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

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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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Prevent a bike being stolen in London [closed]

I have been seeing a lot in the news about a lot of peoples bikes being stolen in London (around 20,000 a year) according to TFL. Are there any tips/tricks to prevent your bike being stolen in London ...
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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 ...
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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....