I'll be arriving at Marylebone station at 10:30am and departing from the same station around 5:00pm.
What should I do with my six hours?
I definitely want to have lunch somewhere fabulous. posted by tmharris65 around London, England at 4:06 PM - 3 answers
So last time I was in the UK I asked about day hikes
outside of London. This time, I'm looking for day hikes in the Scottish Highlands... and I'm even more overwhelmed. [more inside]posted by larthegreat around Scotland at 7:19 AM - 17 answers
My husband and I are considering a temporary relocation to the UK from Canada - he plans to apply to various MA programs at UK universities in the next year or two. We’d love to learn more about life in Leeds and Cardiff as they are two cities with programs he’s interested in. We’ve read previous AskMeFi threads on Cardiff here
. [more inside]posted by champagneminimalist around England at 5:48 AM - 11 answers
Going to London on a very quick and dirty business trip next week. I'd like to acomplish two things. 1) Bring my friend, a French foodie living in Brixton, something from America that she might find difficult or can't get there (value up to $50-$100) and 2) pick up some thing(s) for myself as a cool souvenir that I can't get over here. [more inside]posted by HeyAllie around London, England at 9:25 AM - 38 answers
I have escalophobia (vertigo related) and so as a rule avoid the extra long escalators on the tube network (namely Angel, Holborn and Leicester Square) as I've previously had panic and vertigo attacks on them. This evening I need to get to Goodge Street and TfL recommends I change from the Piccadilly line to the Northern line at Leicester Square. I'm struggling to find out from google whether this change involves using the very long escalators. Do you know? [more inside]posted by litereally around London, England at 4:48 AM - 8 answers
Spending a week in accommodation in Brockley, London, in early October. To be specific, Manor Avenue Brockley London, SE4 1TE. As London seems to be the place where you literally breathe out money in order to survive, keen to do this on as low a budget as possible. Will not have a car and prefer walking where possible. [more inside]posted by Wordshore around London, England at 9:18 AM - 6 answers
hello from an American in reading, UK my periodic travel destination. I have access to a car this weekend, I have my handheld gps for geocaching, extra batteries, and hiking shoes. plus i'm generally hungry at the right times and love the pub experience. so... where do I go hiking and geocaching and generally sightseeing this very weekend? [more inside]posted by chasles around Reading, England at 2:49 AM - 4 answers
I'll be in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, for a week from Boxing Day through New Year's Day.
I'm looking for ideas for day trips for five of the seven days of my trip.
I like cultural sites, nature, homes, museums, local color, history, literature, restaurants.
I will have access to a car and I'm also not averse to the train. posted by tmharris65 around Stratford-Upon-Avon, England at 12:08 PM - 12 answers
I'll be spending a week in Edinburgh in late October. I absolutely love train travel and I'd like to take as may day trips by train as possible over the week. The only requirement is that the trips have me back by 8 or 9pm every evening. Are there week or day train passes I can buy that will let me hop on and off? Any routes that you suggest? For instance there seem to be a number of rail lines to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow, is that right? Are there some rail lines/trips that are better for tourists than others? Also, what is the best way to keep track of the routes and timetables? posted by tigeri around Edinburgh, Scotland at 1:19 PM - 11 answers
It's our second time in London as a married couple, but now we're vegan. Recommendations for a lovely night out for just the two of us? [more inside]posted by Kitteh around London, England at 1:31 PM - 11 answers
My brother's birthday is November 5th. Naturally he's heard about the festivities
but being a Yank, he's never participated -- however, he's curious, and might possibly be in the UK for his birthday this year. Hence, my question: are Guy Fawkes celebrations something tourists can participate in? Or maybe, things have changed, no more bonfires? Or even (my notion, a reaction to the lurid reports of urban cores being taken over by rowdy, binge-drinking youths every evening) would it better be something to avoid? [more inside]posted by Rash around England at 3:53 PM - 12 answers
My husband and I will be moving from Boston to the UK after a year-long stay: What would be the best (safe and reasonably cheap) way of shipping accumulated belongings, books, CDs and a few other household items that will not fit my luggage? [more inside]posted by zany pita around England at 6:52 AM - 6 answers
Because we're probably going to be in Scotland long enough to not only see Islay and Isle of Skye but also return via eastern Scotland (Inverary, Loch Ness, St Andrews maybe, and Edinbugh), I'm looking for similar great tips to those people offered in my earlier AskMe
. Thanks, all. posted by aught around Scotland at 1:42 PM - 7 answers
Even though I'm totally broke, I'm going to London for nine days at the end of August. Yes, the most expensive time to go. Plane tickets were bought with miles, and I'm staying with friends-of-friends. This is why I'm able to go at all.
But I'd like some tips on how to have a good time while spending as little money as possible in a place I am totally unfamiliar with (and I want to bug my hosts as little as possible, too). [more inside]posted by smoakes around London, England at 1:51 AM - 45 answers
My wife and I are planning on going to visit my sister's family in Oxford in late August in September. We are in the US. We figured we'd just get around to booking some flights, and everything else would fall into place. Well, it has not! We're not sure where to go, what to do, and how long to do it, so we're looking for suggestions. [more inside]posted by ignignokt around Oxford, England at 8:50 PM - 22 answers
This fall we're hoping to visit Scotland for a couple weeks, possibly either the last two weeks of September or last week of September / first week of October. We'd like to rent a car and drive from Glasgow, ideally visiting both Islay and the Isle of Skye. Looking for tips about weather / clothing / other preparations that would be appropriate, as well as tips for an experienced American driver (licensing, insurance, etc.) who's never driven abroad before but wants to drive in Scotland. Also, since I assume we'll need to make ferry reservations to get to Islay, I'd appreciate insider info on that. Specific tips about must-see or must-visit locales and sights in western Scotland would of course also be greatly appreciated. posted by aught around Scotland at 7:23 AM - 20 answers
Hi London Mefites! I will have time during an extended layover to choose one neighbourhood of your large, international city to eat dinner, wander a little, sleep, and eat breakfast in. Which neighbourhood should I choose? [more inside]posted by eviemath around London, England at 4:54 PM - 13 answers
A friend of mine has expressed an interest in spending 10 days in Scotland and Wales toward the end of August. However, she has no idea what she wants to see in either! I lived briefly in London and have traveled around England, but have never been to Wales and haven't been to Scotland beyond a long weekend in Edinburgh and Glasgow. What should we do? What can't we miss? What's the best way to organize the trip? [more inside]posted by traveltheworld around England at 4:53 PM - 9 answers
Over the next month or so, I may occasionally need to do some printing in London (never more than 10-50 pages). Is there anywhere near the Waterloo station where I could bring a usb drive or a laptop and easily and inexpensively print out black and white documents using a laser-printer? Self-service would be preferable.
Perhaps there might be one or more chains of printing places (like FedEx/Kinko's in the US) that offers this service throughout the UK? Many thanks for any suggestions. posted by washburn around London, England at 8:29 AM - 4 answers
The family I babysit for has invited me along on their vacation to London in August. I am determined to come up with the coolest possible things for the kids to do. [more inside]posted by nonasuch around London, England at 8:28 AM - 15 answers