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UK Visit visa got refused wrongly when should I re-apply?

Let's consider the issues with your application. You are trying to be a tourist in a pandemic. If you were granted the visa you asked for, the reality is that you would spend most, if not all, of ...
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Is there a faster route between Milton Keynes and Cambridge, England than taking a train via London?

Short answer: no, there doesn't appear to be a faster route. The main bus route from Milton Keynes to Cambridge is the X5 followed by the 905, operated by Stagecoach. Until recently this was a single ...
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Does the full quarantine period have to be observed for short trips of less than 14 days to England?

Quote from an .gov.uk site: Coronavirus (COVID-19): how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK When you arrive in the UK, you will not be allowed to leave the place where you’re staying for the ...
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Are there any museums or sites in England honouring Isambard Kingdom Brunel?

Very near the site of the "Oldest Tunnel in the Oldest Underground in the World", in Rotherhithe in south east London, you can find the Brunel Museum, which, well, is not just 'a display' about his ...
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Is there a faster route between Milton Keynes and Cambridge, England than taking a train via London?

There used to be a direct bus on this route, the X5 (Oxford - Bicester - Milton Keynes - Bedford - Cambridge), but it was apparently withdrawn in August 2020. I haven't travelled this in quite a while,...
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What does it mean when Stonehenge is "closed?"

Stonehenge the tourist attraction is not just a natural destination. Like many sites that attract large numbers of visitors, there are timed tickets, admission fees, parking areas, a visitor center/...
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Is there a faster route between Milton Keynes and Cambridge, England than taking a train via London?

Have you considered a taxi? I'm not sure if that would be considered Public Transport, but there is at least one MK based company offering a connection 'from 75 GBP'. This seems comparable to a full-...
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Police ride along in London

Having worked with London police for some time, I can tell you that, no, you cannot. Until a few years ago this was possible with an advance request, however there was an incident whereby the ...
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Can I really finance a Silk Road trip, from India to the UK, by importing and selling the motorcycle?

Will You Break Even? In my opinion you would be lucky to break even at the end of the trip. The wear-and-tear from such a long journey alone could cause the motorbike to devalue so much as to lose any ...
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Why did Oyster card charge me £43 but only gave me a credit for £5?

The terminology does get confusing. Basically, you have an Oyster card with: A "7-day Zone 1 & 2 Travelcard" on it. This gives you free travel within Zones 1 & 2 for 7 days. It is worth £33 ...
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Small children to see the Queen's Horse Guards in London?

The horses used by the ceremonial guards at the London royal palaces are extremely well trained and will not bite or otherwise harm people. They are working, military horses, and your daughter will ...
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Jaywalking in England

Other people have done nearly all the work here, but someone should draw everything together in an answer so the question can be put to bed. Your assumption that jaywalking must be a crime in England,...
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Transportation from St Pancras to Isle of Wight

There are three main ferry routes to the Isle of Wight: Portsmouth-Ryde, Lymington-Yarmouth and Southampton-Cowes. Depending on where you want to go on the Island, that may be your biggest decider ...
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How can 4 suitcases be collected between 9 AM - 12 noon in England to be moved, without using 'man with a van'?

It's a bit out of the box, but you might find a user on TaskRabbit willing to pick them up and take them on a train down to London for her, especially if she's willing to meet them at the train ...
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UK Visit visa got refused wrongly when should I re-apply?

As @DJClayworth already said: Your income is absolutely not the problem. Even if you "fix" or explain the numbers stuff, it doesn't matter. The real reason is that they do not believe you ...
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Why does it take longer to fly from Rabat to London than the reverse?

It appears that whatever website you are using to find these flights is not calculating the time zone difference correctly. However, it's wrong for an interesting reason. Morocco is on the time zone ...
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How easily does the Eurostar to London connect with trains to Northern England?

The Eurostar goes to St. Pancras International station in London. The Virgin Trains Pendolino service has a train to Manchester every 20 minutes, and takes about two hours. This leaves from Euston ...
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Are there any museums or sites in England honouring Isambard Kingdom Brunel?

In terms of a comprehensive museum, not yet. However, if you are travelling in 2018 (or reading this reply in the future) then there will be a new museum called 'Being Brunel: the national Brunel ...
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Hastings Battlefield and the 'Right to Roam'

There is no general "Right to Roam" in England and Wales, in contrast to Scotland. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 only allows public access that can be recognised and "Right to Roam" on "...
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Do Hotel receipts in England show number of guests?

Hotel receipts do not usually indicate the number of guests; however, they do usually state the type of room, and this in turn often (but not always) reveals the type of bed. So there is a ...
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Traveling from Germany to England via France by car -> quarantine?

The latest situation, as announced in the evening of 4 August is that from 4am on Sunday 8 August people fully vaccinated in the UK, Europe or the US arriving from either France or Germany don't have ...
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Is it possible to get from France to England and from Denmark to Sweden human powered?

It depends on what you consider 'special skills'. With some excercise, paddling should be feasible for most people. For the English Channel, you can easily find operators and boat charterers offering ...
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Flying from Cape Town to England and return to another province

The intinerary you want is called an "open-jaw" ticket. Most airlines offer them at prices similar to return tickets, but they are not always easy to find in the airline's own booking website. You may ...
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How to get football tickets for Premier League when traveling

The Normal Procedure You can buy Manchester United tickets on eticketing and the derby game here particularly. You can buy Manchester City tickets direct from the Manchester city site, however MC have ...
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Is it cold enough in England/London to have to wear a woolen/winter hat?

Coming from a warm country, you will feel the cold much more than someone who has lived in the area for a long time. I guess you will feel much better with a hat. Remember that you will lose a lot of ...
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Is there a faster route between Milton Keynes and Cambridge, England than taking a train via London?

In addition to the taxi suggestion, depending on how long you're planning to spend in Cambridge, you may be better off actually hiring a car. If you book in advance and spend some time searching, and ...
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Is there a faster route between Milton Keynes and Cambridge, England than taking a train via London?

This really looks like a roundabout route. The UK rail network is pretty London-centric and that area is particularly bad, In particular, once you leave London, there are no connections between the ...
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Can I really finance a Silk Road trip, from India to the UK, by importing and selling the motorcycle?

Where this legend probably got started is if someone purchased a bike not available in the destination country, or had enough celebrity status that the bike can be auctioned as "This is the bike that &...
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Day trip to Shropshire Hills from Birmingham

There are frequent trains from Birmingham New Street to Church Stretton (via Shrewsbury) They are operated by Arriva Wales and London Midland. Church Stretton is a quaint small market town typical of ...
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