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April 22

Cycling in London: best route from Angel to Paddington?

I have to take a bike from Angel to Paddington train station this Sunday afternoon. I've never cycled in London before or taken a bike on the tube. Please help me figure how to do this with both the bike and me in one piece at the end of it. [more inside]
posted by wavelette around London, England at 6:11 AM - 10 answers

April 19

London on a six-hour layover

I've lived in New York and Boston and Sydney; I've spent time in France, Greece, Germany, and even a week in Manchester; I've been through Heathrow many times, but I've never set foot in London proper. And now I'm heading to Germany on Friday, and have another layover in Heathrow. But this time it's different: I have a six hour layover, a US passport, and a single carry-on bag, nothing checked. Help me do this. [more inside]
posted by RedOrGreen around London, England at 2:25 PM - 29 answers has best

April 10

Family Bicycling Near London

We're staying in London late August/early September. We want to see the Cotswolds and West Sussex. We're thinking overnight trips where we take a train out of London and then get around by bike might be more fun than renting a car and driving around. Is this plausible? [more inside]
posted by musofire around London, England at 10:38 AM - 10 answers

April 7

Help with London theatre NEXT WEEK!

I've procrastinated, and am just now getting to look into shows to take a theatre-mad friend to who is visiting London NEXT WEEK. Help? [more inside]
posted by EtTuHealy around London, England at 8:17 AM - 8 answers

March 24

How Do I Visit London Without Paying Through the Nose?

I'm planning a three to six month stay in London, but hotel and guest house prices are heartbreaking in this city. Is there anywhere adjacent to London where I can lodge and still enjoy my visit? [more inside]
posted by Cybria around London, England at 7:28 AM - 17 answers

March 15

Looking for an RPG Store in London

That's role-playing games, of the pen and paper variety, not video games or some kind of munitions or anything else. I'd be especially interested in a place that would have a good selection of indy material, especially if it was of UK- or European origin. (And I'm asking about London in the UK).
posted by GenjiandProust around London, England at 5:03 AM - 7 answers

March 10

Soho has werewolves, so where should we stay in London?

Spending two weeks in late August in London, with a couple of trips to castles and stone circles and historical re-enactments out of town. What London neighborhood should we stay in? We like places with flavor. [more inside]
posted by musofire around London, England at 5:52 PM - 9 answers

February 18

Suggestions for repeat London visit?

My husband and I are heading to London for vacation in a few weeks. Both of us have already seen the big sights on previous trips. We have some ideas about what to do, and we have some Premier League tickets we're very excited about, but we're looking for additional suggestions. We're also wondering where we should eat, and whether there are any good day trips we should consider. [more inside]
posted by Carmelita Spats around London, England at 8:38 AM - 27 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

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 3, 2015

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