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
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
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
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
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
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
I am visiting London and would like to see the Queen at Trooping the Colour on Saturday. Need some advice on how best to do that. [more inside]posted by raisingsand around London, England at 9:40 AM - 6 answers
My husband and I are traveling to London later this week for a 10-day trip (yay!). For part of the trip I'm going to be at a conference, and he will be doing some work things, so we need to be able to get in touch with each other, either via voice calls or text. I'm trying to figure out the cheapest way to accomplish this. [more inside]posted by DiscourseMarker around London, England at 8:22 AM - 10 answers
Family of four traveling to London for two weeks. Four locked AT&T iphones, four sets of circumstances. I've checked all the options, called AT&T, and have thoroughly confused myself. Any help would be appreciated. [more inside]posted by raisingsand around London, England at 1:11 PM - 9 answers
I'm in London, staying in a nice little self-catering flat. Do I tip the guy who's been doing the cleaning? [more inside]posted by still_wears_a_hat around London, England at 1:52 AM - 10 answers
Where can i find the best free printable maps of Central London? Something big I can print out multi-page. (I can find plenty of tiny print maps which aren't for me). I'm thinking it would fit on 25 sheets of 8 x 11. I'd fold it and carry it with me. A good map that shows the relative widths of streets. Labels the main sights, shows tube stations. Google Maps doesn't fill the bill. posted by storybored around London, England at 9:04 PM - 10 answers
I finally saved up enough flyer miles for a flight to Europe and I am super excited since I've never been. I'm planning on a week in London and then a week in Paris, advice for things to do while I'm there would be much appreciated. [more inside]posted by xtine around London, England at 12:16 PM - 21 answers
Best place to exchange dollars for pounds in London?(debit/credit card not available)
I am flying to London and need to exchange my US dollars into pounds there. I cannot use my credit or debit card to withdraw money from ATMs due to severe government restrictions in my country of origin regarding foreign currency operations. Debit and credit cards issued by all banks at home are at present mostly useless abroad.
If you know where I can get good rates to buy pounds in London, that would be a great help. posted by Basque13 around London, England at 9:09 AM - 7 answers
I am heading to London for a few days in June, and I need a hotel to which I can take my 10kg dog. Requirements: 100-200 pound a night; near, or within easy public transport to, UCL; green space nearby (for the dog). The internet does not seem very good for this, as some of the hotels that *say* they accept dogs put restrictions (like, must be under 5lbs (!)), and a lot of the information online is old or incomplete.
Does anyone know of such a hotel in London, and is certain they'll accept a 10kg dog? posted by Philosopher Dirtbike around London, England at 4:40 PM - 5 answers
As per my previous question, my wife is attending a course in London in June so we are moving from Australia for three months. We were thinking somewhere central initially, but the prices are nuts, so we will probably pick somewhere on the tube line (red or black line). Any suggestions for the seasoned London mefites in this thread that would suit our family of four (me, wife and two preschool boys). For reference, our rent here is equivalent to about 250 - 300 pound a week, but no idea how that compares. my wife would also be okay with up to a 1 hr commute, especially if we live at the start of the line and she can get a seat. Thanks all. posted by ranglin around London, England at 3:50 PM - 26 answers
I'm visiting London for two weeks beginning mid-May. Woohoo! It's been a long, long time since my last time and I'm super-excited.
I'm going through the Ask threads and reading guidebooks.
One question I couldn't find an answer to is: Are there any interesting/novel day courses on offer? I would like to mix up the sightseeing with something hands-on. Or a top-notch seminar...
Any subject would be fine. The only criteria would be that it's something not found in a smaller city (like Ottawa, Canada :).
I'll be staying in the Bloomsbury/Russell Square area near the British Museum and willing to travel, say, under an hour to get to the course. posted by storybored around London, England at 7:43 PM - 10 answers
Due to a last-minute work trip and a big difference in plane ticket prices, I have from Thursday evening through to a 2 PM Heathrow departure Monday free to go exploring. Where should I go and what should I do? [more inside]posted by psycheslamp around London, England at 3:24 PM - 7 answers