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January 13

Family options for Eurostar

Looking for the best way for a family of 6 to get under the English Channel and have a day trip to Paris. [more inside]
posted by Cuspidx around London, England at 2:38 PM - 6 answers

January 10

Tips for a Scotland vacation

What should we visit while in Scotland for 8 days in mid-September. [more inside]
posted by jabo around Scotland at 12:24 PM - 10 answers

December 26, 2017

Things to do with a 9 yr old around Stroud / Cotswolds

As a Dutchman I'm visiting a 9 yr old girl in Stroud. And I don't know what would be fun in that area to do with her. [more inside]
posted by jouke around Boverton, Wales at 4:31 AM - 6 answers

December 20, 2017

Heathrow to London on 26 December advice

We're landing in Heathrow at 5am on the 26th, and the fast train's closed. London transport says there'll be a coach into central London where I can switch to the tube (our Airbnb is near Poplar station), or I can book a taxi directly. Plan C is to take the coach to central London and stow our big bag at a luggage drop off place, get brunch and wander around for a while, then go to the Airbnb after lunch. I'm travelling with a 6 year old and a moderate budget - which option would work best?
posted by dorothyisunderwood around London, England at 5:59 PM - 20 answers

December 18, 2017

Quieter train from London St Pancras to Luton Airport

I'll be travelling by train from London St Pancras station to Luton Airport (and back) over the holidays. Which train company is more likely to give me a less crowded train? [more inside]
posted by EtTuHealy around London, England at 2:25 AM - 4 answers

December 14, 2017

Edinburgh on Christmas

My wife and I will be stopping over in Edinburgh for one day, which happens to be Christmas. We're excited to see the city, but we don't celebrate Christmas, and we're concerned that everything will be closed. Any suggestions of things to do, and practical concerns of which we should be aware? [more inside]
posted by taltalim around Edinburgh, Scotland at 11:13 AM - 10 answers has best

December 5, 2017

UK holiday, lots of driving, January - your guidance requested

My late mother was a Londoner, as was her mother. Granddad was Glaswegian. My ex was a Dorset lad. My travel experience in the UK outside of those areas is somewhat limited. I'm taking my lovely husband to the UK (flying in and out of London from the States) for 10 days next month, and I want it to be a wonderful experience for him. Important facts: 1) he's never been to Europe, 2) he loves driving, 3) he loves national parks. My current plan below... [more inside]
posted by pammeke around England at 1:48 PM - 21 answers has best

November 19, 2017

London in December with a child

I'm going to London between Christmas and New Year's, to meet another of my children, and hopefully catch some sights. I have maybe 6 days max in the city and some logistics questions. Both of us are decent travelers in Asia. [more inside]
posted by dorothyisunderwood around London, England at 8:29 PM - 16 answers

November 8, 2017

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

October 26, 2017

tell me what to do in Edinburgh

I live near a small airport which has recently started offering very inexpensive flights to Edinburgh and I feel like I should take advantage of this. Help me figure out what to do there. [more inside]
posted by thereemix around Edinburgh, Scotland at 2:13 PM - 12 answers

September 26, 2017

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 - 34 answers has best

September 25, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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

August 11, 2017

A Wee Bit Of Scottish Travel Advice Please?

We'd appreciate some advice for hiking and staying in Scotland next month. [more inside]
posted by lpsguy around Scotland at 6:44 AM - 4 answers

July 27, 2017

Edinburgh - whisky flights & 40 year old whisky

The wife and I are heading to Edinburgh for the first time and whisky is going to be a large part of the trip. Two questions: - Where is the best place to drink a whisky flight that will give us a feel for the different types of scotch? - Is it worth trying a whisky older than we are (33)? Any specific recommendations? Details below. [more inside]
posted by LingeringMoon around Edinburgh, Scotland at 4:57 AM - 13 answers has best

July 24, 2017

Please critique my road trip in Scotland

Hi Mefites, I’m going to Scotland with my SO fo a 10 days trip in September. We’re mainly interested in gorgeous landscapes and lonely places, wild animals, haunted castles and are open to hiking, cycling & kayaking. We would like to keep the driving up to 3 hours per day maximum. [more inside]
posted by Ifite around Scotland at 11:46 AM - 18 answers

July 20, 2017

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, 2017

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