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July 25

London Maltby Street Market

Anything to eat/see at Maltby Street Market/any open store fronts there during the work week? Visiting on a Wednesday in Sept. and website only lists Sat/Sun market times. Thx!
posted by sunrise8 around London, England at 2:03 AM - 3 answers

July 23

My girlfriend & business partner has been refused a visa. What can I do?

My Colombian girlfriend/partner has just been refused a visa to come to the UK (this is the refusal letter). More details inside, but in short – she was here for a couple of years. She bought a return ticket to London for two reasons: we're launching the app in Edinburgh that we built together together and it's our 1 year anniversary. She got refused visa today. What can I do?! [more inside]
posted by omnigut around England at 5:19 PM - 11 answers

July 18

Buying A Burner Smarthphone For A Week In London

Spending a week in London soon. Here at home in the US, my wife and I are quite used to using Google Maps on our smartphones to help us get around in unfamiliar places on vacation, but we know we won't be able to use our regular phones when out and about in London. We've been thinking about buying an inexpensive Android phone once in the UK entirely for the purpose of using Google Maps to help us get around. is this a good idea, and, if you think so, where would you go to get one? [more inside]
posted by briank around London, England at 7:23 AM - 27 answers

July 17

Is there a polygamy/crazy cat lady museum in St. Ives?

My wife and I are taking a trip to the UK in late August/early September. The primary purpose of the trip is for my wife to attend a conference in Exeter, but we're turning it into a bit of a vacation. Nonetheless, I will still have a few days in Exeter essentially by myself. What can I do? Is there enough in Exeter to maintain a tourist's interest for three full days? [more inside]
posted by LionIndex around Exeter, England at 5:51 AM - 19 answers

July 13

I'm Taking My Teen Boy to London; What to Do?

Like it says on the box. I'm taking my youngest kid to London for a week in August, we're staying by Gloucester Road tube. Through a miracle of connections, I was able to score us tickets to see Liverpool vs. Stoke but other than that and a show at the Globe, we have no plans. [more inside]
posted by kinetic around London, England at 3:13 AM - 29 answers

July 7

Restaurant recommendation in Edinburgh

I'm looking for restaurant recommendations in Edinburgh. Specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by meerkatty around Edinburgh, Scotland at 6:38 AM - 7 answers

July 1

Using The Tube

Flying into Heathrow from the US, arriving in the evening on a Saturday. My wife thinks we should take the tube from the airport to our hotel in Kensington (the hotel is a short walk from the West Kensington station). Help me figure out a couple of things. [more inside]
posted by briank around London, England at 4:00 PM - 23 answers has best

June 23

London Old St/Barbican/Liverpool St

Traveling to London. Anyone know if the area around the Old Street/Barbican/Liverpool Street tube stations are safe for walking alone at night? Thanks!
posted by sunrise8 around London, England at 2:35 PM - 12 answers

June 22

Scotland Filter: St Andrews Strategy

Looking for tips and advice for attending the final day of the Open Championship at St Andrews in July. [more inside]
posted by Flood around Scotland at 5:07 AM - 2 answers has best

June 6

Pay $100 more for a UK car rental with an automatic transmission?

I'm renting a car in England this summer and I'm a little anxious about driving on the opposite side. Added to my concern is left-hand shifting. I don't know if left-hand shifting is difficult to master... especially in an airport carpark. Should I pay the extra $100 to get an automatic or am I worrying too much?
posted by Bushmiller around England at 11:35 AM - 18 answers has best

June 4

A great grad gift experience in London, please

My girlfriend is graduating university and she's heading to London for a well-deserved holiday later this month. I'm looking for a great gift idea of a fabulous experience that she can have while there! [more inside]
posted by Homeboy Trouble around London, England at 9:21 PM - 10 answers has best

May 4

What's a relaxing way to the Dales, and what do I do when I get there?

A trip to England is in our future, help us with itineraries to the North. [more inside]
posted by dukes909 around England at 5:59 AM - 9 answers

May 2

Where should we walk in the United Kingdom?

My partner and I are planning a trip to the UK from Canada in September. We are middle aged and reasonably fit and would like to include a short walking holiday within this trip. We have found a number of walking tour companies online, but the choice is somewhat overwhelming. Can Metafilter help use narrow down the choices? Some considerations follow. [more inside]
posted by TORunner around England at 5:54 AM - 20 answers has best

April 9

I have a couple specific questions about tipping in the UK.

I'm from the US, so I'm accustomed to the tipping customs here. I understand they are different in the UK and want to know what is customary. [more inside]
posted by Sheppagus around England at 9:32 AM - 14 answers

March 25

Need some some help finding a short-term apartment (or hotel) in London.

My wife and thirteen year old son are making a last-minute trip to London in roughly three weeks and I need some help understanding the area and suggestions for where to find lodging. [more inside]
posted by jeremias around London, England at 5:45 AM - 5 answers

March 23

Car rental insurance in the UK (and paying US rates for the rentals!)

I'm a US citizen with a US driver's license, currently living in London. I don't own a car and I don't have car insurance. I'm planning to rent cars on holidays in the UK and elsewhere in Europe a few times this year. How do I do this without buying the typically exorbitant insurance coverage from the rental agencies and not relying on the limited coverage that my US credit card offers? [more inside]
posted by theory around England at 10:16 AM - 7 answers

March 18

How to be a tourist in London

I'm English and moved to NYC in 2009. My boyfriend is American and in late August I'm taking him back home to meet my family/friends and to share my home country with him. [more inside]
posted by shesbenevolent around London, England at 10:51 AM - 14 answers has best

March 16

Recommendations for spending 10 days in Scotland this summer

My wife and I are planning a two-week trip to Scotland in early July. Our base will be Edinburgh but we plan a couple of nights in the Lake District (a family link) and then have 10 or so days in Scotland. Interested in hearing from people who have been there recently, what you have done (and avoided). Any advice would be welcome. [more inside]
posted by RafikiGuy around Scotland at 5:07 PM - 12 answers

March 7

UK travel dilemma

How should we structure our trip to London, Edinburgh, and Glasgow? [more inside]
posted by outfielder around England at 8:30 AM - 12 answers has best

March 4

London cafe for lingering

Can you recommend a cafe in London that has top-notch coffee, comfortable seating, a nice ambiance, and an atmosphere conducive to lingering with a book (assuming you re-up your coffee once in a while)? Bonus points for delicious baked goods. I have seen this question but unlike that poster am specifically looking for a cafe with great espresso/latte drinks. Thank you.
posted by eugenen around London, England at 12:34 AM - 23 answers