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Crime fiction about London?

I'll be spending three months in London this spring, and I'm looking for more novels or stories--mysteries, thrillers, or other variations of crime fiction--that offer a really great sense of London but that aren't historical fiction. Barbara Vine's King Solomon's Carpet, the Sherlock Holmes stories, and Dickens's Bleak House all work, but I don't much care for Anne Perry novels or Bruce Alexander's Blind Justice, for example. Suggestions for crime fiction that gives a great sense of London?
posted by jkinkade on Jan 30, 2011 - 20 answers

Intensive driving course = stupid idea?

I have to take two weeks off work in the next two months, and thought it would be a great idea to learn to drive. I've heard of 'intensive courses', which would theorically let you pass the driving test after 40+ hours -- in more or less 7 days. But! I'm not sure this is a great idea... (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Sijeka on Jan 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Is it something in the water?

Why shouldn't I drink the water from the taps in my new dorm room? I just moved into a residence hall in London, and the residence hall info packet instructed us to drink water from the kitchen taps only, not the taps for the sinks in our bedrooms. What's the deal? [more inside]
posted by MadamM on Jan 25, 2011 - 23 answers

Tier 1 Post-study Work Visa

I've recently completed a PhD in the UK and will be applying for a Tier 1 Post-Study Work visa. I need to do this in person and it needs to be done by the end of next week but I can't get an appointment online and the Home Office advice line is unable to provide any further information. Help? [more inside]
posted by lumiere on Jan 24, 2011 - 1 answer

You can choose any restaurant in London! Where do you go?

We've been given carte blanche by my boyfriend's aunt, who'll be visiting from Canada, to choose any restaurant in London for dinner Wednesday night. Money, she says, is no object. Help us pick somewhere awesome! [more inside]
posted by SoftRain on Jan 16, 2011 - 13 answers

The Great London Caffeinated Beverage Tour of 2011.

What are some of the best tea- and coffee-houses to visit in London? [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco on Jan 14, 2011 - 18 answers

Is my package lost at sea?

I ordered something from an Etsy seller located in London on November 15th, and I still haven't received it. Seller claims she shipped it in November and blames the crazy snow in London on the delay. So, my brothers and sisters on the other side of the pond, is it true? Have you had the blizzard of the century, or what? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Jan 12, 2011 - 40 answers

Going down to London town!

Where are the interesting places to visit in London this Thursday/Friday? [more inside]
posted by SRMorris on Jan 10, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me find a place to live

How to find a place to rent in London (residential)? And what should I know/look out for? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Jan 2, 2011 - 6 answers

How to enjoy being abroad in London on a limited budget?

I'm studying abroad in London for six months, starting this Wednesday, as in three or four days from now. I need advice on how to live cheaply in London and still enjoy myself. Rent and two meals a day are covered, but I need advice on everything outside of that (Very long, sorry!) [more inside]
posted by MadamM on Jan 1, 2011 - 42 answers

Installing WiFi router with a wired connection too?

Need help installing WiFi at parent's place in London! Can I get a cable wireless router which will provide WIFI ***and*** at the same time provide a wired link? Thanks for any tips! [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Dec 26, 2010 - 8 answers

"Don't be sorry, it's bad to be sorry."

What is the significance of the rabbit in the film Mona Lisa? [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on Dec 25, 2010 - 2 answers

Advice for selecting and buying a luxury watch in London

[London Shopping Filter] I'd like to buy an expensive watch in the New Year. Budget is up to £2,500 so I'm looking for advice on the best places to browse a wide range of makes and models and then (once I've picked something) the best place to buy it. [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Dec 21, 2010 - 12 answers

What to do in London, alone, on Christmas Day?

A friend, a student, is stuck in London over Christmas: no family or close friends to hang out with over the day itself etc. What could he do, by himself, to make it all warm and fuzzy. Anything from travel (if that becomes possible in the next few days) to stuff to do around London that he wouldn't otherwise get around to.
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Dec 20, 2010 - 18 answers

best tourist experience in 11 hour London layover

11 hour layover in London - how to maximize the tourist experience? [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on Dec 15, 2010 - 14 answers

Easiest way to use a US iPhone 4 in the UK?

I'm studying abroad in London next semester, and I'd like to use my iPhone 4 while I'm there. I need some help figuring out how to jailbreak and unlock my phone, and what UK plan to use when I get there. [more inside]
posted by MadamM on Dec 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Designer clothes at rock bottom prices in NYC and London

Discount designer clothes in London and Manhattan [more inside]
posted by alternateuniverse on Dec 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Where can I watch X-Factor live in London tonight?

Where can I watch live X-Factor results in London tonight? [more inside]
posted by Wilder on Dec 5, 2010 - 6 answers

How to get the best price when dates of travel are unimportant?

I want the cheapest possible flight to London from California. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 1, 2010 - 8 answers

whats better, a Honeymoon or a MefiMoon?

For our Honeymoon, my other half and I will be going to London for 5 days, Paris for 4 days, make our way to Barcelona for 5 days, then Bangkok for ten days. I'm hoping for some recommendations for the leg from Paris to Barcelona, and Bangkok but feel to offer any recommendations! [more inside]
posted by Admira on Nov 30, 2010 - 9 answers

London People-watching

Where is the best place to people-watch in London. [more inside]
posted by jschu on Nov 29, 2010 - 13 answers

Off to the movies in London! But where?

Going with 2 friends to London Dec. 2-6. We'd like to see the new Harry Potter movie while there. Any recommendations to the *best* movie theater available? [more inside]
posted by alchemist on Nov 22, 2010 - 13 answers

Electroswing me!

I've started really getting into Caravan Palace. [a] What else should I be listening to? (Last.fm has a very few good suggestions, but quickly degenerates into rap, R&B or other blandness) [b] Where in London (UK) can I go to dance to this stuff? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Nov 16, 2010 - 6 answers

International meet up wedding gift

My husband and I are going to Paris this weekend to meet up with my very good friend who just got married Sunday. (Yes it is their honeymoon, no we're not crashing it just meeting up with them for a day) I'd like to give them some sort of wedding gift, what can we get/do for them? [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Nov 16, 2010 - 2 answers

London's little known Japanese gems

I'm looking for a small, local Japanese restaurant, anywhere in London, with amazing, traditional Japanese food. In New York there are a wealth of late-night quiet Japanese places where you can get more than just sushi, sashimi, tempura, rolls and so on. The kind of place it seems improper to laugh loudly, and one must be careful with one's use of wasabi. Does London have anything similar? [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Nov 11, 2010 - 10 answers

Wanted: casual meeting/working venues in central London

I'm looking for casual working/meeting venues in central London. Ideally near Oxford Circus but other Zone 1 suggestions welcome. Wifi essential and areas for up to 6 people in places like cafes, bars etc.
posted by i_cola on Nov 10, 2010 - 10 answers

Great bars in London for mid-week birthday drinks?

I'm looking for a nice bar in Central London to host some mid-week birthday drinks. Can you please recommend some? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Nov 9, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me help her deal with an unnecessarily angry neighbor

How should my brother's fiancee deal with a neighbor who's lying to the landlord in order to get her (and/or her dog) evicted? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Nov 8, 2010 - 13 answers

Cheapskate goes to London

Going to London over for 3 weeks, advice needed! /travel-filter [more inside]
posted by titantoppler on Nov 8, 2010 - 37 answers

Halal butcher, north London

What's a really good halal butcher in North London? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Nov 1, 2010 - 1 answer

Help Me Write a Jewish Character as Realistically As I Can

I'm writing a fiction book where the main character is a Jewish male aged in his late 30s living in London during WW2. I want to make this character sound as real as possible. My problem; I'm not Jewish and I don't really know anybody who is. Help me write this character as realistically as I can! [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Oct 29, 2010 - 38 answers

Booking UK rail tickets from the US?

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]
posted by wsquared on Oct 15, 2010 - 11 answers

Cheap as Cups

My housemate wants to drink from charming vintage teacups. Unfortunately, so does everyone else in East London, so round here they tend to only show up in cutesy-hipster shops at ridiculously inflated prices. Is there anywhere in London where one can still find them without the trend premium? [more inside]
posted by Acheman on Oct 6, 2010 - 18 answers

London Marathon reject: Any chance I can still get in?

I applied to run the London Marathon and received my "rejected" magazine last week. Given that I know there is absolutely no way I can make the £1,750-£2,500 required to pledge to a charity, is there any way I can get a chance to run it? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Oct 5, 2010 - 16 answers

You gotta fight for your right to party? I have no fight to give, where can we go?

Triple birthday weekender in London. 12 or so late-20 and early-30 somethings are looking for a great night on Saturday 9th October in London. Any suggestions? We'd like somewhere pretty cool, no acid techno or anything.... Please help me, you're amazing.
posted by mooreeasyvibe on Oct 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Is this a good plan?

My work contract comes to an end in November, and I have nothing lined up for afterwards yet. Would moving to London be a good idea? [more inside]
posted by Fen on Oct 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Please help me find the anti-Starbucks

Your favourite north-west London cafes. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Oct 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Help us move down south!

Safe places to live in London. [more inside]
posted by ArmyOfKittens on Oct 1, 2010 - 26 answers

Where to watch the NFL in Oxford

Where can I watch American football (NFL) in Oxford, England (or London, for that matter)? [more inside]
posted by j1950 on Sep 28, 2010 - 11 answers

Gunning for the Gunners

Is it possible to get tickets for the Arsenal Shakhtar versus Donetsk game on October 19 at Emirates Stadium? I'll be in London for a few days around then and noticed the fixture. Any idea of how much they will cost? If not that game are there other Premier League or good Football League Championship games in London where midweek tickets might be possible to get?
posted by sien on Sep 23, 2010 - 7 answers

map of london made from traffic data

A while back i saw a map of london, made using data of people's daily journeys. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by compound eye on Sep 21, 2010 - 8 answers

We're leaving, on a jet plane....

What would you start doing today, if you thought you were going to move from Boston to London in September 2012? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2010 - 17 answers

When a Man Tires of That Samuel Johnson quotation....

Couple-y social activities in London in late October? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Sep 10, 2010 - 4 answers

Suggestions for low-key things to do in London?

I'm going to be in London on business for a week, and I may wind up with a couple of afternoons to myself. I don't have a burning need to do lots of sight-seeing while I'm there -- I'll probably be quite jetlagged during that free time, since it will occur at the beginning of my trip -- but I'd love any suggestions of absolute must-sees, quiet spots where it would be nice to sit and read, or lovely bookstores or coffee (tea?) shops. [more inside]
posted by cider on Sep 2, 2010 - 26 answers

London Tube buttons?

Does the London Underground have an equivalent souvenir product to the Toronto subway buttons? [more inside]
posted by Schlimmbesserung on Aug 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Tea at Claridges?

Dear me, I'm from the colonies and have no idea. Elegant, interesting, London-based giftcard (or somesuch) for an online friend's wedding. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Mrs Hilksom on Aug 30, 2010 - 13 answers

Microcinemas in Berlin, Glasgow and London

I have the opportunity this October to travel to three cities in Europe (Glasgow, London and Berlin) and am searching for microcinemas or arts organizations in these three cities that might be interested in hosting a screening of shorts by NW experimental filmmakers and video artists. Any suggestions would be most appreciated. Thx [more inside]
posted by artradio on Aug 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Baggage fees on airlines to London

Which airline flying to Heathrow London has the best extra baggage and heavy baggage prices? [more inside]
posted by KimikoPi on Aug 25, 2010 - 3 answers

Favorite groups/volunteering opportunities/events venues in London?

I'm an American moving to London soon. Because I don't know anyone there, I'm going to try to join some groups, take classes, and volunteer to meet people and generally just get out of my house. Of course, finding available classes and volunteering opportunities is easy, but it's considerably harder to figure out which ones are actually likely to be worthwhile. What groups, volunteer organizations, classes, and events venues have you had the best experiences with? [more inside]
posted by hazelshade on Aug 19, 2010 - 19 answers

Drug Dealing Kids

I'm try to find a music video (most likely Rap or R&B) that portrayed two young kids as drug dealers. [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Aug 17, 2010 - 1 answer

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