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?
Is there a policy of not reporting suicides (maybe accidents) on the London Underground? [more inside]
How can I go off the beaten path in London as a tourist? What are your favorite local spots? [more inside]
The recently-retired senior generation of my family is traveling from US to London in October. They are arriving separately and splitting up for a couple of different side trips, and want to be able to stay in touch by cell phone. What are the easiest, cheapest options for cell phones that they can purchase ahead of time? [more inside]
Can someone explain this picture to me? It's a Google Earth shot of Russell Square in London. It aslo features an apparently low-flying airplane. It can't be as low as it looks, can it?
We’ve found a decent flat in Rotherhithe, London. We’ve made an offer Monday. Owner has accepted. Yay? Suddenly we’re getting ice cold feet. Are we doing the right thing? [more inside]
Where can I find art-related social activities during a vacation in London and Edinburgh? [more inside]
I will be travelling to the UK this May/June and will be in London on June 3. I have heard that for the Jubilee Pageant on the Thames, some pubs along the river are accepting reservations for tables. It seems like a great way to spend the day - does anyone have any specific recommendations for pubs along the Thames that I might contact?
Have any recommendations of places to stay in East London in June? [more inside]
I moved into a flat in London in Sept 2011. I wasn't given any meter readings---my agency didn't have them and didn't even know where the meters are. Landlord also doesn't have a good idea where they may be. I don't know previous tenants. There is no gas in this flat---it's electricity only. [more inside]
I want chick-lit books set in New York City or London. [more inside]
(Beerfilter) Where can I buy take-away jugs of fresh draught beer in London, UK? [more inside]
I've just booked an international trip with a 3/4-day layover on the way home. Great, I think, I can spend some time in the city, get a cheap hotel, see a few friends for dinner and then get some sleep and a shower before my trip home - easy! Problem: after booking the trip, I realize I will be in London during the Olympics, and hotel prices have accordingly skyrocketed. I am on a grad student budget. Help me find a decent place to stay - ideally not in a shared room - that won't kill my budget? [more inside]
My wife, as a very small child, lived in Ealing and claims to remember a swimming pool with a giant glass wall so you could watch people diving into it from the side. Have you heard of anything like this? [more inside]
I want to take a photography course in London that will show me how to use my DSLR properly. Where should I go? [more inside]
What to do in London this Friday? My brother is coming to London for some male bonding and mantime. I haven't spent any time working out how to fill the day with fun. [more inside]
Let's go do this life thing. Point the way and boot me up the nethers, mefites. [more inside]
London Mefites: Help! It's my birthday this Thursday, but my SO is away and my friends are all working. I want to do something fun in London for the day, but what - on a probably rainy day, and at such short notice? [more inside]
On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being "very safe" and with going-to-11 being "the most crazy," how insane is it to try to get into London from Heathrow to do some light sightseeing on my way back home to the US. (I've read the previous questions, but needed some clarification about some of the issues!) [more inside]
We've just relocated to London (Richmond-area but not Richmond) from abroad, and we're looking for some budget planning advice. [more inside]
Where can I buy a cheapish, probably refurbished laptop in London, UK? My crummy old HP finally gave up the ghost and I need a replacement like, yesterday. Ordering online is out of the question - I'd like to walk into a store tomorrow and come home with something. Any recommended places in Central / East where I can get a bargain, or at least not get ripped off? Thanks.
What specialty food items should I bring back from Paris and London? I am traveling to both places in May. Can you recommend some unique and delicious food items I can bring back with me? (Any other travel recommendations are welcome as well!)
Please recommend a good gym in London. Preferably West London near-ish Heathrow airport but will travel for up to 20 minutes on the train. [more inside]
I want to get my first tattoo while vacationing in London. Recommendations? What should I know? [more inside]
Is late May into June an OK time to visit London? (I'd like to avoid the peak travel season and wading through crowds of tourists and students on holiday.) [more inside]
Which books (fiction or non-fiction) gives a stranger the best impression of what it's genuinely like to live in New York, London, Berlin and Tokyo in modern times? [more inside]
Visiting London for the first time, alone - Have any recommendations as to where to stay or eat comfortably? [more inside]
What should we do with our week in London/UK? [more inside]