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    • The best hotels for young people in Bristol?

      Bristol Jan 22, 2015 at 4:47 AM

      I'm visiting Bristol this February to see the University. I don't have much money, and need somewhere close to the uni! Any ideas?

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    • Athenaeum Street on Plymouth Hoe.... Please help with history

      Plymouth Jan 4, 2015 at 3:34 PM

      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

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    • Heathrow airport luggage storeage

      London Yesterday

      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?

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      London travel advisory - Bus strikes.

      London Jan 28, 2015 at 3:49 PM

      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

       

      http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

       

      As always, I shall update this if the situation changes.

       

      Hope this assists,

       

      fergy.

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    • moving to upwell/outwell Nofolk uk

      Upwell Jan 20, 2015 at 3:32 AM

      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

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    • Getting from the central bus station to terminal 4

      Heathrow Jan 12, 2015 at 2:52 AM

      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 :)

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      In Birmingham for 1-2 days

      Birmingham Jan 16, 2015 at 4:08 PM

      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?
      Thank you,
      Hessel

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      Harry Potter Studio tour - Query

      London 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

      London 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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    • Oyster or travelcard?

      London 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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    • from st pncras s tation

      London Yesterday

      hi how can I reach from st pancrass station camberwell by public transport
      thanks
      urgent my son is his way by eurotar

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      Accommodation close to the Royal Marsden Hospital

      London 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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    • Has anyone used Serviced Room?

      Heathrow Jan 19, 2015 at 1:40 AM

      Hi, I am looking for 2 months accomdation near Heathrow and have found serviced room co uk company offering rooms near terminal 4 , Let me know if anyone have used them before.

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

      Heathrow Jan 16, 2015 at 10:56 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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    • Transferring between T2 and T5

      Heathrow Jan 25, 2015 at 1:26 PM

      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?

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

      London 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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      Getting to Heathrow from Dover in the morning

      Dover Jan 10, 2015 at 12:51 PM

      I'm interested in how easy it is to get to Heathrow by 10:30 am from Dover in early September, leaving the same morning. About what time should I leave Dover and by what means? Any thoughts?

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    • Need help in itinerary planning

      England Jan 3, 2015 at 3:58 AM

      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.

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      where can i leave my narrowboat

      England Jan 23, 2015 at 11:33 AM

      I intend to walk some of the yorkshire dales and I wish to use my boat as a base please can anyone surgest where to moor it for upto 3 weeks

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      The London Pass

      London 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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    • Transfer from T5 to T3

      Heathrow Jan 14, 2015 at 12:52 AM

      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!

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    • April in Manchester

      Manchester Jan 11, 2015 at 4:19 PM

      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.
      Questions:
      - 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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      Kids Indoor attraction - 1 to 1.5 hours from London

      London Jan 26, 2015 at 3:45 AM

      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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      Places worth visiting?

      London 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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      Out of town trips from London for a week to 10 days

      London 22 hours ago

      Hello We want to drive from London for 10 days and come back with a 8 month old baby. We were looking at lake district and few other places with not too hectic a trip. Please recommend some itinaries.

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