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May 9

East Sussex without a car?

How hard is it to get around East Sussex (Lewes/Alfriston area) without a car? [more inside]
posted by Awkward Philip around East Sussex, England at 1:57 PM - 3 answers has best

April 26

Seeking Scotland travel advice (couple of specific questions)

Question 1. Regarding Perth and Dunfermline. Question 2. Regarding Wigtown. [more inside]
posted by janey47 around Scotland at 6:05 PM - 5 answers has best

April 25

A week in Yorkshire for walking...which town?

Hello, Yorkshire people! Can anyone recommend a small market town for me (68F New Englander) as a base for walking the heathery moors in late July? [more inside]
posted by amphitrite around England at 4:47 PM - 10 answers

March 5

Help a London theater noob

Going to London shortly, would like to see interesting theater. I know about Donmar Warehouse and the National Theater. Where else should I look? Is the Globe legit in terms of performance quality, or is it really just for tourists? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa around London, England at 10:14 AM - 19 answers has best

February 27

Recommend me a London hotel/rental, please.

We'll shortly be heading to London, and we're looking for a hotel or Airbnb-type place that will give us good general access to the stuff we plan to do + the person we will be seeing. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa around London, England at 1:12 PM - 4 answers has best

Great Waking Tour of London

Anyone done one recently? Open to all ideas! Particularly good if kid-friendly but OK if not.
posted by caoimhe around London, England at 3:48 AM - 9 answers

February 11

Scotland with a friend: Edinburgh to Skye

MeFi has some fab posts on this topic, so for now limiting this request to ideas around a proposed Edinburgh to Skye route over, say, a 10-day period in a shoulder month like May or September. We are two open-minded active outdoorsy women who want a balance of quirk, adventure and comfort. Plenty of mindblowing scenery a must. [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife around Scotland at 2:19 PM - 10 answers

January 16

Best city in Scotland for a hungry librarian?

I am going to be visiting Scotland this May, and I’m trying to decide whether to spend a week in Edinburgh or in Glasgow. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects around Scotland at 10:14 AM - 17 answers has best

December 25, 2023

What bike do I need for nursery drop off and work commute?

Help us decide what bike set up we need for the nursery run [more inside]
posted by Chausette around London, England at 4:30 AM - 21 answers

November 23, 2023

London/Paris part 2 - London hotels

Previous question with requirements and outcome over here [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama around London, England at 6:23 AM - 15 answers

November 8, 2023

Fun for someone visiting London right now?

My favorite coworker is about to go on a long-delayed bucket list trip to the UK from the US, and I want to give him some kind of cool mission. [more inside]
posted by Lyn Never around London, England at 2:29 PM - 16 answers

November 5, 2023

Help with UK Trip

Hi. We get off of a tour of Southern England on May 4th in Bath. We are looking for low-key suggestions for a couple of stops before we need to be in Germany 12 days later. We are currently thinking about 7 days in Bath and 5 in London, but we are way open to suggestions. [more inside]
posted by jeporter99 around England at 6:10 AM - 14 answers

October 21, 2023

Does this type of travel agent/guide exist?

I want to pay a travel agent or similar person to help me make plans for a visit to London, specifically because some of my travel companions have limited mobility + other issues which mean a typical tourist itinerary won't work for us. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa around London, England at 6:00 PM - 3 answers

October 16, 2023

Entertainment at night, Central Hackney/Dalston (& environs (London UK))

Hello again, and thanks for all the help in the previous two Dalston/Hackney threads I posted. This one's easy, and I'd be willing to take the public transpo: what kinda stuff is there to do during the nighttime in London? I mean, I know—"everything"—but to narrow it down a bit... [more inside]
posted by not_on_display around London, England at 6:30 PM - 5 answers

October 6, 2023

Museums and diversions near Hackney Central/Dalston, London

Hey there! I'm going to be staying in London for seven days at the end of the month—specifically in Central Hackney, and travelling to Dalston for a few of the days. To fill in the gaps where I don't have anything scheduled, my "plan" is to walk around randomly, in whatever direction, and poke my nose into whatever looks interesting. Please name some diversions within a three-mile-radius of Hackney/Dalston should aim for. I like fun things! [more inside]
posted by not_on_display around London, England at 7:17 PM - 20 answers

October 2, 2023

is LHR > LGW for a morning flight, from covent garden-ish? w bonus qs.

If I'm at a tourist hotel, probably near Covent Garden (but possibly closer to like St Paul's?) and I need to catch a morning flight from LGW or LHR, is it worth the extra money to fly BA out of LHR rather than Easyjet or Wizz out of LGW? BONUS QUESTIONS INSIDE! [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes around London, England at 5:33 PM - 21 answers has best

September 27, 2023

ELI5: Renewing a UK passport from the USA, the old-fashioned way

I'm helping someone renew their recently expired UK passport. They (and I) live in the USA. Also, the UK government's helpful online tool doesn't load... what now? [more inside]
posted by serelliya around England at 4:01 PM - 15 answers has best

September 18, 2023

how get efficiently to+from central London-Warner Brothers Studio?

I don't want to wait for other people and I don't need a guide or a group. I just need rides that are ready when I am. [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes around London, England at 2:43 PM - 6 answers has best

September 5, 2023

Give me your UK/Ireland travel tips and resources

Partner and I are planning a vacation to the UK and Ireland next April/May and these are destinations I've never once considered or researched. I could use some resources, websites, trip itinerary ideas - anything you've got to help me! [more inside]
posted by tryniti around Castlewellan, Northern Ireland at 6:08 AM - 17 answers

August 28, 2023

Heathrow to Gatwick

I've just landed at Heathrow, and I have nine hours before my flight at Gatwick. Is there any way for me to take advantage of this time, which may be my only time to see London? I have a few bags with me.
posted by matkline around London, England at 9:36 PM - 5 answers has best