I am 25 years old and currently I am doing my postgraduate studies in London.
As part of my dissertation for the behaviour of tourists visiting East Europe (Croatia,Greece,Italy, etc.), I would be grateful if you could spend 1-2 minutes from your life, in order to complete the following short questionnaire.
Thank you in advance.
On behalf of the visiting In-Laws I would like to ask the number of the best bus(es) to take from the Travel Lodge on Drury Lane to the Tower of London and back...
We would like to know busses only as FIL has a free bus pass ...thanks in advance...K
We will be going to London later this year - 2013. We have stayed in St. James/Westminister area in the past and we loved it, but will need to get the train at St. Pancras at the end of our visit. How is the St. Pancras area?
I have more than one Credit Card (Amex, Visa, MasterCard) but all have magnetic strips (I'm American) rather than a chip. I have heard mix opinions as to if these will work in / are accepted in the UK. Please advise.
I may have asked a similar question previously - If so, I apologize. Will be in London in early July on a group tour. We will have seen "the best" of London proper and realize we will likely just scratch the surface. Have a few days with the family post formal tour and we would like to get out of the city a bit a see more "country side" --- Thinking of staying in the city but heading out via train (don't think driving on the "other side" of the road would be good for anyone involved) to places that would have some open space, nice locals, maybe a local sight or two but more importantly a quaint small town with a few shops, a pub or two where we can see some local flavor, sit in a park and read for a few hours and easily get there and back. I know it is a bit of an ambiguous request but hopefully someone that knows the area has a favorite spot that could be recommended as an relaxing (but not middle of nowhere) place. Also, as a side note ----- Is there any reason to not stay at a Heathrow airport the night prior to departure vs. London proper. Flights back to the US leave between 8 and 10AM...Which I assume means one needs to be there between 6 and 8AM which would not make for a relaxing night/morning either way. Thanks
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Would you please, tell me which is the more convinient transport in London?
Which is the best transport card for tourist as me-Oyester ot Travel card? Which is the most practical?
I will be staying in Ramada Encore London West soon and want to find a good Indian restaurant that is easy to reach from there. I am dining with a very special friend so I really want great food and lots of atmosphere. Any advice?
Trip to London is almost here and I've got a couple of questions
I've booked at a hotel without free wifi, we'll be staying near Westminster/Waterloo. Any place nearby with free wifi? Or are there some chains that have it? I think I've read McDonald's does as well as Caffe Nero and Starbucks.
My niece wants to be able to call people she knows in London and her US phone I suspect charges a lot, I've read about getting a throwaway phone, where would be the best place to do this?
That's it, I won't ask about the weather, what shoes to bring or for you to review my itinerary (mostly because you'd tell me I was trying to do too much!)
Other VT's have advised to purchase Eurostar tickets in advance for trips for example London Brussels changing to Amsterdam. How much time in advance is recommenced to get a good price? We are now looking at 3 months from now/May 26st. Also there are 4 seniors traveling together, if that makes any difference. In Brussels changing trains to Amsterdam, there is 15 minutes between trains, does that seem like enough?
Thanks to all in advance, Chuck
Hello! My family and I are traveling to London 5/25. We have not bought Oyster cards in advance. What is our best and most cost effective way to get to our hotel (Gloucester Road). I have not found that I can buy Oyster cards @ Heathrow (Terminal 3). Is this true? If we cannot buy them, can we buy paper tickets with cash to get us from Heathrow-Gloucester? Where would we do this?
Your help is much appreciated! Thank you!
well i am going there alone so just wondering if there is anyone else going during this time or if there is anyone who lives there that would like to meet up and explore the city together
Would you please, write me which is the cheapest transport way in London-metro. bus and which card is most convinient to use. in order to buy the cheapest tickets?
ill be in london for 3 days from on the 11th june. just having a few days away. if anyone is around it would be good to meet for a drink to put the world to rights and talk travel experiences. look forward to hearing from you. i used to live in london so will be able to show you around.
I am planning on travelling from St:Paul's tube station to Marlow. The national rail is advising me to reach Paddington by tube, and continue the journey by train via Maidenhead. The trouble I am facing is that the train changes are rather closely placed (5 min!). Would it be safe then to buy a anytime day return ticket from PAD to Marlow (and use Oyster for the tube leg)? Does it make sense to book it in advance (which means I have collect it in the PAD station)? What about bus services?; Google maps are providing me a few suggestions, but appear to be a slower option. Comments greatly appreciated!
Traveling to Florence from NYC on May 15, have a 5 hour layover in Heathrow. Does it make sense to go into London? What's the best way? What would you do in those 90 minutes in town, 8:30am-10am?
We are a couple coming to London at the end of May. We want to work until november fruit/crop picking or similar when we get there.
Does anyone have any recommendations on areas that we will best to head to at that time of year or any recommendations of places? Thank you.
My friend is coming to London next week, and she collects "everything" about movies, tv-series and also comics. She has tried to find with google good places to shop those, but has not found the right answers. Could someone help? If you know any, I could sent her info.
Can anyone recommend any reasonable priced airport hotels at London Gatwick Hotel?
My friend wants to know the best transportation for travelling between both airports? How long would it usually take?
this is really short notice....but could you please offer some suggestions of places to visit or things to do with a 4 year old?
The more active, the better....she's not one for passive activities. And also ....don't include the zoo...we've had enough of animals with our safari to woburn today.
Thanks in advance :0
Can you a credit card to buy a bus ticket from Heathrow to Victoria Station?
Does anyone send postcard to friends/family from trip?
We are spending the last 4 days of 2 week trip in London. We are flying into Heathrow and are looking for lodging for two nights that is convenient to public transportation (tube/train) The last two nights we are with friends in Bexley. Need suggestions on moderately priced B&B, hotel, etc. will make it easy to get to major London sights. We've been there before I know our way around a bit. Appreciate any suggestions.
Jim and Barb
I'll be in London from May 22 to May 31 and I would like to do a one day trip to an interesting town near by. Any suggentions? What would be the best way to get there?
My wife would like to go to Scotland for two days (from London) as she heard that it is very quaint and that there are nice castles there. Does anyone know if there are areas near London with similar topography and architecture (old castles etc). Any input would be greatly appreciated.
My BF and I are going to London in June and we would like to visit some places out of the usual touristic circuit, local pubs, public places and parks. Any suggestions?
Will be arriving in London June 20th for 4 days before moving on to Paris. would like to spend
most of the time in countryside instead of the city. Thinking if renting car..potential problems. There are 4 adults traveling. Which areas would you recommend. Want leisure drive. Recommendations for lodging.
Where do I purchase the red bus tickets? I am staying at the Intercontinential Park Lane
I would like to take in a show in London next week...my question is what is the best / easiest way to find cheap tickets? Thanks!
I am trying to buy return tickets from Paddinton to Moreton-on-Marsh. The 1st Great Western site doesn't give much info on the use of railcards. Either Family and Friends Card or Senior Card seem to have potential as I am traveling with my daughter and I am over 60. The price that comes up when applying either of them is reasonable and much lower than the regular but it doesn't explain if we are eligible for F and F or if I used the Senior card would it apply to my daughter. Also doesn't indicate how I purchase the card and if I can buy these tickets on line and then buy the card after we are there. I have sent a question to 1st Great Western some days ago but have not gotten a response. Any help would be appreciated.