I've lived in New York and Boston and Sydney; I've spent time in France, Greece, Germany, and even a week in Manchester; I've been through Heathrow many times, but I've never set foot in London proper. And now I'm heading to Germany on Friday, and have another layover in Heathrow. But this time it's different: I have a six hour layover, a US passport, and a single carry-on bag, nothing checked. Help me do this. [more inside]
Best way to get from LHR to Homerton/Hackney on late Sunday afternoon? [more inside]
Londoners and experienced travelers; HALP. Landing in London during (currently) planned Tube strike; Transport for London website indicates NO service from Heathrow Terminal 3 on trains. So. How do I get from the airport to Gloucester Road? Should I prebook coach tickets? Links and advice needed!
Flying into Heathrow from the US, arriving in the evening on a Saturday. My wife thinks we should take the tube from the airport to our hotel in Kensington (the hotel is a short walk from the West Kensington station). Help me figure out a couple of things. [more inside]
I'm traveling from the UK to the US in 2 days, and need a cell phone with a US number for roughly a week. I have an unlocked GSM smartphone with dual SIM slots. Any options to get a short-term US SIM card quickly (and, ideally, cheaply!)? [more inside]
How long do I need to allow (on a Wednesday morning) between the plane landing and catching a train from King's Cross? My flight is due to land at 8.45am. In an ideal situation, I would be on the 13.48 train to Hull. Is this reasonable? [more inside]
I need to get from Heathrow airport to Cambridge, with lots of baggage. [more inside]
My almost-husband and I are leaving for our Scottish honeymoon in less than a week. Hooray! I think I've finally nailed down most of the details—after many, many hours of scouring the Interwebs—but I do have some things I'm hoping that the Mefites over the pond or seasoned UK travelers can help me with. Mostly transit-based questions within (warning: I'm one of those people who absolutely must plan these kinds of ridiculous details in advance, to prevent myself from stressing out and becoming a complete nutjob), but also a few less-important (but more fun) bonus questions, just because. [more inside]
We're passing through London at the end of August (post-Olympics) for a couple of days on our way back from Ireland. We leave London on a Wednesday at 9pm from Heathrow terminal 1. I have questions about airports for our arrival in the UK. [more inside]
Help me confirm logistics for my London (& side trip to Paris and Belgium) trip: money, phones, maps, tickets. Bonus question on finding fountain pens. [more inside]
Is it ok to put a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer in my checked luggage on a flight from JFK to Heathrow? [more inside]
How do I get used to the constant whine of jet engines above my head? [more inside]
I'm on a 6.25am flight - London to Frankfurt on BMI. When should I get to Heathrow to check in? 2 hours before, as asked, even that early in the morning? Ow ow ow.
My little sister is traveling internationally with some extended family--US to London to Belfast. Because of some crazy mix-ups, she ended up being routed on a different flight US to London than the rest of her group. Now she's stranded and no one can find her. What do we do? [more inside]
quick! who knows where to get a pint of sharp's doom bar at heathrow?
I'm landing in Heathrow this Sunday at 9pm and my final destination is Bristol. What's the best way to get there? [more inside]
Is it possible for someone on foot to walk into Heathrow Airport? I was sure it was, a friend insists it isn't and according to this, the answers are a mixed bag (and four years out of date). Has anyone done this recently or work there and can confirm one way or the other?
I will be arriving into London Heathrow on Sunday, Oct. 24 around noon. What are my best options for getting to Cardiff by train and how do I book tickets ahead from the US? [more inside]
In general, for a family vacation, would it be easier to fly into Rome Fiumicino and out of London Heathrow, or fly into England and out of Italy? [more inside]
Heathrow (LHR) showers latest info [more inside]
We have a 12 hour layover (10am to 10pm) in Heathrow airport on a saturday. don't have visa to go out. - Looking for thing's to do - a place to rest (or better yet sleep) - restaurants to eat on a budget
Stranded for 5 days by British Airways, are we entitled to have any of our expenses covered by the airline? [more inside]
Am looking for a pub near (but not in) Heathrow Airport (Hayes, England), where a couple can celebrate New Year's Eve. [more inside]
TransitFilter: Lewes, UK (by Brighton) to Heathrow Terminal 5. Arrival 6pm tonight (Friday). Options? [more inside]
Is it possible to make this Heathrow flight connection? [more inside]
How much time needed to make a connecting flight at London Heathrow? [more inside]
As I understand it, there aren't any public showers or pay-for-entry spas/lounges/hotel-pods with showers at Heathrow T5. (Only in the elite lounge that I can't get into.) I'll be there for 11 hours, between two longhaul flights. What's the easiest way to get myself to a shower? [more inside]
Connecting through London Heathrow: I already know I'm going to have to run, but I'd prefer to run in the right direction. [more inside]
Heathrow to Central London. Which car service do you recommend? [more inside]
I will have a ~6 hour layover in Heathrow. Can anyone recommend a good private sightseeing tour of London? [more inside]
24 hours in London (arriving at Heathrow and leaving from Stansted). Where shall we leave our luggage while we see the city? [more inside]
I am looking for two very specific things regarding my one-night layover in London this Wednesday/Thursday and my insanely heavy rolling suitcase. [more inside]
Can I get a piece of luggage wrapped in plastic at Heathrow terminal 3? [more inside]
Possibility of a shower upon arrival at Heathrow Terminal 4? [more inside]
4.5 hours between Gatwick arrival and Heathrow departure. U.S. citizen, experienced traveler, only a carryon bag -- but first time transferring Gatwick to Heathrow. Help me plan as precisely as I can to maximize my chances of making this work. [more inside]
What's the best (fast, not necessarily cheap) way for two people to get from London/Heathrow to Bath mid-day on a Saturday? Our schedule + National Express train schedule = 7+ hours from touchdown to Bath arrival - too long after 9+ hours on a plane! There seem to be numerous "transfer service" outfits for around 120 pounds/carload, expensive enough to make us think more than twice. Is there any middle ground, something equivalent to Airport express (12 person vans w/reservations) in the US? If not, any recommendations for the above-mentioned transfer services?
My fiancee and I will be flying from New York to Sri Lanka later this month through Heathrow. We're trying to figure out what if anything we can do with the several hours we'll need to kill between flights. As you can imagine, there's [more inside]
What can I do at London Heathrow in two hours? [more inside]