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    • jbinllb's Profile Photo

      Accommodations

      by jbinllb Online Now Apr 7, 2014 at 3:40 PM

      Tossing around the idea of picking up a pair of tickets to the Monty Python show at the O2 in July, most probably on the 20th. My son (27) and I (57) would be attending together, and spending 4 or 5 days in London, arriving by air to either Heathrow or Gatwick. Looking for suggestions for accommodations - easy access from/to the airport would be nice, easy access to the O2 (tube okay) even better; room doesn't need to be 5 star, just clean and safe - hotel, hostel, b&b all okay. Thanks!

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      Excell expedition centre

      by paddington28 Online Now Apr 4, 2014 at 8:15 AM

      How do i get to the excell expedition centre in London,from victoria coach station,and how long roughly will it take me to get there

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    • Good (!) Indian restaurant

      by Katrino Online Now Apr 13, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      I was wondering where are the best spots to eat Indian food in London. I know about Brick Lane but is it really

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      Harwich cruise logistics

      by Agraichen Online Now Apr 7, 2014 at 10:13 AM

      I'm looking at the logistics for a Harwich - Copenhagen cruise. It's been some time since I've been in London, but never found the trains too difficult. Any suggestions my thoughts of staying a few days in London, then taking the train to Harwich in the AM to board the ship? Or would it be better to travel the day before and overnight in Harwich just to be on the safe side of the trip?

      At the end I'm debating on taking Easyjet (or other) from Copenhagen back to London to attempt at some round trip savings on air fare from SAN in the US as opposed to two one-way trips. Thoughts from those that travel Europe frequently?

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    • London to Amsterdam

      by baconb Online Now Mar 31, 2014 at 9:25 PM

      Hi All,

      We are leaving London on the 2nd of July to Amsterdam, we are staying at the Amsterdam Canal Hotel - Weteringschans 253, 1017 XJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

      Is Eurostar the best way to book this ?
      Also anyone know how far we will end up when we arrive in Amsterdam from the hotel?

      Thanks

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      London Heathrow To London City Airport

      by lcat61 Online Now Apr 3, 2014 at 9:51 AM

      My flight is arriving at London Heathrow. I need to get to London City airport to meet my connecting flight.
      What is the easiest and fastest way to do this? Thx

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      Best nightclub/lounge in Canary Wharf please?

      by Durfun Online Now Apr 2, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      Hi, Was wondering if any kind soul has any suggestions please?
      Many thanks

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    • Kent Station to London Station

      by baconb Online Now Mar 31, 2014 at 9:23 PM

      Hi Guys,
      we are staying at a friends in Kent and need to get the train to London. We will then be going to Amsterdam from London, could someone advise the best train system to use?

      Thanks

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    • train/ferry to dublin

      by Prefo Online Now Mar 27, 2014 at 11:17 AM

      what is the best way to get to Dublin by train/ferry from the airport. will be arriving around 9am but it looks like there is only one train/ferry leaving at 915. Does that mean an overnight in London? If so. where to catch the train the next day in London???

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      cheapst way to use tube fot 8 days of travel fro Swiss Cottage (Zone2) in to Central London

      by oslocairo Online Now Yesterday

      I'm thinking of staying at a hostel at Swiss Cottage, but it seems rather far away. However, the price is lower than many closer to the city center. So, I would have to make my transportation cheaper as I would likely use the Tube several times a day during my 8-day stay. I am arriving and leaving from Heathrow as well so if there is a transporation pass of some kind that would cover my situation and make it it worth saving staying out a little further, that would be great.

      Any suggestions?

      Thanks

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    • How much money

      by stumunro12191 Online Now Apr 15, 2014 at 10:33 PM

      I am going to london for 5 days and Scotland for 5 days. My hotels and flights are already paid for with breakfast included. I was wondering how much spending money I will need for me and my girlfriend. I am staying about a mile away from Big Ben if that information is helpful.

      Thank you

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    • what to bring

      by suegiuggio Online Now Apr 15, 2014 at 8:04 AM

      what can I pack in my luggage for small snacks?

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    • Good (!) Indian restaurant

      by Katrino Online Now Apr 13, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      I was wondering where are the best spots to eat Indian food in London. I know about Brick Lane but are the restaurans there really as good as some say ( not tourist traps)? Thanks a lot!

       

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    • London 241 voucher

      by Aider01 Online Now Apr 17, 2014 at 8:53 AM

      Hello, I have a short 1.5 day stopover in London while traveling back home. We are arriving at Gatwick at noon and leave Monday at 2pm. Transportation from Gatwick to our hotel on Mayfair has been arranged via private car. We are interested in taking advantage of the 241 deal on Sunday for Tower of London, London eye, and London Transportation Museum. Where is the best place to purchase a valid 1 day travel card that is valid for the 241 promotion? We are staying near the Green Park station. We are free Saturday afternoon after we land and can purchase the 1 day travel card then. Thank you in advance.

      I lived in London for 5 years growing up and I'm excited to show the kids some of the sites. We will be back for a longer visit once they are older.

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      Travel from Hyde Park to West Ham Stadium

      by Lurchizo Online Now Mar 26, 2014 at 12:56 PM

      I scored tickets to the Liverpool v. West Ham game on April 6th. I'm staying at Thistle Hyde Park, 90-92 Lancaster Gate. What trains should I use to get there and back? How much time should I give myself to get out there? Thanks

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      Brit Rail Pass - 2nd Class vs 1st Class

      by Boohawk13 Online Now Apr 16, 2014 at 10:39 PM

      Going to be in UK and Scotland for two weeks including London for a week.. Getting Brit Rail pass for all our travel including doing day train trips out from our London base. Trying to decide if should do 2nd class or 1st class. Main thoughts are on getting 1st class is that for the longer trips seems like would be nicer and when in London may be using trains at same times as commuters and was told better chance of getting seats. Would love to hear experiences from other travelers who have used a Brit Rail in the two classes. Thanks.

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    • Can I Return to London

      by Canadian_Moe Online Now Apr 14, 2014 at 11:19 PM

      I flew to London About a year ago for my wedding (keep in mind I'am Canadian), and i was denied entry, because i didn't have a marriage visa. Canadians don't need a visa to enter the UK for less then three months. So at the London airport, they held me for 18 hours and sent my right back to Canada, after taking my fingerprints, and questioning me. so now a year has passed and i have gotten married. and want to visit my spouses family. I fear a repeat of those excruciating 18 hours, will occur.
      Is it possible to enter London after a year from being denied, with out being hassled?

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      Any advice on an area to stay in London?

      by simiritch Online Now Apr 9, 2014 at 8:03 PM

      Hi.
      We will stay in London for 6 days. Would like an area adjacent to a Piccadilly tube station so we can get to and from Heathrow with our bags.
      We will be taking several day trips out of London, so reasonable access to a rail station would be helpful.

      Dont know much about London other than the normal attractions, but a hotel in a nice walking area with restaurants, bars, shops, etc... would be good.

      Any advice would be most appreciated!

      Cheers,
      Richard.

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      How to get from airport to hotel

      by Lurchizo Online Now Mar 26, 2014 at 12:53 PM

      Flying into Heathrow via Air Canada and staying at Thistle Hyde Park, 90-92 Lancaster Gate. What is my best option for getting from the airport to the hotel? Thanks.

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    • Best way to carry money

      by stumunro12191 Online Now Apr 16, 2014 at 9:05 PM

      Was wondering what would be the best way to carry money? Cash credit debit or ?

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      Carrying laptop

      by sjumani Online Now Apr 18, 2014 at 2:37 PM

      How can I carry my laptop while I already have a backpack on my back. Of course I can't put that in the backpack and eventually in luggage. Any ideas?

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      Hotel/Area for 1 night

      by iccuf Online Now Apr 13, 2014 at 2:24 PM

      I will be traveling through London - flying into London City around 4pm and out of Heathrow the next day at 2:30pm. I think I'd like to stay overnight in town and maybe take in a show - walk around a little the following morning before heading to the airport. Suggestion of what area I should book - hotel? This will be on a Monday/Tuesday. Also, how long will it take me to get to Heathrow from the city?

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    • London theater

      by wyliejac Online Now Apr 7, 2014 at 2:27 PM

      I'll be in London June 20-23. Can anyone recommend a play I might not have heard of Here in the US? I'd love to see Billy Elliott, but good seats in my price range are sold out. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

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      Nice small towns to visit with children

      by louculhane Online Now Apr 5, 2014 at 2:41 AM

      Hi there,
      I am going to London and will be staying in East Croyden. I wanted to take my two children aged 10 and 14 yrs to some nice pretty towns outside London with nice places to eat and things to look at. You all seem to have a wealth of knowledge in this area and I would really appreciate any suggestions you have. Thanks

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    • train from Gatwick

      by Ola123 Online Now Apr 9, 2014 at 1:50 AM

      Hello. What is the best (time and price) way to get from Gatwick airport to Central London- train or easybus? If train- is it worth to buy the tickets online or on the station will be the same price (southern train).Online pice for southern train and gatwick express is the same- 15 pounds each way. what to choose? Thank you.

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      cheapst way to use tube fot 8 days of travel fro Swiss Cottage (Zone2) in to Central London

      by oslocairo Online Now Yesterday

      I'm thinking of staying at a hostel at Swiss Cottage, but it seems rather far away. However, the price is lower than many closer to the city center. So, I would have to make my transportation cheaper as I would likely use the Tube several times a day during my 8-day stay. I am arriving and leaving from Heathrow as well so if there is a transporation pass of some kind that would cover my situation and make it it worth saving staying out a little further, that would be great.

      Any suggestions?

      Thanks

      6 Answers 20 hours ago
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      Not a question, just a heads-up - more RMT Tube disruption.

      by planxty Online Now Apr 19, 2014 at 3:58 AM

      The RMT Union has just announced that they are to hold another two of their strikes from 2100 hours on Monday 28th April for 48 hours and from 2100 hours on Monday 5th May for 72 hours. As always, these are designed to cause maximum disruption by being during the working week and will affect both Londoners and visitors alike. There will be a huge strain on other forms of public transport so travellers are advised to plan well ahead if they are visiting during these periods.

      Irealise this information will rapidly be pushed down the pages but I thought I would post it here as well as having posted it in the London travel guide in both Overview and Travel Sections. Full details are here should you want them.

      tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/pr...

      I shall attempt to keep this information as current as possible should there be any changes. Hope this assists,

      fergy.

      15 Answers Apr 19, 2014 at 2:05 PM
    • sjumani's Profile Photo

      Carrying laptop

      by sjumani Online Now Apr 18, 2014 at 2:37 PM

      How can I carry my laptop while I already have a backpack on my back. Of course I can't put that in the backpack and eventually in luggage. Any ideas?

      12 Answers Apr 20, 2014 at 5:16 PM
    • London 241 voucher

      by Aider01 Online Now Apr 17, 2014 at 8:53 AM

      Hello, I have a short 1.5 day stopover in London while traveling back home. We are arriving at Gatwick at noon and leave Monday at 2pm. Transportation from Gatwick to our hotel on Mayfair has been arranged via private car. We are interested in taking advantage of the 241 deal on Sunday for Tower of London, London eye, and London Transportation Museum. Where is the best place to purchase a valid 1 day travel card that is valid for the 241 promotion? We are staying near the Green Park station. We are free Saturday afternoon after we land and can purchase the 1 day travel card then. Thank you in advance.

      I lived in London for 5 years growing up and I'm excited to show the kids some of the sites. We will be back for a longer visit once they are older.

      8 Answers Apr 17, 2014 at 11:50 AM
    • Boohawk13's Profile Photo

      Brit Rail Pass - 2nd Class vs 1st Class

      by Boohawk13 Online Now Apr 16, 2014 at 10:39 PM

      Going to be in UK and Scotland for two weeks including London for a week.. Getting Brit Rail pass for all our travel including doing day train trips out from our London base. Trying to decide if should do 2nd class or 1st class. Main thoughts are on getting 1st class is that for the longer trips seems like would be nicer and when in London may be using trains at same times as commuters and was told better chance of getting seats. Would love to hear experiences from other travelers who have used a Brit Rail in the two classes. Thanks.

      9 Answers Apr 17, 2014 at 5:47 AM
    • Best way to carry money

      by stumunro12191 Online Now Apr 16, 2014 at 9:05 PM

      Was wondering what would be the best way to carry money? Cash credit debit or ?

      11 Answers Apr 17, 2014 at 10:44 AM
    • A trip in early may to London, looking for advise.

      by AlonR Online Now Apr 16, 2014 at 2:49 PM

      Hi,

      Me and my wife are looking for our first vacation in London at the start of may.

      We are currently debating on how long should the trip be, and what should we expect the daily expenses to be about (so we can see how much the trip will approximately cost us).

      Currently, the flight will cost about 1500$ - 1700$ (i need extra room for my legs).

      The hotel is about 255$ per night (it's near the London bridge area and has an 8.8 booking rating), and that was the cheapest i found for may that is in the city and has good reviews.

      The trip is somewhere between 3.5 to 7 full days (excluding flights).

      Our main concern is the price and length of the trip. We would like the trip to be:
      a. not running around all day long.
      b. to get a good feel of London. (i.e. we would like to walk in the parks, weather permitting, go to 1 or 2 theater plays and we like some culture and museums but not artsy fartsy ones)
      c. not go overboard spending-wise. (yet not skimp on essential parts of the experience).
      d. hopefully enjoy just the right amount of time :)

      Would love to hear your input.

      Thanks.

      19 Answers Apr 19, 2014 at 6:59 AM
    • How much money

      by stumunro12191 Online Now Apr 15, 2014 at 10:33 PM

      I am going to london for 5 days and Scotland for 5 days. My hotels and flights are already paid for with breakfast included. I was wondering how much spending money I will need for me and my girlfriend. I am staying about a mile away from Big Ben if that information is helpful.

      Thank you

      6 Answers Apr 16, 2014 at 6:02 AM
    • what to bring

      by suegiuggio Online Now Apr 15, 2014 at 8:04 AM

      what can I pack in my luggage for small snacks?

      7 Answers Apr 16, 2014 at 5:01 AM
    • Can I Return to London

      by Canadian_Moe Online Now Apr 14, 2014 at 11:19 PM

      I flew to London About a year ago for my wedding (keep in mind I'am Canadian), and i was denied entry, because i didn't have a marriage visa. Canadians don't need a visa to enter the UK for less then three months. So at the London airport, they held me for 18 hours and sent my right back to Canada, after taking my fingerprints, and questioning me. so now a year has passed and i have gotten married. and want to visit my spouses family. I fear a repeat of those excruciating 18 hours, will occur.
      Is it possible to enter London after a year from being denied, with out being hassled?

      9 Answers Apr 15, 2014 at 7:24 AM
    • iccuf's Profile Photo

      Hotel/Area for 1 night

      by iccuf Online Now Apr 13, 2014 at 2:24 PM

      I will be traveling through London - flying into London City around 4pm and out of Heathrow the next day at 2:30pm. I think I'd like to stay overnight in town and maybe take in a show - walk around a little the following morning before heading to the airport. Suggestion of what area I should book - hotel? This will be on a Monday/Tuesday. Also, how long will it take me to get to Heathrow from the city?

      12 Answers Apr 14, 2014 at 6:38 PM
    • Good (!) Indian restaurant

      by Katrino Online Now Apr 13, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      I was wondering where are the best spots to eat Indian food in London. I know about Brick Lane but are the restaurans there really as good as some say ( not tourist traps)? Thanks a lot!

       

      7 Answers Apr 14, 2014 at 10:41 AM
    • Good (!) Indian restaurant

      by Katrino Online Now Apr 13, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      I was wondering where are the best spots to eat Indian food in London. I know about Brick Lane but is it really

      3 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 12:49 PM
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      Any advice on an area to stay in London?

      by simiritch Online Now Apr 9, 2014 at 8:03 PM

      Hi.
      We will stay in London for 6 days. Would like an area adjacent to a Piccadilly tube station so we can get to and from Heathrow with our bags.
      We will be taking several day trips out of London, so reasonable access to a rail station would be helpful.

      Dont know much about London other than the normal attractions, but a hotel in a nice walking area with restaurants, bars, shops, etc... would be good.

      Any advice would be most appreciated!

      Cheers,
      Richard.

      9 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 2:45 AM
    • train from Gatwick

      by Ola123 Online Now Apr 9, 2014 at 1:50 AM

      Hello. What is the best (time and price) way to get from Gatwick airport to Central London- train or easybus? If train- is it worth to buy the tickets online or on the station will be the same price (southern train).Online pice for southern train and gatwick express is the same- 15 pounds each way. what to choose? Thank you.

      14 Answers Apr 10, 2014 at 1:33 AM
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      Accommodations

      by jbinllb Online Now Apr 7, 2014 at 3:40 PM

      Tossing around the idea of picking up a pair of tickets to the Monty Python show at the O2 in July, most probably on the 20th. My son (27) and I (57) would be attending together, and spending 4 or 5 days in London, arriving by air to either Heathrow or Gatwick. Looking for suggestions for accommodations - easy access from/to the airport would be nice, easy access to the O2 (tube okay) even better; room doesn't need to be 5 star, just clean and safe - hotel, hostel, b&b all okay. Thanks!

      2 Answers Apr 11, 2014 at 6:17 AM
    • London theater

      by wyliejac Online Now Apr 7, 2014 at 2:27 PM

      I'll be in London June 20-23. Can anyone recommend a play I might not have heard of Here in the US? I'd love to see Billy Elliott, but good seats in my price range are sold out. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

      13 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 3:56 PM
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      Harwich cruise logistics

      by Agraichen Online Now Apr 7, 2014 at 10:13 AM

      I'm looking at the logistics for a Harwich - Copenhagen cruise. It's been some time since I've been in London, but never found the trains too difficult. Any suggestions my thoughts of staying a few days in London, then taking the train to Harwich in the AM to board the ship? Or would it be better to travel the day before and overnight in Harwich just to be on the safe side of the trip?

      At the end I'm debating on taking Easyjet (or other) from Copenhagen back to London to attempt at some round trip savings on air fare from SAN in the US as opposed to two one-way trips. Thoughts from those that travel Europe frequently?

      3 Answers Apr 7, 2014 at 11:24 AM
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      Nice small towns to visit with children

      by louculhane Online Now Apr 5, 2014 at 2:41 AM

      Hi there,
      I am going to London and will be staying in East Croyden. I wanted to take my two children aged 10 and 14 yrs to some nice pretty towns outside London with nice places to eat and things to look at. You all seem to have a wealth of knowledge in this area and I would really appreciate any suggestions you have. Thanks

      12 Answers Apr 6, 2014 at 1:53 PM
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      Excell expedition centre

      by paddington28 Online Now Apr 4, 2014 at 8:15 AM

      How do i get to the excell expedition centre in London,from victoria coach station,and how long roughly will it take me to get there

      2 Answers Apr 4, 2014 at 9:10 AM
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      London Heathrow To London City Airport

      by lcat61 Online Now Apr 3, 2014 at 9:51 AM

      My flight is arriving at London Heathrow. I need to get to London City airport to meet my connecting flight.
      What is the easiest and fastest way to do this? Thx

      5 Answers Apr 5, 2014 at 3:40 AM
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      Best nightclub/lounge in Canary Wharf please?

      by Durfun Online Now Apr 2, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      Hi, Was wondering if any kind soul has any suggestions please?
      Many thanks

      5 Answers Apr 3, 2014 at 2:30 AM
    • London to Amsterdam

      by baconb Online Now Mar 31, 2014 at 9:25 PM

      Hi All,

      We are leaving London on the 2nd of July to Amsterdam, we are staying at the Amsterdam Canal Hotel - Weteringschans 253, 1017 XJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

      Is Eurostar the best way to book this ?
      Also anyone know how far we will end up when we arrive in Amsterdam from the hotel?

      Thanks

      4 Answers Apr 4, 2014 at 7:49 AM
    • Kent Station to London Station

      by baconb Online Now Mar 31, 2014 at 9:23 PM

      Hi Guys,
      we are staying at a friends in Kent and need to get the train to London. We will then be going to Amsterdam from London, could someone advise the best train system to use?

      Thanks

      5 Answers Apr 2, 2014 at 5:22 PM
    • train/ferry to dublin

      by Prefo Online Now Mar 27, 2014 at 11:17 AM

      what is the best way to get to Dublin by train/ferry from the airport. will be arriving around 9am but it looks like there is only one train/ferry leaving at 915. Does that mean an overnight in London? If so. where to catch the train the next day in London???

      5 Answers Mar 27, 2014 at 11:16 PM
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      Travel from Hyde Park to West Ham Stadium

      by Lurchizo Online Now Mar 26, 2014 at 12:56 PM

      I scored tickets to the Liverpool v. West Ham game on April 6th. I'm staying at Thistle Hyde Park, 90-92 Lancaster Gate. What trains should I use to get there and back? How much time should I give myself to get out there? Thanks

      8 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 3:23 AM
    • Lurchizo's Profile Photo

      How to get from airport to hotel

      by Lurchizo Online Now Mar 26, 2014 at 12:53 PM

      Flying into Heathrow via Air Canada and staying at Thistle Hyde Park, 90-92 Lancaster Gate. What is my best option for getting from the airport to the hotel? Thanks.

      10 Answers Mar 30, 2014 at 12:17 PM
    • Lurchizo's Profile Photo

      What to do in one day in London

      by Lurchizo Online Now Mar 23, 2014 at 5:26 AM

      I am in London on business next month but will have one full day free (a Saturday) and would like to pack it full of sightseeing as I have never been. I am looking for suggestions on what to see and the best way to accomplish it. I am not one for touring churches and museums would probably burn too much of the day. Thanks in advance.

      17 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 4:56 AM
    • from marble arch to paddington

      by evgenakis50 Online Now Mar 21, 2014 at 1:50 AM

      I am going from marble arch to paddington railway station on foot between 5 and 6 in the morning.Is there a good reason I should avoid going on foot? I mean is it safe enough?
      Thanks

      6 Answers Mar 21, 2014 at 1:06 PM
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      Decided on the Travel Card but......

      by SusanfromCanada Online Now Mar 15, 2014 at 2:23 AM

      Hi all,
      During our 9 day stay in London, I've decided that the 7 day travel card for zones 1 & 2 would be best for us as we would like to take advantage of some of the 2 for 1 deals. If I'm correct, this is the one you can only buy at a train station and we need to bring a picture with us as well? What I'm not sure about is, what would be our best option for Day 1 & 9? Leaving Heathrow we are probably just going to use the tube to get to Victoria but may want to use the tube again throughout that day. On day 9 it'll strictly be just getting back to the airport.

      32 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 4:38 PM