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Jan 9, 20, 1:40 am
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Posted By Mizter T

No, it doesn't - Heathrow Express runs non-stop...

No, it doesn't - Heathrow Express runs non-stop from Heathrow Airport to Paddington.

The TfL Rail (https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/tfl-rail/) service from Heathrow (which will become part of the...
Jan 2, 20, 9:36 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,445
Posted By Mizter T

A private hire car doesn't sound particularly...

A private hire car doesn't sound particularly appealing at that time of day to me! The kids are 15 and 13 years old so aren't little 'uns.
Dec 18, 19, 5:12 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By Mizter T

There's no public transport on Christmas Day in...

There's no public transport on Christmas Day in London (https://tfl.gov.uk/status-updates/major-works-and-events/christmas-day-2019) - the picture in much of the rest of the country is similar,...
Dec 15, 19, 2:51 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By Mizter T

As UKtravelbear says, 1hr39 is for the whole...

As UKtravelbear says, 1hr39 is for the whole journey! From Gatwick to Redhill by rail is a distance of around 7 miles, and it takes 14 minutes for a stopping train to cover it, calling at three...
Dec 15, 19, 7:55 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By Mizter T

Indeed. See the London & the South East rail...

Indeed.

See the London & the South East rail map (https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/London_South_East_expanded-0919.pdf) (PDF).

Gatwick is in square G6 - Redhill in square G5 - Tonbridge in square...
Dec 5, 19, 5:41 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By Mizter T

Re the question "Is Glasgow worth a visit?" -...

Re the question "Is Glasgow worth a visit?" - yes, no doubt.

In your situation, with 2.5 days - well, there's more than enough to do in 2.5 days in either Edinburgh or Glasgow, so it's kinda up to...
Nov 24, 19, 9:37 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By Mizter T

You very much can get 'real' real ale all over...

You very much can get 'real' real ale all over London! Obviously not all pubs are equal, and some do a better job of looking after it than others, plus the selection on offer can vary a great deal,...
Nov 21, 19, 3:07 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Mizter T

24 hour booking cancellation policy

Regarding BA's Book with confidence (https://www.britishairways.com/travel/book-with-confidence/execclub/_gf/en_gb) cancellation policy, a question to which the answer is almost certainly that I'm...
Nov 3, 19, 1:36 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,664
Posted By Mizter T

Apart from those who want to add a Railcard...

Apart from those who want to add a Railcard discounts to their Oyster card (not possible with contactless - at least not yet); those who want a monthly or longer Travelcard or Bus Pass; those who...
Oct 30, 19, 6:30 am
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By Mizter T

At Stratford International DLR station, follow...

At Stratford International DLR station, follow the signs to 'National Rail' for the correct exit (photo (https://flic.kr/p/aikokR)) - though if you leave via the wrong exit it's not the end of the...
Oct 29, 19, 7:59 am
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By Mizter T

Tube Map (PDF)...

Tube Map (PDF) (http://content.tfl.gov.uk/standard-tube-map.pdf)

London City Airport is in square D9, Stratford International is in square B7.

Assiming there are no engineering works on the...
Sep 12, 19, 12:31 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,676
Posted By Mizter T

As others have said, the Picadilly line has a...

As others have said, the Picadilly line has a Night Tube service, all night, on Friday and Saturday nights (i.e. into Sunday morning) - info here:

Transport for London - The Night Tube...
Sep 10, 19, 2:14 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,676
Posted By Mizter T

The Tube would be my choice. As :D! says...

The Tube would be my choice.

As :D! says above, it's not some esoteric or bizarre transport method between airport and city only used by a brave few - which is the impression you coul get from...
Sep 3, 19, 5:30 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By Mizter T

There's no wifi onboard easyJet aeroplanes.

There's no wifi onboard easyJet aeroplanes.
Aug 28, 19, 8:57 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,723
Posted By Mizter T

The main thoroughfares of the New Cross area are...

The main thoroughfares of the New Cross area are pretty busy with people until fairly late into the night. Lots of students in the area. I'd say 'late' here is at the very earliest midnight! But even...
Jul 6, 19, 10:02 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,109
Posted By Mizter T

I'm pretty confident that Heathrow Express...

I'm pretty confident that Heathrow Express customer services will exchange them for you free of charge. If you feel the need to say anything, just say you weren't aware of the recent change in the...
Jun 26, 19, 9:28 am
Replies: 413
Views: 154,499
Posted By Mizter T

I wonder if you've perhaps answered your own...

I wonder if you've perhaps answered your own question there.



The Man in Seat 61 says (https://www.seat61.com/UKconnections.htm#Option%203) you can still buy tickets to "London International...
Jun 25, 19, 6:24 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,525
Posted By Mizter T

Re Thameslink from Gatwick to St Pancras - yes,...

Re Thameslink from Gatwick to St Pancras - yes, using a contactless card (or contactless payment device) it's as simple as that - see this video (https://tinyurl.com/y2t3duzq) (though only the first...
Jun 5, 19, 3:03 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,677
Posted By Mizter T

I'd go further than that - there is next to no...

I'd go further than that - there is next to no chance that there would ever be planned closures of both HEX* and the Piccadilly line at the same time.

(* and by extension TfL Rail, i.e. the...
May 17, 19, 12:01 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,550
Posted By Mizter T

I would instead suggest the phrasing "repatriated...

I would instead suggest the phrasing "repatriated back to the UK into the NHS". (The NHS doesn't offer repatriation services, at least not as such.)
May 9, 19, 10:17 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By Mizter T

Is that what happened? How funny!

Is that what happened? How funny!
Apr 4, 19, 3:07 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,398
Posted By Mizter T

When are the (new/retro) blue passports starting...

When are the (new/retro) blue passports starting to be issued?

I'm not due a renewal, but am tempted to 'lose' my current passport and renew it for a burgundy passport whilst it's still possible -...
Mar 31, 19, 12:51 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 14,026
Posted By Mizter T

I concur with TBS's advice above, but on the...

I concur with TBS's advice above, but on the issue of timing, and specifically a month after Brexit - would that be 15th May 2019, 2020 or perhaps 2021...?!

(P.S. There is no right answer to this...
Mar 31, 19, 12:46 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By Mizter T

Yes, they can be posted abroad...

Yes, they can be posted abroad (https://www.network-railcard.co.uk/help/faqs/?q=visitors) - though the cost appears to be 10 regardless of the international destination. (Also, it's sent as an...
Mar 19, 19, 4:20 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 12,539
Posted By Mizter T

Although don't be in any doubt that it happens...

Although don't be in any doubt that it happens nonetheless, just not openly on online ticket resale platforms!

Cash in hand from a tout outside the ground. Obviously, buyer beware!
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