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    • Transit Visa

      Heathrow Aug 18, 2015 at 2:14 AM

      I am an Indian citizen travelling to USA from Mumbai. I am flying first time on U.S. student visa via London through British Airways. I am landing on terminal 5 heathrow and will require to move to terminal 3 for my next flight of British Airways to Chicago. My layover in London is 18 hours. I want to know if any transit visa is required. It is be noted that I have throughout ticket to Chicago through British Airways.

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    • How long to clear terminal 5 customs?

      Heathrow Aug 24, 2015 at 9:20 AM

      Hi, I'm travelling from Bangkok, Thailand, tomorrow and land at 18:30 terminal 5. Any idea how long it will take to get to the train station with customs etc..? Many thanks

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      transfer from airport to buckingham palace

      London Aug 19, 2015 at 11:42 PM

      from heathrow airport to buckingham palace, how much would a taxi fare cost ? around noon time on a weekday

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    • Is a 2 Hour connection time (arrival and departure both from T5) sufficient ?

      Heathrow Aug 17, 2015 at 9:52 AM

      I will have a 2 hour 10 minute connection time between my flights (both of them arriving/departing T5). I will be traveling with an infant, will be on Business Class tickets (not sure if LHR Fast Track is any help?). Is this doable?

      BA-143 DEL to LHR and BA-193 LHR to DFW. (It seems these flights will undergo a schedule change from their current timing which allows a fair connection time to a new time which makes this connection tricky for me)

       

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    • gatwick-harlow

      London Aug 21, 2015 at 3:30 PM

      hello!
      i have two questions please:
      1- how to get from gatwick airport to harlow?
      2- how to travel from harlow to bow road?
      please include the fares ( preferably lowest possible) and if oyster cards or passes are applicable

      thanks!!

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    • Tube strike

      London Aug 17, 2015 at 12:32 AM

      I need to get from Victoria to Euston next Friday during the tube strike. Should I try to get a bus, taxi, or just walk with my wheelie case?

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      buckingham palace tour

      London Jul 31, 2015 at 6:30 PM

      I arrive at 11;30 am at heathrow terminal 2,   I plan on making a reservation for a 2 hour buckingham palace tour   in september  at 1515    3;15 PM    do I have enought time to take the train  to make the 315 pm tour  I want to be there no at least half an hour before the tour starts

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    • Heathrow connection

      Heathrow Aug 26, 2015 at 9:21 AM

      I am a U.S. Citizen. I have a connecting flight from Budapest to Heathrow back to the U.S. Do I have to clear anything or go back thru screening or anything? Or do I just get to the next gate. It is the same airline all the way, American Airlines. Thank you.

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      travel time from heathrow airport to buckingham palace

      London Aug 20, 2015 at 4:14 PM

      how long does it take to travel from the airport to buckingham palace, by train, or taxi

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    • Stay in terminal 3=going through security again??

      Heathrow Aug 1, 2015 at 3:29 PM

      We have a short layover at Heathrow. We are arriving from the USA on British Airways in terminal 3 and departing for Prague from terminal 3 in an hour and 20 minutes on British Airways. Will we have to go through security again? If so, will we have enough time? We don't travel until November so we do have time to reschedule out flights if this is going to be a problem. (I have heard horror stories about Heathrow from many of my friends.)

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    • Kings Cross underground picadilly line to National Rail to York

      London Jul 31, 2015 at 4:02 AM

      I will be coming from Heathrow via the tube on the Piccadilly line to Kings Cross and have booked tickets to travel to York on the East Coast National Rail. Can I ask is the tube line in the same location as the National Rail for this connection? I'm guessing the tube is underground and the rail above it? correct? or please give me detailed instructions on how to make this connection with luggage in tow.

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    • Heathrow T3

      Heathrow Aug 24, 2015 at 10:38 AM

      Hi I'm arriving from America in October - arriving at T3. I need to collect luggage, head through security and head to the Heathrow express to Paddington and then catch subway Kings Cross then train to Leeds. Its cheaper to book an advanced single ticket to Leeds but need to know how much time to allow so I can book a fixed time. Any ideas?

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    • luggage and connection.

      Heathrow Aug 23, 2015 at 4:48 AM

      I will be returning from San Francisco to LHR to connect to Manchester. I have 1hr to get my connection. Do I have to pick up my luggage first or will it go directly to Manchester? my flights are with BA. I know 1hr is a bit tight but I am not to bothered if i miss the connection and end up on another flight as it is my return journey.

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      Fullers brewery tour

      London Aug 13, 2015 at 1:47 AM

      A question for women (or men wearing skirts..). My husband red somewhere one shouldn´t use too "fluttery" (or something like that) clothes at brewery tour. I only wear skirts (if you don´t count walking trips with the dogs..) and my skirts are really long. All my summer skirts are quite thin, and I´d rather not take jeans skirt with me (we have only hand luggage) because it´s so warm and takes a lot of place at bag. We are leaving tomorrow.
      Has anyone been there with skirt? How strikt is this thing? Could I go with quite narrow jersey skirts, even it is not a "pencil skirt", it can "flutter" a LITTLE.. Or maybe I could take some rubber bands and tighten the tail? I don´t find info on their page, and I must pack up my bag tonight, since we will leave at noon tomorrow.

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    • Heathrow Terminal 4 to Charing Cross - train or underground - connections?

      London Aug 10, 2015 at 4:38 PM

      Hi - my son (*fit, strong, healthy & 20yrs old!) is travelling with a suitcase and small backpack, arriving at Terminal 4 at 5.35am. He needs to get to Charing Cross to catch a train to Kent. What's the best way please? I can't recall what the changeover at Paddington is like to get to the Bakerloo line - stairs? Escalators? Or is the underground better using Piccadilly Line to Leicester Sq then change to drop down to Charing Cross on the Northern Line? Again, can't recall - is this a change with loads of stairs? I figure it will be rush-hour by the time he is crossing London too, by the time he clears customs and gets luggage etc, so this is probably worth factoring in. He's arriving from New Zealand, so long-haul. Thanks :-)

       

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      Tower Bridge, Katherines Dock

      London Aug 6, 2015 at 8:24 AM

      Folks, I have to be in London in early October for 7 nights 2 - 9th. I'm looking for accommodation that will have facilities for me to make something to eat, cup of coffee etc. I know as a city it will be expensive. I have a budget of about €120 per night. Does anyone know of any good sites I can try. Travelling alone so want somewhere safe to walk in. Course I'm attending around the Tower Bridge, Katherines Dock area.

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    • Connection times

      Heathrow Jul 31, 2015 at 10:07 AM

      I arrive at Heathrow from Lisbon at 10:20 in the morning on TAP Portugal. Have a 1:00 PM flight on Delta from Heathrow to Los Angeles. Will this be enough connection time to get through Customs, Security, etc? Thanks for anyone's help!

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    • Transit visa for the UK (EMERGENCY)

      London Aug 24, 2015 at 3:01 AM

      Hey everyone, I'm flying to Toronto(YYZ) from Chennai(MAA) via Mumbai(BOM) and London(LHR) by Jet airways. I have a layover of 15 hours in London before my connecting flight to Toronto.

      I depart from Mumbai on 4th September at 12:55 and arrive at London Heathrow(TERMINAL 4) on 4th September at 17:55.

      And depart from London Heathrow on 5th September(TERMINAL 2) at 08:30 and arrive at Toronto on 5th September at 11:10.

      Like I said earlier I have a layover of 15 hours at London, my question is do I require a transit visa to remain in the airport for the 15 hours. I also hold a Canadian Visa which is valid for 3 years and hold an Indian passport. I will not be exiting the airport.

      Any help would be appreciated

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    • Is there a hotel at Heathrow I can meet my boyfriend at?

      Heathrow Aug 16, 2015 at 7:59 AM

      My boyfriend has an Indian passport and a USA 2 year visa, he is going through Heathrow on his way to USA. I am a British citizen. I don't think his ticket allows him to enter the UK, though I have heard it is at the immigration officer'a discretion. So is there anywhere I can meet him in the airport as a British citizen not travelling ? I can't work out if any of the hotels will allow me in without a ticket and him without a British visa.

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    • Heathrow to Queens Road Peckham transport?

      Heathrow Aug 15, 2015 at 2:44 PM

      I will be traveling with my sister from the US on American Airlines with an 11:15 arrival time at Heathrow. We will both have a rolling carry-on suitcase and a tote bag. I have a chronic back problem that means I need to avoid trying to carry my bag up stairs as much as possible. I'm familiar with the tube and the Heathrow Express, but I'm wondering if it would be easier to take the National Express coach to Victoria and then a bus to Queens Road Peckham where our B&B is located. If so, should I buy tickets now (are they cheaper or do seats fill up?), and how long should I allow from landing to the NE departure? We are both close to 60 years old and will have been traveling for about 36 hours so I'm just trying to plan ahead.

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    • leaving baggage during layover

      London Aug 14, 2015 at 7:16 AM

      We have 9 hours in London, arriving at Heathrow at 10:30 AM from the US. We are arriving and departing from terminal 5 LHR. We will have hand luggage only. We plan to leave hand luggage at the left luggage facility. Do we have to exit security and then take our bags through security again when we return?

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    • gatwick-harlow

      London Aug 21, 2015 at 3:30 PM

      hello!
      i have two questions please:
      1- how to get from gatwick airport to harlow?
      2- how to travel from harlow to bow road?
      please include the fares ( preferably lowest possible) and if oyster cards or passes are applicable

      thanks!!

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    • Where to stay in lonon

      London Aug 17, 2015 at 12:28 PM

      Are there any place near London that is easy access to tube, safe, and offeres many hotel choice? I am planning a trip there next spring for 5 days and looking for a nice but not too expansive. I knwo where I live, hotels in the city is far more expansive than the hotels outside the city.

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    • 1 hour transfer

      Heathrow Aug 20, 2015 at 8:08 AM

      I am booked from Glasgow to Toronto British Airways I only have 1hour to get off and find my connecting flight? It is in the same Terminal. Will I have to run with my two kids to make it?

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    • London Transport for group travellers

      London Aug 19, 2015 at 9:57 PM

      Dear VT friends.
      12 of us are going to city centre from Luton Airport this coming November. Can you all advise us, which mode of transportation the most convenient and the cheapest?
      Your responses are very much appreciated. Thank you.

      Wanzul WD
      Kuala Lumpur.

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    • Any one interested to join with me in weekend tour?

      by ul_alam Online Now Aug 15, 2013 at 2:43 PM

      Any one interested to join with me in weekend tour? I am in UK for next 2 monthst and like to explore London. Is there anyone who like to go for a tour in the weekend.

      Look forward for your co-operation

      1 Answer Aug 15, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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      BB in Shepherds Bush

      by daarth Online Now Mar 30, 2009 at 2:46 PM

      Hey, this seems to be the first forum question for this era of London. Not many tips here ether. I was loosely checking up on cheap accommodation for a potential trip in October, and thought Shepherds Bush a cheap option and also near the underground. We'll be three including a teenager. Anyone have any good suggestions? Thanks!

      8 Answers Nov 4, 2012 at 9:41 AM