exit, but using a bus the card is only scanned when boarding....
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How to get landside in LHR T3 from US departure

I'm on the way to meet German national friends for coffee, who are going to Hawaii from HAJ via LHR. They've arrived in Heathrow terminal 5 and took an airside bus to T3. They've gone through a US pre ...
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Pub crawl of central London [closed]

I would like to organize a pub crawl of central London – zone 1. Minimum 6 pubs, preferably 8 located close to each other; a strong preference for walking, although I could live with one cab trip ...
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How to alert a bus driver to stop without pushing the stop button

In London on red buses, is it ok if you are standing at the front of the bus to say “Can you stop at the next stop please”, instead of pushing yourself through the bus to press the stop button? The ...
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London To Birmingham Off Peak Permitted Routes

I have a question about tickets and permitted routes. I need to travel from London to Birmingham on 8th of February for work. After, I want to visit my friends in Leamington Spa and get back to London ...
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London urban transport, all-inclusive (incl some airport) one week?

Is there a metropolitan card that would cover all (or most of) London transport, underground and buses, for one week? Could such a card also include transfer from some airport (Stansted, Luton, ...
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travel to London within 90 days [closed]

I am traveling to England 87 days after leaving Sweden. I know I need to wait 91 days to return to Sweden. Is this a problem to travel to London?
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How does the Central London transport system work?

I am wondering how the transport system in Central London works. What ticket do I need to travel in the centre all day? Is there a top-up card I can use?
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Is Hillingdon just an underground station? If so, where is Google getting its information?

I searched for railway stations near Uxbridge, and Google Maps gave me this: With regular trains to Slough on GWR: However, neither nationalrail.co.uk or Train Line recognise this as a valid journey....
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Am I need UK transit Visa? [duplicate]

I am Ukrainian citizenship, living and working in Poland. I have polish residence permit and Ukrainian biometric passport. I am on vacation. now in France. going to Ukraine and back with long stopover ...
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How to get Web Credit onto Oyster card

I have Web Credit in my account but the only option appears to be to redeem it to my bank. Can I transfer it to my Oyster card somehow?
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Heathrow terminal 5 to East Croydon via bus with luggage

I'm travelling with my wife to London, and each of us has a 23kg suitcase with wheels and a backpack. I understand that bus routes 490 & X26 will take me from T-5 to East Croydon, but I'm worried ...
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Which is the nearest airport if I have to travel to Harrow?

Which is the nearest Airport, if I have to travel to Harrow*? * Harrow is a suburban town in the London Borough of Harrow, in the north-west of Greater London, England, 10.5 miles northwest of ...
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Pink Oyster reader did not reduce the fare correctly?

Yesterday I traveled from Hayes & Harlington to Tooting Broadway avoiding zone 1 and tapped on the pink reader at West Brompton. The Oyster card is linked to a 16-25 Railcard and the entire ...
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Traveling to London with a residence card as an EU family member without my wife but with an EU friend

I am from Pakistan and i have a residence card as an EU family member since I am married to a Greek woman with 2 children. I want to travel to London for 3 days with one friend of mine who is from an ...
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Is a 13-hour layover in the middle of the night enough time to go see Buckingham Palace?

My plane lands at Heathrow at 8:30 pm on December 10 and leaves Gatwick the next morning, December 11, at 9:15 am. Do I have the time to see Buckingham Palace?
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Paris to St Pancras international to Gatwick airport

How much time should one allow to change trains from the Eurostar platform (from Paris) to platform A at St Pancras going to Gatwick?
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Can I buy 7-day travel card using credit on Oyster card?

I got an Oyster card from my family which is topped up with 42 pounds. Actually I was thinking of buying a 7-day travel card once I arrive in London. Can I buy or top up 7-day travel card using that ...
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Do I have to recheck my luggage, pass security and get a visa for a connection flight in London?

I'm traveling from Toronto, Canada to India via Connections in London Heathrow & Kuwait in an Indian Passport. Canada to London (Terminal 2) 6.55 hr layover - Air Canada London(Terminal 4) to ...
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Pakistani passport holder having two visas of UK and Schengen going from France to London on train

I am Pakistani passport holder and having visit visa for the UK (still 4 months left to end). I am back in Pakistan and going to apply for a Schengen visa. I want to ask that can I still travel from ...
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Extending 7 day London Oyster card for extra zones

I bought a 7 day London Oyster card for zones 1, 2, and 3 for 45 pounds, before realizing my hotel for the first two days was in Woolwich, which is in zone 4. What is the best way to extend the use ...
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How accurate are the route annotations for alternative fares in TfL's Single Fare Finder?

When using Transport for London's (TfL) Single Fare Finder to find costs for journeys where multiple possible routes exist, Alternative Fares are sometimes available. These are listed with a note such ...
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I have to attend UCLH coming from Hitchin. Which is quickest, St Pancras to Warren St Stan or Finsbury Park on Northern line? [closed]

I have to attend UCLH and I am travelling from Hitchin to Finsbury Park or st Pancras Stations. my question is which would be the best route, get off at Finsbury Park and get on the Northern line to ...
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How can I find out the default route assumed by TfL's Single Fare Finder?

Transport for London (TfL) has a Single Fare Finder which allows you to determine the cost of a contactless/Oyster pay-as-you-go journey between any two stations on the London Underground, Docklands ...
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How early can you go through security at London Luton Airport?

I have a 07:15 flight on Sunday Oct 28th departing from London Luton Airport. Owing to limited options on public transport, I will be arriving at the airport at ~00:30. Is there any chance I will be ...
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Is it possible to take a photo of Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) from an airplane window?

I see sometimes photos of the Elizabeth Tower allegedly taken from an airplane window. Here are just two of them taken from Instagram account loves_bigben. Do passenger airplanes really fly such low ...
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Transit visa or Tourist visa for multiple US layovers

I'm Peruvian and I will be traveling to London. My outward flight has 1 stop at Miami with an 18 hour layover. My return flight has 2 stops, a 15 hour stop in New York and a 2 hour stop in Miami. ...