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November 8

Travel Better London campaign McBess posters

A few years ago (2014) we took a trip to London and fell in love with the pithy poems of the Travel Better London campaign. I'd love to have one or more to hang in our guest room, but am not able to find any for sale. Ideas?
posted by meindee around London, England at 4:59 PM - 3 answers

September 26

Heathrow to Gatwick - making it work

About ten years ago you all helped someone transfer from Gatwick to Heathrow within a 4-hour window. I'm going the other direction and my transfer time has one hour less. Please hope me! [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos around London, England at 8:10 AM - 33 answers has best

September 25

Help with breakfast near Covent Garden/Trafalgar Square

We’re on a plane to London right now, arriving around 8 AM tomorrow morning. Where, near Covent Garden or Trafalgar Square, can we sit down and have a low-key breakfast around 9:30 or 10, that’s tasty and leisurely? No particular food preference, and no dietary restrictions. I know there are a million places around there, but the “leisurely” is hard to narrow down. ££ or £££ out of ££££.
posted by jroybal around London, England at 6:19 PM - 12 answers

September 4

Lead me around Leeds

I'm going to Leeds for the first time next week (American, first time in the UK). What should I know/see/do? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski around Leeds, England at 1:19 PM - 15 answers has best

August 29

Waterloo, ehm, Battle...TO??? Battle to London...

does anyone know how I get to the QE11 centre on time for a 9am start? Living near Battle East Sussex and all the train times are currently showing Victoria as my only direct option. I know there have been problems with Waterloo engineering running over...but HALP?
posted by Wilder around London, England at 1:22 PM - 6 answers has best

August 28

London Heathrow to Euston Station the scenic way

I've asked before about a short London jaunt, and then reported failure. But this time it's happening for sure. I fly into London Heathrow, arriving at 8 AM, and take a train out of Euston Station to Manchester at 4 PM. Help me join the dots in the most scenic way possible? [more inside]
posted by RedOrGreen around London, England at 11:41 AM - 11 answers has best

July 20

Renting a car seat/booster seat in the UK

We're renting a car in England soon and need a booster seat for the rental car. Google is surprisingly not turning up tons of options, and what I'm really looking for anyway are personal experiences with companies. We could pick up the seat at Heathrow if necessary -- and we won't be staying in central London, but in Kent. We really only need it for rides to/from the airport and for one longish drive on one of the days of our trip.
posted by trillian around England at 12:47 PM - 8 answers

July 6

What features would a rain-proof(ish) second-hand bike have?

My commute is such that I need to get a bike I can leave at the train station overnight, so I can cycle the last bit of my journey. I'm going to get a second-hand one (budget about £100), but what should I be looking for? (I don't know much about bikes.) [more inside]
posted by tangerine_poppies around London, England at 7:48 AM - 11 answers

June 21

Help me see the gorgeousness of the UK for a week using public transit?

I'm in the UK for a week in August, and want to spend my time there absorbing as much nature as I possibly can—I want to see the outdoors more than anything. I arrive in London and have a gig in Salisbury, but am able to travel if there's a better base from which to set up camp. I do NOT have a car, so public transit will be utilized. Where should I go, what should I see, and how do I do it? [more inside]
posted by rorgy around England at 4:00 AM - 9 answers has best

June 16

Where would the American Werewolf in London stay for a short break

Accommodation suggestions in England needed, old-timey a must, haunted a plus! [more inside]
posted by banjo_and_the_pork around England at 5:42 AM - 4 answers has best

June 10

4 fun in Bath (and London)

I will be spending almost a week in Bath and London with a 4 (almost 5) year old. We need recommendations for great things to do in both locations. [more inside]
posted by papergirl around England at 8:03 PM - 8 answers has best

May 18

Affordable accommodation in central London 25-27th May?

Bit of an odd question perhaps - but am I missing something obvious? I'm looking for affordable but SAFE accommodation with my six year old in London next weekend. [more inside]
posted by dance around London, England at 1:19 AM - 9 answers

May 14

Summer & Fall in London - What should I see and do?

I'm temporarily relocating to London from the States for 3-6 months for work. Since I'll be there for an extended period of time, what are the not-just-the-highlights things that I should do and see while I'm there? Bonus points for seasonal events, weekend trips, and good events listing sources. [more inside]
posted by asphericalcow around London, England at 5:52 PM - 21 answers

April 24

Regional Indian and traditional British in London

Visiting London -- where should I eat? Particularly, though not exclusively, interested in places good for parties of 1 or 2, and in regional Indian and traditional British food. [more inside]
posted by andrewesque around London, England at 9:44 AM - 9 answers

March 22

Help me have a fun day off in London

I've got a day off tomorrow. I live in London. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know around London, England at 5:23 PM - 20 answers has best

March 2

Things to do in England and Scotland

I'm travelling to England and Scotland for 4 weeks in late April/May. Just looking for ideas about things I could see and do outside London. Hiring a car is out unfortunately as I don't drive at home so needs to be public transport accessible. I'm interested in tourist attractions history literature culture good food and drink and maybe shopping.
posted by EatMyHat around England at 2:06 PM - 14 answers

February 17

Neighborhood for staying in London?

Looking for your input on where to stay in London in the later summer. [more inside]
posted by RoadScholar around London, England at 4:51 PM - 9 answers

February 4

An anglophile's first time in London

Looking for tour company/sightseeing suggestions for first-time American tourists to London, including day trips beyond the city. Is stonehenge worth it? White Cliffs of Dover? Somewhere Downton Abbey-esque? [more inside]
posted by Drosera around London, England at 12:15 PM - 46 answers

January 25

Most Convenient Hotel to Heathrow, Terninal 2?

I have an upcoming 9am Lufthansa flight out of Heathrow. What is the easiest, most convenient, walkable(?) hotel to stay at the night before? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s around Longford, England at 7:06 AM - 2 answers has best

January 16

South UK / London area with kids in June -- farmstay?

Hi all -- Looking for recommendations as we put together a trip for 10-12 days, starting and departing London. Our party is 2 adults and 2 kids (3.5 years and 1.5 years). We've had great success with farmstays in the past. Train rides are also fun. Any thoughts on places to visit or farmstays? We'll want to do a few days in London but also get out -- seaside or country or both in the time we have. Ideally we'll travel by rail (trains are fun!) but we could drive. Looking for less-touristy, more funky or strange kind of stuff. Walking treks, or renting bikes, etc. Thanks!
posted by jlittlew around London, England at 10:37 AM - 4 answers