My Mom and I will be going around England this April 12-25. However we will be only staying in London of the ff dates
April 12 - 15:00 - midnight
April 22 - 15:00 - midnight
April 23 - whole day
April 24 - 8:00 am - 12 noon
We will be staying at Hilton Hyde Park on the 12th and at Hilton Metrople on the 0ther dates.
Can you please help us fix our itinerary or how can we group the places we can go. we plan to go to the ff places
Buckingham Palace/changing of guards
Tower of London
St. Paul Cathedral
We also plan to go to Piccadilly Circus, Soho, Chinatown or Leicester square if they are near to one another.
We alo want to see street art at bricklane or shoreditch? Or are there similiar street/wall arts we can visit?
Also, what can we see in Abbey road? Is it worth the time?
I arrive at Gatwick airport at 22.50,
1)what are my options to reach the center at that time?
2)cost of ticket?
3)do the trains run after midnight in case of delay?
I want to take a London-Venice flight.
Does anyone here know what Ryanair charges for checked luggage?
What is the maximum weight (kg) per person?
Cost per kg or per bag?
As in the topic......
Does anyone know what the circle line is like at rush hour? i'm travelling to london for the first time on monday and will be travelling from paddington to the city at 8:15am. I'll have a decent sized suit carrier and not sure whether to get a cab if the tube is packed like sardines?
I will be arriving London with a small tour group March 7 leaving via the Chunnel on the 10th. Wondering if there is flooding in and around London and Paris due to the record rainfall?
We will be arriving at Heathrow and traveling to Central London/Kensington by Cromwell and Gloucester Road and are considering Transport Car/shuttle cost vs Taxi to Cromwell and Gloucester Road. Considering there will be 2 or 4 of us traveling, I am looking for comments on using a taxi verses a pre booked van/shuttle. Approximately what is the basic shuttle cost and recommended gratuity. And considering that the flight may be late and the convenience of just grabbing a taxi. I trust that the vans accept credit cards. All comments are greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance, Chuck
When traveling alone and not excessive luggage have used the Tube to Gloucester Road Underground Station, no problem though, the others prefer not to use the convenience of the taxi vs. the tube with luggage.
Hi! We're going to London for a weekend from the 28th Feb. We'd like to see one of the big shows, such as The Commitments, The Lion King og Phantom of the Opera. We're wondering if we should book tickets in advance or bank on getting discounted tickets on the day at the booth in Leicester Square. Do you think we're likely to get tickets to one of the big shows or are we likely to stand there and not get tickets? I know you can't guarantee anything, but we just want to know what is likely. Any suggestions?
My wife and I are going to be in London for about 6 days (our second time in London) and are interested in visiting Bath, Stonehenge, Windsor, the British Museum. We were wondering if it would be better to stay a few days in London and the balance in Bath or just base them all out of London. Thoughts?
LONDON PASS - is it value for money ? I will be in London at the end of June I would like to find out the best way to get around, The London pass does is it value for money for the places it lets you in for free ?
Does anyone have the name of a reliable and competitively priced private car/shuttle company to go from Terminal 4 to central London? I have used one several times in the past and just want to make a comparison. No, I don't want to use the train or bus or tube! Many thanks.
Hi I'm Victoria and I'm an exchange student. In May my parents will come here and I would like to visit London with them but I have some questions.
Do we have to use an Oyster card per person or can we share one?
How much is it if I want to put money on my oyster card to travel with bus and metro in London only one day and what's the name of this thing? Is it different for the bus and the metro? What is the cheaper ?
Thank you very much!
Is it easy to travel in london with pets and can one travel on underground and trains with their dogs? Are there any cheap hotels or guesthouses in central London that are dog friendly?
Do you know the best german restaurant in London ?
Hi. I am visiting London for a conference soon and wondering what is the best way to prepare for the trip. I will be staying in London for a week and there are three days that I will be probably fully booked at the conference, meaning I only need to move between the hotel (near Goodge Street Station) and the conference site (near Oxford Circus station) those days. Other days (like 3-4 days) I will be able to go and see some places I wanted to. My main interest is the British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, and Shakespeare globe theater. I also have a plan to see a performance at the National Theater (the New London Theater at Drury Lane).
So, after searching for some answers regarding travelcard in the London forum, it seems that I would just buy a single ticket from Heathrow airport to Goodge Street on the first day, and at the Tube station I would purchase something like 3 1-day travelcards? And it may be better to just get single tickets for those days that I only need trips between the hotel and the conference site? (or is it a walking distance??)
Any recommendation or advice is appreciated.
After 10 years I will visit London again for 3 days.
Therefore, I would be happy about some insider information from locals or virtual tourists who have been there about the following things:
1. Which is the cheapest underground pass option for 3 days? I only intend to stay in the city center/downtown area to visti the main sights, but still I would need to use the underground to be fast and reach my accommodation.
2. I know that London is not the cheapest city concerning food, but I wouldn´t want to live of Mc Donalds in these days. That´s why I´d like to know about inexpensive or reasonably priced restaurants that also have vegetarian dishes? I heard some pubs and Victoria Station has affordable menus? I´m thinking of something between 10 and 15 Euros and hope it exists in London!
Thank you all for your suggestions, ideas and tips! I will appreciate your responses!
I've got friends who live in France 2 months now, they are not yet familiar with French food and are looking for best places or restaurants. What would you recommend?
Our Son is graduating at Royal Festival Hall in May - any suggestions for restaurants - mid range please - something special but not Michelin star expensive - within a 20 minute or so walk - not sure if it will be lunch or evening meal as I don't know the time of the ceremony yet - something to remember the event. All suggestions much appreciated - there does not seem to be any conclusive reviews. Hoping someone can give us a memorable experience and a day that he will look back on with good memories
Many thanks in advance for all suggestions - Mum is picking up the for 5 !!!
I've booked a hotel through Hotwire which is non refundable (I know the risks of blind bidding and non refundable hotels, I do it all the time), I'm happy with the location and the hotel BUT there are multiple reviews of overbooking. On the off chance that they try to shoot me to another hotel while I am sleep deprived after my transatlantic flight, what are the consumer's rights when they try to walk you to another hotel? It happened to me just one other time and I was OK with the hotel so no big deal. But the complaints on TA lead me to believe that they are walking them to an inferior hotel. Just want to be prepared :-)
Hello all. I'm afraid I'm in a fix now, Will be in London for a couple of days in two weeks time and leaving from Heathrow for Amsterdam on 14th Feb at 6.50am. I've no clue how to get there so early, or if its ever possible from say Oxford Circus or Paddington or even St Pancras as my hostel will located somewhere there (I've yet to make a booking!)
Hence, appreciate if anybody could advise me on this as well as hostel accomodation so I could get tot he nearest tube if need be to make it that early.
Having traveled all over the carribean for 30 years , I have decided on a European
vacation. I have looked at vacation packages from the low to the high end , some costing
6k -7K per person. I don't believe that it should cost that much to tour London and Paris.
All of the travel agencies that I have looked at - at the most - have average ratings.
I also realize that going to Europe may be a little more complicated that a visit to Aruba.
What I normally do is stay at a 4 or 5 star hotel and use the services of the concierge to
arrange some sight seeing tours. We were planning a May or June 2014 trip. We also
want to fly out of Philadelphia. Any tips or travel sights that we can utilize would be
Art and Helen
Ace or Hoxton? Looking to stay away from the traditional touristy hotel areas and these 2 hotels in Shoreditch look interesting... would you recommend Shoreditch as a neighborhood and is one of these hotels regarded much higher than the other? Thanks for any replies!
How is the Chinese New Years in London? I'd like to go but if it turns out to be just standing 6 hours at a large distance from any attraction due to a huge crowd, my friends would be very disappointed. We come from another city 2 hours away so being there very early or leaving very late is not really an option.
Has anyone bought a Britrail Pass at 11a Charing Cross Road lately? This shop is also where you redeem London Pass vouchers. Tku in advance.
Couple in their 70s staying 24 hours at Gatwick airport ( north ). We want to visit London Eye and were thinking of using Easy Bus to London. What is the easiest way to get to the Eye from the drop off point ? We would prefer using buses rather than tube.
I am just hoping for a suggestion on packing clothes for a trip during August. Mainly for shoes/jackets etc on what to expect weather wise. Thanks :)
What is the best way to transfer from Heathrow airport to Gatwick for 2 people with 6 checked bags + 2 carry-ons. Shuttles are saying they only allow 2 checked bags.
Hi there. I will have one day passing through London at the end of March and I am wondering if someone could recommend a day trip to a "quaint, pretty, small town/village" an hour/hour and half outside London that I could get to by hiring a car (and also best place to hire the car from). Preferably the town would also have a nice pub with open fire for lunch. I have been to London many times but this trip, on our way to Paris, I will have a couple of first-timers with me who want to do such a trip (their words, not mine! LOL).
Any suggestions for such a town plut hire car would be greatly appreciated.
We'll be in London for a long weekend at the end of February and would like to see one of the popular musicals, e.g. Lion King, Mamma Mia, Les Miserables or similar. I remember from living in London for a short span 20 years ago that you could get really good tickets if you bought them the same day. Is this still as easy - and if so, where is the place to go?
Any advice will be much appreciated!
Does anyone know if they have a 1) cloakroom 2) WIFI at Sir John Soane's museum in Holborn.
I looked on the website, but no mention of either.