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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 life and works, but an entire museum about his life and works. The Brunel Museum is open every day 10:00 until 17:00. [...] Entry to the Brunel ...


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I lived in London for four years. Perhaps I just didn't appreciate it, but I can't say I really was that aware of the class system on a day-to-day basis. Sure, you were aware that in Peckham in South London there tended to be a lower socio-economic 'category' of people than say, Kensington. And yes in Mayfair there were the private members' clubs and ...


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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 civilian on the ride-along was injured. To make the long story short, the practice was stopped straight away. Moreover, even police student officers (i.e. already ...


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What do travellers need to know about the British class system? Nothing. It won't come up. Don't believe everything you see on American TV. The class system in the UK would be quite similar to the class system in the USA, Canada or other countries. Certainly there are dangerous parts of some cities and expensive 'private members club' in the UK, and USA, ...


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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 margin of profit when reselling it. Having said this, why not do some maths? Assumptions For the purpose of this answer I will be assuming the following: ...


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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 and it will... ...let you travel as often as you like on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and National Rail services within the London travel zones [in ...


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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 not be encouraged to touch them, certainly not to feed them. However the worst thing that is likely to happen to her if she tries is a shouted instruction from ...


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While there are some areas which are distinctly richer or poorer, this is in the same way the some areas in any country, state or city are richer or poorer. Class just really doesn't come up in normal day-to-day life here, anywhere round the UK. Bond Street isn't particularly high end, it has some nice shops, some less so - you will be welcome to spend ...


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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 For all 3, you need to get to London Waterloo station to take the train. That isn't actually too bad though. From St Pancras, follow the signs to the underground (...


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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 station in London. For the right fee, it's amazing what you'll find people doing on there, and it's not exactly complicated, especially if she covers their train ...


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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, Scotland and/or Wales is wrong. Growing up as a child in England, I heard about the existence of jaywalking. But because simply crossing against the lights ...


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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 station, which is about ten minutes walk from St. Pancras. The public transport connections between the two stations are not very good, so I would generally ...


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The Eurostar arrives at London Kings Cross/St. Pancras. From there you can catch the midland main line (to Sheffield) or the east coast main line (to Newcastle and Edinburgh). If you wanted to go to Manchester you'd need to take the West coast main line from Euston (a 9 minute tube ride away). As long as you don't mind changing trains, the Eurostar is a ...


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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 project' opening in Bristol in a year's time. The ss Great Britain Trust has today been awarded £4.78m by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for Being Brunel: ...


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Absolutely! And not only you can, it is one of the best ways to explore the City! My favourite place to start the journey is from Hyde Park - right by the Serpentine Lake is a nice place to eat a sandwich and start skating, while you see some people dancing on rollers and quads. There are also some places to rent inlines in case you can't take yours with ...


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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 theoretical possibility that somebody will wonder why you're staying in a "double room" or "king room" when everyone else is in a "single", although this seems a bit much ...


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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 planning support or equipment rent: http://www.fullthrottleboatcharters.com/kayak-across-english-channel/ Crossing the Øresund may not be much more than 5km (...


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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 "Access Land". Access land is defined as such: (1)In this Part “access land” means any land which— (a)is shown as open country on a map in conclusive ...


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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 need to click special options for "advanced search" or "multiple cities". If everything else fails, go to a brick-and-mortar travel agent, which ought to have ...


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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 < Famous Person > rode from Mumbai to Amsterdam". Globalization has all but eliminated the first case, and "it's been done" has eliminated the second. In ...


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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 heat through your head, much more than you imagine, and having a cold head will make you feel miserable all over. And if it is too cold or you have wet hair, ...


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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 England in the Shropshire Hills which has easy walking access to the surrounding area. The area was known as little Switzerland in the Victorain era. The ...


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If you intend to stay in UK and Hungary more than a couple of days in each, you'd need to buy a package for each country separately. The global services rates you cite are actually pretty competitive, if I compare with what I'm charged for roaming in countries in Europe other than my own. I'd just try to reduce my voice usage as much as possible, and look at ...


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iDBUS looks more comfortable than Eurolines as it is advertised. You can view pictures and videos of the bus features by searching on YouTube. iDBUS fares, in the absolute, are slightly higher than Eurolines ones and remain the same for every seat of the same bus i.e. they will not vary as the bus is filling up. You can find them on the iDBUS website. ...


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As of July 2014, bicycles were not allowed on the Øresund Bridge. Check back in 55 years: It's currently forbidden to cycle across the Öresund bridge, a part-bridge, part-tunnel connection between Malmö and Copenhagen, which was made famous by the hit television show The Bridge. But if new proposals by Sweden-based construction company Skanska and ...


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Here's one, on Sealand Road at the junction with Western Avenue to the west of Chester itself. A small "England - Cheshire" sign also exists on the other side. In terms of parking I imagine you could probably get away with waiting in that access drive to the field for a couple of minutes unless the farmer's around! If you're less lazy and more cautious it ...


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The only rail routes out of that area are either the Cambrian Line train from Machynlleth to Birmingham or the Conwy Valley line from Blaenau-Ffestiniog to Llandudno. Blaenau-Ffestiniog and Machynlleth are both similar drives / bus journeys from Dolgellau. The actual closest station is Morfa Mawddach, but it's a long, slow ride from there to Machynlleth, and ...


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Following on from Grzenio's answer From Portsmouth there are 3 ways to get to the Isle of Wight, the easiest is the WightLink FastCat, the terminal for this is at the end of the platform at Portsmouth Harbour station where most Portsmouth bound trains terminate. This goes to Ryde Pier and takes around 22 minutes. There is also a WightLink car ferry that ...


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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 not yet started sale for next seasons matches (dates are yet to be confirmed). Why that probably won't work Note that the derby (MUFC vs MCFC) is a big ...


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Are public saunas linked to gay culture in the UK? If by public you mean clubs and the like, then yes. Taking Manchester as an example (you seem to know about Liverpool) a Google search manchester sauna selects 5 - 4 described with "Sauna" one "Adult Entertainment Club". Of the four, two advertise themselves as gay clubs. The other two seem more like '...


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