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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 - 10 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

February 21

Activities and a place to eat in London for a 5 year old

I'm taking my son to London during the Easter school holidays, main activity is to visit the Natural History Museum. He loves dinosaurs, space and spicy food! Any thoughts on where else he'd love to visit? Any restaurants/cafes you can recommend? He loves all things spicy, current favourite food is Vietnamese Ca Ri Ga...
posted by chr around London, England at 12:43 PM - 10 answers has best

February 5

Campervanning in Scotland with kids?

Taking the chirren (3 and 10 months at the time) for 19 days in Scotland, and wondering how to handle the logistics. Is a campervan a good idea? [more inside]
posted by youchirren around Scotland at 1:13 PM - 6 answers

February 3

Travel advice: Glasgow (and Edinburgh)

Planning another trip, which means it’s time for another AskMe. This time: Glasgow (with a side trip to Edinburgh)… [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham around Glasgow, Scotland at 11:16 AM - 14 answers

February 2

What to do around the British Museum?

I'm in London for an extended period of time. Unfortunately I still have calls (work) that seem to last until 7PM or so, so I'm usually stuck at the office until late. I'm staying near the British Museum, however everything seems to just shut down really early or I don't know where to look? Any suggestions that don't involve a pub (or drinking)? A coffeeshop or equivalent that will let me linger, and has good WiFi would be great. Or cool shops to browse that are open late. [more inside]
posted by geoff. around London, England at 11:12 AM - 16 answers has best

Best way to transport a cat from Helsinki to London?

(Asking for a friend) Looking for the cheapest/simplest option to get a pet cat from Helsinki to London in the end of March. [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco around England at 5:26 AM - 6 answers

January 26

For a teen visiting London what are some cool, organized activities?

My niece, a 15-year-old who'll be on her first trip outside the US, is visiting us in London in mid June. My wife and I will have lots of time to spend with her doing tourist things as well as just hanging out, and her grandparents will also be here for part of the time, but she'll be on her own for portions of a few days. Although a bit shy, she's expressed interest in doing something cool and interesting with that time that would allow her to be around other teenagers. [more inside]
posted by theory around London, England at 5:57 AM - 9 answers has best