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February 12

Where to go in Wales?

We're going to Wales in May. Where should we go? [more inside]
posted by freshwater around Wales at 10:31 AM - 15 answers

February 9

Cycle commuting in London for terrified beginners

On a whim I signed up for Southwark council's cycle scheme where for £10 I get a bike and all accessories for 4 weeks. I'm picking the bike up this afternoon. However, I've never cycled in traffic, and haven't actually cycled for two years. Help? [more inside]
posted by litereally around London, England at 2:08 AM - 17 answers has best

January 6

London touristing for the older and non-English speaking tourist

Looking for suggestions for London touristing in March. We'll be with a 65+ couple who don't speak English and one of whom has some fatigue and mobility (no assistive devices) issues. What are some fun things for us to do? They'll be staying with us in central London and we're right on the Northern Line. Bonus points for free/low-cost activities and vegetarian eats. Thanks!
posted by stillmoving around London, England at 5:30 AM - 9 answers

January 5

What's a good hotel in London with very comfortable rooms?

I'll be in London somewhere around June 2016 and am looking for hotel recommendations. My stay will be approximately one week long. I will be spending extended periods of time in the hotel room working with one other person so I am primarily looking for hotels with very comfortable rooms. I would be very gratified if I could get some hotel recommendations in the 200 to 300 USD range (although if you happen to know of some amazing sub-200 USD hotel, please do tell). [more inside]
posted by schopenhauer around London, England at 12:58 PM - 6 answers

November 21, 2015

London Travel

Best way to get from LHR to Homerton/Hackney on late Sunday afternoon? [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia around London, England at 4:44 PM - 8 answers has best

November 9, 2015

Help me narrow down London restaurant options

My mom and I are going to London for a week. We're staying on the north side of Hyde Park, near Notting Hill Gate. I have been to London twice but the first time I was poor and the second time I was a vegetarian. I'd like some restaurant recommendations! [more inside]
posted by something something around London, England at 8:24 AM - 15 answers has best

October 28, 2015

Best way to get to us embassy in London

I'm taking my son to the US embassy in London to get his first adult passport. We're driving from Bristol, because train tix are too expensive. I was thinking of parking at the Kings mall in Hammersmith then tubing it. Our appointment at the embassy is at noon. Does anyone local have better suggestions? Feel free to tell me this a a stupid idea and I should rethink because it's half term or whatever. Thank you!
posted by mgrrl around London, England at 3:20 AM - 8 answers has best

October 18, 2015

Where to watch playoff baseball late at night in London, UK

My team is finally in the Postseason!!! Only one downside: They may be playing Game 7 of the American League Championship Series on a night when I'll be in the UK. How and where to watch it? [more inside]
posted by dry white toast around London, England at 7:13 PM - 3 answers

October 8, 2015

Sites specific to accessible apartment rentals in London?

I need to rent a wheel-chair accessible apartment for 3 people starting Saturday, somewhere near to or very accessible to the Kings College Hospital in Denmark Hill, Camberwell, London. I am in the US and know about airbnb and homeaway, but are there other sites that are either UK specific or focused on serving people making hospital visits? Given I need to make a speedy booking, looking to widen my search options as much as possible.
posted by darsh around London, England at 5:30 AM - 7 answers

October 5, 2015

Winter is coming. 8-day Northeast England/Scot Driving trip in January?

We want to travel by car around Northern England and Scotland just after the new year (Jan 8-16) for a vacation/holiday. Where should we go given the Xmas/NY/Hogmanay holidays are just finished and weather might be…changable? One Brit, One American, mid 40s, likes culture, nature, art, off-the-wall stuff. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia around England at 9:32 AM - 6 answers

Not just another sightseeing in London question

Every time my mother comes to London, we do things I want to do. What would SHE want to do? [more inside]
posted by caoimhe around London, England at 9:00 AM - 24 answers

September 16, 2015

London travel help needed!?!?

My husband is attending a conference the week after next, near charging cross, and myself and our 3 month old son get to join him! Yay! But now we're looking at hotels and having trouble finding something in our price range that has a nice area around it that I can putter around with the baby (about a thousand euros, less if possible, for the 26th- 1st) .. And we have particular needs... Details below the fold [more inside]
posted by pairofshades around London, England at 6:51 AM - 7 answers has best

September 9, 2015

Suggestions for UK travel in late October?

My S.O. and I are traveling to England next month for ten days (Oct 16-26). What should we do? [more inside]
posted by myriad gantry around England at 6:49 PM - 15 answers

September 3, 2015

Dismaland without advance tickets

Anyone been able to inside Dismaland without advance tickets and/or a nightmarish wait? [more inside]
posted by uleekunkel around Weston-Super-Mare, England at 11:46 AM - 2 answers

Help Me Gift Myself

I escaped a long-term abusive marriage homeless with a lot of hermit like attributes. It's been about three years of clawing and crawling out of that hole, and while I'm not completely out, I do have an apartment, job, friends, and enough money to feed me and my kid three squares a day. That deserves a celebration and I'm determined that I'm going to spend a long weekend with my best friend in London in December as a combo birthday/holiday gift to myself. I want to see Hyde Park done up for the holidays, do a Jack the Ripper tour, eat in a pub, and visit a museum [more inside]
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit around London, England at 9:48 AM - 29 answers has best

August 26, 2015

Noncluttery present for London-bound bro?

My brother has to go to London on short notice, and his trip promises to be a long and stressful one. I'd like to give him a going-away present, but not clutter or something to haul around. He already has an Oyster card, which was my first thought. What else might be nice to have if you suddenly found yourself in London and in a rush?
posted by theatro around London, England at 7:32 AM - 28 answers

August 17, 2015

How do I London?

I have been given the opportunity to take a ten-day trip to London! I am super excited! I also have way, way less time to plan than I would normally like! So, I turn to MetaFilter to help answer some of my questions, and/or point me toward online resources that can do the same and help me generally just get along there as a visitor. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter around London, England at 12:30 PM - 13 answers

August 12, 2015

Planning a very last minute trip across the pond

I have a US passport, tickets to see Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre in London next week, and oh so many questions. Please help me make this happen! [more inside]
posted by litera scripta manet around London, England at 6:19 PM - 20 answers has best

August 7, 2015

Cheapest way to send household stuff and artwork from UK to USA

Moving back to the States from the UK and looking for the cheapest way to ship stuff that we won't immediately need to have on our arrival. Since the move is from London to Miami sea freight seems like the best option. We also have some fragile and oddly-shaped art that we'd like to have handled separately (and carefully). I've looked around for quotes from sea cargo specialists, but would appreciate any suggestions for ideas I may have overlooked. [more inside]
posted by theory around London, England at 7:28 AM - 2 answers

August 4, 2015

Heathrow to Gloucester Road During Tube Strike?

Londoners and experienced travelers; HALP. Landing in London during (currently) planned Tube strike; Transport for London website indicates NO service from Heathrow Terminal 3 on trains. So. How do I get from the airport to Gloucester Road? Should I prebook coach tickets? Links and advice needed!
posted by kinetic around London, England at 9:46 AM - 7 answers