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July 8

Travelling to London next week. Need advice on packing for the weather. [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust around London, England at 12:48 PM - 12 answers

July 4

Calling British readers pls - A highly specific question - about where parking is allowed on roads in the UK. Please see the photo here. That solid white line is approx 3 feet from the sidewalk. No signs (good or bad) anywhere in sight. No indication it might be a cycle lane or other special use. Can cars park on this road?
posted by Xhris around England at 7:32 AM - 11 answers has best

June 23

I'll be visiting London and I'd love to see some comedy while I'm there. I enjoy going to places like Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles and Second City in Chicago. I love British sketch comedy and love shows like the Mighty Boosh. What are some clubs where I can see some comedy in that vein?
posted by dottiechang around London, England at 9:58 PM - 11 answers

June 6

My family and I are looking to spend three days, somewhere near London, between our visits in London and Paris later this month. We will be in London until the 28th, and have Eurostar tickets to Paris on July 1. No car. We are leaning towards Bath, but are open to other ideas. [more inside]
posted by purenitrous around Bath, England at 8:58 AM - 7 answers

June 4

This has become somewhat of a perennial AskMe question (previously in 2013, previously in 2012, previously in 2007), but as the mobile communications landscape is ever-shifting, it never hurts to have up to date information. So, if I'm spending the month of August in London, which of the several offerings is the best PAYG-SIM phone to grab upon arrival? I will be bringing my iPhone (AT&T), but turning off data roaming and using it as wi-fi only when I can. Are there deals on low-end smartphones that are worth the extra cash, or is it still best to just grab a simple flip-phone with SMS?
posted by grabbingsand around London, England at 8:45 AM - 7 answers has best

June 1

Where are some interesting places to walk in London? I am in London the next few days and would like to explore some new areas after work. All I know is Bloomsbury to Mayfair to Westminster, so not much at all! It would need to be reachable by tube and should be safe. I would love to find little shops or caf├ęs as well as just a pleasant place to walk for a few hours. I am staying in Hackney, if that is relevant. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot around London, England at 9:41 AM - 16 answers

May 25

We've got until 1:45pm tomorrow in Edinburgh. I feel like we've hit most of the obvious sights. What else should we do? [more inside]
posted by Jasper Fnorde around Edinburgh, Scotland at 1:04 PM - 8 answers has best

May 17

We have booked our trip to London and Paris this summer-yay! My 17 year old daughter will be with us, and she loves everything related to fashion and beauty-style guides, shopping, makeup, museums, resale stores, all that. I don't love to shop, but am happy to include some in our trip. Any specific ideas for us in those two cities? [more inside]
posted by purenitrous around London, England at 11:02 AM - 9 answers has best

May 10

Planning Ahead Filter: My travel buddy already has a ticket on Airline A (ATL-LHR round trip) for our planned trip together in November. (Miles & awards redeemed so she is set). We're deciding what to do about my ticket. [more inside]
posted by pointystick around London, England at 11:30 AM - 4 answers has best

April 15

My wife and I are visiting Scotland in late June, and would love to see working sheepdogs. I've read a lot about Leault Farms, of course, but are there any others where the public can watch the dog(s) as they herd sheep (or ducks, or whatever)?
posted by Mogur around Scotland at 5:47 AM - 5 answers has best

April 10

How long do I need to allow (on a Wednesday morning) between the plane landing and catching a train from King's Cross? My flight is due to land at 8.45am. In an ideal situation, I would be on the 13.48 train to Hull. Is this reasonable? [more inside]
posted by hoyland around London, England at 7:26 PM - 15 answers

April 4

My wife and I are in the midst of planning a driving tour through Scotland for the first week of May. (Main destinations: Glencoe and the Isle of Skye). Finding a hotel in Edinburgh was a piece of cake, but the Glencoe and Skye areas, after looking through the listings on Trip Advisor, seem to be booked in advance. [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott around Scotland at 5:05 AM - 10 answers

April 3

I'll be spending three weeks this summer travelling over the UK (Sussex, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and Gloucestershire). It's a work thing, so I'll be expected to dress nicely (business casual), but I'll also be doing a lot of walking and standing around outdoors. [more inside]
posted by rubyshoes around England at 8:07 AM - 5 answers

March 23

My husband will be at the ICANN conference in late June of this year, which is being held at the Hilton London Metropale. I think the kids and I might join him towards the end of his time, but since we're a family of 5, we're probably going to need something other than a hotel. I've been looking at VRBO a bit, and will check out Air BnB, but could use some recommendations of specific areas to go for or avoid-leads on specific rentals would be fabulous! [more inside]
posted by purenitrous around London, England at 10:50 AM - 6 answers

March 13

Six or so years ago, I was looking for a second-hand car and stumbled across a "suggest-a-car" webpage. You could put your requirements into, it spat back a bunch of suggestions, you refined your parameters and sorted results, etc. It ended up suggesting a car I wouldn't have thought otherwise, which I bought and it was a great choice. Now, I'm looking for the next car ... [more inside]
posted by outlier around England at 11:29 AM - 4 answers

March 7

How close to the cliff edge does the path go along the coastal section of the Cleveland Way? [more inside]
posted by hoyland around Scarborough, England at 6:29 PM - 1 answer

Where in the London metro area -- Tube-accessible -- would be the best place to go for a ~10 mile run on a weekend morning without having to battle too much pedestrian and vehicle traffic? Closer to central London would be better, but I am flexible. Any advice received will be employed in April and considered in booking hotel accomodations.
posted by eugenen around London, England at 2:15 AM - 12 answers

February 28

In a few hours (5), I will leave Kuwait en-route back to the United States. I have a 24-hour layover in London and a hotel room (right across from Heathrow) that has already been bought and paid for my my company. I will arrive at around noon, and I will have until around 10 a.m.-ish tomorrow (Sunday) to explore London. Money is no significant concern (but let's keep it reasonable). What are the absolute must-see PG-13 things to do in London in 22 hours? GO!
posted by Master Gunner around London, England at 4:36 PM - 16 answers has best

February 17

We'd like to have a small, lovely wedding on the grounds or in the gardens of a Scottish castle. The internet leads me down a sweaty, confusing little rabbit hole. [more inside]
posted by letahl around Scotland at 2:27 PM - 10 answers has best

February 14

We'd like to spend a week each in Orkney and Shetland this (late August/early September). We love bikes, photography, historical monuments/museums. What are we not thinking of/what would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by bitter-girl.com around England at 4:46 PM - 7 answers