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    • Best area to stay in London

      London seconds ago

      My sister and I are heading to London in January for a week before starting a tour through Europe. We have never been to London before so we want to see as much as we can eg. West End, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, British Musuem. Just wondering what suburbs would be the best to stay in- close to the action and/or close to public transport?
      We would be wanting to stay in hotels (but not super expensive ones).
      Thanks for your help!

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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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      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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      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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    Near Swansea

    • fancy dress

      by laurajohn Online Now Mar 27, 2014 at 8:05 AM

      for my daughters 21st she wants a nite out in Swansea with her mates wearing pyjamas/nitewear of some sort so would it being a problem going into pubs & clubs dressed like that?

      2 Answers Mar 27, 2014 at 12:14 PM
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      Llandeilo, South Wales north of Swansea by rail or the M4 & A483

      by charlesracine Online Now Jan 12, 2014 at 8:25 AM

      Accommodations recommendations, good pubs, restaurants and all comments appreciated. Has anyone been to Llandeilo and is there a taxi service? What is there to see and do in this small village? We are going there, by train from London Paddington via Swansea, likely in August. Can anyone recommend a hotel and a genealogy researcher as my ancestors came from Llandeilo on the river Towy? Their surnames are Pulker and Peacock.

      Sorry, I would have posted this under Llandeilo not Swansea but, VT doesn't know this location though it is shown on the VT map.

      All comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks, Chuck

      7 Answers Jan 14, 2014 at 11:06 AM
    • Flat to Rent

      by A.G Online Now Sep 27, 2013 at 2:38 PM

      Hi - I am moving to Swansea by Jan 2014 and will stay for long time because i received a job offer there. Do you have or can recommend a proper flat to rent?

      4 Answers Sep 28, 2013 at 2:12 AM
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      Cliff top Italian restaurant

      by tedmac Online Now Aug 21, 2009 at 12:51 PM

      A couple of years ago a friend took me to an Italian restaurant in Swansea that was overlooking the bay and it was high up. But I cannot for the life of me remember the name of it. I do remember the salt and pepper seabass was amazing.Anybody any ideas ? If its any help the road to it was winding down a hill and reportedly went past Catherine Zeta Jones's house !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or he could have been winding me up ? Any help gratefully received thanks Roverbhoy

      2 Answers Aug 21, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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      place to live

      by rubenpurcell Online Now Aug 26, 2007 at 10:11 PM

      Hi I'm going to th e university of Swansea ...were are the best places to live for a student, were should i look?

      2 Answers Aug 27, 2007 at 11:42 AM
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      moving to Swansea

      by Wloczykij Online Now Aug 5, 2007 at 1:49 PM

      I'm moving to your lovely ugly city in two weeks. Do you have any advice what to expect, where to go, what to take? I have many questions e.g. where should I go to set up internet access. what should I know about buses etc.

      regards and thanx in advance for replies
      Ania

      8 Answers Oct 8, 2007 at 11:28 AM
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      Bachelorette Party?!

      by Cenoteazul Online Now Jul 20, 2007 at 9:15 AM

      Hello,

      My daughter is getting married in early August in a town called Llanddowror, the home town of her fiance. She thinks it's going to be only her father and I going. We are from the US and have never been to Wales.

      She has no idea yet, but I have arranged for 4 of her best friends to surprise her and meet us there!!

      The problem? We want to have a fun bachelorette party, but I have NO idea what to plan or where we might go for some action. We would like to be in a bar or club with lots of people.

      Is Swansea the best place? How far away is it from Llanddowror?

      The other problem? It's going to have to take place on the first MONDAY night in August! Not the best night of the week for a party - but it has to be that way.

      Can anyone give me some ideas of where to go? Thanks so much!

      5 Answers Jul 21, 2007 at 9:48 AM
    • Need your help

      by a4mduc Online Now Jun 5, 2007 at 4:38 AM

      Need your kink help

      Please tell me the telephone number of Hing Sing restaurant at 110 Swansea road (Swansea). (I called 01792 872648 but it's wrong).
      Thank you so much for your help.

      1 Answer Jun 5, 2007 at 10:22 AM
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      Cost of living

      by rubenpurcell Online Now Mar 5, 2007 at 11:07 AM

      Hi I'm traveling on july has an postgraduate student and I jus want to know a estimate of how much you can spend in a month covering all your spences, I just want to see if i made a good budget.

      1 Answer Apr 28, 2007 at 9:59 PM
    • Cheap accommodation in Swansea

      by vlassyk Online Now Aug 26, 2006 at 10:24 AM

      Hi. I am looking for some cheap accommodation in Swansea for one person, about 15-20 quid, if it is possible, for one month in autumn. Could you advise me, please, where can I find it? I have looked for it everywhere in internet, but I have not found it yet. Thank you very much.

      1 Answer Aug 26, 2006 at 1:41 PM
    • coaches

      by emouse Online Now Aug 22, 2006 at 12:39 AM

      I want to know if you have some experience with http://www.megabus.com/uk/
      I would like to visit UK in September and I am finding the cheapest travelling from London to Swansea.
      Regards, Eva Sýkorová

      2 Answers Aug 29, 2006 at 12:13 AM
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      Bus station in Swansea

      by christine.j Online Now Jul 30, 2006 at 6:51 AM

      Is the Central Bus Station the same as the Quadrant Bus Station? I came across both names in time tables.

      4 Answers Jul 31, 2006 at 1:35 AM
    • need help

      by ame23 Online Now Jun 14, 2005 at 2:42 PM

      Hi
      I'm looking for double room for let in swansea or port talbot. If uoy can help me please write some telephone numbers where i would call for room. Tkanks
      anna

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      accomodation

      by halikowski Online Now Jan 24, 2005 at 3:41 AM

      Any ideas where to come and stay for three nights in MArch with girlfriend? Somewhere cheap, but not grotty. A B & B, preferably in Mumbles or somewhere nice (is UPlands nice?) Thanks STefan

      2 Answers Feb 11, 2005 at 8:03 AM
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      cost of living in Swansea

      by sand.storm Online Now Jan 11, 2004 at 10:32 AM

      Hello VT! I wanted to know about the cost of living in Swansea. I'm planning to study there for a couple of months (in residence)and I wanted to know roughly, how expensive is it for food, transportation, movies, sports, books & magazines, etc. Mind you, i don't drink so my costs will be definitely lower than the average tourist =DDD only serious people: please email me at a_elhaki@alcor.concordia.ca thx! Dina

      3 Answers Jan 14, 2004 at 6:42 AM