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May 11, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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 - 13 answers

February 14, 2019

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, 2019

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

August 9, 2018

London temps in-between

I’m going to be in London from Aug 11 to Aug 26, and I’ve looked up the predicted high and low temperature for those days. I’m wondering what outerwear I should have with me for the evenings. If the high for several days is about 24-25 C and the low is about 15, what should I expect around, say, 8 to 10 p.m? It would be helpful to have either a temperature or advice on what to wear over my daytime clothes.
posted by wryly around London, England at 9:49 AM - 8 answers

July 13, 2018

Which London airport should we fly into from Dublin?

Which airport should we fly into from Dublin? [more inside]
posted by too bad you're not me around London, England at 11:32 AM - 7 answers has best

July 12, 2018

help me plan a solo 8 day UK stay...

I am taking my daughter to London in a few days, and from there she will meet a friend for the rest of her trip. I'll be on my own and would love some interesting ideas for the stay... [more inside]
posted by docpops around London, England at 8:01 PM - 8 answers

May 19, 2018

London, for those who have been to London before

I'm heading out to London next week and looking for some suggestions - I was there just this last September and have done most of the main touristy things, but am back to visit a friend. I will be staying near Chalk Farm tube station. I will be there five nights so suggestions for day trips and/or overnight trips are also good. [more inside]
posted by scribbler around London, England at 8:49 AM - 12 answers

May 16, 2018

Day Trips from London in Late June

I'll be vacationing in London for a week in late June, staying near Goldsmiths College in the southeast. I'd like to get out of the city for a day to see some of the surrounding area. I'm especially interested in medieval and Tudor period history, modern art, and nature walks. Happy to take the train or rent a car for the day, and looking to spend no more than about 2 hours of travel time each way.
posted by 4rtemis around London, England at 7:23 PM - 13 answers has best

May 10, 2018

One romantic(?) night in London

Where should a couple stay for their 20th anniversary while traveling in and around London? [more inside]
posted by turtlefu around London, England at 6:00 PM - 10 answers has best

March 8, 2018

First-time international travel tips + London recommendations?

I'm going to go see a show in London in mid-May, and it will be my first time really traveling internationally (not counting a cruise that didn't really count). I'll be traveling solo. I'm generally pretty well-organized and low-stress about travel planning, but could use some advice from seasoned jetsetters for this trip. Specific questions and a recommendation request under the fold. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone around London, England at 7:51 PM - 37 answers

January 13, 2018

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

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 - 21 answers