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Itinerary ideas: England, the second visit.

I'll be in London for a party & wedding over two weekends, and need ideas for domestic travel during the week in between, and the few days after. I've been to UK before, but all i've really seen is central london, Oxford, and Stonehenge. (i'll be clearer about my schedule and needs after the jump!) [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Aug 5, 2014 - 26 answers

Tell me of your homeworld, Britons

Travelling to London next week. Need advice on packing for the weather. [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Jul 8, 2014 - 13 answers

From Massachusetts to Mount Desert Island, This Land Belongs to You & Me

Thoughts on our New England itinerary? Drive Pittsburgh to Boston then up to Salem, Gloucester, Rockport, Portsmouth (I saw the great thread on the kid trips centered around Portsmouth), Portland, Acadia National Park and back bypassing Boston on the return. [more inside]
posted by RoadScholar on Jun 8, 2014 - 13 answers

Planning trip to possible ancestral town in SW England, but what to do?

My extremely-uncommon and forever-mispelled last name—Huxham—happens to also be the name of a tiny village right outside of Exeter in SW England. My ancestors left Britain from the port of Plymouth on the other side of Devonshire, so I feel fairly confident this might be where my last name comes from. However, even though I have the means and the desire to visit this hamlet…what do I do there? Just start knocking on doors? Should I contact the parish priest and/or tourism board? [more inside]
posted by huxham on Jan 21, 2014 - 11 answers

Help me feed my 20-something wanderlust. Difficulty level: Wheelchair

I'm like every other post-college twentysomething in lots of ways: I make too little money, watch too much Netflix and indulge in an existential crisis oh, about once an hour. Also, like many in my cohort, I love the idea of packing up a ratty old duffel bag and heading off to some far corner of the world to taste, see and do all I can, while maybe giving myself either a leg to stand on once I return to the job market here or the warm-n-fuzzies that come from volunteering and/or service learning. All pretty standard fare. Here comes the doozy of snowflake: I'm in a wheelchair and have certain difficulties with speech fluency, owing to my CP and spastic diplegia diagnosis. Try as I might, I can't get myself to give up on the dream of spending a year or more abroad, even with all this in my way. Help me get there, oh beautiful hivemind? [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Jan 19, 2014 - 16 answers

Do We Have Enough Money For A Trip To England?

We are a married couple with one child who is old enough to require their own room. If we're leaving from the midwest of the US, and plan to stay for two to three weeks, is $9k USD a realistic rough estimate of the amount we ought to budget for the trip? [more inside]
posted by Ipsifendus on Dec 17, 2013 - 21 answers

Are we there yet? 17th Century Version.

How long did it take to sail from the Americas to England in 1609? And vice versa? [more inside]
posted by Big_B on Nov 25, 2013 - 9 answers

Seeing London, finally.

Asking for a friend: Older American couple is visiting London for the first time. They're having a hard time figuring out travel agencies / DIY internet bookings. Can you make some recommendations? [more inside]
posted by mibo on Aug 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Lloyds UK bank account suspneded while I am in the USA!

Hi all, So my UK Lloyds regular bank account was suspended while I was in the USA and now they want me to show up in a local branch. I have spent three days on the phone explaining to them that I cannot because I am in the USA at the moment. They insist that I do and until then all my funds are frozen! Nightmare! It looks like I will have to fly home just to show my face at the branch so I can access my funds. Anyone had anything like this? Do I really have to fly back to the UK just to ID myself? Thank you!
posted by seatofmypants on Jul 15, 2013 - 12 answers

International Smart Phone?

I am an AT&T Customer with an iPhone 5. I am traveling to London, Paris, and Dusseldorf this summer and don't want to get killed with international data and cell charges. Plus I want good apps for translation, maps, etc. What's the best way to do this, and would I be better or worse off with an Android phone (Galaxy S4 or HTC One)? Any first-hand experience would be awesome. [more inside]
posted by bodgy on May 12, 2013 - 7 answers

Please help me get to Chaudes-Aigues in July. Thanks!

I'm going to Chaudes-Aigues (France) in early July and I currently live in England (York). What are my (best) options for getting there? Would like to fly out of Manchester if at all possible, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what airlines and airports I should be looking into at the France end and how feasible train/bus travel is to/from places there. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on May 10, 2013 - 9 answers

Tips and advice for a trip to London and Paris

I finally saved up enough flyer miles for a flight to Europe and I am super excited since I've never been. I'm planning on a week in London and then a week in Paris, advice for things to do while I'm there would be much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by xtine on May 6, 2013 - 21 answers

London, England in 8 hours or less!

What is the best way to spend an 8 hour stopover in London England for a family that has never been there before? [more inside]
posted by fairmettle on Mar 2, 2013 - 16 answers

Things to do in/around Norwich

My wife and I are going to Norwich next weekend. We'll spend four days there. What should we do? Challenge: we'll have our small dog, but she can stay in our hotel room for a few hours, while we tour stuff. We just can't go too far out that we'd have to leave her all day. [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Oct 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Must-see cities in England?

Going to London, England for a bit and would like to see another city or two while I'm there. What other cities in England are must-sees? [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Jul 16, 2012 - 47 answers

A guide to Hadrian's Wall

I'm taking a week to hike Hadrian's Wall in mid-to-late August, and I'm looking for a useful guidebook. [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer on Jul 10, 2012 - 3 answers

LHR or FCO

Returning from London or Rome? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Apr 1, 2012 - 4 answers

Good London neighborhoods to stay and eat in for someone traveling alone?

Visiting London for the first time, alone - Have any recommendations as to where to stay or eat comfortably? [more inside]
posted by xiadagio on Mar 20, 2012 - 26 answers

Off-season New England Travel Deals

Are there any great off-season travel deals or tips for a weekend in New England in March? [more inside]
posted by JakeWalker on Feb 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Look Mom, Big Ben... Parliament...

Help me plan my mom's first trip to the UK/Ireland. [more inside]
posted by buzzkillington on Jan 18, 2012 - 24 answers

Travelling to the UK ... bring the iPhone or leave it at home?

I'll be traveling in Scotland and England for a couple of weeks in February, mostly by bus. I'm an inveterate iPhone user, always tweeting, checking-in, posting photos and so on ... but I know that route will lead to financial madness. So what's best to do? I know I can jailbreak, unlock my iPhone, perhaps use another SIM card while traveling, but is the effort worth doing? Is it better to leave the iPhone at home in the US and grab a pay-go smartphone upon arrival in Edinburgh (and if so, how best)? Or do I bring the iPhone and use it via wifi only, hoping I don't slip and fall into a welcoming bit of 3G along the way?
posted by grabbingsand on Jan 18, 2012 - 8 answers

If You Give a Kid a Soccer Match...

My son, a soccer player and avid Manchester City and Manchester United fan, is turning 17 on the date of the Man City vs Man United match (April 28th, 2012). Since we were considering a trip to Europe next year, the stars all seemed to be in alignment for us to schedule our visit around his birthday. I wrote to inquire about tickets for the match. In return, I received a lovely reply...but I don't understand it! Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by misha on Sep 7, 2011 - 15 answers

Yet another travel filter.

Two nights, Boston, early October. Go... [more inside]
posted by doogan nash on Aug 28, 2011 - 14 answers

What's a girl to do?

Travel rec's!!! I have a ten hour layover in Reykjavik - what should I do??? Also - I have a getaway weekend in London - where should I go??? [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Jul 22, 2011 - 14 answers

What's the best way for an American to buy a ticket to an Everton FC game?

Everton FC hosts the Queen's Park Rangers on August 20th. I would like to see this match, and am willing to pay for a good seat. What's the best way for an American to buy a single ticket? Can I just show up at Goodison Park on the day of the match? Should I order a ticket in advance and have it shipped to the U.S.? Buy a ticket once I reach England in mid August?
posted by jdroth on Jul 4, 2011 - 7 answers

What show(s) should I see in London?

I will be in London on business in late April, and would like to see at least one play or musical while I'm there. Can you please recommend a good (or critically-acclaimed) play or musical, or a website where I can find recommendations? I'll be there alone and will be looking for individual tickets - is it likely I'll be able to get singles for sold-out shows on the day of? Thanks for your help!
posted by smilingtiger on Mar 18, 2011 - 14 answers

Best tips on how to travel with a kid in the U.K.

What's different about getting around with kids in the U.K.? [more inside]
posted by madajb on Mar 4, 2011 - 15 answers

Help a brit and a canadian meet on a beach, affordably.

Travel help: I live in Toronto and my friend lives in London, England. We want to meet up over christmas for a cheap beach-y package holiday. Problem is, cheap for her is expensive for me, and vice versa. [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Dec 10, 2010 - 11 answers

Bedford to Solihull on Christmas via public transport?

I need to get from Bedford to Solihull near Birmingham, UK, on Christmas Day, ideally via public transport. I have no idea if this is possible but it's looking like it might not be. Help! [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Dec 7, 2010 - 10 answers

US iPhone in the UK

In a couple of weeks I will be traveling from the USA to England and would like to use my iPhone 3G while I am there. I would like to purchase a sim card from three.co.uk because that's the network all my family (who live in the UK) use. Am I correct in assuming that I'll need to jailbreak first before I can use a different sim card? [more inside]
posted by ericthegardener on Nov 13, 2010 - 13 answers

Which direction should we travel? Into Rome, out of London or vice-versa?

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]
posted by Ashman on Aug 5, 2010 - 23 answers

What are the most popular, clichéd touristy things to do in London?

What are the most popular, clichéd touristy things to do in London? You know, like posing with the Queen's guards, taking a ride in the Eye, and eating fish and chips.
posted by nitsuj on Jul 27, 2010 - 37 answers

How to leave Oxford (other than graduating)

Side trips from Oxford (England): one or two day jaunts needed [more inside]
posted by Clyde Mnestra on Jul 6, 2010 - 14 answers

English Sights for a Young Girl

Where would you go and what would you do if you're a young museum- and nature-loving teen on her first trip to England? [more inside]
posted by Hardcore Poser on Jun 13, 2010 - 25 answers

Want to visit England and Germany this summer

Is it too late to take a trip to Europe this summer from the US? [more inside]
posted by eeby on Apr 30, 2010 - 18 answers

What are some interesting ways to go from the UK to France?

What are some interesting ways to go from the UK to France? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Apr 7, 2010 - 10 answers

What to do in Dublin / Wexford / Hay-on-Wye / Hereford / London?

Traveling through Ireland, Wales, and England next week, with essentially ONE day each in Dublin, Wexford, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, and London. Anything off the beaten path that we should check out? [more inside]
posted by D.Billy on Mar 1, 2010 - 19 answers

What does it mean to be UK resident for insurance purposes?

What does it mean to be a UK resident for insurance purposes? I'd like to buy multi-trip travel insurance. However, I'm currently working on a contract in another country (France) until the end of May. [more inside]
posted by handee on Feb 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Broke after British Airways stranded us in London

Stranded for 5 days by British Airways, are we entitled to have any of our expenses covered by the airline? [more inside]
posted by digividal on Jan 12, 2010 - 15 answers

How to be an au pair abroad

I'm thinking about working as a nanny in England for a year or so. I'm a twenty-one-year-old American woman with a few years of experience with kids as a teacher's assistance and tutor. Anybody know a good way I could start looking for a position from the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Oct 12, 2009 - 3 answers

Suggestions for short trip to SW England by train

The wife and I are going to be in England for a week and a half for a wedding, and she's never been to Devon or Cornwall. I'd really like to take her out that way, but we'll probably only end up with three or so free days, and no car. [more inside]
posted by heh3d on Jul 10, 2009 - 8 answers

Youth hostel in London?

I'm going to London for a week in August. Can you recommend a good hostel for a young traveler type who wants to meet other travelers and have a good time? [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Jul 9, 2009 - 10 answers

Is the London Pass worth getting?

Is the London Pass worth the price, for tourists who will be in London for six days? [more inside]
posted by jayder on Jun 22, 2009 - 9 answers

Where does Sally sell sea shells by the sea shore?

Send us on a mid-week seaside break in England! [more inside]
posted by cooker girl on Jun 21, 2009 - 14 answers

Playing tourist in Sheffield

What can I do/what should I see when I am in Sheffield, England? Also, where I can stay that's cheap yet decent? [more inside]
posted by hiteleven on May 18, 2009 - 9 answers

Give me London in five days or less.

London trip - recommendations? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Apr 20, 2009 - 21 answers

Debtor's prison doesn't exist anymore, right?

What does breaking a lease entail in the UK/England? Also: help! [more inside]
posted by cooker girl on Apr 16, 2009 - 11 answers

Which self-catering flat in York, UK?

Colleague and I are staying in York, UK for a week in October. Help us decide which flat we should rent. One is at 16 Park Crescent, just off Monkgate. The other is in a converted warehouse on Peter Lane, near High Ousegate. We want good pubs and walks nearby, and we value quiet and safety. [more inside]
posted by infodiva on Aug 27, 2008 - 8 answers

London, Dublin, Cork, Here I come!

TravelFilter: Things to do in London, Dublin, Cork. Places to stay in Dublin and Cork. Indian Restaurant recommendations in London. General restaurant recommendations for either London, Dublin, or Cork [more inside]
posted by majikstreet on Jun 29, 2008 - 13 answers

London+England trasportantion, baggage shipping and hotel chains

London+England transportation/extra baggage shipping / hotel chains questions. A minor question about Scotland as well. [more inside]
posted by elpapacito on Jun 2, 2008 - 10 answers

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