I'm looking for book recommendations for thorough, engaging, and rigorous histories of Savile Row tailoring and/or books that talk about the history and philosophy of fine men's tailoring and dress. I'm not averse to books with technical information, as well as historical and cultural information. Thank you!
posted by moxie_milquetoast
on Sep 15, 2013 -
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 -
I've got a few Fridays free this summer that will coincide with Ashes matches. Where are some good spots to watch the cricket in London? [more inside]
posted by Helga-woo
on Jul 14, 2013 -
It's happening!! Mr. Concolora and I are flying out to London tomorrow to start our three week tenth wedding anniversary European extravanganza and I'm about to pop with excitement.
We're going to be in London, Paris, Dijon, Verona, Vicenza, Venice, and Rome and we'd love some recommendations on where to eat. Snowflakes inside! [more inside]
posted by Concolora
on May 20, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
Tell someone who's pretty familiar with London what there is to do between December 20 and the first week of January. [more inside]
posted by anewnadir
on Dec 17, 2012 -
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 -
I am an American taking a trip to London in late March, and I want to rent a motorcycle to use for a day of riding enjoyment. Is this allowed by English law, and if so where can I look to rent a bike? [more inside]
posted by suburbanrobot
on Mar 5, 2012 -
I am moving to London to start a new job next week/week after and finding my room/studio search hampered by squatters and wire transfer fraudsters. Can you recommend a letting agency for East London?
posted by parmanparman
on Sep 25, 2011 -
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 -
This morning I was hit by a bus while cycling to work. I'm not badly hurt but currently in hospital waiting to have my shoulder checked and cuts cleaned out. I'm in London, England.
The bus driver was 100% to blame. The police have taken a statement from me and I have two phone numbers from witnesses. What should I be doing now to make sure I receive adequate compensation and the driver is dealt with appropriately?
posted by ascullion
on Jun 13, 2011 -
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 -
Can you recommend any unknown gems for a romantic getaway outside of London by car (2-3 hours drive)? [more inside]
posted by talljamal
on Jan 31, 2011 -
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 -
Where can I watch American football (NFL) in Oxford, England (or London, for that matter)? [more inside]
posted by j1950
on Sep 28, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
I really want to get two tickets to the third day of the third test between England and Pakistan at the Oval (in London). The only tickets on public sale are in the premium section at £100ish each. Any cricket fans know if there's likely to be another release of tickets nearer the time, or whether there's any other legitimate avenue for buying tickets?
posted by ascullion
on Jul 16, 2010 -
My SO and I are planning on taking about 9 days for a vacation and would like to spend about 3 days in London and 4 in Istanbul (plus travel time to and from New York). [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus
on May 12, 2010 -
I am getting married in early July. I was offered a month long, all expenses paid trip to London for the month of May by my job. My fiance will have to work and can't go with me. She is not thrilled by the idea. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 7, 2010 -
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 -
I'm in Madrid this semester, and would like to pick up an old rangefinder camera (film) or similar for around 20 euros. Is digging around antique shops and similar my best bet? Do you know a place? Or are there actually some not-terribly-expensive used camera shops in this big pretty city? Are there secondhand shops/thrift stores at all in this town? Aware of El Rastro, tried once with no luck and will probably try again Sunday. I'll also be in London next weekend and am not opposed to buying it there if you know a place. [more inside]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew
on Feb 11, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
Traveling to London / Oxford on July 2nd. Tore some ankle ligaments 6 days ago. Looking for advice on the next few days of recovery, and traveling with crutches. [more inside]
posted by the bricabrac man
on Jun 26, 2009 -
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 -
Can I buy a current copies of Time Out London magazine in the western suburbs of Chicago? (Borders Books, Barnes & Noble, etc.?) I know about the web site
posted by Joleta
on Apr 1, 2009 -
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 -
Tell me some indie/punk shows/venues I MUST see in England/Amsterdam/France/Spain (but mainly England) this fall (mid-August through October). [more inside]
posted by holdkris99
on Jun 25, 2008 -
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 -
I've got a great new suede laptop bag, which I managed to get very very dirty last night (long story). Where should I go to get it cleaned? Dry cleaners around where I live say they don't do bags, and searching the yellow pages
has proved fruitless.
posted by ascullion
on Apr 10, 2008 -
How do I find a list of publicists for stars of the theatrical stage or screen? Basically, I can be a hero if I can find celebrities currently in London, England recognizable to a Canadian audience. We need to hire them for a charming bit on our show... but the ones on our short list have not turned out. Therefore, I am now looking to get in touch with an appropriate publicist who has LOTS of clients and who can make suggestions as to who we should use, and then give them to us. [more inside]
posted by Elle Vator
on Jan 23, 2008 -
Moving to London from Northern California in early January. I have a fairly substantial (100+ bottles) wine collection that I'd really like to take with me. Is there any way to do this without getting screwed on customs duty?
posted by cubedweller
on Oct 28, 2007 -
How long did it take to fly from London (England) to Tokyo (Japan) in 1973? For bonus points how much did it cost?
Were there differences between the airlines at the time?
posted by satisam
on Aug 31, 2007 -
I'm in the fortunate/unfortunate positon of having to rent out my one-bed flat in Shepherds Bush, London. So I've got a few questions to ask: [more inside]
posted by electriccynic
on Jun 11, 2007 -