Jacob and Eva (MintyTrips.co.uk)

Jacob and Eva (MintyTrips.co.uk)

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    How much money should I allot for transportation on the tube for my 4 day trip to London if I plan to use it a great deal.

    Hi Nick, I would also suggest Oyster card. You will never pay more than £7 a day (during the weekend) when travelling in zone 1 and 2 and £8.40 a day during the week. Travelcard will cost you £7 / £8.40 whether you use it or not. With Oyster you only pay when you use a bus or tube, hence you can pay less then £7 / £8.40. Please find more info about London public transport here: http://www.mintytrips.co.uk/getting_around_london_using_public_transport.html Enjoy London, Jacob over 7 years ago

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    London tube card

    Hi Suzie, - London's transport map is divided into 6 zones. All major sights (Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Parliament, Tower etc.) are within zone 1. Only Greenwich with Cutty Shark and Royal Observatory is in zone 2. - In London either Travelcard or Oyster card is used when travelling in tube, buses and other transport services. Travelcard is a normal paper ticket, Oyster card is an electronic smartcard ticket. - Oyster cards and Travelcards can be purchased at any tube station. - If you are coming to London for a weekend break, we recommend you to buy either One-day Travelcard (it costs £7 and can be used on all buses and tube within zone 1 and 2) or Oyster card (electronic smartcard ticket. You will have to prepay your Oyster card with a £5 credit minimum. You then simply touch your card the yellow reader situated at the tube gates and in all buses and that's how you are charged). If you believe you will spend less than £7 a day on public transport then Oyster card is what you need. - If you are coming to London for a week we recommend you to buy 7 Day Travelcard for £29.20 (it can be used on all buses and tube within zone 1 and 2). You can also add 7 Day Travelcard on your Oyster card. - Price cap: you will never pay more than £7 a day (during the weekend) when travelling in zone 1 and 2 and £8.40 a day during the week. - Fares in zone 1: tube - single journey paid in cash: £4.30. Paid by Oyster card: £2.00 / bus - single journey paid in cash: £2.30. Paid by Oyster card: £1.35 - From Monday to Saturday trains generally run between 5am and midnight. Operating hours are reduced on Sunday. - Try to avoid morning (from 8am to 9am) and evening (from 5pm to 7pm) rush hours. Find more info about London public transport here http://www.mintytrips.co.uk/getting_around_london_using_public_transport.html. Enjoy, London over 7 years ago

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    I'll visit England(Bristol and London)on July,so what should I wear,please tell me some places i should visit and how much € i should take

    Hi Beck, LONDON: Walking along the river Thames from Tower Bridge to Parliament you will see the best of London: Tower, Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, Globe theatre, Tate gallery, Southbank, London Eye, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Parliament (here is a map - follow the red line along the river: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?hl=cs&gl=uk&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=215621330154753243182.0004a68df5fa57f0230c6). From Parliament I would suggest to go to Buckingham palace and then back to Trafalgar Square where you can visit National Gallery. You can close the day by going to a theatre (buy discounted tickets at TKTS office at Leicester Square. TKTS website = http://www.tkts.co.uk/) and have a dinner in Chinatown or Soho. Find more info about London historic icons and attractions here http://www.mintytrips.co.uk/london_historic_icons.html and about London galleries and museums here http://www.mintytrips.co.uk/london_museums_galleries_guide.html Next day you can visit London markets (http://www.mintytrips.co.uk/london_markets_guide.html - I recommend Camden market or Spitalfields Market), St Paul's Cathedral and Greenwich. Most of the museums and galleries are for free. Food: sandwich around £3, take-away food around £5-6. Drinks: glass of wine £4-5, beer £3, coffee £1.50, Coke around £0,60. Enjoy London, Jacob over 7 years ago

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    Where are the best shopping spots in London, not too expensive?

    Hi Sarah, Top brands from Zara, Gap, H&M, Esprit, Next, French Connection, Top shop and other clothes shops can be found on Oxford street (www.oxfordstreet.co.uk ), Regent street (www.regentstreetonline.com ) and Carnaby Street (www.carnaby.co.uk). Primark (www.primark.co.uk), selling affordable clothes, can be also found on Oxford street. For "young fashion", vintage, hand-made clothes etc. I would recommend Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane (Sunday, close to tube station: Liverpool Street Station, more info on: www.oldspitalfieldsmarket.com). Portobello market (Saturday, Nothing Hill) and Camden Market are also good places for shopping. For "Haute Couture" go to Harrods (www.harrods.com) or Harvey Nichols (www.harveynichols.com). More shopping? :) Go to Westfield shopping centre (one is close to Shepperds Bush tube station, uk.westfield.com/london / second is close to Stratford tube station, uk.westfield.com/stratfordcity). More info on London markets. Check London markets guide here: http://www.mintytrips.co.uk/london_markets_guide.html Enjoy London, Jacob over 7 years ago

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    Any suggestions for a reasonable hotel to stay in London...close to the metro and eateries?

    Hi, There are many 2-4* hotels near Victoria Station (look for Belgrave Road and Warwick Way). I have put together a list of some good hotels and hostels in London on my blog (check it here http://www.mintytrips.co.uk/accommodation_london.html). Enjoy London, Jacob over 7 years ago

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    What are the best areas of London for relatively inexpensive hotels?

    Hi, I agree with Wftristan. There are many 2-4* good hotels near Victoria Station (look for Belgrave Road and Warwick Way). I have put together a list of some good hotels and hostels in London on my blog (check it here http://www.mintytrips.co.uk/accommodation_london.html). Enjoy London, Jacob over 7 years ago

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    What's the best way to transfer from Heathrow to a London hotel if I have 2 luggages?

    Hi Alan, here is some tips: 1) Fastest: getting to and from Heathrow Airport - BY RAIL a) Heathrow Express is a direct high-speed train connecting the airport and London Paddington Railway Station (where you will also find Paddington tube station on Bakerloo line). Trains run every 15 minutes, the trip to London Paddington station takes about 15 minutes. For prices and further information, please see www.heathrowexpress.com. Tip: Tickets purchased online are discounted (without discount ticket costs around £18, discounted ticket = £16.50). b) Heathrow Connect: stopping service to London, calling at local stations in west London and reaching London Paddington Railway Stationin 26 minutes. Ticket costs around £8.50. For more information please visit www.heathrowconnect.com. 2) Cheapest: getting to and from Heathrow Airport - by UNDERGROUND London Underground's Piccadilly Line provides the most cost-effective rail route between Heathrow Airport and the capital. Journey time is under an hour and you shouldn't have to wait longer than ten minutes for a train, even off-peak. Heathrow has three London Underground stations, all are in Travelcard Zone 6. A single fare to central London costs approximately £5. If you purchase a Travelcard and you're covered for London buses and some mainline trains too. Tickets are available at all London Underground stations, from ticket offices or machines. Pre-paid Oyster cards can also be used on the London Underground. 3) Door to door: getting to and from Heathrow Airport - by BUSES and TAXIS Direct bus service operates between Heathrow terminals and a large number of hotels near the airport: "Hotel by Bus" ( www.hotelbybusheathrow.com). Heathrow taxis, minicabs and chauffeurs... click here: www.heathrowairport.com/transport-and-directions/taxis Enjoy London, Jakub Independent A-Z guide to London, England and Scotland (http://www.mintytrips.co.uk) over 7 years ago

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    How can if find a reasonably priced hotel in London?

    Hi, Check www.hotelscombined.com. Best rates guaranteed. Compare deals on over 120,000 destinations, learn from real guest reviews. Plus it's available in 24 languages and 120 currencies. Jacob Independent A-Z guide to London, England and Scotland (www.mintytrips.co.uk) over 7 years ago