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 - 9 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 - 4 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 - 9 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
I would like to know if you have some place /event for me to visit in london.
I'am a french otaku / geek / goth / rpg gamer.
My friends already give me some address and i get somes like :
The london hackerspace, namco station , forbiden planet, slimelight, the david bowie exposition.
I will be there the 19 march to the 25 march mainly for the louie ck show.
Bussiere posted by bussiere around London, England at 5:00 AM - 1 answer
My job is transferring me from Chicago to London in the spring. I've certainly got a lot to figure out between now and then (much of which this forum has already been a big help with), but one specific question I have involves the purchase of a new computer. My current MacBook is definitely due to be replaced -- it's six years old, so move or not, I was planning on getting one sometime this year. Does it make more sense to buy one before the move or after? [more inside]posted by mattstan around London, England at 4:06 PM - 8 answers
What is the best way to spend an 8 hour stopover in London England for a family that has never been there before? [more inside]posted by fairmettle around London, England at 4:17 AM - 16 answers
Family of four adults spending ten days in London in June. We usually prefer apartments/flats and have used VRBO very successfully in the States. My first question (of many to come) concerns what part of the city to stay in. [more inside]posted by raisingsand around London, England at 8:32 PM - 13 answers
My wife and I are planning to travel from Washington, DC to London in late May / Early June, and I'm seeing round-trip ticket prices at around $1,050 per person ($1,250 for direct flights). That seems weirdly high to me, but we've never been there before and have no real basis for comparison. Am I booking too early in the year, such that waiting a month or two will probably net me better prices? Our plan is to fly out Friday night on a red-eye and return Sunday afternoon, so unfortunately we can't get midweek pricing. [more inside]posted by Televangelist around London, England at 5:14 PM - 11 answers
December 24, 2012
My friend is headed to London for eight nights and the hotel he is staying at has Internet for $20 a day. Is there a way around that? Is there a cheap "Mi-Fi" type 3g/wifi device available without a plan, or other tricks to leverage prepaid 3g for his and his wife's laptops? Just a 3g sim isn't enough as they will really need laptop wifi access. posted by carlodio around London, England at 12:33 PM - 9 answers
November 12, 2012
Moving from California to London for three months: how should we go about finding a place to stay in London? [more inside]posted by pbh around London, England at 11:14 PM - 10 answers
October 15, 2012
I need to get from Heathrow airport to Cambridge, with lots of baggage. [more inside]posted by penguinicity around London, England at 11:46 AM - 14 answers
October 12, 2012
What is the smell at Bank station? [more inside]posted by tigrefacile around London, England at 9:59 AM - 1 answer
(UK) Southwest trains advanced tickets - Ashurst or Brockenhurst to London [more inside]posted by richb around London, England at 3:19 AM - 5 answers
October 10, 2012
Last minute London hotel booking on the cheap - is it even possible? [more inside]posted by Inner Universe around London, England at 3:26 AM - 22 answers
September 25, 2012
A colleague who has recently moved to London asked me why bus shelters here sometimes face towards and sometimes away from the road, seemingly at random. I guessed maybe to do with the location of under-road pipes/wiring, but couldn't find anything concrete online. Anyone know? posted by TheTelf around London, England at 1:18 AM - 10 answers