Hi we will be in Manchester in April for 4 nights we will be arriving on Easter Monday late afternoon we are mixed group of adults and teenagers with the youngest being 14 year old football/dancing/shopping mad girl. We will be staying out at Salford quays basically because I know this area reasonably well and we plan on spending lots of time in the Trafford/Salford quays area. As yet nothing is set in stone other than the hotel and we don't mind travelling into city centre from Salford Quays on the tram its one of the highlights for one of the party and are I'm well aware of the arguments for and against staying in the city centre but what can I say I like the quays area and have stayed at a few different hotels in this area and ten - twenty minutes travelling on a tram is really not an issue for us.
I should state two of the party have learning disabilities so looking for lots of different suggestions on things we can do other than museums and shopping. Id spend the entire time in the various museums lol but that's just me. One of the party quite likes trailing around the museums, one is indifferent and the 14 year old attention drifts if she spends more than ten minutes doing anything
our plans so far and this is no particular order is this
One day would be spent
old Trafford tour (they all football daft Im indifferent to be honest and I'd rather go to the city ground but was told no)
imperial war museum well you know we have to .
lowery outlet village and walk over for a look at media city uk (maybe not sure yet)
and also a trip to the cinema in the evening (either this day or the day we arrive)
would be spent in the city centre
we will be going to the corrie tour (I know I know but we are all corrie fans)
museum of science and industry (how long should we plan to spend here I was thinking 2 hours)
other than that suggestions of other things we could do in the city centre also I been looking at the shuttle bus that goes between the various places in city centre are these really free??? Yes I know it says it on the website but coming from an area of the country where they would charge you for thinking about getting on a bus if they could get away with it Im just making sure I did not misread this piece of information.
the third day
we would be planning on going to the Trafford centre
while at the Trafford centre we would be doing some shopping and also bowling at namcos (keeping the bowling mad boys happy).
so what you all think and suggestions of other things we could do alterations we could make btw we wont be doing the Lowry :-( I've been before and I don't think anyone else in the group would get anything out of it.
I have been looking on this site and others for ideas but it mostly seems to be museum type activities not sure how two of the party would cope with a whole trip trailing around the museums and shops. So any suggestions for activities that are not museums or museums that are mostly all interactive and good fun
Hi, I am researching my property on the Plymouth Hoe but having a bit of trouble:( It was built in 1749 and stands as the first and largest house on Athenaeum Street. It was mentioned to of been built originally for a nobleman connected to St Andrews church and later rumored to of been used as the American Consulate during WW11, following that to be owed by Danny La Roue. These references where given to us by a man researching the area staying at the hotel across the road but he was just vacating so only spoke for a few mins. We also had a note left in the house from the previous owners when we purchased the property in 2009. The exterior of property was remodeled by Foulston during the development of Athenaeum Street in the 1800's and later the house was separated into 2 parts in 1903 (of which I purchased the main). The problem that I am having is that as the property is so old, I can not find out what the house was originally named or what the address would of been before Athenaeum Street was developed around it. I have found it may of been built on the site of ' Kingsdon Sq' from one old map also that it was not eligible to pay taxes from another map. I don't know the original owners details and can not find any pictures of any form dating back that far. I have been trying to collate the History with our son as a project for some time but the National Archives allude us. The property has been Grade II Listed and we think it's history really should be unearthed. We have also checked the census from 1851 and found the Baddeley family here who married in with the female Edgecumbes which to this day we still finde the Baddeley's and Edgecumbes very closely connected around the world. They also had alot of dealings in India. Please can anyone help at we have hit a wall ?
With kindest regards :) 30 Athenaeum Street PL1 2RQ
We have an event booked for the 02 and were looking for a hotel, the radisson blu came up and looked really nice.
Can anyone tell me if it's possible to walk to the 02 as it says it's only 0.4 miles, or how far the walk is to the nearest tube station to get to North Greenwich
Does anyone know if you can store suitcases at the Heathrow airport in London? We have a train ride after our landing in London and want to leave our luggage for a subsequent cruise for a few days at the airport in a secure facility? Is there such a place that someone has experience with?
I realise this is not a question and I have posted the information in the relevant London transportation page but I post it here additionally in the hope it may save travellers inconvenience as people may not see it elsewhere.
Following a number of strikes already this month the Unite union have decided yet again to seriously disrupt public transport in London with a series of three strikes affecting the buses. They are planned for 5th, 13th and 16th February from 0001 hours to 2359 hours on each occasion. This will obviously have a knock-on effect on night buses both prior to and after the strikes.
Travellers are advised to check and replan their journey if necessary. Details of how to do this can be found on the Government website
As always, I shall update this if the situation changes.
Hope this assists,
Hi, myself and family (wife and 7yr old Daughter) are thinking of moving from a small Essex town to Norfolk and have seen several houses in upwell/outwell and we are coming to view some shortly. What is life like in the village ? Are the local people friendly especially to newcomers ? is the road running through the village very busy ? also are there nice quiet country walks close by ? thank you for taking the time to reply its very much appreciated. Regards Harry
Hi everyone, i am looking for an idiot proof guide for getting from the central bus station to terminal 4, bearing in mind i have never used the tube before etc, cheers in advance for all the help :)
I am in Birmingham for almost 2 days. I am an adult male and would love to get ideas of the best things to see in that short time? I prefer not going to regular museums, churches etc. Thought maybe different sights, views, nature etc. I definitely would go to Bournville to Cadbury World. Can anyone give me suggestions of what cannot be missed when in around Birmingham area?
I am interested in going to Harry Potter studio tour and found the official website listing price for family (2adults and 2 kids) is less than private tour operators. However, the only timeavailable from the official website is after 6pm - I wanted to know whether studio is worth a visit in the night and will I miss any outdoor settings. I youtubed some videos and found the place shown in dim light and with creepy sounds - which made me think that my younger daughter aged 5 who has some development delays may find it a problem. Anyone has views/advises on my two questions? My elder daughter who has read those 500 & 800 pages books was very excited to goto this place.
Usually I've been using oyster, but this time I'll be there Wednesday-Friday and Sunday-Tuesday because I'll be spending the weekend in Oxford. Is it more sensible to buy money for oyster or a seven day travelcard? I'll be in zones 1 and 2 and I'll probably travel about 3-5 times per day.
Hi. Can anyone help? I'm thinking of visiting Bourton-On-The-Water for a day this spring. I have looked at trains but it takes too long to get there with multiple changes. Are there any coaches that leave from Coventry or the West Midlands and return the same day? Thanks in advance. Jo
Hi, I am a Philippine passport holder traveling to Heathrow airport, arriving at terminal 4 and with a connecting flight at terminal 5 to Toulouse, France. I am a Schengen Visa holder as well. I would just like to ask if I will still need a Direct Airside Transit Visa to transfer terminals even if I don't have baggage to claim upon arrival at terminal 4 since both bags are carry-ons. Tickets were booked separately though so I do not have a through-ticket. Thanks!
My friend is arriving at T2 (from Frankfurt) and departing for the US from T5 - different airlines and not through ticketed, as far as I can tell. So she's going to have to pick up her luggage, transfer terminals and check in. She only has two and a half hours to do so. And she's a US citizen, so presumably might be held up at immigration.
Is this an impossible schedule? As she's transiting the airport, is there some simpler quicker way to do this than going through immigration and customs as a normal arriving passenger would, before she transfers terminals?
My husband and I will be flying in to Gatwick and flying out of either Gatwick or Stansted in Mid May. We get in around 1:30pm and leave about that same time the following day. Where will be the easiest area to stay if we fly out of Gatwick and what's best if we fly out of Stansted? We are in our early 30's and in good physical condition, but will have backpacks so we don't want to have to walk too far from the train stations. We aren't too worried about doing too much sightseeing, but want to be in an area that is very walkable with good restaurants. We also want to be close to whatever transportation is easiest to get us back to the airport. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Hi, I'm going UK from 8th April - 15th April. I need help in itinerary. Actually I've bought a matchday tickets to watch EPL between Manutd & Mancity at Old Trafford (11th April). We'll reach London on 8th April. So i thought to discover London on 8th & 9th. Then on the 10th move off to Manchester and stay there for 1day 1night till nxt day (matchday). But after match-day I am not sure on where to go next. I thought of discovering England especially the countryside. Any ideas where I should go next after Manchester. I have to be back in London by 15th April afternoon.
(1) London - I see that accommodation around London are quite expensive. Any place outskirt of London that is good to stay. Budget Inn budget hotel. Mode of transport
(2) Manchester - Stadium Tour, Match-day & discover Manchester.
(3) Mode of transport to other city/places.
Thanks in advance for your input.
Does anyone know anything about the London Pass card? Is it worth getting? If I have already an Oyster card, does the London Pass cover travel too? Or once I have an Oyster card, maybe it isn't worth getting the London Pass. Any feedback would be welcome. What are the "must see" attractions today in London?
Hi, we will leave from Dusseldorf with BA and arrive at T5 at 7.50AM.
We have to transfer to T3 to catch our flight to Dallas which leaves at 9.30 AM: also BA but operated by American Airlines.
When we booked this flight it said on the website this flight was operated by BA aswell, so we thought we could stay in T5, and 1 hour 40 min would be plenty off time!
However checking the BA website later we found out this flight is operated by AA, and we have to transfer to T3.
I'm very worried we won't make this transfer.
Would anyone be so kind to explain us, maybe step by step, what's the fastest way to go to T3?
Do i realy need to worry, or is 1 hour 40 min enough time?
Thank you for your time and help!
Hi, i put up a post last wk and after some feedback i redo back my itinerary . Need your views and advice if there is any. I decided to stay in Manchester for my whole trip there plus rent a car for transportation.
1st day - Reach about noon. Check in hotel. Maybe check out nearby area
2nd day - Drive up to Buxton, Castleton and Harthesage for country sightseeing. If time permit drive to Sheffield.
3rd day - Need your view is it possible to drive down to London make a day trip then evening drive up back to Manchester. Or should i just take the train to London ( but the tickets are expensive) if not, any suggestion where i can head to for sightseeing & shopping apart from Manchester
4th day - Old Trafford tour & explore Manchester
5th day - Matchday (Manutd vs Mancity) since most likely it be push to Sunday.
- Hows the traffic in Manchester, Sheffield & Buxton
-Any road or peak period i should avoid driving
-Matchday (should i drive)
- Weather in Manchester (April)
-Shopping tips in Manchester
-Any advice applicable to this trip.
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