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    • LouiseTopp's Profile Photo

      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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    • 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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      New Years Eve

      London Dec 6, 2016 at 3:04 PM

      Hi there, I am travelling to London over the new year with my Girlfriend. We've left it a bit last minute but we're wondering if anyone has any good suggestions on how to spend NYE. Whether that be a dinner and dance, street party, and kind of event really to make it a memorable new year? All suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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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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      Best restaurants in Nottingham, near City of Caves

      Nottingham Dec 5, 2016 at 7:18 AM

      Hi!
      I'm planning a trip to Nottingham where I will show my friends the sandstone beauty, the City of Caves. Since we may spend there a lot of time, I need some recommendations on good cafes/restaurants/pubs near this attraction to have a dinner at. Where would you go? =) The cuisine doesn't matter, but the distance does (it should be near the City of Caves). I've found a list of restaurants at alltheviews.com/restaurants-... but still can't decide on a place to visit. Is Ibérico World Tapas really great?

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    • Is this a good place to celebrate birthday in London?

      London Dec 5, 2016 at 4:23 AM

      Hi all,
      I'm new here and I hope you can help me with advice:
      Being studying various restaurant comparing sites (Tripadvisor, Michelin, Alltheviews...), I decided to try out Ye Olde Mitre Yelp and Tripadvisor estimate it pretty high (as I can judge from alltheviews.com/Ye-Olde-Mitr...), but I want a real person opinionб who has been there recently. I forgot to mention the reason - why I'm choosing a place to go out: we want to celebrate my father's bithday and he likes bars a lot. So, we need one with a good atmosphere.

      So, is Ye Olde Mitre a good place to go to for a celebration?

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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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      Airside transit or visitor in transit visa or no visa requirement in heathrow airport?

      Heathrow Dec 7, 2016 at 6:31 PM

      Hi everybody, I am Brent, from Vietnam. Now Im living in Hungary and then I have resident permit of an EEA members (as Hungarian resident permit).
      In Jan 2017, my friend (Hungarian) and I (vietnamese, have an EEA resident permit) is going to travel to Vietnam by British Airways, in which we will transit in Heathrow Airport for about 5 hours. We are arriving to heathrow in terminal 3 and then departing in terminal 4. So please help us, in this case, do we need to apply for the airside transit visa or visiting in transit visa?

      1. We have 2 ways ticket (go to vietnam and back to hungary)
      2. We are a Hungarian and Vietnamese (Have hungarian resident permit) and ofc valid passport and vietnamese visa.
      3. British airways has confirmed that our checked bags will be sent directly to the last destination.
      4. We have to change terminal in the Heathrow airport.

      Thanks very much and best regard !!

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    • Best transportation to Stonehenge and Glastonbury Tor

      London Dec 5, 2016 at 9:14 AM

      I will be visiting London for 3 days in March. I would like to take a day to visit Stonehenge and Glastonbury Tor (both in the same day).

      I saw there was a tour offered that included them both, but they are only on Fridays, and unfortunately I will not be there at that time.

      What is the best way to travel from London to these two sites? Rail? Bus? Some other way?

      Thank you for any information.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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      Narrowboat Holidays on English canals.

      England Dec 5, 2016 at 4:46 PM

      Mrs Flying.Scotland and I are considering a one week canal boat holiday next August / September. We will both be 70, are reasonably fit, and want a trip that goes through small towns and villages with good canalside pubs and nice countryside too. Can anyone suggest what is their favourite canal trips and also any pointers for first time canal boaters. Thanks for any help you can give us. Bruce

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      Weatherspoons

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:43 AM

      Is there one in Bath please?

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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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      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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    • London Travel

      London Dec 3, 2016 at 7:49 PM

      Hello Good Day. I am travelling to London for a day on 24th Dec. Can you please let me know:
      1. What ticket can I purchase for a days journey from Heathrow 5 to central London which would work on trains and buses for the day.
      2. Can I purchase the ticket at Heathrow Terminal 5
      3. How much will it cost and can i use credit card issued internationally.
      4.. Are there any timings restrictions for trains or buses as it is a Saturday and Christmas eve.
      Thank you for your help. Best Regards.

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      Helpful advice

      London Nov 26, 2016 at 10:08 AM

      What is the least expensive and best time to try and send my parents to London?

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    • Any suggestions

      London Nov 18, 2016 at 1:19 PM

      Im visiting London soon. We are a family of 7 , 4 kids 2 x19, 17, 8 and 7. We are staying on tower bridge road. Hopefully visiting London eye, buckingham palace, hyde park, Tower bridge and Tusaudes and hoping to see the sky gardens too.
      Can anyone offer local info on places to eat on tower bridge road. We´ll probablly need to be near the apartment early evening for the younger children.

      Also is transport easy from tower bridge road into the centre ? Is it easy enough to get 2 x cabs to take us into the centre or will we need to get a bus to the local tube station.

      Any info or tips will be muchly appreciated.

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    • Local transport to Ferry Terminal?

      Poole Jun 24, 2016 at 10:18 AM

      I need to select a hotel near the Ferry and the catch a transport to the Ferry terminal to Cherbourg at 8:30 AM. HOW do I do this and get there by 7:30 AM??????

      5 Answers Jun 27, 2016 at 12:09 PM
    • Youth group activities

      Bournemouth Jun 17, 2015 at 6:28 AM

      Hi, I've got a group of 15-20 young people aged, 13-25. Weekend of the 7th Aug.
      Do you know of any hotels (B+Bs, hostels are fine as well) that can accommodate us?
      Also is there any active activities to do on the beach, like jet ski's extra that we can book?

      Thanks
      Tina

      4 Answers Jun 17, 2015 at 11:10 AM
    • Portland Bill

      Weymouth Feb 16, 2015 at 10:41 AM

      I'm looking to catch a bus out to Portland Bill, do the walk around the lighthouse and then walk back into Wetmouth. The question being, how often are the buses this time of year and am I going to get lost without a map?!

      Thanks

      2 Answers Feb 16, 2015 at 1:30 PM
    • Shop identification needed please

      Lyme Regis Nov 8, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      We went to a gift shop that was in some sort of arches facing the sea, does anyone know it and what is was called please, they did all sorts of second hand and new stuff - it was almost like a museum, but they did some nice hand made jewelry, which we would like to have another look at

      6 Answers Nov 9, 2014 at 1:46 AM
    • Where are the nearest destinations out of weymouth

      Weymouth May 31, 2014 at 4:58 PM

      Where can i go out of weymoth for a day out to somewhere different?

      3 Answers Jun 1, 2014 at 8:53 AM
    • ? has it closed

      Lyme Regis May 30, 2014 at 3:39 PM

      Is lyme bay kitchen still open

    • accommodation nightlife

      Bournemouth Apr 21, 2014 at 4:15 AM

      for a 3 night break thursday/saturday, where would you stay if: you were 60, thinking, feeling 40, most of the time; also, what kind of nightlife/bars would you look for

      2 Answers Dec 15, 2014 at 4:35 AM
    • transportation & activities from cruise ship in port at Portland UK

      Portland Mar 22, 2014 at 1:44 PM

      Looking for recommendations for activities for 12 hours in port in early May. We have been to Stonehenge. Interested in Portland Museum, scenic views and walks. Is there a car rental agency or taxis to get around?

      3 Answers Mar 22, 2014 at 4:37 PM
    • Cheapest place to stay

      Bournemouth Mar 19, 2014 at 3:52 AM

      me and my friend are staying in bournemouth for a girls night but want to know the cheapest place possible to get our heads down for the night? Not looking for anything fancy just a bed and toilet and obviously to be safe. Any locals know some good places? On a proper budget!! Thanks :)

      4 Answers Mar 19, 2014 at 8:41 AM
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      80's night

      Bournemouth Feb 18, 2014 at 1:04 AM

      got a group of girls coming to Bournemouth in May is there an 80s themed establishment we could spend our evening in please?

    • Odeon parking

      Bournemouth Oct 8, 2013 at 12:16 PM

      Anywhere to park for cinema without parking fees thanks in advance

      2 Answers Oct 8, 2013 at 1:19 PM
    • what can we do for entertainment?

      Bournemouth Oct 1, 2013 at 1:20 PM

      Friday night, Bournemouth, November 8th, 13 lads. what shall we do?

      5 Answers Oct 2, 2013 at 3:39 AM
    • New years eve!

      Bournemouth Sep 25, 2013 at 12:54 AM

      Is bournemouth any good for new years eve?

      1 Answer Sep 25, 2013 at 9:15 AM
    • Where to go!

      Bournemouth Sep 24, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      Hi, I am due to visit bournemouth in a couple of weeks for a hen do weekend. I am trying to plan where to go on a Friday night. Ideally we would like to visit a few bars and then move on to a club. Can anyone recommend anywhere which are all in close proximity of one another?

      2 Answers Sep 25, 2013 at 2:21 PM
    • uv sun tent?

      Weymouth Aug 1, 2013 at 12:22 PM

      Where can I buy a uv sun tent in Weymouth?

      1 Answer Aug 1, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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      Is there a decent cafe in Christchurch please?

      Christchurch Apr 19, 2013 at 10:42 AM

      There used to be an American themed one with a jukebox but I dunno if that exists anymore. Can you recommend a decent cafe that isn't too expensive? Many thanks.

    • Transportation from hotel to ferry terminal

      Poole Mar 25, 2013 at 11:33 AM

      In June we plan to take the Poole-Cherbourg 9 am ferry as foot passengers with luggage (renting a car in Cherbourg). Is there a hotel with reliable transportation to the ferry terminal? Any other suggestions?

      7 Answers Apr 1, 2013 at 8:12 AM
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      trip to norway

      Bournemouth Mar 18, 2013 at 5:11 PM

      does any one know how to get from skjolden ,norway to the flam railway ,norway on
      public transport

      1 Answer Mar 19, 2013 at 2:14 AM
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      Suggestions: Corfe Castle or ?

      Dorset Dec 27, 2012 at 11:24 AM

      I sell scenic photos at our local farmers market of trips I've taken around the world. Here's the plan for April 2013: Ma and I will stay 1 night at Thornbury Castle near Bristol and we wanted to take the train to Wareham & then a bus to visit Corfe for 2 nights, take the steam train to Swanage etc. After our 2 nights, we planned to take the bus back to Wareham & a then the train back to London via Farnham to make a quick visit to Waverley Abbey on the way (yup, we know it's rushed, we're ok with that). Here's the problem: I'm having difficulty getting accomodation for Corfe and it seems the 3 places I've looked at (Morton's & Norden & Ammonite) all want a non-refundable deposit (Morton's doesn't really ask for it on the website but their rates are higher). I like Norden's, but they are farther out than the other 2 and since we're on foot it makes getting to the hillside to take morning shots that much more of a hassle. But still, I might persist and do it anyway, if I can get a room, and if I'm convinced it's worthwhile. So, should I keep persisting and somehow try to take my photos or should I go somewhere else altogether? I'm looking for sugggestions. Should I stay or should I go? I need to know if Corfe photos might be sellable to my market patrons or is there something better to shoot in the region between Thornbury & London (we'll already have visited Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Bath). My patrons like old castles, evocative landscapes, etc. Corfe seemed ideal, if I can get some mist in the shot. It's the lodging that seems to be the main problem.

      10 Answers Jan 3, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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      Farm Shops Near Whitcombe - Dorset

      Dorset Aug 28, 2012 at 2:34 AM

      Hello,
      Planning on a weekend break with friends and hoping to avoid Supermarkets for groceries (if possible).
      Can anyone suggest some good farm shops or retailers of local fresh produce (Fruit/veg/dairy) near the area of Whitcombe.
      Many thanks

      2 Answers Aug 28, 2012 at 3:21 AM
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      where to live on the south coast of England

      Dorset May 20, 2012 at 9:20 AM

      Hi everyone
      Here is an unusual request and a chance to boast about your own town. I want to move away from London to the south east coast but not being familiar with the area I have no idea where to start looking. My ambition is to find a flat with a sea view anywhere along the coast from Poole to Eastbourne. I want to move somewhere near good amenities but also where there is a thriving local community.
      Any ideas?

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      Moving from Salisbury to bournemouth - what area's should i go for, and avoid please?

      Bournemouth Mar 3, 2012 at 9:16 AM

      I wonder if you kind people can help me, especially anyone who lives in and around Bournemouth. I know this is for people looking to holiday in Bournemouth but I would like some help anyway, thanks.

      I have put my name down on a council house bidding list and they have sent me a form. What I would like to know is what area's should I avoid in Bournemouth, and what area's should I apply for? i don't want to move into the Dorset equivalent of TombStone or dodge City. Please can you advise me?

      The list I have been given is:

      Bear Cross or Bearwood
      Littledown
      Southbourne
      Moordown
      Strouden Park
      Central (bit iffy about this)
      Muscliffe
      Charminster
      Wallisdown
      East, West and High Howe
      Meyrick Park
      Talbot Woods
      Ensbury Park
      Queens Park
      Westbourne
      Redhill/Northbourne
      Iford
      Slades Farm
      Winton

      Look forward to your replies :)

      3 Answers Mar 4, 2012 at 6:19 AM
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      Public Transportation to Verwood

      Dorset Jan 4, 2012 at 4:31 PM

      I will be travelling to various places in the north and central England in March and my final trip will be from Wigan in Lancashire to Verwood in Dorset. I assume I will need to travel via London to get to Dorset. Can anyone advise whether it will be best to take a bus or train, and what bus/train services I should research. Many thanks.

      5 Answers Jan 5, 2012 at 4:13 AM
    • Winter in Bournemouth

      Bournemouth Oct 13, 2011 at 9:19 PM

      I am going to Bournemouth for New Years. I live in California. What kind of winter clothes and shoes should I bring? The coldest it gets here is around 13c. I don't have a lot of really warm clothes. Need to go shopping before my trip but don't know what to buy. PLEASE HELP! Haha.

      8 Answers Dec 15, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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      conference escape

      Bournemouth Aug 21, 2011 at 2:06 PM

      I have to go to a conference in Bournemouth in April. Looks like I'll have to fly to Southampton and rent a car to get there.

      I may want to avoid the conference hotels and stay somewhere more relaxed - maybe an upmarket B&B/guesthouse and maybe even not in the town, but close by.

      Any ideas out there?

      2 Answers Aug 21, 2011 at 4:26 PM
    • mid week break

      Bournemouth May 4, 2011 at 2:26 PM

      2 mature ladies 55 and 40 mid week break looking for info on nice restuarants/evening entertainment, going in June this year and advise please...

    • 3 weekends in Bournemouth

      Bournemouth Mar 28, 2011 at 4:51 AM

      Hello everyone.
      I´m going to Bournemouth on June in order to take a course. I´ll have 3 weekends free and I´d like to go to different places.
      As I won’t have much time, I must take this trip to the hilt.

      I´m up to go anywhere in UK and also to a different countries.

      Do you guys have any suggestion?

      6 Answers Mar 28, 2011 at 12:44 PM
    • Hen night

      Weymouth Mar 15, 2011 at 1:45 PM

      I'm organising my friends Hen night and would be interested to know if there are any Karaoke bars where we can start the evening off?? Also rather than sitting down to eat in a resturant we would like to just sit on the beach eating fish and chips and chill, is there any where that can be recomended??
      Many thanks for any replys.

      2 Answers Mar 16, 2011 at 5:19 AM
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      Looking for a nice hotel near Monkey World

      Wareham Aug 13, 2010 at 11:15 AM

      I have finally after years of persuading ;-) managed to get my husband to agree to visit Monkey World with me!!!!!

      I am looking for a nice hotel/guest house even self catering cottage in the area for a long weekend I love the idea of the Boathouse rooms at the Priory Hotel but £400 pn is slightly excessive....

      Any suggestions welcome! :-)

      7 Answers Aug 16, 2010 at 6:05 AM
    • Nightclub - not too tacky please!!

      Bournemouth Jun 6, 2010 at 11:01 AM

      Hi,
      I am arranging my friend's hen do in late July. We are coming down to bournemouth for a spa break, but I would like to give the girls the option of a night out clubbing too.
      Can someone please recommend a nice nightclub isn't too tacky, but still a laugh. Basically, not the typical hen do club! lol!

      Thanks in advance x

      2 Answers Jun 6, 2010 at 2:21 PM