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    • ateach52's Profile Photo

      HELP!! Late night pub/bar!

      London Sep 15, 2016 at 12:50 PM

      Hi all you Londoners! Arriving late at our hotel near Paddington tomorrow night (Athena). Need to meet family who are staying at Lord Jim's. Notting Hill in the middle. Any suggestions for a decent place that will still be open between 11 pm and 1 am.

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    • Transit Visa for Filipino and Thai

      Heathrow Sep 5, 2016 at 2:00 AM

      A Filipino and Thai on transit at Heathrow arriving via Malaysian Airlines MH002 at 555am (Terminal 4) and departing to Iceland via Icelandair FI451 at 1240pm (Terminal 2). Do we still need a visa/transit visa?

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    • Heathrow - Sleep in Terminal 5?

      London Aug 29, 2016 at 5:23 PM

      Is there any place to get good rest in Terminal 5? I have a 6 hour layover and will not have slept the night before.

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    • Transfer from terminal 2 to 5

      Heathrow Sep 18, 2016 at 2:13 PM

      I bought an air Canada ticket from Ottawa to Glasgow. British Airways does the leg from Heathrow to Glasgow. I change from terminal 2 to terminal 5. My question is whether my bags are checked through or do I need to collect them and have them inspected at customs in terminal 2?

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    • Traveling from Miami to Delhi via Heathrow - Do I require transit visa to travel from T 3 to T 5 ?

      Heathrow Aug 29, 2016 at 11:43 AM

      Hi All

      I am an Indian citizen and I am travelling from Miami (USA) to Delhi (India) via Heathrow. I have a valid US B1 visa.
      The flights are -
      1. MIAMI to Heathrow (BA 206) - Terminal 3
      2. Heathrow to Delhi (BA143) - Terminal 5

      I did checked the UK visa site and it says, if I have a valid US visa, I do not need a transit visa.
      I just wanted to check from anyone with same flights if this is the case.
      Any help is appreciated.

      Thanks

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    • one night in lake district

      Lake District National Park Sep 11, 2016 at 10:56 AM

      hi all,
      Me and my wife are going to Glasgow on 19th Sep, but we want to stay one night in lake district on our way, can anyone tell me any nice place in lake district to stay for a night, we will arrive there by 3 pm , so we will have half day to visit any nice place.

      kindly send your suggestions.

      Regards

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    • which is the best cafe to meet in terminal 2 heathrow sept 6?

      Heathrow Sep 4, 2016 at 12:44 AM

      My husband is travelling from Edinburgh to meet me as I arrive from New Zealand on Sept 6. If one of us is delayed by an hour or so, where is best place to meet in terminal 2? Can anyone suggest a café?

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    • Heathrow - Sleep in Terminal 5?

      London Aug 29, 2016 at 5:23 PM

      Is there any place to get good rest in Terminal 5? I have a 6 hour layover and will not have slept the night before.

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    • Best Hop on Hop off

      London Aug 27, 2016 at 9:18 AM

      There are several Hop On Hop off in London, each covering different routes and places of interest. If we have only time to do one, which one is recommended? We will be staying at the Americana Hotel near the Sherlock Holmes and Madam Tussauds Museums. Thank you

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    • 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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    • Immigration time with Biometric passport

      Heathrow Sep 15, 2016 at 4:29 AM

      Can anybody advise on the average time from flight landing to claim baggage and get through immigration at Terminal 3 (with a biometric Irish passport)? Flight lands on a Saturday at 14:30 coming from Dubai on Emirate. Need to catch a bus at 16:00 from Terminal 3 to Luton Airport. THANK YOU!

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      Where to go before evening ferry from Harwich

      Colchester Sep 23, 2016 at 3:35 PM

      Hi and thanks in advance for your time!

      Towards the end of October, I'm going to be coming by car from southern England to Harwich to catch an overnight ferry to Holland. I'm going to have some time to kill from probably 1pm to around 7.30pmish, as I think check-in starts at 8pm. I'm thinking of going to Colchester zoo in the afternoon then to the Waterfront restaurant, Lower Marine Parade, Harwich then to the port to check-in.

      My main concerns are the weather could turn out to be terrible, with the zoo turning out to be a bad idea, especially at this time of year. I have looked at information on Colchester itself and it looks pretty from what I can tell, but am unsure if I could spend so much time there around shops, etc.

      I'm looking for options in the event of bad weather. I'm fairly open minded as to where to go, as long as it's not too far from the A12 (15-20 minutes or thereabouts) or A120.

      Any suggestions would be really appreciated and sorry for the length of this!

      Adam

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    • how long to get from terminal 5 to heathrow express train station

      Heathrow Sep 19, 2016 at 2:34 AM

      I am travelling with my disabled daughter and 85 year old mum from the US to heathrow. Our flight arrives 10am, we will have to have assistance getting off the plane, so I'm guessing we'll be last off, but then we should have the buggy to take us to baggage reclaim and passport control. My question is how long will it take us to clear all the above and get to the station to catch the heathrow express to paddington? Thanks

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    • Long layover - how much time REALLY?

      Heathrow Aug 29, 2016 at 12:27 PM

      Arriving LHR from US at 9:05a in T3. Departing T5 at 10:40p (almost 14 hours). I want to go into London, and leave my carry-on at the Excess baggage counter. That means returning to T3 to get my bags, then transferring to T5... How much time do I REALLY have to tour? Or put another way, when must I depart downtown London (via the Underground, not Heathrow Express) to safely make my flight?

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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

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      Legoland, Chessington, Sealife

      London Sep 21, 2016 at 11:49 AM

      Hi,

      Not exactly a London question, but was wondering if anyone could advise as to the best day of the week to visit each of the above. We will be staying between Friday and Thursday and have a 4 yr old and 2 yr old. I know weekdays are obviously quieter to visit but wondering if perhaps at least one of them would be doable on Saturday or Sunday so as to have a break in between each. I assume a full day is needed for each. We also plan to visit the natural history museum to see the dinosaur exhibit on another day.

      How best to go about planning our stay please? Trip is planned for end October.

      Thanks in advance.

      Oh and any other good things you can recommend for our boys to enjoy in London are welcome!

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    • Tranfers and Baggage

      Heathrow Sep 1, 2016 at 2:42 AM

      Hi All,
      Hoping you can help me, this is the first time I have flown ever and I am going to mexico alone to meet my girlfriend.
      I have booked flight from leeds to heathrow, heathrow to dallas, dallas to monterrey mexico.
      I am hoping you can help put my mind at ease on the following points.....

      1. Transfer times...... when I arrive at heathrow I am flying in on british airways and have 1 hour 15 to transfer to a finn air flight.
      Is this enough time?
      will I need to collect my bags?
      When arriving in dallas I have 2hours 50 to make transfer, again is this enough will I need to get baggage?
      I also heard you have to go through all security again, is this correct.

      Any help would be much appreciated as I am a little concerned having never been in an airport before!
      Big thanks

      Tom

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      My old oyster card

      London Sep 17, 2016 at 11:08 AM

      Hi, how can I find out how much money I still have on my card? I haven't used it for many years. And I don't remember how to top it up. Can I stick it into a ticket machine to load up?
      Thanks!

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      Do York aleady resume from flooding in Dec 2015

      by civic1500 Online Now May 3, 2016 at 6:38 PM

      I am planning to have visit in June this year . Anyone from York could enlighten me whether the damaged facilities already resume or I have to make another arrangement beforehand.

      6 Answers May 14, 2016 at 7:47 PM
    • Hen night ideas in York

      by reb17 Online Now May 29, 2014 at 9:24 AM

      Hi All
      I am trying to organise my sisters Hen night in York, I have never been to York so I am a bit stuck, there will be apx 10 of us all in our 30's
      We are booking the York Barbecue Boat cruise for early evening,so that is food sorted, but I need a night club and a hotel, all suggestions welcome and appreciated.

      4 Answers Jul 21, 2015 at 2:41 PM
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      Walking around York

      by annwag Online Now May 17, 2014 at 5:34 AM

      I am going to York this July and I need some hint what is worth a while in the city but isn't mentioned in travel guides.
      I also look for a nice, scenic, quiet even desolated one-day walking route somewhere nearby York.
      Any advice? please...

      7 Answers Jul 30, 2014 at 12:52 AM
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      North Yorkshire

      by swiftfoot Online Now Apr 17, 2014 at 6:14 AM

      1. My wife and I have 4 days to spend in York in the third week of September. We want to visit a few castles within 50 miles of the city, and also to go out and enjoy the scenery without doing too much walking. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

      2. From York, we proceed to Perth, Scotland. Which type of public land transportation will be more scenic?

      7 Answers May 7, 2014 at 7:59 AM
    • Bus to and from Harrowgate?

      by cathy9510usa Online Now Jan 20, 2014 at 3:20 AM

      Hello,

      I am wondering if there is local bus service from York to Harrowgate (on a Thursday), and if so, from where do the buses leave?

      Thanks very much.

      Cathy

      8 Answers Jan 20, 2014 at 10:03 AM
    • Dogs in york

      by Dwilkins44 Online Now Jan 2, 2014 at 1:26 AM

      Where can you go in York with a dog

      4 Answers Jan 4, 2014 at 11:47 AM
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      christmas fayer

      by ArieP Online Now Nov 4, 2013 at 1:39 PM

      Who now something for me

      10 Answers Nov 8, 2013 at 2:10 AM
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      sint nicolas christmas fayer

      by ArieP Online Now Nov 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM

      Where can i get a programm for 1 decimeert

      12 Answers Nov 8, 2013 at 2:42 AM
    • York to Whitby

      by dewijones Online Now Jun 17, 2013 at 10:03 AM

      What are the options for getting from York to Whitby??
      Is there a bus or buses ??

      7 Answers Jun 18, 2013 at 12:22 AM
    • Public transportation from York to Stratford

      by elenasc Online Now Dec 1, 2012 at 1:23 PM

      We will be travelling to Great Britain this June. I had hoped to go to Stratford from York and stay a couple of days before continuing to Chipping Campden (where we are renting a cottage for a week). Then on the way back to London we would stop in Oxford for another couple of days.

      The problem is that even though in terms of location this makes the most sense, I can't seem to find reasonable public transport from York to Stratford (13 hours and 2 stops!) whereas I can get to Oxford from York directly in just a little over 3 hours. Is there any more direct public transport from York to Stratford that I'm missing, or is backtracking the only way to make this work? (Renting a car is not an option.) Can anyone help? Thanks.

      10 Answers Dec 2, 2012 at 6:35 AM
    • Trying to find a B&B/Hotel in York I stayed at 20 years ago

      by AuntyDan Online Now Jul 23, 2012 at 6:30 PM

      I hope someone here can help me. In 1994 I spent my honeymoon in York. For our upcoming 20th anniversary I wanted to revisit it and ideally stay in the same place we originally did but am having a hard time locating the B&B/Hotel we stayed in. (I think it would have been classed as a B&B, but even that detail is hazy to me now!)

      Here's what I remember about it:

      Located outside the inner city walls, but within easy walking distance of them. (5/10 minutes max.)

      A Victorian house with a lot of Victorian interior decorations, including a stuffed Owl in a glass jar in or near the reception desk

      4-poster beds (At least in the room we had.)

      It had a high-end restaurant with a prix fixe menu. Back in 1994 it was 25 pounds per person, no idea what it would be now.

      Both self-service and full service at breakfast cooked to order

      Of course it is possible it has either closed or changed hands/names since 1994, but if anyone knows York hotels well and can positively identify one way or another it I'd really appreciate it.

      Thanks!

      Dan.

      6 Answers Aug 3, 2012 at 11:57 PM
    • Nearest airport route to Shell center in York, London

      by EZENWA Online Now May 31, 2012 at 2:15 PM

      How do i find my direction from Aberdeen airport to a nearest airport at York.
      Please may i know the nearest airport to Shell center at York road, London.

      3 Answers Jun 1, 2012 at 1:59 AM
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      Activities in and near York

      by scanos Online Now Apr 10, 2012 at 9:31 AM

      Hi, I am staying with friends in York for 4 days. I would welcome advice on activities in the surrounding area, particularly hiking and cycling.

      Thanks in advance

      1 Answer Apr 10, 2012 at 9:57 AM
    • Day trips by rail from York

      by candacegar Online Now Apr 9, 2012 at 4:28 PM

      I am planning a trip to York, renting a house or apartment. I'd like to take the train to Durham, Leeds, or ??

      Is it easy to get to those places by train and can anyone suggest any other place?

      Also, any suggestions on finding an apartment to rent for a week?

      6 Answers Apr 10, 2012 at 1:35 AM
    • Family Road (well, rail actually!)Trip to Leeds

      by KatSeshat Online Now Mar 18, 2011 at 1:20 AM

      So the family and I (all 6 of us!) have decided to visit York in September. Here's the thing - I need info on a good place to stay that is
      -affordable
      -child friendly (ages ranging from preschooler to teenager!)
      -close enough to exciting activities to keep everyone happy!
      -retail therapy for me (the matriarch)
      -pubs for the DH

      Any personal experiences and advice are warmly welcomed.
      Thanks!

      6 Answers Sep 21, 2011 at 10:02 PM
    • US Family Relocating from Surrey to York

      by leebear Online Now Feb 9, 2011 at 4:09 AM

      My husband is considering a job in the North England area. We have a 5 year old and need to know good areas to begin our housing search (we will be renting at first) and which schools to look into in York. Also, is there an US expat group that I can contact there? There is a Women's American group in Surrey, I didn't know if a resource like this meets in York. Very excited about the possible move. We have heard amazing things about the area.

      Thanks for the tips!

      5 Answers Feb 10, 2011 at 2:22 AM
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      looking for hotel in best location in York

      by cherylinrenonevada Online Now Jan 28, 2011 at 10:01 AM

      Hi all, I received a ton of responses (all good suggestions) on my question regarding buying a converter charger thingy for my ipod/cameras- thank you all! Now I am trying to find a hotel for 2 older British ladies and myself, who will be staying in York for 2 days. These are relatives of mine. I need a hotel with a good breakfast-no greasy fat laden stuff. I like a buffet with eggs, toast, cereal, etc. Anyone have any ideas for a place in the central area of things, with a great breakfast and not too pricey? Cheryl

      4 Answers Feb 8, 2011 at 1:56 AM
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      Hotel next to railway

      by wise23girl Online Now Dec 22, 2010 at 9:21 PM

      Does anyone know the name of the Hotel next to Railway Station in York (hope there is only one station)

      My daughter and I will have luggage and would like something handy as we will then be going on to London. We will not pre book from Australia as we want to be a bit free.

      Or maybe another hotel suggestion. Have read members like Dean Court...is that close to rail?

      Time of year...April...early May

      9 Answers Jan 7, 2011 at 4:54 PM
    • Looking for a B&B

      by jeff2010 Online Now Apr 14, 2010 at 6:50 AM

      We're traveling to York from London (we live in USA) for a one night stopover on way to Edinburgh. Can someone please recommend a good b&b close to the train station? Thanks,

      Jeff

      5 Answers Apr 15, 2010 at 6:17 AM
    • Trains from York to Edinburgh

      by qrpw Online Now Apr 2, 2010 at 7:20 PM

      Hi everybody, I'm going to York and Edinburgh for a holiday next month.

      Our hotel in Edinburgh is close to Edinburgh Park Station, not the main Edinburgh Train Station. Is there an option to take a train from York to Edinburgh Park, and does it cost more or less?

      3 Answers Apr 3, 2010 at 12:30 AM
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      Lodging in York

      by traveltime10 Online Now Jan 22, 2010 at 4:07 AM

      Can anyone give me advice on a reasonably priced place to stay in York for one night in May? Arriving by train- don't plan on renting a car.

      Thanks!

      9 Answers Jan 23, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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      Best Department Stores in and around York?

      by Hexen1012 Online Now Dec 7, 2009 at 12:42 AM

      Hi,
      Strange question to ask - but i have family who are currently on a working holiday in York, and rather than buy and send a present from Australia (and incur the huge costs), I was thinking of buying online through a department store in York? (most like a gift card)

      Marks & Spencer... Browns..... I just dont know what there is, and which would given them (25 old) the best selection!
      Thanks

      4 Answers Dec 7, 2009 at 11:02 AM
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      York from London

      by traveltime10 Online Now Nov 29, 2009 at 4:31 PM

      Would like to spend a day or two in York in May, 2010.

      What is the easiest way to get there from London? and to get back?

      What is the best way to get around to see York once there?

      Suggestion for a place to stay once there?

      Thank you in advance- I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to visit York.

      16 Answers Nov 30, 2009 at 12:08 PM
    • Help Needed

      by jmanlfc Online Now Oct 15, 2009 at 8:56 AM

      Looking to book a Cabin/Lodge for myself and my wife for our first anniversaty in the north of England,

      Basically my wife has recently lost her father, and I was looking to take her away for a couple of nights, somewhere we could relax enjoy a nice walk, and also somewhere we could slip into the hot tub and enjoy a celebratory bottle of bubbly for our first anniversary and for my wife to let loose given her torrid year.

      However I booked Yellowtop country park £200 for 2 nights, including Hot Tub, however I have received an email following my booking and I wondered if anybody else thought it was a bit harsh, and would you cancel as the first questions...

      Hi,
      It is a out door hot tub, No shelter.
      The invoice is due now, If not is not paid by Saturday we will cancell your booking, Thank you.
      Regards
      Yellowtop on behalf of Paula.

      Also as a fallback does anybody know of any other places as similair, as it sounds sad but given the climate, Im on a budget and need to watch the pennys,,, so need to spend probably a maximum of £200 as have £150 aside for beuty treatment and more on top for a couple of nights out for dinner etc...

      Help please, firstly to let me know if you think I should have cancelled the booking based on the fact I only asked her when the payment was due and did the hot tub have a cover incase it rained.

      4 Answers Oct 28, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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      Senior Citizens Visit to York

      by jcourtnellsmith Online Now Oct 10, 2009 at 4:13 AM

      Old married couple spending three days this month in York. Years since we were there. Do the local buses have such a thing as day ticket tariffs because our Scottish free passes don't work in England ? Where are the most interesting places that local buses journey to ? Thanks all

      5 Answers Oct 12, 2009 at 6:32 AM
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      Starting to Plan for the Viking Fest

      by djhartmannn Online Now Oct 5, 2009 at 2:09 PM

      I have been tasked to plan a multi-family (6-10) trip to the spring Viking Fest in York.

      #1 Housing: Is there any single nice facility that will handle us all w/o breaking the budget or is there a street (or area) with a sufficient cluster of close establishments that you would recommend. (weekend apartments would be most excellent)

      #2 Pubs and restaurants where we can meet up or suggested rally points that will not be hard to find.

      #3 What "must do" activities will require for us to purchase or reserve ahead of time?

      #4 Overall suggested itinerary for the weekend.

      Everything I hear suggests that it is a great event and am very excited about this visit to York.

      Thanks in advance

      3 Answers Oct 5, 2009 at 11:22 PM
    • Rock bars/clubs?

      by Kulafey Online Now Sep 29, 2009 at 8:06 AM

      I'm going to be in York on Friday 9th October and as I'm into rock music wondered where there is to go?
      Anyone have any ideas? -all greatly appreciated.
      Thanks
      Kula

      4 Answers Oct 1, 2009 at 8:39 AM
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      Sunday Afternoon Tea

      by Gillybob Online Now Aug 11, 2009 at 2:00 AM

      A quick shout out to VTers in the area this weekend. We have a meet :
      meetings.virtualtourist.com/...
      planned for this Sunday (16 August) for afternoon tea @ 4:00pm.

      If you haven't already signed up, please do (link above).
      So, will you be joining us?

      4 Answers Aug 11, 2009 at 10:09 AM
    • Free (Cheap) and tranquil places to relax in York this friday

      by kirkmeister Online Now Jul 22, 2009 at 12:41 AM

      HI all
      I will be in York for the first time for just a day and would like to know places to sit and chill as I am 6 months preggers and will be kicked out of hotel in morning and not moving on til evening.
      I would particulary like to know about green spaces, or watery spaces to chill, other types of chill out also good to know e.g. any good organic or veggie cafes, good people-watching cafes or places you can sit a while without pressure to move on as soon as you finish your drink/food?
      Also any modern art museum in York?
      many thanks
      k

      10 Answers Aug 24, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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      Thanks to all

      by Skinke Online Now Jun 11, 2009 at 3:14 PM

      Thanks to everyone who replied to our inquiry about York travel in winter. Very helpful and useful information.