I'm in London on business, I had plans tonight, they fell through. I'm leaving tomorrow morning, not too early, so I can stay out a bit. What should I do with myself? [more inside]posted by freelanceastro around London, England at 12:00 PM - 6 answers
I'm going to London! Help me find fun things to do. I like comics, small indie concerts, clothes, outdoor markets, vintage stuff, handmade stuff, food, knitting, and going on walks. [more inside]posted by A. mellifera around London, England at 8:22 AM - 23 answers
Travelling to London next week. Need advice on packing for the weather. [more inside]posted by Kitty Stardust around London, England at 12:48 PM - 13 answers
I'll be visiting London and I'd love to see some comedy while I'm there. I enjoy going to places like Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles and Second City in Chicago. I love British sketch comedy and love shows like the Mighty Boosh. What are some clubs where I can see some comedy in that vein? posted by dottiechang around London, England at 9:58 PM - 11 answers
This has become somewhat of a perennial AskMe question (previously in 2013
, previously in 2012
, previously in 2007
), but as the mobile communications landscape is ever-shifting, it never hurts to have up to date information.
So, if I'm spending the month of August in London, which of the several offerings is the best PAYG-SIM phone to grab upon arrival? I will be bringing my iPhone (AT&T), but turning off data roaming and using it as wi-fi only when I can. Are there deals on low-end smartphones that are worth the extra cash, or is it still best to just grab a simple flip-phone with SMS? posted by grabbingsand around London, England at 8:45 AM - 7 answers
Where are some interesting places to walk in London? I am in London the next few days and would like to explore some new areas after work. All I know is Bloomsbury to Mayfair to Westminster, so not much at all! It would need to be reachable by tube and should be safe. I would love to find little shops or cafés as well as just a pleasant place to walk for a few hours. I am staying in Hackney, if that is relevant. [more inside]posted by shothotbot around London, England at 9:41 AM - 16 answers
We have booked our trip
to London and Paris this summer-yay! My 17 year old daughter will be with us, and she loves everything related to fashion and beauty-style guides, shopping, makeup, museums, resale stores, all that. I don't love to shop, but am happy to include some in our trip. Any specific ideas for us in those two cities? [more inside]posted by purenitrous around London, England at 11:02 AM - 9 answers
Planning Ahead Filter: My travel buddy already has a ticket on Airline A (ATL-LHR round trip) for our planned trip together in November. (Miles & awards redeemed so she is set). We're deciding what to do about my ticket. [more inside]posted by pointystick around London, England at 11:30 AM - 4 answers
How long do I need to allow (on a Wednesday morning) between the plane landing and catching a train from King's Cross? My flight is due to land at 8.45am. In an ideal situation, I would be on the 13.48 train to Hull. Is this reasonable? [more inside]posted by hoyland around London, England at 7:26 PM - 15 answers
My husband will be at the ICANN conference in late June of this year, which is being held at the Hilton London Metropale. I think the kids and I might join him towards the end of his time, but since we're a family of 5, we're probably going to need something other than a hotel. I've been looking at VRBO a bit, and will check out Air BnB, but could use some recommendations of specific areas to go for or avoid-leads on specific rentals would be fabulous! [more inside]posted by purenitrous around London, England at 10:50 AM - 6 answers
Where in the London metro area -- Tube-accessible -- would be the best place to go for a ~10 mile run on a weekend morning without having to battle too much pedestrian and vehicle traffic? Closer to central London would be better, but I am flexible. Any advice received will be employed in April and considered in booking hotel accomodations. posted by eugenen around London, England at 2:15 AM - 12 answers
In a few hours (5), I will leave Kuwait en-route back to the United States. I have a 24-hour layover in London and a hotel room (right across from Heathrow) that has already been bought and paid for my my company. I will arrive at around noon, and I will have until around 10 a.m.-ish tomorrow (Sunday) to explore London. Money is no significant concern (but let's keep it reasonable). What are the absolute must-see PG-13 things to do in London in 22 hours?
GO! posted by Master Gunner around London, England at 4:36 PM - 16 answers
My wife will be in London for 2 days in late April. She asked me to ask you some things. [more inside]posted by MoonOrb around London, England at 6:41 PM - 10 answers
December 12, 2013
I'm headed to the UK for the first time, and would like to do some sightseeing related to William Blake. Is there anything worth seeing? I've haven't found anything apart from Poet's Corner and this very dodgy seeming walking tour
. Alternatively, can anybody advise me as to which museums in the UK are best for viewing Blake's original prints? posted by HeroZero around London, England at 5:27 AM - 9 answers
November 19, 2013
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
October 26, 2013
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
September 27, 2013
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
September 3, 2013
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
July 18, 2013
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