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 -
As per my previous question, my wife is attending a course in London in June so we are moving from Australia for three months. We were thinking somewhere central initially, but the prices are nuts, so we will probably pick somewhere on the tube line (red or black line). Any suggestions for the seasoned London mefites in this thread that would suit our family of four (me, wife and two preschool boys). For reference, our rent here is equivalent to about 250 - 300 pound a week, but no idea how that compares. my wife would also be okay with up to a 1 hr commute, especially if we live at the start of the line and she can get a seat. Thanks all.
posted by ranglin
on Apr 13, 2013 -
Due to a last-minute work trip and a big difference in plane ticket prices, I have from Thursday evening through to a 2 PM Heathrow departure Monday free to go exploring. Where should I go and what should I do? [more inside]
posted by psycheslamp
on Mar 19, 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 -
Looking for recommendations for live entertainment (theater and music specifically) while we're in London. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot
on Sep 8, 2012 -
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]
posted by kimdog
on May 23, 2012 -
Where can I find art-related social activities during a vacation in London and Edinburgh? [more inside]
posted by eeby
on May 10, 2012 -
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?
posted by brbmaroon
on May 8, 2012 -
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]
posted by AthenaPolias
on Apr 30, 2012 -
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]
posted by jph
on Apr 16, 2012 -
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!)
posted by thelastgirl
on Apr 12, 2012 -
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]
posted by eeby
on Mar 31, 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 -
We want to go to London in March...plus somewhere else? And some more specific questions. [more inside]
posted by troika
on Jan 24, 2012 -
3 Days in London, England in April 2012. My wife has never been before. What should we not miss?
posted by blue_beetle
on Jan 4, 2012 -
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.
posted by juliewhite
on Dec 15, 2011 -
What is the best month to visit London, England? We are most interested in theater, art, museums and historical sights. Which month offers a good chance at decent weather as well as a full cultural schedule?
posted by uans
on Nov 1, 2011 -
Holiday suggestions for the end of October. Five days, leaving from London. [more inside]
posted by CRM114
on Sep 29, 2011 -
I am flying into London Stansted later this week. I'll be meeting a friend who works in Central London, and then driving with them to South Yorkshire. We'd like to meet somewhere in far North London/Beds/Herts that is as least somewhat on the way from Stansted to the M1, probably somewhere off the M25, and ideally a relatively small, uncomplicated town (I haven't driven manual or on the left for a couple of years and this is going to be during rush hour!). It should also be easy to get to on the train from Kings Cross or Euston. I don't know the area, so I'm going by Google Maps at the moment. Our current plan is Potters Bar station. Any better ideas?
posted by caek
on Sep 19, 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 -
Moving out of the UK in a week to travel abroad. Will move back to London in September. Where to keep stuff throughout this period? [more inside]
posted by noztran
on May 22, 2011 -
My friend & housemate has a big birthday weekend planned (London, Thursday – Monday). There's an itinerary, filled with lots of amazing things (spa days, aquarium, shows, etc.), but in the event that some of these places aren't wheelchair accessible, we need some back up events planned. What are some great places to go/see/party in London that are definitely wheelchair accessible, relatively easy to get to, and would be able to host a party of 3-8 people at the last minute with minimal hassle all around? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on May 18, 2011 -
Metafilter, what is the best day hike in the British countryside, accessible by public transport from London? [more inside]
posted by larthegreat
on Apr 5, 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 -
A friend, a student, is stuck in London over Christmas: no family or close friends to hang out with over the day itself etc. What could he do, by himself, to make it all warm and fuzzy. Anything from travel (if that becomes possible in the next few days) to stuff to do around London that he wouldn't otherwise get around to.
posted by HopStopDon'tShop
on Dec 20, 2010 -
For our Honeymoon, my other half and I will be going to London for 5 days, Paris for 4 days, make our way to Barcelona for 5 days, then Bangkok for ten days. I'm hoping for some recommendations for the leg from Paris to Barcelona, and Bangkok but feel to offer any recommendations! [more inside]
posted by Admira
on Nov 30, 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 -
Going on our first international vacation in September! We're looking for suggestions of a good town or village to explore that is within two or three hours of London by rail or bus. [more inside]
posted by relucent
on Jul 12, 2010 -
I want to take a solo trip to London, but I've never really traveled solo before. What advice do you have (especially about accommodations & socializing)? [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo
on Jun 3, 2010 -