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

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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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Landside transit London Heathrow - am I allowed to stay overnight at an airport hotel (COVID regulations)?

I will soon be transiting via London Heathrow with a 16 hour overnight layover. Since airside may be closed overnight (and my suitcase will not be checked through from my first flight), this will ...
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Can I fly in and out UK on 1 way ticket with different airline? Also working my existing job remotely from UK (non UK employment)

Looking for your advise for my post-Covid plan. I will be flying from Malaysia to UK (London) around Spring 2022. I found a majorly discounted Etihad ticket (legit one) but it's a 1 way route. Will I ...
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Things you cannot do in London [closed]

I am attending some public meeting at London. May i know what topic i cannot bring up or what kinda stuff i cannot do specifically at London? . I am not sure about their culture. I am an Asian by the ...
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student US visa Indian Travelling on a British airways flight from USA to Mumbai with change planes at LHR . Do I need a Transit visa? [duplicate]

I wish to take a British airways flight from US to India in Dec 2021 with a change of flights at terminal 5 LHR London . I am an Indian student with valid US student visa . Do I need a transit visa?...
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Why does London have 6 international airports?

Why does London need 6 international airports plus 16 general aviation airports? I read it in an article recently. Are all of these civilian passenger flights or is there a mix of passenger, cargo and ...
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Virgin Atlantic - Approved COVID-19 Test Centres

Has anyone recently (within the past 3 months) travelled with Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) with their negative PCR test? If so, could you kindly share the details of where you have found this ...
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Identify 1985 London photos [closed]

Going through old vacation photos, and have some from London in 1985 that I can't identify. I see what appears to be an underground tube station on the right, and a number 30 bus heading to Putney.
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26 hr Layover at London Heathrow (Transiting) [duplicate]

My dad is travelling from Cayman Island to London Heathrow on may 6 arriving at terminal 5. He has a lay over for 26 hours and has a next flight going to Qatar, then Qatar to Philippines. I’ve read ...
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Will my Oyster card work on Farringdon to Brighton Thameslink rail?

I am planning to travel from Farringdon to Brighton using National Rail operated by ThamesLink. Can I use my Oyster card for this journey or do I have to buy a separate ticket?
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London Heathrow airport to Leeds

In reference to my earlier question - earlier question I will be reaching at 10:15 am as I changed my travel date time. Should I prebook national express coach to Leeds Station? Or should I reach ...
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Travelling from London Heathrow airport to Leeds Tempest Road

I am planning to land on 17th April at 7pm at London Heathrow Airport, mostly Terminal 2. I will have two checked bags, one laptop bag, and a carry-on bag. I'm planning to prebook the National Express ...
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Can I travel to Boston from Bangalore with layover at London?

I'm going to Boston on an F1 visa from Bangalore. Because of the ongoing COVID restrictions, is it allowed to travel to US if i have a layover at London airport?
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Flying from London to Copenhagen?

I need to travel from London to Copenhagen for a job interview. It is likely that they will hire me, so it's not just for the interview, I would fly and remain there indefinitely. Since the UK banned ...
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Which train stations near the Oyster boundary have contactless validators on (train) platforms?

On lines that have a London terminus, which stations have contactless validators easily accessible? Because of how comparatively cheap contactless fares are, it can be advantageous when travelling ...
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transit through London Luton (LTN)

My wife was thinking of travelling through LTN on her way until we found out that there's apparently no airside transit area in LTN and you need to pass through border control, so even if you catch ...
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If I land in London the night of September 9th, will I be required to self isolate until September 22nd or September 23rd?

Does the count of 14 days include the day I land? I have someplace important to be at the evening of September 23rd.
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Can I make my connection from Heathrow to Kings Cross? [duplicate]

I have a plane ticket arriving at Heathrow (Air Canada, so T2) at 11:05, and a LNER ticket from Kings Cross at 14:00. (I also have a ticket for the 16:00 service, just in case, but that gets in very ...
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No transit visa in London when traveling from Canada - still valid during COVID?

I and my husband will be traveling from Canada to Russia and back through London Heathrow (long layovers both ways). We have Canadian study and work permits and we are Russian citizens. Normally, with ...
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How is the London congestion charge administered?

I have a rental car and I'm not sure whether I drove through the zone over the last few days. How can I know whether I'm obligated to pay the charge, and if I am but have not done so, then what will ...
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Are flights from London to Bucharest for real? COVID-19

I urgently need a one-way ticket to Bucharest, Romania. In the last two weeks, I booked with Wizz-air from Luton, flight got cancelled, booked again, cancelled again 3 times with the reason given by ...
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Flights from London to the US? [closed]

I need them to be on May 23, early morning, preferably even before 10 A.M. Can anyone help me find some? I'm looking all over the web, but I can't find any. I need flights that are confirmedly ...
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Why would a restaurant called "London Restaurant" in Hong Kong have nothing to do with London or anything British? [closed]

In an episode of a TV series which was aired in 2017, which by the way has nothing to do with visiting restaurants and doesn't explain this in any way, they are in Hong Kong and find this restaurant ...
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How can you escape, if racists in London, who run faster than you, chase you to attack? [closed]

I'll fly to London again for work, and I look Asian. The Coronavirus is making racists target Asians in London - reported in Sky, Guardian. See my other question. It's better not to make eye contact, ...
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Travelling to UK as an unaccompanied minor

I would be turning 18 in July and wish to travel to the UK in June. I hold an Indian passport. I would be travelling alone. I have had 2 previous UK visas (both now expired) which said I cannot travel ...
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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 isn't there 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 goes from ...
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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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