My friend is headed to London for eight nights and the hotel he is staying at has Internet for $20 a day. Is there a way around that? Is there a cheap "Mi-Fi" type 3g/wifi device available without a plan, or other tricks to leverage prepaid 3g for his and his wife's laptops? Just a 3g sim isn't enough as they will really need laptop wifi access.
I live in a quiet and basically ok city neighborhood that's thinking about gentrifying a little. A few months ago we got a new local cafe/bar that's become a community center for parents. But now they don't want us. Can you give me some insight into why that might be or help me plan how to find us all a new hangout? [more inside]
Tell someone who's pretty familiar with London what there is to do between December 20 and the first week of January. [more inside]
[HanukkahFilter] Where can I buy a few dreidels in London, UK? [more inside]
Does anyone know a photo lab in central London that can develop a totally bog-standard roll of colour Fujifilm? Two complicating and unfortunately non-negotiable factors: (1) I need the negatives digitally scanned (2) I need to drop the roll off on Thursday and either collect the scans on Friday, or be emailed links to the scans at a later date. I don't care about prints.
I recently started a new job in Bloomsbury/Holborn, London. I'm looking for recommendations for lunch that aren't too expensive. Added difficulty: I'm also a bit of a picky eater. [more inside]
I have 3/4 of a graphic novel script in my computer. Where can I learn to draw so I can bring it onto the page? [more inside]
Moving from California to London for three months: how should we go about finding a place to stay in London? [more inside]
Christmas-work-meal-filter – where should eight gents go for a Christmas work meal in central London? [more inside]
Halloween (Edinburgh) and Bonfire Night (London) in the UK for the first time! I would like your suggestions. [more inside]
Where can I buy decent scented candles in Dublin or London? [more inside]
I need to get from Heathrow airport to Cambridge, with lots of baggage. [more inside]
Last minute London hotel booking on the cheap - is it even possible? [more inside]
Cheapest way to ship a bass guitar from London, England to Gothenburg, Sweden? [more inside]
I'd like to work in London but I have no idea where to start! I'm a British citizen, age 30, but I've grown up in Australia. I'm looking for any kind of work that pays the bills. Policy work would be especially nice (I have some experience there) but temping/office jobs would be fine too. Can you recommend me some agencies and websites where I can start, and also any other hints and tips for first-timers to the London/UK job market! Thank you!
A colleague who has recently moved to London asked me why bus shelters here sometimes face towards and sometimes away from the road, seemingly at random. I guessed maybe to do with the location of under-road pipes/wiring, but couldn't find anything concrete online. Anyone know?
London: DIY Homemade / Handmade Leather Shoes: How difficult is it to make your own leather shoes? I"m not working at the moment and thought perhaps I could learn leather shoemaking. [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for live entertainment (theater and music specifically) while we're in London. [more inside]
I'd like to get my back hair lasered off in (preferrably central) London, UK. Does anyone have any recommendations for places to do so?
Help me build (and paint) my perfect bicycle. Or get the next best thing. Or go with something cheap. In London. [more inside]
What should we do and where should we eat in Brixton, UK? [more inside]
[visiting London post-Olympics filter] Is there anything in London this week that is not to be missed? [more inside]
My boyfriend and I are moving to London in the next few months. Are we crazy to consider sailing his 10m yacht there and living on it in a marina, especially going into the winter? [more inside]
What is the story on the 2012 Olympic Women's Pole Vault stuffed kitteh? [more inside]
I"m looking for other online video lecture series on Economics or Philosophy, similar to this Reading Marx’s 'Capital' Volume I with David Harvey. Or alternatively more intellectual "Book Clubs / or Reading groups in London (UK) that do similar sorts of "heavy" books rather than the latest Tom Clancy. [more inside]
Trying to rent a room in (South East) London. As we all know, renting in this city is a sweat, a nightmare, and a racket. But my question is pretty specific - what sites do you use other than Spareroom and Gumtree? Thanks.
What is it like living in Hounslow or out Heathrow Airport way? Is it possible to find a three-bedroom house to rent that would allow pets? Are there lots of coffee shops?
London - best time to go this autumn, best area to stay close to the British Museum, favorite second-hand clothes stores, favorite museums (of ANY sort), absolute Musts of a non-touristy sort (my boundaries: changing of the guards is OUT, High Tea somewhere lovely is IN). Bonus: great guided walks. Bonus bonus: can I get in to the taping of a BBC radio/TV comedy/panel show? [more inside]
Can someone recommend a good boarding kennel in London? We will be leaving the country for about two weeks for a visit home, and need to find a place for the pets while we're away. [more inside]
My fundraising training class has taken off. I started teaching four weeks ago and now I have been asked to teach two more modules. Problem is one is in London. I would like to find a place to lead a fundraising training on consecutive Sundays in Watford between Watford High Street, Watford Junction and Watford Tube starting in September. Anyone have any ideas or alternatives I should consider? My classes are action learning so there are only handouts and homework not overheads.
My 17yr old nephew is staying with me in London for a few days next month, as I'm taking him to his first gig. He likes graphic design, Jack white and playing guitar. What cool things should he go, see and do? [more inside]
How much training is required in order to become a credible burlesque performer? [more inside]
I am a Canadian tourist in London. I've had my purse stolen. What do I do? Actions already taken and details inside [more inside]
Where can I find wild boar sausages in London (UK) or the London area on a Sunday? [more inside]
Where should I go to get some simple adjustments to my suit? [more inside]
Would very much appreciate recommendations for a venue to launch an album in London! [more inside]
London Filter: Aunt and Mom plus one nephew looking for a place to stay mid-August. Any ideas that are three day weekend central to everything with some character? [more inside]
What are these fruit, seen outside a 24 hour shop in North London? Are they (please god, let it be) tomatillos?
What advice can you give to an unemployed graduate like me who wants to move out into the city? [more inside]
Where to find a reasonably priced studio flat or room in London? I've been looking for accommodation in London for quite some time now, but so far I've been unsuccessful (or.. unlucky) with searching in all the "usual" places (Gumtree.com, Findaproperty, flatland.co.uk etc.) In the meantime, I need to move within a couple of weeks, and can't seem to find anything in East Central London (close to City University) that is not super expensive and/or managed by a (what i prefer to call) "greedy agent"... very frustrating :/
Unknown abdominal pain caused me to collapse. Not happy with GP's reaction [more inside]
Where can I buy original art in London? [more inside]
Should I go to law school? UK edition. This is very close to my situation, with the major differences being that I always really wanted to be a lawyer, and that I'm in London. Seeking some advice on whether this is a bad idea. [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]
How do shared ownership schemes work when buying a property? Are they a good idea or not? I am based in London, UK. [more inside]
I need to buy/obtain at least one set of polyhedral dice (d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20 (pos d00)) by Wednesday morning (6th June BST). Problem: I will be travelling to London Tuesday morning (5th June), and it's a public holiday, so not many shops, especially specialist gaming shops, will be open. Is there an online shop that will deliver in less than 24 hours, or will there be an IRL shop open in London on Tuesday? Thanks!
What's a good, long-ish haircut for a guy in London going back into office work after a long period away? [more inside]
Where can we go cheaply from London this (Jubilee) weekend? [more inside]
Where in central London, not online, can I buy a nice ladies kimono (say a silk one about £150 or so) right now?