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

      Heathrow 5 hours ago

      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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      Sally Lunns

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:39 AM

      Is this far from the railway station please?

    • 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

    • Arriving Gatwick South to Bus terminal - how long?

      Gatwick Nov 14, 2016 at 1:48 PM


      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?



      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

    • jcourtnellsmith's Profile Photo

      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 Yesterday

      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

    • 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

    • London gatwick layover time

      Gatwick Nov 13, 2016 at 10:06 AM

      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!!

    • 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?


    • 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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      What is the best prepaid sim card for travelers in London and Scotland

      United Kingdom Dec 5, 2016 at 3:32 AM

      I'm going to London and Scotland next week for 2 weeks, and I need the prepaid sim card that supported 3G/4G internet data, actually I need the most for data / internet. Does anyone can help me which one is the best prepaid sim card for internet data with good coverage during my stay in London and Scotland (Edinburgh, Hihgland and Isle of Skye)? Can I get it at the Heathrow airport or any recommended shop that I can buy for that prepaid sim card? Thanks.

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      Best restaurants in Nottingham, near City of Caves

      Nottingham Dec 5, 2016 at 7:18 AM

      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 but still can't decide on a place to visit. Is Ibérico World Tapas really great?

    • 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, 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?

    • 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.

    • 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!

    • 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?

    • 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!

    • 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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      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

    • 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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      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:43 AM

      Is there one in Bath please?

    • 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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    • rainerfrank's Profile Photo

      50cc-motorbike to hire

      Lerwick Mar 13, 2014 at 9:42 AM

      by rainerfrank

      Does any body know an agency or station or a private person in the area between Thurso and John 0`Groats or on the Orkneys of whom I can hire a 50cc or 80cc motorbike (scooter or dirtbike or similar)? I would like to go to Orkney Isles for some 5 days. Please answer soon as I am going at the end of april Thanks a lot for careing.
      With cordial greetings from Carinthia / Austria,

      1 Answer Mar 13, 2014 at 11:45 AM
    • Dress & shoes

      Shetland Feb 17, 2014 at 12:22 AM

      Hi, I am an Indian, coming to Shetland for 4 days in the end of March. What type of dress and shoes should I bring?

      6 Answers Feb 17, 2014 at 10:20 AM
    • Shetland in September?

      Shetland Jul 30, 2011 at 7:02 AM

      Hi All
      I am traveling to UK and Scotland in Sept this year with my 3 year old and was wondering if it would be a good idea to venture out to Shetland at this time. We would be very excited to see some sealife and take a cruise, however I was wondering if the timing was way off? Looking forward to any help I can get on the same! Thanks in advance! :-)

      2 Answers Aug 7, 2011 at 3:29 PM
    • Jarlshof ruins

      Lerwick May 16, 2011 at 7:41 PM

      We will be in Lerwick for one day with a cruise ship. We would like to visit the ruins but at the moment the tours are book.
      Is there a local tour company that we can contact to give us a tour of these ruins? And if so what is the timing and cost?

      2 Answers May 17, 2011 at 2:18 AM
    • How to get to Jarlshaf from Lerwick

      Shetland Apr 27, 2011 at 12:24 PM

      Will be arriving on cruise ship on 7th June, and would like to know how to get to Jalshaf. Are there any buses? if not any other waysto get there?. Should have from 8.00-5.00. Many thanks for any help, Von.

      4 Answers Apr 29, 2011 at 12:32 PM
    • Arriving by Cruise ship beginning of September, 2011

      Lerwick Apr 26, 2011 at 6:21 PM

      Hi, I am hoping that you will be able to help me plan our day in Lerwick. Is there enough to do in the town to spend the whole day? Are there van tours that a group of 3 could pick up in town? Is it a distance from the cruise pier to town? I have difficulty walking distances, so I would like to know. Any particular sights not to miss? What about shopping? I like to buy items that represent the culture and the country I am visiting, especially Christmas ornaments and decorations - any suggestions? What should we expect the weather to be like at the beginning of September? I am sure there are other questions I would like to ask, so I might log in at a later date. Thank-you for taking the time to answer my questions. LC

      7 Answers Apr 28, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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      What's It Like Living in Lerwick?

      Shetland Aug 13, 2010 at 4:52 AM

      I'm sick to death of the (in my book) roasting summer temperatures we have to endure on mainland Britain these days - and for years now I've been looking enviously at the much, much lower temperatures shown for Shetland on the TV weather maps. But really how realistic is it to pack up and move to Lerwick?

      I'm 6'5" tall with size 13 feet, so I'm worried that I wouldn't be able to buy clothes and shoes in Lerwick. I'm also worried that mail-order clothing companies might not be prepared to mail to offshore locations like Shetland. Then there's the question of whether there's any brain-refreshing culture to be had, other than pub culture. And do you have to fly to a major Scots city whenever you need anything that isn't run-of-the-mill? And are electricity, gas and petrol way expensive or not? Etc., etc., etc.

      Care to shed some light? Anyone?

      Many thanks.

      9 Answers Aug 14, 2010 at 3:46 AM
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      Traffic between Shetland and Faroe islands

      Shetland Feb 13, 2009 at 6:22 AM

      Hallo, folks!

      As fas as I know, currently Shetland do not have any air or sea links with Faroe islands. However, maybe there are, i.e., private yachts (or boats) who +/- regularly cross the sea with passengers in that particular route? Or any small local planes? Any ideas appreciated.

      I'm planning my trip to Faroes and would gladly include Shetland, too, if it would be possible to avoid time and money consuming transit from Faroe to Shetland via UK (or anybody else's) mainland.


      1 Answer Feb 24, 2009 at 11:08 AM
    • Accommodation

      Shetland Mar 25, 2008 at 6:00 PM

      Hi, another question, this time about accommodation.......I will be traveling alone and was wondering if there is an abundance of cheap hostels, private rooms etc on the Shetlands, especially in small villages?
      I like the idea of just being able to turn up somewhere and find a place to stay without prebooking.
      Is this sometimes possible? I will be travelling in June/July. Maybe a good idea to bring a tent in case I get stuck with no room?
      Thanks for your help:-)

      2 Answers Mar 26, 2008 at 1:35 PM
    • public transport around Shetland

      Shetland Mar 23, 2008 at 2:54 AM

      I am planning to visit the Shetland islands this summer, and would love to see some of the more remote areas, small villages and beaches.
      I will be relying on public transport though as I dont have a drivers license.
      Is there an extensive and frequent bus service on the islands that would allow me to see a lot of the islands?
      And the ferries? Are they regular and have bus connections?
      Many thanks:-)

      2 Answers Mar 23, 2008 at 3:25 AM
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      Where Can I Legally Walk in Shetland?

      Shetland Oct 6, 2007 at 2:21 AM

      As an England-dweller who's used to waymarked footpaths and bridleways, I always find Scotland a bit of a headache. Ordnance Survey maps tell the walker nothing and even miss out paths which do exist on the ground. I'm poring over the 4 Shetland sheets in the 1:50,000 Landranger series and not learning anything at all.

      The big rugged open spaces in the North and Northwest of Mainland Shetland (and the north of Yell and Unst) look really good walking country, but how do I know where I can walk without risking a "git orf my land" incident? And how do I know whether the many streams which head seawards via cliffs and reefs are crossable?

      Then again, public transport to the tempting areas appears to be almost non-existent. Do Postbuses exist which aren't shown in the portal? If so, where do I find the details and timetables?

      And are there any good quality books explaining how to negotiate the various wilder zones of Shetland?

      Many thanks for your help.

      9 Answers Mar 23, 2008 at 8:13 PM
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      Shetland Visit In Mid June

      Shetland Jun 11, 2007 at 1:20 PM

      I am off to Shetland mid June. I am visiting some people, but am determined to do some exploring. Unst & Lerwick are definitley on the agenda. Anyone got any recommendations for 'Must Sees' in Shetland, or know of anything special going on at this time?

      9 Answers Jun 19, 2007 at 4:07 AM
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      Shetland Folk Festival

      Shetland Jan 8, 2007 at 2:01 PM

      Thinking about making the trip up this year, managed to talk a few mates into it. A folk festival on a remote Northerly isle is right up my street.

      Anyone ever been? Any tips?

      Probably gonna get the Northlink ferry from Aberdeen on the Wednesday night. Does it get busy? Will accomodation be an issue? Probably be camping and would just hope to turn up without booking anything.

      4 Answers Jan 25, 2007 at 1:33 PM
    • Fair Isle Cemetery

      Fair Isle Jul 9, 2006 at 10:53 AM

      Does anyone know how many existent cemeteries there are on Fair Isle? Has anyone surveyed the memorial stones or are there records of those who are buried? I am a descendant of some of those who left in the 1830s and would very much appreciate any information.


      Phil Pursley

      for more information on my Fair Isle ancestors check out my Home Page at

      1 Answer Jul 9, 2006 at 11:19 AM
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      Shetland Jan 10, 2005 at 9:52 PM

      has anybody any information about unst in the shetland isles, and which are the closest islands to it. How do we travel there from South Australia? thanks for your info. Pat

      6 Answers Mar 29, 2006 at 4:53 PM
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      How much time in Zetland?

      Shetland Apr 17, 2004 at 4:52 PM

      Dear friends, Currently I'm planning my summer holidays. This will be 3 weeks in Aug/Sep. My eye is on Zetland, but I'm not sure how much time to spend there. Since my travel arrangements would involve ferry trips from Amsterdam-Newcastle and Aberdeen-Lerwick, a combination Highlands/Shetland would be possible. I would go by car so I'm not dependent on public transport. Furthermore I'm an early bird, so the day would be used effectively. My query: what ratio Highlands/Zetland would you suggest and WHY? Many thanks in advance, Gerard

      1 Answer Apr 27, 2004 at 4:46 AM
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      flights to the Shetlands

      Shetland Mar 24, 2004 at 4:27 AM

      What airlines fly to the Shetlands ?

      2 Answers Apr 1, 2004 at 8:20 AM
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      Anybody been here?

      Fair Isle Mar 14, 2003 at 2:56 AM

      Would like to hear from any other VT'ers that have been to this fantastic Island in the Atlantic!

      12 Answers Nov 27, 2004 at 6:23 PM