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    • Canterbury coach station to Northern France

      Canterbury Oct 10, 2016 at 12:18 AM

      Which places in Northern France can you get to from Canterbury coach station ?
      Which coach companies operate there ?

    • heathrow to reading

      London Oct 5, 2016 at 2:54 PM

      1. how do I travel heathrow to reading.
      2. is there sightseeing companies from reading to london and back to Reading
      3. what hotel you would recommend in Reading. 4* +

    • Stansted to London, sightseeing 2-4-1, London to Luton airport

      London Oct 15, 2016 at 12:58 PM


      We (1 adult and another 20 year student from EU ) are staying in London for last 7 days of January 2017, hotel is near Paddington station.

      Now I am looking for best transfer between airports, transportation in London city, to WB Studio London (Euston -> Watford Junction), journey to Oxford or maybe somewhere else and sightseeing (free museums and 2-4-1 offers.)

      Our Ryanair flight lands to Stansted on 25th January (Wed) 7.30am, and we fly back from Luton on January 31th 16:30 (Tue). So I'd like some advice on these things:

      1. How much time will we need in Stansted when we arrive to go from the plane to shuttle stop (bus or train)? Considering queues, passport checking (we are from EU), is airport very busy in these morning hours? Coach companies recommend to leave 1 hour, will it be enough? For example, in Paris Beauvais airport walking from plane to shuttle bus took us less than 10min, but France is in Schengen Area, and UK not :/.

      2. And flying back, it is recommended to be in Luton airport 2 hours before flight. With construction works going on in Luton, will it be enough? I read about huge traffic congestion to enter airport teritory and people leaving vehicles and going on foot miles not to miss the flight and some missing it. Can I trust coach companies written arrival time, will traffic situation be better in January? Or shortly, what time should I be in Luton airport, if Ryanair flight is 16:30.

      Now coaches and trains

      3. Infamous Easybus. In their website, I even found tickets for ~ 2-3~4£ (for two persons to and back it was around 12£ - similar to single shuttle ticket price) and 60min early/late availibility to board a coach. But do there exist people who were satisfied with Easybus services (whose bus came on time or just came, not full, and didn't have to take taxi to Airport). I heard that Easybus sell tickets to National express coaches, but the price is really lower than National Express. Do National Express tickets buyers have priority or something to Easybus buyers when bus arrives? (If arrives :D). Is there someone who had good experience with easy bus?

      4. National Express. I found "funny fares" from Stansted for £5 but if I correctly understand if we are late or early due to flight, we couldn't take other bus. (+£5 for ability to have flexible times makes me want to use Stansted Express train advance tickets for £8 (available 30days before). Stansted express ticket is available that day all hours?).

      National Express tickets from London to Luton airport on January 31 are for 12-13 pounds which are not very tempting. And these amendable but not refundable tickets, you have to amend the hour of travelling online in the website, you can't just board other bus which arrived in the place? Or what? How is National Express reliability?

      5. I saw Stansted Citylink to St. Pancras (£8) and Greenline to Luton (£10) coaches. Do they have flexible times, if we are late/early? And reliability? (Terravision resells these tickets as Easybus does with National Express :D)

      6. And lastly, I'd very much like a train to Luton airport. As we'll live in Paddington neighbourhood, I think to depart from St Pancras railway station. I saw that there are different train companies (Thameslink and East Midlands). Which would be better? Will we have to be on exact hour, or will ticket be valid all day (like Stansted express train)? And there is a bus from Luton railway station parkway to Luton airport, how long does it take, I hope it won't make us late to the flight if there is traffic congestion :(. I searched for train prices in this website: https:/… It now says £15,50 for a single ticket, but 12 weeks before journey there will be cheaper advance tickets. Does anyone know how much advance train tickets to Luton will be cheaper? And will they be tied to exact hour and minute or could I choose a time to board the train myself? I couldn't find this to make comparison to other means of transport.

      7. When I'll get to central London, I plan to buy 7day paper travelcard 1-2 zone from railway station to use 2-4-1 offers. But if I had Stansted express and train to Luton tickets, they would qualify for 2-4-1, right? So maybe 7day travelcard loaded on Oyster card would be better planning to go Watford Junction (WB Studio London). I guess I'll go there on Saturday to avoid peak/off peak pricing. How long before does WB announce their tickets, it's not available yet. P.S. I read about cheap decoy train tickets, but maybe I'll do without them.

      8. Living near Paddington, what attractions I could reach on foot and how much time it would take in realistic thinking? We don't have problem with walking, but if raining prefer not to get much wet :D. So transport card will be needed.

      9. From 2-4-1 offers my favourites are Tower of London and London Zoo. P.S. How is London Zoo in winter, are all animals available to see? What else are worth of visiting (not tourist rip-offs) from offers? I am planning to visit Natural History, British, Science, V&A, National Gallery museums and to escape possible bad weather. How queues to the museums will be in late January. :)

      So my main question is: what is the best budget- wise transport from Stansted and after seven days to Luton airport? The one reliable which won't make us miss our flight . And which hour to choose according to flight times?

      P.S. Sorry for such a long post, I just had to put my thoughts into written words. And thanks very much for your answers.

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      Which 3 or 4 stars hotel nearby Kings Cross Station?

      London Yesterday

      Hi, I need some advises for hotels nearby Kings Cross station that is clean, quite new but reasonable price and reachable by walk distance to Kings Cross station, and if possible with luggage storage facilities.
      Is The Nadler Kensington / Nadler Victoria hotel quite close to Kings Cross train station?
      Thank you beforehand for your help.

    • Transit visa?

      Heathrow Sep 24, 2016 at 3:21 PM

      Hi, I'm traveling from Finaldn to India and having a Transit in Heathrow. I have been trying to understand do i need a transit visa or not, but seems difficult to actually understand that. I have a transit where is need to change terminal, from terminal 3 to terminal 4. I have bought the ticket under the same number, so should be a need to leave the airport, besides the transit. I'm nepalese. So any experience or help, what kind of visa do i need?

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      Taxi from Moreton in marsh to Chipping Campden

      Chipping Campden Sep 27, 2016 at 10:53 AM

      Does twenty pounds sound reasonable? And yes I have the links to the taxis already but they seem to be connected.

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      Where to go before evening ferry from Harwich

      Colchester Sep 23, 2016 at 3:35 PM

      Hi and thanks in advance for your time!

      Towards the end of October, I'm going to be coming by car from southern England to Harwich to catch an overnight ferry to Holland. I'm going to have some time to kill from probably 1pm to around 7.30pmish, as I think check-in starts at 8pm. I'm thinking of going to Colchester zoo in the afternoon then to the Waterfront restaurant, Lower Marine Parade, Harwich then to the port to check-in.

      My main concerns are the weather could turn out to be terrible, with the zoo turning out to be a bad idea, especially at this time of year. I have looked at information on Colchester itself and it looks pretty from what I can tell, but am unsure if I could spend so much time there around shops, etc.

      I'm looking for options in the event of bad weather. I'm fairly open minded as to where to go, as long as it's not too far from the A12 (15-20 minutes or thereabouts) or A120.

      Any suggestions would be really appreciated and sorry for the length of this!


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      Legoland, Chessington, Sealife

      London Sep 21, 2016 at 11:49 AM


      Not exactly a London question, but was wondering if anyone could advise as to the best day of the week to visit each of the above. We will be staying between Friday and Thursday and have a 4 yr old and 2 yr old. I know weekdays are obviously quieter to visit but wondering if perhaps at least one of them would be doable on Saturday or Sunday so as to have a break in between each. I assume a full day is needed for each. We also plan to visit the natural history museum to see the dinosaur exhibit on another day.

      How best to go about planning our stay please? Trip is planned for end October.

      Thanks in advance.

      Oh and any other good things you can recommend for our boys to enjoy in London are welcome!

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      Is it allowed and possible to bring big luggage on our rail trip to Edinburgh from London?

      London Oct 16, 2016 at 3:07 AM

      We are planning to visit Scotland from London this coming December 2016. My itinerary will be start in London on my first arrival, then on the 3rd day, I'm planning to go to Edinburgh by train for 5-6 days and I'm just wondering if is it possible to bring my big luggage about 24" and cabin luggage with me in the train to Edinburgh? or should I just leave the big luggage in the left luggage in London station? since this is my first visit to UK and Scotland, so it would be so appreciated if anyone can give us advise or suggestion for this matter. Thank you so much for your help.

    • Transport from Airport

      London Oct 17, 2016 at 11:49 PM

      Hi All,

      Wondering the best(cheapest and easiest) way of getting from Heathrow Airport to our Hotel in London?

      We will be arriving at 6pm on Boxing Day too if that effects anything..


    • Travelling to Welling, UK from which London airport

      London Oct 7, 2016 at 2:52 AM

      I am travelling to Welling, London in Jan 2017 from Dublin with family. I would like to know from which London airport, I could catch a direct train to Welling train station, if this option is available.

      Otherwise what are my options?

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      transport between Heathrow and Cornwall

      England Sep 29, 2016 at 9:55 PM

      Besides driving, what are some good ways to get from Heathrow to Zennor in Cornwall?

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      Good London areas to stay for vacation?

      London Sep 24, 2016 at 11:51 PM

      Hi! I am going to London in middle novemberfor a 4-night stay with a friend. I need advice as to where in London to book a hotel. Ideally I would like some place centrally located, with plenty of good budget restaurants, clothes stores, book stores, cafés and parks. I am not going to any of the big attractions such as Buckingham palace or Madame Tussauds, so proximity to tourist attractions is of non value. I want nice relaxed atmoshere, a safe neighbourhood and plenty of people-gazing opportunities. Also, if there are any places known for great Pokemon-spawns, thats a plus!

      Is Soho good? Regents park?
      Please help! /Maline

    • Transport Problems

      by ghyder Online Now Sep 6, 2013 at 11:56 PM

      Has anyone else experienced problems in Chester when using a national concession travel card on the local buses?
      We used the No.1 service that runs between Chester and Wrexham and had our cards refused twice by the drivers. Our cards were issued by our own local city council and clearly state what they are. Before anyone asks, yes we were in England for the whole of the journey.

      4 Answers Sep 7, 2013 at 8:57 AM
    • Shop name on Eastgate?

      by Penny1961 Online Now Aug 12, 2013 at 4:10 AM

      My husband and I visited Chester yesterday and wish to purchase a kettle that looks like a teapot and a matching toaster The shop sold predominantly gadgets made in Paris The shop name and has the same name as the items on sale beginning with P but we can't remember what it was called and it was closed when we returned :-(!

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      Two days

      by lanaroberts99 Online Now Apr 25, 2013 at 12:55 AM

      We are thinking of doing a self-drive holiday in UK - never having been there before, but with limited time I was thinking of the following, obviously with stops along the way for sightseeing.

      Day 1 (6.50 am arrival .....) London
      Day 2London
      Day 3 Drive to Bath
      Day 4 Drive to Chester
      Day 5 Drive through Wales, back to Chester
      Day 6 Drive to York
      Day 7 Drive to Nottingham
      Day 8 Drive to Warwick
      Day 9 Drive to Oxford
      Day 10 Drive back to Heathrow (early start day 11)

      Is it better to spend the two days in Chester with day trips out or would I be better allocating the time elsewhere? Not much interest in the Lakeland District as we are more interested in the history than the scenery.

      Also, my husband will be working and we will need wifi access everywhere. Looking at B&B's, but want wifi, private facilities in all places. Am I too hopeful?

      Any help gratefully accepted

      15 Answers May 1, 2013 at 5:09 AM
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      Chester Meet-up

      by Gillybob Online Now Jun 21, 2010 at 1:22 AM

      Just a quick reminder that Tattugran will soon be gracing the UK with her presence and, by way of welcome, we will be meeting up with her in Chester on Saturday, 3 July.

      Meet is posted at :

      We would love to see you there!

      If you're attending and will arrive on Friday evening, drop me a line as I will be there then - maybe we could hook up?

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      Best of Chester, England

      by zuriga Online Now Jul 4, 2009 at 1:20 PM

      I'd like to know the best things for us to see during a short trip to Chester. Are there any must-see National Trust places, museums etc.? Also, if someone could recommend a terrific restaurant in the city itself for dinner, that would also be welcome.


      13 Answers Apr 2, 2011 at 5:55 AM
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      Very nice hotel or B&B?

      by zuriga Online Now Nov 29, 2008 at 1:00 AM

      We're thinking of a little trip to explore Chester. If you know of a very nice hotel or B&B (preferably not far from the city centre), I'd love a few names.
      We wouldn't want to spend more than £90 or so a night if possible.

      Thanks in advance.

      3 Answers Nov 29, 2008 at 7:09 AM
    • why?

      by snobzywobzy Online Now Jan 15, 2008 at 6:54 AM

      why do people flock from all over the world to look at this tacky clock? I live in chester and i don't understand why millions of tourists have to take pics of it in the middle of the street and get in the way! It's a hidious clock, so please tell me why people are so amazed by it?

      7 Answers Nov 28, 2008 at 10:51 AM
    • bats

      by siyzfr1 Online Now Jul 25, 2007 at 2:44 PM

      could you please let me know if the bats that fly around in the bat cave are real or are they just holagrams.

      4 Answers Jul 25, 2007 at 4:49 PM

      by giela Online Now May 7, 2007 at 11:09 AM

      I'm looking for a shuttle service, coach/bus company, other than National Express, from Gatwick (London) to Chester (Manchester). Trains are too complicated and British Airways are the only carrier direct- unfortunately times unsuitable on Saturdays.

      3 Answers May 7, 2007 at 1:24 PM
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      accomodation in chester

      by vpas Online Now Apr 10, 2007 at 8:52 PM

      Can anyone suggest cheap and decent accomodation for one person in Chester in autumn this year?
      I will be in Chester to do an eductional programme and am looking for safe,decent accomodation.Is it possible to share accomodation/house on rent?
      Could Vts based in Chester help?

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      accomodation in chester

      by vpas Online Now Mar 31, 2007 at 8:36 PM

      Dear VTs,
      I will be in Chester in autumn this year.I am looking for decent,inexpensive accomodation for three weeks,near Stanley street.A bed and breakfast place would be ideal.Also please advise me as to which is the cheapest way to travel from London to Chester.I also wish to know where exactly is Stanley street in Chester(it is not listed in the maps that I have seen on the internet)
      Thank you,

      3 Answers Apr 23, 2007 at 9:11 AM
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      Car boot sales

      by Salbei_ Online Now Jun 5, 2006 at 11:47 AM

      Hi! I'm visiting Chester in late July. I wonder if the car boot sale at the rugby club is still on on those dates, and what day of the week is it?
      Are there any other big car boot sales around??


      3 Answers Jul 25, 2007 at 4:36 PM
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      Somewhere to stay?

      by datapanik Online Now May 12, 2006 at 5:00 AM

      I am planning to visit Chester for 2 days in June. Can any one recommend a good value bed and breakfast?

      I'm fed up with the ridiculous cost of hotels in the UK which are generally a complete rip-off and are geared to catering for business types. Excuse me for ranting! Any help would be very much appreciated.

      4 Answers May 15, 2006 at 1:50 PM
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      Chester Backpackers Hostel and the town

      by Servo42 Online Now Jan 3, 2006 at 8:07 PM

      I was looking into staying at the Chester Backpackers Hostel for a few days while I visited Manchester and Liverpool. Does anyone have any comment about the hostel or suggestions on must-see things in Chester itself? Thanks

      2 Answers Jan 4, 2006 at 1:28 PM
    • 16 people!!!

      by S1234 Online Now Aug 31, 2005 at 5:00 AM

      I am looking for somewhere to stay in chester with 15 of my best friend in feb 06???? any ideas of value accom would be appereciated!!!

      8 Answers Nov 19, 2005 at 2:09 AM
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      St. Mary's at the hill parish/church

      by freewaymaster Online Now Aug 24, 2005 at 5:52 AM

      I'm doing family history. i need information about St. Mary's on/the hill church/parish in chester. i'm looking for ancestor's name of George Burton, if any of you has info would you please share it with me? thank you!

      1 Answer Oct 17, 2005 at 1:20 PM
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      Good pub guide

      by prisoner Online Now Mar 30, 2005 at 8:22 AM

      Greetings fellow travellers. There are 12 adults all planing to meet for a weekend in Chester. We are a varied bunch, so specific places are out. (I'm a rock fan, but if we went to a rock pub, 11 of our group would be unhappy). We are there Friday & Saturday in late April. Where should we drink? and where should we avoid? Accomodation is sorted in the CH2 area and we'll be walking.(or staggering if you catch me driff)

      5 Answers Apr 2, 2005 at 12:02 AM
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      Pub Advice

      by CADUM Online Now Mar 5, 2005 at 7:21 AM

      I will be in Chester on my birthday and was wondering what good pubs were in Chester to have a pint in on Thursday March 24th?

      3 Answers Feb 1, 2006 at 9:27 AM
    • Chester Backpackers versus Chester YHA

      by Mimi66 Online Now Jun 7, 2004 at 7:07 AM

      Does anyone have comments regarding the hostels in Chester? Is one better than the other in terms of location or other factor? Also, any comments on the Chester City Road Apartments at 16-18 City Road? They advertise double rooms at 11 BP per person per night.

    • Chester here we go!

      by snowball2004 Online Now May 22, 2004 at 7:28 AM

      Hi all! I plan to visit Chester for a day trip very soon. Any recomended places /sights and restaurants to visit while I am there? Thanks in advance! :)

      2 Answers May 25, 2004 at 4:43 AM
    • chester to liverpool

      by viperfanandy Online Now May 21, 2004 at 12:46 PM

      Hi all! andrew speaking going away at wit so just want to know how much does it cost to get to liverpool from chester?

      1 Answer May 21, 2004 at 1:18 PM
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      Public transports

      by Svillegas Online Now Mar 30, 2004 at 4:14 AM

      Hello to everyone I’m going to spend some days in Chester and I would like to go to London and Oxford. Is there anyone that can tell me how to go on public transports and approximate prices? Can you recommend me something to visit around Chester? Thanks

      3 Answers Mar 31, 2004 at 1:06 AM
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      transportation to and from Manchester Airport

      by louiseks Online Now Feb 25, 2004 at 1:06 PM

      Hello I am planning to go on a narrowboat cruise that departs from Chester and goes to Llangollen.. with the Dawn and Dusk ... I am looking forward to join them since I cannot walk large distances and I love to go on a boat . I will bring my scootie (a foldable little scootmobile) The advise is to travel from Amsterdam to Manchester Int Airport.. I would like to know how much the cab fair would be from the Airport to a nice Hotel in the City Center or even better is there a hotel with shuttle service.. Furthermore I will have to back to Machester Int. Airport from Llangollen. Should I go by train to Chester and take a cab from there or does anyone have a better option Thanks in advance Louise

      6 Answers Mar 28, 2005 at 3:58 PM
    • Bus transportation

      by coopstudent Online Now Jun 19, 2003 at 8:41 AM

      I will be residing in Chester for 4 months beginning in September of this year. Is there public bus transportation in Chester? Is there a bus that makes a stop at The Carden Park Hotel and Resort?

      1 Answer Feb 7, 2004 at 9:54 AM