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      Sally Lunns

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:39 AM

      Is this far from the railway station please?

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    • London Reconstructing of Big Ben

      London Nov 27, 2016 at 11:14 PM

      Hi all,
      I will be heading to London for the first time in Feb 2017.
      News had mention that the reconstructing of Big Ben will start in early 2017. The last news available was in April 2017 about the works. I have also read the FAQ at the parliament website but they do not really have an indicative date.
      Read that scaffolding will take 4-6 months to build. Not sure if the view in Feb will be much effected. Saw google images of the tower with scaffolding and it's not a very pretty sight. :(
      Anyone knows of any news of the work schedule or any comments much appreciated.

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      London Gatwick changes

      London Nov 25, 2016 at 10:24 AM

      I have posted this on the TRAVEL ALERTS section here on VT but don't know if there is any other place to post.

      From the 25th January 2017
      These changes take place at London Gatwick
      British Airways will operate from South Terminal
      Easyjet and Virgin will operate from the North Terminal.

      Found this when I tried to book parking at Gatwick's aiport and this warning came up.

      Feel free to move to any appropriate section

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    • Arriving Gatwick South to Bus terminal - how long?

      Gatwick Nov 14, 2016 at 1:48 PM

      Hi,

      Any ideas how long it will take to get from gate on arrival to the bus station at the south terminal? Domestic flight with no checked luggage.

      Could it be done in 25 min?

      Thanks.

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    • TERMINAL TRANSFER

      Heathrow Nov 24, 2016 at 2:05 AM

      I am travelling from Delhi to Terminal2 I have to get my complete luggage and then go to Terminal 3 for check IS this possible or I have to get visa

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      Bus service

      Carlisle Nov 22, 2016 at 12:06 AM

      Is there a bus service from Court Square ( or nearby ) to The Sands Centre ( or near ). I can't seem to find what I'm looking for on the internet

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    • Transferring from international flight at North Terminal to domestic flight at South Terminal

      Gatwick Nov 14, 2016 at 4:44 PM

      Hello, I am looking at booking a flight from Sydney, Australia to Newquay, Cornwall via Gatwick with 2 children and 3 checked-in bags (the children are 10&13 so can wheel their own luggage).

      I have two connecting flight options with my Emirates flight, which lands at North Terminal at 7.20am:

      1. Flybe from South Terminal at 9.30am
      2. Flybe from South Terminal at 1.35pm.

      Common sense is saying hang around for the 1.35pm flight but that's a long time to sit at Costa, especially after a 23-hour journey & with two tired children ... Do you think (providing the plane lands on time) that I'd have a good chance of making the 9.30am flight or would it be just too much of a rush?

      Thanks in advance

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    • London gatwick layover time

      Gatwick Nov 13, 2016 at 10:06 AM

      Hi,
      I have booked a flight from zurich to london gatwick by easyjet, landing at 11 am at the north terminal. Have an onward journey to dubai by emirates at 1.30 pm from the same terminal. I have luggage to check in and will have to go through border. Will the layover time be sufficient?.Couldnt find any earlier flights to book!!

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    • Leeds, Temple Newsam, where to stay

      Leeds Nov 11, 2016 at 2:55 PM

      I plan to drive from the Scottish Borders, stopping at Hadrian's Wall then to Leeds where I'd spend one night then visit Temple Newsam the following morning.

      Can anyone recommend a pleasant b&b near TN?

      Is Temple Newsam in the city, a suburb or rural area? I'd like to stay in a less populated area.

      I haven't been able to learn much on the net. Is Wakefield convenient to TN?

      Thanks!

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    • Best area to stay

      London Nov 17, 2016 at 4:36 AM

      Which area is the best location and most convenient to stay? Traveling with my husband and 8 year old! Want to be somewhat close to all the sightseeing! TIA!

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    • Tax free shopping

      Heathrow Nov 5, 2016 at 5:53 PM

      I have purchased some stuff from the UK and have tax free shopping forms that I have filled.
      But in order to get the tax I need to show the goods to the customs officer. As I would have checked in my luggage. How is it possible?
      Can I go through customs before checking in the luggage.

      I will be departing from terminal 4

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    • connecting flights

      Gatwick Nov 3, 2016 at 9:48 AM

      i arrive from oslo at 14.20 south terminal will i have enough time to catch 15.50 flight from north terminal

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    • 4 days itinerary in London final check?

      London Nov 3, 2016 at 1:36 AM

      Ok folks, first of all, I would like to say thank you for those who suggested me the itineraries before and a few were too rushed and unrealistic, so I had changed and removed some as suggested which is now more spread out and I would like to ask for your final check to see if this looks any better now!

      Already bought the 3 Days London Pass

      londonpass.com/london-attrac...

      Attractions we will use:
      - Tower Of London
      - Hop on/hop off bus tour
      - Thames River Boat Cruise
      - Westmintser Abbey
      - Tower Bridge Exhibition
      - Windsor Castle
      - Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
      - Wimbledon Tour Experience

      03 Feb (Friday):
      HK to London (heathrow) @ 2 Feb. Flight arrive 5am @ 3 Feb. Staying Airbnb near Waterloo Station + 10 min walk
      6am - I assume we would be out of the immigration by this time given it is so early in morning & not busy. Take TUBE to Waterloo (via Green Park). Walk to property.
      7:30am - Check in, drop baggage.
      8am - Eat breakfast nearby in Waterloo/Westminster
      9am - Head to Westminster Abbey to line up
      9:15am - Attraction opens and stay up to 1/2 hour? 1 hour?
      10:45am - Take Thames Boat Cruise for 11am session to Tower Pier (or take the10:30am if finished early)
      londonpass.com/images_lib/67...
      (Cruise approx. 30 min?)
      11:30am - Walk to Tower Bridge Exhibition and stay approx. for 1 hour
      12:30pm - Walk to St Katherine's Dock for 1 hour lunch
      (Estimate 15 min walk)
      1:45pm - Walk to Tower Of London
      (Estimate 15 min walk)
      2pm - Stay 2-3 hours?
      4pm-5pm - Leave and take the Hop On, Hop Off bus (Bus no. 29) to Waterloo/Westminster for dinner nearby before walking back home for early rest

      04 Feb (Saturday)
      - Go to Windsor Castle for day trip. Attraction opens at 9:45am. Be there at 9am to line up (due to possible many people on a Saturday?)
      - Depart from Waterloo Station @ around 8am
      Stay in the area for 3-4-5 hours? This number of hours is still unknown
      - Go for the Long Walk
      - Walk River Eton and possibly take French Brothers boat?
      - See shopping centre nearby?

      What time will finish is still unsure to us? 3pm? 4pm? 5pm??

      Depending what time we will head back.....4pm or 5pm or 6pm?
      - Afterwards, take Tube to Piccadilly Circus Station for dinner.
      - After dinner start walking in Regent Street and then turn left at Oxford Circus.....walk Oxford Street all the way to Marble Arch. Then take Tube back home.
      - Head back home at around 10pm?

      05 Feb (Sunday)
      Note:
      Wimbledon museum open at 10am
      Wimbledon 1 1/2 hours tour starts at 10:30am

      8:30am - Walk to Westminster Underground Station to Southfields Underground Station. Take direct Tube for 8:54am & arrives the station @ 9:24am
      9:30am - Walk approx. 20 min from Southfield Underground Station to the attraction
      9:50am - Arrive Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum & see museum from 10am for approximately half hour
      10:30am - Wimbledon Tour Experience starts for 1 1/2 hours
      12:00pm - Conclude & leave towards Southfield Underground Station
      12:15pm - Arrive Southfield Underground Station & Head to Paddington for Little Venice canel boat ride to Campen Market

      2 scenerios:

      1) Head to Paddington Underground Station (Approx. 1/2 hour ride). If arrive Paddinginton Underground Station @ 12:45pm, walk to Little Venice (10 min walk) and take 1pm canel boat to Campen Market
      londonwaterbus.com/timetable...

      2) If too rush & too late, then take the next 3pm session canel to Camden Market.
      During 1 1/2 hours period, eat lunch around Paddington (leave some food stomach space for Campen Market) & walk around nearby unti 2:30pm.

      Very likely is 2) given the time restraint.

      3pm - Take boat canel to Camden Market
      3:40pm - Approx. 40 min ride & arrive at Campden Market. Stroll around before market closes @ 6pm - When shops are closed, we leave

      NOT SURE WHERE TO for dinner on a Sunday afterwasrds

      06 Feb (Monday)
      8:30am - Breakfast nearby (AROUND LONDON EYE AREA)
      9:45am - Line up for London Eye attraction that starts @ 10am
      10:45am - Concludes London Eye and start walking from the pedestrian Queens Walk and walk ALL the way to around London Bridge to see the nice river view and take photos
      Keep walking either to Southwark Bridge or London Bridge and head to Monument direction Skyview Garden
      12:30pm - Plan to book this timeslot & stay around 1 hour at the maximum
      1:30pm - Quick lunch
      2pm - Head to Notting Hill to Portobello Market?
      6pm - Head to Leicester Square Station for dinner, browse shops, M & M World and chinatown (as they open till late)
      10pm - Go back

      The next morning, head to airport

      Hopefully this itinerary will be all good

      Would be appreciated for any feedback!

      PS: Final thing....given the 4 days itinerary above, how much you think I should top up my Oyster Card for the first visit is enough? 20 pound? 15? etc

      Thanks

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      The Royal Crescent

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:12 AM

      Hi is this museum easy to find from the railway station, also how much time does it take to get round?

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    • Oyster or contactless

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 10:39 AM

      is there any advantage to buying the oyster cards or is using concatless cards just the same.

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    • Best area to stay

      London Nov 17, 2016 at 4:36 AM

      Which area is the best location and most convenient to stay? Traveling with my husband and 8 year old! Want to be somewhat close to all the sightseeing! TIA!

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    • Skye to Dingwall?

      Scotland Nov 4, 2016 at 4:13 PM

      Which is more scenic, driving along Loch Ness or the northerly route?
      Which would likely take less time?

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    • Transit visa

      England Nov 5, 2016 at 11:14 PM

      Good day.My family (live in Tallinn) is flying on vacation in January on Gran Canaria in transit through London( 6 hours at Luton airport) and back through Leeds (5 hours)
      My daughter has a European passport(11 years) and me and my wife of the Estonian alien's passport.
      We need transit visas? and how to make them? Thank you in advance for the answer

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      Weatherspoons

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:43 AM

      Is there one in Bath please?

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    • Cheap accommodation near London

      London Nov 24, 2016 at 11:47 AM

      Hello! I'm travelling to London this Saturday, but I don't have a place to stay yet. I will be in London for 1 month and I was wondering if you recommend any location near London where it might be cheaper, or if you know of any Web page in which people offer rooms for short term accommodation. Thank you so much!

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    • Family attractions

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 10:43 AM

      I need to keep two young children and 3 young adults entertained.

      I´ve book tussauds and the london eye. We are hoping to go to Winterwonderland and see Buckinhgam palace. Are there any must sees or child freindly activities.

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    • Luggage storage on departure day .

      London Nov 21, 2016 at 7:50 PM

      The accommodation we have booked dont have luggage storage facilities on our departure day. We check out at 10 and have a train booked for 4. I've checked at the train station and the cost is £87. ( 1 case and 6x Hand luggage) is this my only option? We were hoping to use our last day to visit winter wonderland .

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    • visiting highclere castle from london

      London Nov 18, 2016 at 2:11 PM

      best way to get to HIghclere Castle from London. I was going to take a tour from London but they all include other stops for a full day. I'd just like to go to the castle and gardens. Any thoughts

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      Best Christmas Market in the UK

      United Kingdom Nov 21, 2016 at 3:36 PM

      Hi,

      My girlfriend is coming to visit me for Christmas and she is keen to visit a Christmas market and drink mulled wine. I would love some advice as to which is the best in Britain. We will visit the one in Cambridge, as that is where I am based, but otherwise we are fairly flexible as to where we go; we are also going to south Wales and maybe Devon. I have heard Birmingham does a pretty good one.

      Please could you give me your recommendations for Christmas markets, and if possible let me know when they are open?

      Thanks very much!

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      London & Ireland for 2 Weeks - Seeking Advice

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 3:28 PM

      My husband and I are thinking of doing this trip next summer (likely mid-July or early August).

      We want to spend 2 weeks: 1 week in/around London then 1 week for Ireland including travel time.

      We have lots we want to do in London - I am a huge British monarchy & literary history buff, plus we have some family in Suffolk so I feel like we have enough to occupy us there for a week. Then we were thinking of doing the rail & sail through Wales to Dublin and renting a car in Dublin to cruise around a bit for 5 days. We'd like to stay in Dublin a few nights, want to visit Blarney Castle, the Cliffs of Moher, maybe drive the Wild Atlantic Way, and stay in Galway as well. We'd then have to head back to London as I'm sure it will be cheaper to fly in/out of there.

      Does this sound like a feasible trip? Any recommendations you can offer for the Ireland leg - that itinerary is just based on the very basic things I know about Ireland, obviously, so very open to hearing what you all think! Any suggestions for things to do in London, too, are appreciated.

      We are planning on getting an airbnb outside the city centre for London and also wondering about affordability of lodgings in Dublin/Galway. Thanks!

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    • Transport Churchstoke to Shrewsbury

      by Laurence_h Online Now Jan 28, 2004 at 2:59 AM

      Dear All, I am about to move to Churchstoke after living in the local town of Bishops Castle. I am looking to share a lift with anyone that works in the Shrewsbury area. I have tried looking in vain at all the possible public transport links without any success. If anyone knows of anything or anyone that can help me get to work daily in Shrewsbury I would be most grateful, Many Thanks, Laurence.

      1 Answer Jan 28, 2004 at 3:11 AM