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    • Heathrow transit

      Heathrow 3 hours ago

      My wife is due to transit heathrow airport when she flies from Moscow to Shannon. Is there a border control between terminal 5 and terminal 2. I understand from the UK government website that a transit visa is not required if passengers do not pass through border control. However, British Airways insist that a transit visa is required. She will have bags checked to final destination in Moscow, so she expects to make a direct airside transit. Can you enlighten me please?
      Kind regards, David.

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      Time to walk to high force waterfall

      Durham Yesterday

      Is two hours enough time to walk from main road to High Force waterfall and back,?

    • 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.

    • 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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      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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      Where to drop hire car traveling Dover to St Pancras station

      England 23 hours ago

      Hello All, We are touring around the UK with a hire car and would like to see Dover. We will then be traveling to Paris via Eurostar from St Pancras. Can you please suggest drop off locations (outside congestion zone) for our hire car to get back to St Pancras via train. Will most likely be hiring a car with Hertz. Thanks





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      Which 3 or 4 stars hotel nearby Kings Cross Station?

      London Oct 19, 2016 at 6:59 AM

      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.

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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

    • Birthday Ideas

      Bury Saint Edmunds Aug 16, 2014 at 10:04 PM

      after ideas for my wifes birthday when we will be staying in Bury St Edmunds, something unusual, any ideas or recommendations, would be of great help.

      2 Answers Aug 17, 2014 at 8:39 AM
    • whats to do?

      Felixstowe Aug 24, 2013 at 12:11 PM

      If the weathers nice sunday and monday the beach nice ..what does anybody recommend to do + best local restaurants for dinner ..thank you

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      A question about Laxfield and the B117

      Suffolk Dec 19, 2012 at 9:45 AM

      Visiting eastern Suffolk next summer on what is mainly a churchcrawling holiday (I know the west). I have found (but not booked) a cottage in Laxfield. It is just off but near the B117, which runs right through the village. Does anyone know Laxfield and/or the B117 well enough to venture an opinion of the wisdom of this idea? I've stayed in a village with a busy road through it, and it was a very unpleasant experience, but it was an A road. There are other options, but this seems like the most "strategic" base for my purposes. (I had settled on Fressingfield, but the cottage was just yanked off the market). Many thanks for any first-hand knowledge. --Spencer

      10 Answers Dec 20, 2012 at 9:41 AM
    • Pizza restaurant in Ipswich town centre in 1979

      Ipswich Feb 4, 2012 at 3:44 PM

      Does anyone remember the name of a famous Pizzeria that was located in 'The Walk' in Ipswich around 1979? Entrance was either via 'The Walk' or from the Buttermarket, I think, but I'm not sure as it was so long ago. The various pizzas on the menu were all named after roman emperors and they were fantastic. It has changed ownership many times since that time sadly, but it was a terrific restaurant.


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      Suffolk, the final frontier

      Suffolk Apr 9, 2011 at 1:15 PM

      Next month I'll be taking a short break to Suffolk and it will be the final county in England for me and then I can say I have been to every one.
      I don't really know how I've managed to avoid Suffolk in all my years of travelling but there you are. I'm sure Suffolk is a wonderful county as I'm soon to discover.
      So what would you recommend I see?
      From my base in Stowmarket I will visit Bury St Edmunds, Southwold and the village of Eye as they all look interesting places but are there any hidden gems I should know about?

      11 Answers Apr 12, 2011 at 1:11 AM
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      Ipswich from London

      Ipswich Apr 2, 2011 at 4:21 AM

      I wanted to ask what's the best way to get to Ipswich from London?
      Train? or Bus?
      how long will the trip take? which is cheaper?
      thank you in advance.

      3 Answers Apr 16, 2011 at 7:07 AM
    • what has ipswich got to offer

      Ipswich Sep 6, 2010 at 9:14 AM

      hi all my names trev 48yr old single dad work as a truck driver & thinking of moving to ipswich from harlow essex!!! could anyone help me out or advice where to buy a place @ where not for obvious reasons .... also pubs clubs , eating out etc !!!! is there good shops. many thanks for your co operation .

      3 Answers Sep 7, 2010 at 12:50 AM
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      A rainy day: in Bury St Edmunds or Saffron Walden (I know, not Suffolk)?

      Suffolk May 7, 2010 at 11:49 AM

      Hi Always-Helpful VT Forum,

      I have two days left in Suffolk, based in Lavenham, before moving on to Norfolk (yes, it's the E.A. grand tour for a New Yorker). Tomorrow (Sat.) promises to be rainy. I'm saving a 'Constable country drive' for Sunday, which looks like the better day (weather). CRISIS: What to do with the rainy day? I imagined I would visit both Bury (so close) and Saffron Walden (in Essex, but not too far away). Now it seems like either/or. Any advice about the better rainy-day-choice?

      MANY thanks in advance.



      9 Answers May 10, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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      cheap accomodation in ipswich

      Suffolk Mar 8, 2010 at 1:46 PM

      hello ipswich
      im struggling to find cheap accomodation.

      yes ive done web searches, but cant find anything that will give me a price without going into individual details of every guesthouse / hotel which takes for ever.

      please do not post me replies of general search engines but if anyone knows of anything cheap in ipswich or a search engine where i can put in ipswich under £40 and itll find me a couple of ideas that would be great

      bst i can find is best western, the gatehouse at £39 for a single, room only. i dont seem to find a hostel? that would do me

      7 Answers Mar 16, 2010 at 1:23 AM
    • trains

      Ipswich Oct 16, 2009 at 6:40 AM

      what time does the earliest train leave Ipswich for Liverpool st. on November the 14th

      2 Answers Oct 16, 2009 at 8:55 AM
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      Accomodation in Ipswich

      Ipswich Mar 28, 2008 at 6:45 AM

      I am trying to find some accomodation in Ipswich at a reasonable price...30 - 40 pounds. I will only be staying the one night.

      Does anyone know of a decent B&B or cheap hotel?

      Also I will be visiting Jimmy's Farm which is a few miles to the south. Does anyone know much about the place. I watch the show religiously here and would love to see it for myself.

      Any advise about Ipswich will be greatly appreciated.

      3 Answers Mar 29, 2008 at 2:59 AM
    • Travel from Eltham to Ipswich

      Ipswich Oct 22, 2007 at 4:47 AM

      Dear All,
      I need to travel from Eltham to Adastral Park,Martlesham Heath,Ipswich IP5 3RE. Could anybody tell me as what route to take. I need to reach that place in shortest time and also in less cost.
      Thanks in advance

    • Looking for a venue in Southwold

      Southwold Sep 19, 2007 at 4:08 AM

      My fiancé and I are planning to get married in St Edmunds church in Southwold in August 2008. We are now looking for a venue for the reception after the ceremony. As I would like to have a very traditional English wedding, we are looking for something pub-like (as opposed to a big banquet hall ... and the Swan is unfortunately out of our budget range).

      Does someone know a pub (or traditional restaurant) that has a function room or that can be rented out for a private function? It should be in the center as we are hoping to get around without using cars. There will be about 70 guests in our wedding.

      Thank you very much for your help.

    • bury st edmonds cathedral

      Bury Saint Edmunds Sep 1, 2007 at 5:32 PM

      Can you please out me in touch with who i need to contact in order to find details of a relation who we believe was the organist at the cathedral back some50+ years ago. His name was Thomas Barry , we here in Australia are tying to trace members of our family.
      Any help greatly appreciated.

      Will Inglis

      2 Answers Sep 2, 2007 at 1:22 AM
    • Thetford Forest

      Suffolk May 9, 2007 at 1:45 PM

      I am going to a concert there in June. I am looking for a good place to stay that is nearby. I am also trying to find a good bus system.
      Any information is appreciated.


      Felixstowe Jun 29, 2006 at 6:24 AM

      When is the; Air Show--Air Fete--Air Day ?

      1 Answer Jun 29, 2006 at 9:32 AM
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      Moving to Suffolk this summer

      Suffolk Jun 22, 2006 at 10:12 PM

      We are moving to Suffolk this summer from Germmay.

      Any recommendations on where to live?

      We are especially looking for a town with a good soccer program for our 9y/o.

      5 Answers Jun 24, 2006 at 12:56 AM
    • How do I amuse my sons in Ipswich?

      Ipswich Jan 20, 2006 at 6:56 AM


      I have 2 sons aged 12 and 8. They hate coming out with me at the best of times, and tomorrow I am having my haircut in Ipswich. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I might leave them while I have my hair restyled. Something that isn't going to cost me too much and might keep them occupied for about 2 hours would be really great.

      3 Answers Jan 20, 2006 at 10:37 AM
    • Lavenham Priory Stayed There?

      Lavenham Oct 5, 2005 at 7:44 AM


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      Hot to get from the train station to the waterfront?

      Ipswich Jul 22, 2005 at 2:07 AM

      Can anyone tell me how to get to Ipswich waterfront from the train station?
      I understand the train station is outside the city. Are there buses or taxis available? I had ordered a map at Amazon, but they weren't able to get it in time. The people at the Ipswich Tourist Information don't reply to any e-mails.
      Thank you in advance.

      3 Answers Jul 23, 2005 at 2:20 AM
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      Ipswich Apr 6, 2004 at 1:05 AM

      my son has an interview tomorrow in Martlesham Heath, does anyone know how easy is it to get to from Ipswich train station ? approxamate cost of a taxi would be welcome, also info on bus services OR any good ideas for me on what to do in Ipswich for 5 hours while he`s being interviewed would be welcome, just in case I have to drive him there as this problem only relates to TOMORROW 7th APRIL, any answers after today will be unnecessary thank you Berni

      4 Answers Apr 21, 2004 at 12:35 PM
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      Wisset, England

      Suffolk Sep 21, 2002 at 2:53 PM

      I would like to visit Wisset, in Suffolk, England, where my family originated. However, I can't seem to find it. Was Wisset a town and does it still exist? I would appreciate any help! Thanks!

      4 Answers Sep 22, 2002 at 11:24 AM