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October 2

Hotel in London with a bath?

I'm heading to London for a wedding in December and am likely to be tired and cranky for the first day after flying in on a red-eye flight. I'm looking for a nice hotel which is easily accessible from Victoria Station that has a large bathtub I can soak in because I miss having one at home. Preferably under £200/night. There's only me, and I don't mind if the room is small as long as there is a deep bath. Is this doable and does anyone have any recommendations? The places I'm finding so far only have them in super expensive suites.
posted by Kris10_b around London, England at 6:42 PM - 6 answers has best

September 23

What neighborhood of London to stay in?

My partner and I (M-F couple in our early 40s, no kids) are thinking about a short trip to London. Our chief interest is visiting craft cocktail bars. What parts of town should we considering staying in? Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell around London, England at 1:26 PM - 8 answers

September 16

Out of London Adventure...Along This One Train Line

Due to a poor mix of research, ambition, and logistics, my mom and I have train tickets between London and Oxenholme (and back) next Tuesday. I hoped to see the Lake District, but we'll only have about 3 hours between arrival and departure in Oxenholme. Any thoughts on how to best use our time out of London (vacationing from the US)? [more inside]
posted by itesser around London, England at 10:47 AM - 14 answers

September 9

Multi-Family lodging in London

For a stay in London this winter for about five nights, with two grandparents and three families (call it 16 people total), what are the best options? I am curious about specific neighborhoods, and also types of lodging and ways to book it. Thanks so much! [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt around London, England at 11:34 AM - 2 answers

August 23

Secret Society & Occult Walks in London worth the $$$?

We're hoping to go on at least one Secret Society and/or Occult Walk while we're in London this October and want to know if they're worth the $$$ [more inside]
posted by gtrwolf around London, England at 2:10 PM - 10 answers

August 12

Fun things to do after work in London?

I'm going to be working from London for a week in September near Monument Station. Can you recommend some fun stuff to do after work or on the weekend? [more inside]
posted by marfa, texas around London, England at 9:37 AM - 8 answers

July 28

8 hours to kill in London - what should we do?

We arrive will be landing in London early morning and have about eight hours between when we land and can check-in at our airbnb. How do you recommend we kill this time? [more inside]
posted by liquorice around London, England at 2:13 AM - 16 answers has best

July 18

Uber alternatives in London?

Might anyone recommend any particular alternatives to Uber in London? [more inside]
posted by gtrwolf around London, England at 10:30 PM - 12 answers

July 13

Visiting London for the first time: lodging and navigation questions:

Our family is travelling to London for the first time, and we could use some help with the mundane details of deciding where to stay and how to get around. [more inside]
posted by mattu around London, England at 4:04 PM - 26 answers

May 11

Staying in Notting Hill, London for 3 days - what to do, EAT?

We're not huge on museums, but wouldn't necessarily pass up the British Museum. But what else should we do? mid-June. Using the "tube." Where should we walk? Where should we EAT? We live in NYC and eat in plenty of "good" restaurants so aren't looking for e.g some famous French chef's outpost in London. More "authentic" (what is that, anyway? no idea). Any place you particularly love? Is it silly to take a train to Oxford or Brighton one day?
posted by DMelanogaster around London, England at 12:10 PM - 27 answers has best

May 4

Looking for a casual venue in London to meet up with a bunch of friends

I'm traveling to London with my family in late July and am looking for a place to park ourselves for an afternoon so we can see friends. Of course, we have more criteria inside: [more inside]
posted by cpatterson around London, England at 7:42 AM - 7 answers

April 4

Recommendations for good record/thrift stores in London

Posting this here as to not threadjack the other London thread, but might anyone know of any good indie record/thrift/book/zine stores (i.e. not pricey and offering items not usually sold at Mainstream Online Outlets e.g. punk, experimental, noise) in the London area? We'll be heading there in October and, while we won't have much free time, if we happen to have an hour or so.... (Not dissing on vinyl, but stores with at least some CDs (less likely to break during travel) would be preferable).
posted by gtrwolf around London, England at 2:31 PM - 7 answers

April 3

Recommendations for quirky things and cheap hotels in London

We're going to London for the first time in October (just us two, no kids) and I'm looking for a cheap hotel that's close to transit, preferably a tube station. Also, aside from stuff like the Tower of London, do you have any recommendations for quirky or occult/esoteric themed stuff that might be a little less touristy, like odd museums or bookstores? [more inside]
posted by GospelofWesleyWillis around London, England at 1:48 PM - 32 answers

March 24

London in April?

My wife and I will be in London for work in April. What can we do on nights and weekends? Difficulty: I don't like touristy, "you pays your money and you takes your look" kind of stuff. More inside on what I do like. [more inside]
posted by meaty shoe puppet around London, England at 10:34 PM - 26 answers

March 23

Booking fall travel to London. Any bets about Brexit?

Should I book my trip now or wait until Brexit day? [more inside]
posted by Sublimity around London, England at 1:44 PM - 14 answers

February 14

Should I delay my London UK trip because of Brexit?

I was thinking of spending a couple of weeks in London in May. I've been following the Brexit news in a superficial way but I don't have a good feel for what is likely to be the impact on travellers from North America. What's the worse case scenario? What's the likeliest scenario? What kind of disruptions would be reasonable to expect? I haven't booked my flight or AirBnb yet but will probably need to soon.
posted by storybored around London, England at 1:34 PM - 6 answers

February 7

How worried should I be about my wife traveling to London March 27-30th?

Aunt is supposed to attend a business conference in London on the 27th and 28th of March and then Brexit happens and I'm worried bad things will happen. [more inside]
posted by Uncle around London, England at 2:57 PM - 3 answers has best

November 8, 2018

Not tired of life, ergo not tired of London

The future Ms. Ubiquity and I will be vacationing in London from Boxing Day through New Year's Day. We both know the city well, and would be happy to spend the time revisiting the British Museum, the V&A, the Tates, Westminster, the Palace and the Parks, etc., by day and the theatres by night. But what is there new or unusual that we might not have seen? [more inside]
posted by ubiquity around London, England at 4:45 PM - 20 answers

October 17, 2018

Where to stay in London — 2018 "Hipster-ish" Edition

Can you suggest a place to us to stay in London? Essentially we'd like the Bushwick of London: good food, good Tube access, not terribly touristy, not so hip that I want to murder everyone (so not Williamsburg-esque!) [more inside]
posted by dame around London, England at 6:45 AM - 18 answers

September 26, 2018

My wife and I would like to see an EPL match live.

My wife and I are going to be in London in October, and would maybe like to attend an EPL match. I have questions about the feasibility/logistics! [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat around London, England at 6:48 AM - 23 answers has best