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]
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]
UK Art Supply filter: I'm an artist in New York, ordering supplies for a project that I will be doing in London next week. I'm trying to order online from UK-based websites as much as possible and have the supplies delivered to the work site, rather than shipping from the US. There are a few things that I'm having a hard time finding... particularly certain kinds of tape. [more inside]
UK therapy filter. Unhappy, looking for someone to talk to in London. Details within. [more inside]
We may be moving to London. If so, I'd be working at an office near Southwark Bridge. Where should we live? [more inside]
Help me confirm logistics for my London (& side trip to Paris and Belgium) trip: money, phones, maps, tickets. Bonus question on finding fountain pens. [more inside]
Some special snowflake-traveler logistics questions about 12 days in London, Edinburgh and maybe a minute in Paris. [more inside]
So this (US union staffer returning to London and looking for a job) was me. Since then I've found a job opening that's absolutely perfect... but I need to fill out a UK style application form, and having spent my whole career in the US, I need some advice. [more inside]
Where should we buy in London? Short version: We're currently renting in Clapham (which we both really like). I work by Shepherd's Bush, he works by Tower Bridge. Minimum 2 bedroom with a budget of let's say £350k. Long version inside. [more inside]
Help me find a hotel in London for my parents' vacation. [more inside]
We want to go to London in March...plus somewhere else? And some more specific questions. [more inside]
Where are there current, thriving Occupy encampments? [more inside]
Looking for an American-style (doesn't have to be actually American!) private family doctor in London. Any suggestions for where/how to look? [more inside]
What should I read to get a feel for London? [more inside]
LondonFilter: Looking for a Gloverall duffle coat stockist (dealer) in central London. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Looking to buy/acquire a puppy in (North) London. I am worried about vaccinations etc. and have some questions about ethics of the whole thing. Can I get a puppy from a shelter? Or should I feel happy about paying for one from a 'good' home through a website? [more inside]
How to find a wedding venue in or near London that matches some pretty specific criteria? [more inside]
Left fine bag in London Taxi. Crushed. [more inside]
3 Days in London, England in April 2012. My wife has never been before. What should we not miss?
This year I need to get my finances in order but what sort of professional would be able to help? [more inside]
Are there any useful online listings services for selling a restaurant in London? [more inside]
Any idea where I could buy a Sigg water bottle in London tomorrow? I've ordered one online, but the company have let me down - it's a last-minute gift for a loved one so it has to be tomorrow! I don't even know where to start and Googling "Sigg bottle stockists london" has got me nowhere. Thanks for any help!
Recommend me a bar in Central London with a piano that anyone can walk in and play! [more inside]
Often I want to go from Southampton UK to Islington. The public transportation system in London is awesome! There must be a better way than the white-knuckle drive through the city I currently do... Given that I want to do the first leg of the trip via car, I expect there is somewhere in SW London I can park and take public transportation, and get to Islington relatively quickly (~1 hour) and cheaply. I've played around with Google maps, and there are a bajillion options.... anyone know one that is near optimal? Ideally with free/cheap parking, and outside the congestion fee zone.
Thinking of visiting London and Paris next year...also been getting into pastels so would like to hit up art museums with a good number of quality pastel paintings by Degas, Renoir, etc. (prefer impressionist style). Which museums provide this abundance? I'm thinking the Musée d'Orsay, maybe the Louvre...anywhere else?