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Questions tagged [london]

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

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Financial proof short term student UK visa

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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United Kingdom Tourism visa for a student and fresh passport [closed]

I'm a student and planning to apply for UK tourism visa How easy is it and what i need to support my document?
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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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What is the best strategy to exchange money to GBP in London?

I know this question said about London which where I live right now, but I think it's applied everywhere. I have almost 900 Euros left which I want to change back to pound sterling. So, I googled a ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to see my complete Oyster card travel history online?

I have been using the same (visitor) travel/Oyster card to on TfL for several years and would like to see my full history for all my visits to London. I know there is a way to see at least recent ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to walk from ExCeL to London City Airport?

I was intending to go to a conference at ExCeL in London Docklands, leaving via London City airport. It seems a very walkable distance between the two, but from Google Maps I can't see if it is ...
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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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Are there alternatives to AirBnb for London, UK?

I love using AirBnb to rent a house from a real person, but often come across properties which are listed on AirBnb by a professional rental agency. In this case you're charged whatever fee the agency ...
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Are there still any advantages to using an Oyster card for travel in London?

The advice to visitors to London always used to be to procure an Oyster card. Given that Transport for London now accept (in fact, have accepted for a while) Contactless credit/debit cards (and Apple ...
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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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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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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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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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What does an Oyster £5 One Day Bus and Tram Pass look like?

If anyone has used an Oyster £5 One Day Bus and Tram Pass, which has been recently introduced in January 2015, could you please post a picture of it here? Is it still available for purchase, or is it ...
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Sightseeing for family in London?

Are there any special sights in London that are suited for the very different interest of a family consisting of 5 persons between 20 and 60 years old? I don't think that museums are a good choice.
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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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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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Can I make a 1hr full-transfer at Stansted?

My Ryanair flight arrives at Stansted at 15:35, and I can either buy a ticket to fly out at 16:30 or at 20:00. I've never been through Stansted before, is it possible to exit the airport, and go ...
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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 to get from London Gatwick to Cambridge on public transport?

I'm arriving on London Gatwick airport around 10 pm on a weekday, and would like to make it to central Cambridge the same night. How would I go about it? Apparently there are no direct buses or trains,...
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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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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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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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Purpose of the 'Witches' Hats' on the A13 in London

Driving from Gatwick Airport into central London via the Dartford Tunnel, travellers will see two very odd structures at the Dagenham Roundabout. They are known locally as the "Witches' Hats". Some ...
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How long does it take to drive from Heathrow airport to Covent Garden?

I am travelling with my family for a holiday in England. I am looking at renting an apartment in Covent Garden. What would be the drive time to and from Heathrow airport?
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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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Is there any good place to visit between Paddington Station and Grosvenor Square, for a 5-year-old boy?

I am travelling to London with my nearly-5-year-old son this coming Monday. The main purpose of the visit is to get him a new passport. We'll arrive on Monday evening and stay near Paddington Station. ...
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Beach huts closest to London

Where is the closest place from London (in terms of travel time, assuming flight and public transport further on) that has beach huts like these? I am after cheap and simple huts, rather than an ...
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What are my cellular options in London

In the US, we have 4 options for cellular plans (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile & Sprint). To get a comparison, who are the top 3-4 companies that I have to choose from in London? and which one has ...