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Questions tagged [london]

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

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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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I have transitioned from F1 visa to h1. planning to go to india for stamping [duplicate]

I have transitioned from F1 visa to h1 in usa. planning to go to india for stamping. Do I need a transit visa if my connecting flight is in london?
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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. ...
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Taxi from Walthamstow Central

I will travel to London (LGW) this Sunday and I'll take public transport to Walthamstow Central. I would then like to take a taxi to my final destination. Is it likely to find a cab at aproximately ...
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Traveling through Heathrow on separate tickets

I will be travelling from IAD (Washington DC) to VIE (Vienna) on two separate tickets, first one being on Virgin Atlantic (redeeming miles from IAD to LHR) and second one being on British Airways from ...
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Guide on Thames-boat in London

Some years ago, I was traveling with boat on the Thames east, I believe from Embankment to Greenwich. I believe this was on a regular TfL-boat, but I may have either accidentally gotten on the wrong ...
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Why are some pedestrian traffic lights covered in shades in London?

I recently visited London and noticed some pedestrian traffic lights are covered weirdly so they're only visible from some angles. Looking it up in a search here didn't bring up any results. Does ...
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Indian National Travel to UK with Irish Visa (visitor, No BIVS) [duplicate]

I am an Indian Citizen traveling to Dublin. My Irish visa does not have BIVS endorsement as it was issued in a center outside India. I am flying into Dublin, staying there for a few days and then ...
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Confusion with prices to travel from London VIC to Brighton BTN

I will visit London with a friend from October 7th to October 13th. We will go to Brighton one day and I wanted to find out how much that will cost. I went to http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk and it ...
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Does an Indian passport holder with a Netherlands Resident Card need a UK transit visa? [duplicate]

I am travelling from India to Amsterdam with a layover at London, where I have to change airports from Heathrow to Gatwick. Do I require a transit visa? I have a Dutch residence permit which is valid ...
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What happened to the Prime Meridian sculpture in Greenwich?

This weekend I visited the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. Surprisingly the sculpture by the end of the line was not there, so I wonder what happened to it. Here's a picture of what it used to be ...
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From London to Rome by sea, land and air [closed]

I need to get from London to Rome. I know there are direct flights, but, I wanted to take the opportunity to do a boat trip along the way. My general plan was taking a train from London to Dover, ...
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Do I have time to visit downtown London during a 4-hour layover at Heathrow?

I'm a US citizen. I have a 4-hour layover in London. I don't have heavy luggage, just a backpack. What are the most time-optimal choices for transport to get downtown, have a meal, take a picture, ...
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Can I use an Oyster card to travel to Welwyn Garden City?

I’ll be taking the Great Northern train from London’s King’s Cross station to Welwyn Garden City. Can I use an Oyster card for this? Is there a weekly pass that I can use? I’ll be traveling this route ...
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Using London Heathrow's Terminal 3 lounge as a Terminal 5 passenger

I'll have a 3-hour 40-minute layover at LHR Terminal 5. I was wondering if it’s feasible to use the Plaza Premium Lounge at Terminal 3 arrivals (landside). The one at terminal 5 has a 20£ surcharge ...
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Travelling partially on oyster card, partially on a train ticket for the same journey to save money?

Often, I have to travel to stations just outside the oyster card zone (literally one or two stops beyond the limit). The difference in fare between the final oyster card station and the next non-...
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What places are considered outside Greater London?

What places are considered outside Greater London? Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Cornwall, Scotland, Manchester, Kent Are they considered outside Greater London?
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Can a BIVS visa holder visit Amsterdam for 2 days?

I am visiting Ireland and London the next 9 days on a BIVS visa and I want to stay in Amsterdam for a very short time, 2 days only. Can I get a visa on the spot for Amsterdam for 2 days? I don't have ...
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When we travel to Zone 4 in London with an Oyster card purchased for Zone 1 and Zone 3, how are the fares calculated?

I purchased an Oyster card that can be used in Zones 1 to 3. How are the charges applied when I travel further from Zone 3 (let's say I'm traveling to a Zone 4 location), starting from a location in ...
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Is there a place to store luggage at Kings Cross St Pancras?

We will be leaving London around 9.30am to visit Paris for an overnight trip and will have two medium sized suitcases, plus our backpacks. Is there a place in the Kings Cross area where we can store ...
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Is it possible to stay overnight in Paris for a flight in London?

I will need to get to London Heathrow airport by 5pm. I am thinking of staying overnight in Paris, in the city area around 30 minutes to Gare du Nord. Q1: Is my plan feasible? Travelling from Paris ...
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Is London's Greenwich park free?

I'm planing a trip to see the Greenwich time line (Prime meridian). I did some research and found that Greenwich park in London is the place most visitors go to see this. Is this park free and is ...
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Transit visa requirement for flights connecting through Gatwick [duplicate]

Two of us holding Indian passports are flying from the Middle East to Toronto with British Airways. There is a layover of about 7 hours at Gatwick airport. The flight lands at the North terminal and ...
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What is the cheapest way of travelling between London and Paris by public transportation?

I am looking for the cheapest way to travel between London and Paris, by public transportation. I'm planning a 2-month trip to Paris for this summer. I wonder how to get from London to Paris spending ...
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Where can I buy Vincent van Gogh's painting replicas in London?

I'm here in London for a shorter visit. Is there any place that I can buy Vincent van Gogh's paintings copies in London? I wonder whether National Gallery in London would have any of those?
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Change terminals in Dublin airport T1 to T2

I would be boarding a flight from Mumbai to Toronto via London and Dublin (2 Layovers). At Dublin I would require changing terminals from T1 to T2. If my entire journey is booked on a single PNR and I ...
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Can I leave Germany before my long term visa expires, came back after and take Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I'm brazilian, living in Germany with a type D visa (for internship) that expires on 31.07.2018. If I go to London(UK) and come back on 01.08.2018, can I stay here for 90 more days? I entered in ...
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Can I access terminal 2 arrivals from terminal 3 arrivals in Heathrow without a UK visa? [closed]

I will be arriving in London Heathrow airport from terminal 3, and after 8 hours departing from terminal 5. Can I walk to terminal 2 arrivals and use the paid lounge there without a UK visa?
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Do I need a transit visa for layover at UK London Airport? [duplicate]

I am travelling to Canada as I have received my Permanent Residency. On my way to Canada, my flight is landing in UK Terminal- 3 on 21st June 8.00 P.M and connecting flight to Canada is on 22nd June 8....
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Is one hour between connecting flights at Heathrow Terminal 2 enough?

I have a flight from Dublin (DUB) to Houston (IAH) via Heathrow (LHR) Terminal 2. First flight is on Aer Lingus and the second is on United Airlines; both were booked on the United Airlines site at ...
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Travelling in London: Oyster card or Travelcard?

We are 2 families traveling to London for about 6 days. We have young kids in the group. We are staying right at the border between zones 1 and 2, and will be traveling only within these 2 zones. So, ...
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London Explorer Pass - Waiting times [closed]

I'm thinking about buying the London Explorer Pass for three atractions: London Eye, Wembley Stadium and Westminster Abbey. What is the average time wait with the Explorer pass? Is there a ...
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Is a Super Off Peak ThamesLink fare accepted on the London Overground?

I have a ticket (see below for the actual ticket) on a weekend, and intend to use it to travel from St Pancras to Brighton and back. It says that it is not valid on the London Underground. Can I use ...
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How far can I go to Gatwick Airport with a zone 1-4 Oystercard?

The title pretty much says it all. I'll be leaving from near the National History Museum, so the closest stations are Gloucester Road and South Kensington. My objective is to minimize cost.
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What are these London appetizers?

No idea what these are, my first time in London. I didn't make the order. The thing the egg (middle) The rolled meat in slices (left) I can mostly tell what's in them but what are the proper names?
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Transit visa exmeption for Fiji national [duplicate]

I am a Fiji National travelling to Sweden via Los Angeles and London. I already a multiple entry visa for the USA and the Schengen Area as well as a multiple entry visa for Australia. I am ...
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Traveling to London as a nominal Muslim [closed]

I am a 19-year-old boy and I want to travel alone to Great Britain, primarily London, as a tourist, also a future immigrant. Since I was born and raised in Iran and born to Muslim parents, I'm known ...
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Congestion charge? [closed]

I am travelling into London on Saturday afternoon & I will be staying in an area that is within the congestion zone. As it is a weekend I understand that I am exempt for paying. But I will be ...
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Aren't there road signs that show populations of towns in the UK?

I had a trip from Heathrow Airport to Swindon and later turned back to the airport via the M4. During the trip I haven't noticed any signs that show populations of towns. When I searched for London ...
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How to protect yourself better against knife-crime in London?

We love London and we like to holiday there every year. Lately, I keep hearing about Knife-crime in London and it clearly is on the rise. We have a 4-year old child with us and I would like to ...
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Early breakfast in London

I will have a layover in London, and plan on heading out early in the morning to see the city and grab breakfast. Where are the best places either near King's Cross or by Big Ben to grab food at like ...