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      Kids Indoor attraction - 1 to 1.5 hours from London

      by csuresh Online Now 10 hours ago

      I am looking for an indoor attraction that will keep kids occupied for 4-5 hours outside London. As I have a rental car with me, want to look for attractions that is around 1 to 1.5 hours driving distance from London. I do not want attractions within London which I have already visited or I can do later (as I live in London). Please suggest.

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    • Oyster or travelcard?

      by slipperbunny Online Now Jan 21, 2015 at 12:10 PM

      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.

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      Harry Potter Studio tour - Query

      by csuresh Online Now Jan 14, 2015 at 2:24 AM

      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.

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    • transport to hotel

      by Carmen61 Online Now Jan 4, 2015 at 9:54 AM

      I am arriving Heathrow terminal 4 on the 6th Febuary at 19 25 and Iam booked at ibis london heathrow airport hotel fr the night. Can anyone please tell me how to get there.,
      Thanks Carmen

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      Accommodation close to the Royal Marsden Hospital

      by Xemx Online Now Jan 22, 2015 at 11:25 AM

      Hello, does anyone know of any clean and not too expensive accommodation close to the Royal Marsden Hospital? I would need it for 2 to 3 months. If it's pet friendly that's even better. Thanks.

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    • Queensway area

      by aeb Online Now Dec 27, 2014 at 9:21 AM

      We will be staying near Queensway tube station. What is this area like in the evening. Are there many nice bars and restaurants about? How does it compare with Paddington in terms of quantity and quality of local bars and restaurants, safety walking about in the late evening, transport links to Victoria station. Many thanks in advance to anyone taking the time to respond?

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    • Layover in London- where to stay and taking trains?

      by nicole.williams82 Online Now Jan 13, 2015 at 7:51 PM

      Hello,

      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!

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      The London Pass

      by Hesselz Online Now Jan 16, 2015 at 11:08 PM

      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?
      Thanks,
      Hessel

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      Places worth visiting?

      by justawanderer Online Now Jan 23, 2015 at 3:23 AM

      Hi there Virtual Tourists.
      I was wondering if you could help me out with some places that are really worth visiting in London?
      I already have a list of more tourist places I would like to visit but I'm also very interested in finding some "hidden gems".
      I'm mostly interested in stuff that involves architecture, street art and city/landscapes. I was also wondering where I could have a great view of the London skyline, if anyone could help me out with that?
      As my travel partner and I are both in our early twenties, I would greatly appreciate all suggestions!

      Thank you so much.

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      Travel between Egham and London

      by lboardman Online Now Jan 2, 2015 at 6:40 AM

      Hi from South Africa!
      My daughter (12) and I will be visiting and staying with friends in Egham for a week. We will want to commute to London most days (probably 5 days) for the sights and will also want to visit the Harry Potter Studios one day.
      This London transport thing is very confusing for somebody that lives in a country where public transport is virtually non-existent! Please can you advise on what the cheapest way would be for us to get around?
      So many thanks!

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    • Will I need a Direct Airside Transit Visa to transfer from T4 to T5 Heathrow Airport

      by PatriciaEncarnacion Online Now Jan 16, 2015 at 11:07 AM

      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!

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    • affordable accomadation

      by Drghazi Online Now Jan 24, 2015 at 12:22 AM

      hi my daughter will stay 1wk in London ,any ideas about affordable accommodation descent ,as booking prices are expensive
      thank you

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    • Underground station to avoid during peak time?

      by jehoney Online Now Jan 15, 2015 at 5:59 AM

      Hello,

      I'm going to London for the first time in February, and I'm actually looking fow a way to go to my Hotel (near Earl's Court station) from Stansted Airport.
      I looked for a few ways and I found out that I can use the train + the Tube, but we'll arrive during peak time (around 4pm) and I was wondering if there are any underground station we need to avoid during peak time, specially with suitcase ?
      We'll need to make a change at either Green Park, Victoria, Holborn or Tower Hill. Should we avoid one of these stations or it doesn't matter?

      Thank you for the possible answer. :)

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      Kids Indoor attraction - 1 to 1.5 hours from London

      by csuresh Online Now 10 hours ago

      I am looking for an indoor attraction that will keep kids occupied for 4-5 hours outside London. As I have a rental car with me, want to look for attractions that is around 1 to 1.5 hours driving distance from London. I do not want attractions within London which I have already visited or I can do later (as I live in London). Please suggest.

      4 Answers 1 hours ago
    • affordable accomadation

      by Drghazi Online Now Jan 24, 2015 at 12:22 AM

      hi my daughter will stay 1wk in London ,any ideas about affordable accommodation descent ,as booking prices are expensive
      thank you

      20 Answers 6 hours ago
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      Places worth visiting?

      by justawanderer Online Now Jan 23, 2015 at 3:23 AM

      Hi there Virtual Tourists.
      I was wondering if you could help me out with some places that are really worth visiting in London?
      I already have a list of more tourist places I would like to visit but I'm also very interested in finding some "hidden gems".
      I'm mostly interested in stuff that involves architecture, street art and city/landscapes. I was also wondering where I could have a great view of the London skyline, if anyone could help me out with that?
      As my travel partner and I are both in our early twenties, I would greatly appreciate all suggestions!

      Thank you so much.

      10 Answers Jan 24, 2015 at 7:12 AM
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      Accommodation close to the Royal Marsden Hospital

      by Xemx Online Now Jan 22, 2015 at 11:25 AM

      Hello, does anyone know of any clean and not too expensive accommodation close to the Royal Marsden Hospital? I would need it for 2 to 3 months. If it's pet friendly that's even better. Thanks.

      7 Answers Jan 23, 2015 at 11:05 AM
    • Oyster or travelcard?

      by slipperbunny Online Now Jan 21, 2015 at 12:10 PM

      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.

      5 Answers Jan 22, 2015 at 1:53 AM
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      The London Pass

      by Hesselz Online Now Jan 16, 2015 at 11:08 PM

      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?
      Thanks,
      Hessel

      9 Answers Jan 17, 2015 at 9:44 AM
    • Will I need a Direct Airside Transit Visa to transfer from T4 to T5 Heathrow Airport

      by PatriciaEncarnacion Online Now Jan 16, 2015 at 11:07 AM

      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!

      16 Answers Jan 17, 2015 at 2:31 AM
    • Underground station to avoid during peak time?

      by jehoney Online Now Jan 15, 2015 at 5:59 AM

      Hello,

      I'm going to London for the first time in February, and I'm actually looking fow a way to go to my Hotel (near Earl's Court station) from Stansted Airport.
      I looked for a few ways and I found out that I can use the train + the Tube, but we'll arrive during peak time (around 4pm) and I was wondering if there are any underground station we need to avoid during peak time, specially with suitcase ?
      We'll need to make a change at either Green Park, Victoria, Holborn or Tower Hill. Should we avoid one of these stations or it doesn't matter?

      Thank you for the possible answer. :)

      26 Answers Jan 18, 2015 at 2:05 AM
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      Harry Potter Studio tour - Query

      by csuresh Online Now Jan 14, 2015 at 2:24 AM

      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.

      5 Answers Jan 17, 2015 at 6:56 AM
    • Layover in London- where to stay and taking trains?

      by nicole.williams82 Online Now Jan 13, 2015 at 7:51 PM

      Hello,

      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!

      8 Answers Jan 14, 2015 at 1:42 PM
    • transport to hotel

      by Carmen61 Online Now Jan 4, 2015 at 9:54 AM

      I am arriving Heathrow terminal 4 on the 6th Febuary at 19 25 and Iam booked at ibis london heathrow airport hotel fr the night. Can anyone please tell me how to get there.,
      Thanks Carmen

      5 Answers Jan 6, 2015 at 9:49 AM
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      Travel between Egham and London

      by lboardman Online Now Jan 2, 2015 at 6:40 AM

      Hi from South Africa!
      My daughter (12) and I will be visiting and staying with friends in Egham for a week. We will want to commute to London most days (probably 5 days) for the sights and will also want to visit the Harry Potter Studios one day.
      This London transport thing is very confusing for somebody that lives in a country where public transport is virtually non-existent! Please can you advise on what the cheapest way would be for us to get around?
      So many thanks!

      15 Answers Jan 4, 2015 at 1:31 AM
    • Queensway area

      by aeb Online Now Dec 27, 2014 at 9:21 AM

      We will be staying near Queensway tube station. What is this area like in the evening. Are there many nice bars and restaurants about? How does it compare with Paddington in terms of quantity and quality of local bars and restaurants, safety walking about in the late evening, transport links to Victoria station. Many thanks in advance to anyone taking the time to respond?

      6 Answers Jan 13, 2015 at 5:24 AM
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      Rail and rental car question

      by grandmaR Online Now Dec 19, 2014 at 2:40 PM

      I want to travel from London to Truro by train and rent a car from Enterprise on March 17th. I want to be picked up at the train station and dropped off at the airport. The Enterprise man's email does not give me a confirmation number - he seems to want me to buy a ticket on the train first. The National Rail Enquiries - Journey Planner will only give me train times up to 2015 March 12th. But www.thetrainline.com/‎

      is perfectly willing to sell me a ticket for the 17th. How can I get a car reservation confirmation without a train time (is there a website I can go to?), and should I go ahead and buy a ticket through 'thetrainline' people or wait a week and get one from National Rail?

      5 Answers Dec 20, 2014 at 6:55 AM
    • Regarding connection times at London Heathrow

      by AFJ Online Now Dec 17, 2014 at 1:42 PM

      My thanks to all of you that replied to my questions about the connection time for flights at Terminal 5. Certainly put our minds at rest and we shall now relax and if necessary implement some very good suggestions should things go 'pear shaped'!!! We are tackling route 66 over four weeks so any more problems and i shall come calling !!! Once again thank you all.

      Regards
      Alan

      3 Answers Dec 17, 2014 at 10:26 PM
    • connection times at London Heathrow

      by AFJ Online Now Dec 16, 2014 at 9:03 AM

      We are flying from Madrid departure 0820hrs and arriving Heathrow 0950hrs thro American but operated by Iberia. We are leaving Heathrow at 1120hrs and arriving O'Hare 1345hrs thro American but operated by BA. We have 1hr and 30mins between flights - is this enough time? Both flights arrive and depart from T5. If time is tight can we ask a member of staff for assistance in order to connect with flights ? Does anyone know the procedure for a missed flight connection? We booked the flights thro American Airlines. I assume we just both clear security and not immigration.We are both UK citizens.

      4 Answers Dec 17, 2014 at 1:55 AM
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      connection times at London Heathrow

      by SONG Online Now Dec 16, 2014 at 8:24 AM

      AFJ posted in misc and said he / she was not able to post in travel. So I have C & P........

      connection times at London Heathrow

      by AFJ 1 hours ago

      Dep Madrid 0820hrs arr Heathrow 0950hrs on American 8816 operated by Iberia. Leave Heathrow 1120hrs arr O'Hare 1345hrs on American 6195 operated by BA. Connections at Terminal 5 with 1hr 30 mins spare - will this be enough time. If time is tight what are my options - not going till May so times may change again. When we made this booking we had a two hour window but not now. Can i get a member of staff to hurry us thro if necessary? Do i have to just go thro security and not immigration. We are UK citizens.

      Reply

      4 Answers Dec 16, 2014 at 10:50 AM
    • connection times at London Heathrow

      by AFJ Online Now Dec 16, 2014 at 6:34 AM

      Dep Madrid 0820hrs arr Heathrow 0950hrs on American 8816 operated by Iberia. Leave Heathrow 1120hrs arr O'Hare 1345hrs on American 6195 operated by BA. Connections at Terminal 5 with 1hr 30 mins spare - will this be enough time. If time is tight what are my options - not going till May so times may change again. When we made this booking we had a two hour window but not now. Can i get a member of staff to hurry us thro if necessary? Do i have to just go thro security and not immigration. We are UK citizens.

      19 Answers Dec 17, 2014 at 2:22 AM
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      Art deco hotels

      by paddington28 Online Now Dec 11, 2014 at 6:56 PM

      Does any one know,what area i should look for in London for art deco hotels,with either afternoon tea or 2 nights acomadation as a gift to a newly wed couple,not fusssed on price as 5 of us will be chipping in

      11 Answers Dec 14, 2014 at 4:35 PM
    • Travelling to London August 2015. Cost of living ??

      by Neko_74 Online Now Dec 11, 2014 at 2:14 PM

      Hello everyone, how are you?

      I'm travelling to London for a 7 days holiday, next summer (August) with a friend. And as I lived there from 1996 to 2007, I know how expensive London can be for a tourist, compared to any other city in Europe (unless, of course, you from Norway or Japan). So this time I'll go as a tourist, as there are things I never did or visited when I lived there.

      Since it's been 7 years I left London (by the way I miss London so much), I don't actually know what is the cost of living in London for a budget tourist at this moment in time. I've already booked the flight, accommodation and London Pass, for London attractions + Travelcard which costed me a total of €700 (about £560) all inclusive.

      Having done that (flight, accommodation, pass and travel card), what remains is food, drink and entertainment. So I was thinking on a (low) budget of £60/£80 (€76/€100) per day (that's £420(€530) for 7 days). What do you think? Can we live on or spend our holiday with this budget for a week? We obviously won't be spending £60/£80 a day, everyday. Surely we'll go clubbing a couple of times, some evenings we'll go to a pub or a bar with music and stuff like that, and then we'll get some souvenirs for friends and family back home!

      Also we'd like to go to see Stonehenge (if we can squeeze some time in), on a day trip. What is the fastest way to get there and how much do you does it costs?

      Thank you in advance friends!

      Take care !!!

      francis_opalm@yahoo.it

       

      11 Answers Dec 12, 2014 at 10:01 AM
    • URGENT - Grainstore Apartments next to Excel London

      by F1Racer Online Now Dec 9, 2014 at 6:32 PM

      Does anyone in London know if the Grainstore Apts. on Canary Wharf are still operating?

      Their emails bounce, phone # doesn't work and the website is expired.

      We have PAID reservations for tomorrow and can't get a hold of them.

      Please HELP.

      2 Answers Dec 10, 2014 at 12:04 AM
    • Souvenir UK car registration plate from London

      by adilansari Online Now Dec 5, 2014 at 3:42 PM

      I plan to get a license plate with my personal lettering as a souvenir from ‪‎London‬. Where to get it from?

      The plate need not be original but a replica close to original would do. I like to collect the plates with my custom lettering from countries I visit. Is it possible to get one from London? Where?
      Thanks for the help.

      3 Answers Dec 5, 2014 at 11:22 PM
    • Must see things in London

      by lucylouvalentine Online Now Dec 4, 2014 at 9:48 AM

      I have a few friends coming over to London who want to to see the genuine underbelly of the city. We all know about big Ben and the Houses of parliament, but I was wondering if there are any more lesser know but equally as iconic things to visit in London.

      11 Answers Dec 7, 2014 at 1:48 PM
    • Things to do for free

      by sopra_ti Online Now Dec 1, 2014 at 5:07 AM

      Hi.

      I will be at London between the 5th and 12 of december. What I can't miss in London during those days?
      Anything for free?
      By the way, which markets can I visit?

      Thanks!
      Best Regards..

      15 Answers Dec 8, 2014 at 2:51 AM
    • Do I need a visa for transit in London Airport

      by Angelom Online Now Nov 27, 2014 at 4:29 AM

      Hi All. I need help to confirm if we need to have a visa, since we are running out of time. our flights is tomorrow with my wife and kid infant going to manila from Florence Italy but we need to transfer to London City Airport to Heathrow for 6hours available time to transfer. do we need the visa? we are just holding filipino passport and working permit in Italy.

      Thank you

      17 Answers Nov 28, 2014 at 10:08 AM
    • How to purchase additional luggage?

      by TheSinger Online Now Nov 18, 2014 at 3:21 PM

      Good evening, I need help with purchasing an additional piece of luggage online for a BA flight. I am travelling tomorrow and I cannot do this online (it keeps coming back to the general check in page). Does anyone know if there is an out of hours helpline or a live chat? Or what can I do? I have a lot of additional items I need to bring back home!
      Thanks everybody!

      7 Answers Nov 19, 2014 at 7:32 AM
    • norwegian kroner coins

      by christief Online Now Nov 18, 2014 at 8:07 AM

      Is there anywhere i can change norwegian 10 and 20 kroner coins in london in person? many thanks frances

      3 Answers Dec 7, 2014 at 3:57 AM
    • Best place to tour for 2-3 nights around mid of Dec 2014 [only in UK please].

      by dinesh_yadav Online Now Nov 18, 2014 at 4:51 AM

      I am currently in London , I want to know Best place to tour for 2-3 nights around mid of Dec 2014.

      Thanks In Advance

       

      9 Answers Dec 2, 2014 at 12:49 PM
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      Public transport to Heathrow Airport during Boxing Day

      by sophie_07 Online Now Nov 17, 2014 at 12:52 AM

      I have a return flight booked for the morning of Boxing Day at 9 am from Heathrow Airport. There are no other flights available after that time unfortunately and I have to be at Heathrow by 7am or I will miss my flight! Are there any suggestions to the best way that I can get to the airport that early? As I understand that Tube services are limited on Boxing Day.

      19 Answers Dec 14, 2014 at 11:01 PM
    • Visiting London 4th december

      by JoseIbiza Online Now Nov 14, 2014 at 1:30 AM

      Hi there! I'm a spaniard and I'm visiting London with my wife the next 4th of december to see the turn on of the lights of the Christmas tree at Trafalgar square. Do any of you know at what hour this turn on happens?
      It'll be very crowded?
      Any advice?

      Thanks in advance and best regards!

      Jose

      13 Answers Nov 17, 2014 at 11:10 AM