UKFilter (again): What are the advantages of private medical insurance over just relying on NHS? I'm an American moving to London being offered private medical insurance. What are the advantages? Things to look for in a private medical plan? Any guidance/links appreciated.
I'm thinking of getting tickets to see Speed-the-Plow at London's Old Vic theatre: I loves me some Mamet, and Kevin Spacey and Jeff Goldblum are in the lead roles. Hot dog. How can I optimise my chances of seeing Spacey and Goldblum together rather than one of them plus an understudy? My concerns may be groundless... but do the stars tend to skip an occasional performance, and if so, do they usually skip mid-week shows, or matinees? Any insider knowledge would be much appreciated. (In general I have nothing against understudies, who are often amazing in their own right. I just really want to see these guys at it.)
Canadian journalist wants to work in the U.K. - does this sound remotely feasible? [more inside]
I'm a Yank who'll be working in London for ten weeks this summer. My budget is really limited, and, with the dollar falling, it shrinks a bit more every day. Right now I could just use some general advice on living cheaply. [more inside]
Mobile Broadband in London? I'm moving to Central London and would love any recommendations for mobile broadband access. Who are the providers? What are the best packages? [more inside]
My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Jolly Olde England in May. Does anyone have any advice on reasonably priced accomadations in London? Other budget-friendly advice? Other travel-savvy tips for vacationing in the UK? Indian restaurant rec's? Thanks in advance.
Where are your favourite places for going for a day hike out of London? [more inside]
I need to find an assertiveness course or workshop in London. A good one. [more inside]
I want to stay in a boutique hotel over Christmas, ideally in east central London (not central central London.) [more inside]
What about London should I map? [more inside]
What is the best relatively inexpensive way to get one or two tickets to one of the three Premier League matches in London on 26 April, preferably Chelsea - Man U? [more inside]
So exactly what is crawling about our bedroom at night and how can we catch it, exile it or kill it? [more inside]
Need Longform Alternate London Fantasy, please. [more inside]
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]
Down to the wire: legal advisor to review UK employment contract [more inside]
Does anyone have any recommended movers for London? We are moving from Bloomsbury to St Johns Wood and have a studio apartment with some furniture to move. Any recommended packing services would also be good
how do I find a cheap place in london quickly? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good place for rijstafel in London(UK)? [more inside]
Where can I find my beloved "The Onion" in London? Just moved to London from California where I could find an Onion newspaper on almost every street corner. Short of paying the $200 a year for a subscription, does anyone know where I can find the satirical newspaper in London?
How much should I quote for a daily rate working freelance as a web content editor? [more inside]
Epic gig venue required in London. For 25th party slash album launch in March. Capacity 150-300. Must have stage, bar, PA, preferably lights too. [more inside]
LondonFilter: Thinking of subletting a place in London for 3-6 months. How would I go about doing this? Is there a good website for sublets (preferably furnished)? [more inside]
What is the 19th Century illness that disfigures Esther Summerson of Dicken's Bleak House? [more inside]
Ideas for an 'adventurous experience' in London, England? [more inside]
I'm a geographer looking to move abroad (UK or NZ) for a year or so. Advice? [more inside]
Turtlegirl and I will be in London for a few weeks and we were hoping we could get some recommendations for places to eat ON Christmas day and/or Boxing day. [more inside]
Good places for me to sell my used cds, books, guitars and old computer/computer parts in London, that would offer me reasonable/good money?
Good places for me to sell my used cds, books, guitars and old computer/computer parts in London, that would offer me reasonable/good money? (You'll be helping me pay my bills - any help much appreciated!)
What should I expect in the casinos in London? Is there a dress code depending on where I go? Should I be expecting the James Bond types or Vegas Vacation types?
My girlfriend and I (both college students) want to go on an extravagant vacation this January for $600 each. How should we do it?
My girlfriend and I (both college students) want to go on an extravagant vacation this January for $600 each. How should we do it? [more inside]
Where's a good place to buy running shoes in London? [more inside]
Good place for a fun "eventy" team Christmas lunch in London? [more inside]
What should we do in London between 5 - 11 pm this Saturday? We're going for the day to see Seduced at the Barbican and then we'll wander around some charity shops near Victoria or Pimlico until they close. So daytime is easy, but after that, we're at a bit of a loss. Our train leaves around 11pm. [more inside]
Where can I take a musically-obsessed American friend around Manchester and London? [more inside]
For an average American student, what is compelling about London? [more inside]
I'm in London UK and need to buy some active PA speakers. I've found lots of shops that sell them but none where I can go in and actually look at and listen to various speakers on display. Can anyone recommend a place?
I'm moving to London next month from California and I'd love to take my iPhone with me. Is this going to work? Will I have to unlock it? Does Apple have any "official" position on this? I'd rather keep it above board in case the damn thing craps out on me while I'm over there.
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?
Urbanartfilter: Who, what, and why is this the square-faced symmetrical stencil face guy? [more inside]
Where can I buy myself a lovely second-hand analogue synth in London? It's my birthday, I'm alone, the only way out is to buy a new instrument as a present to myself. Nothing TOO expensive - I'm thinking a Juno 106 or something. Is there any shop that might stock one?
Can I buy today's New York Times anywhere in North London? [more inside]
I sent my supposedly authentic Italian music manuscripts to Sotheby's of London (after their music manuscripts expert authenticated them in person in NYC) to be auctioned. After they received them in London, they told me they weren't sure if they were authentic and they wouldn't auction them. Problem is, it's going to cost me a lot to get them back, and it already cost quite a bit to mail them to London. More details within. [more inside]
Does anyone have any ideas for touristy things to do in London on Saturday with a science / tech slant? [more inside]
Is it possible to find inexpensive housing in London? I'd like to spend six months to a year in London researching and writing a book. I have a very limited pension income, plus occasional unpredictable freelance writing assignments. I'm thinking shared housing, a room, a house-sitting arrangement is my only hope. Does anyone have experience or suggestions to share--including how to look for housing from the USA?
What is the most reasonable option for commuting between London and Cambridge? My partner needs to live near University College London, and I'll be going to Cambridge, but not really making any money so the cheaper the better-- if you can quote costs that would be fabulous. I've heard its minimum 30 pounds, which seems steep for a commute...
Is there anywhere to look at Pella replacement windows in or around London? [more inside]
I'm moving to London, and need to find a home goods store. [more inside]
London and Paris: what are the highlights for families with young children? I teach at an international school in Japan and one of my students is going to London, Paris, and St. Andrews in Scotland for her father's business trip. Her mother has asked me for recommendations of places to visit. [more inside]
Can you find me obscure things to do in London to help me win my girlfriend back? [more inside]
I'm a newly impoverished graduate student in London, and I need cheap cooking supplies. In the U.S., I'd head to a restaurant supply store to buy my pots and pans, but I haven't found one here that's open to the public. I'm in SE1, but happy to travel on the Tube. London MeFites, any suggestions?
First time in London, forgot to bring a jacket. Staying in the Kensington area . Where can I buy a light rain jacket nearby? [more inside]