Expert Travel Advice to London

Top Answers To London Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user asked:
    Anonymous user answered:
    Happily, fares to London from the U.S. in October are some of the lowest, comparatively speaking. These days, however, you're not likely to find too much below about about $400 (depending on your outbound airport). Airlines typically start to roll out transatlantic shoulder-season deals in early September for travel completed by around the end of October. Virgin Atlantic, for example, is already offering some deals, though I'd be inclined to wait till the end-of-summer fire sales. You can view Virgina info here: http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/en/us/specialoffers/usspecialoffers.jsp Here's a link to an article on Away.com with a few more tips when to book airfare: http://bit.ly/jkNsiP
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Hi Dushinkos! Britain's train system is extensive enough to mitigate the need for a car in most cases. Quite apart from driving on the left (it's not that bad!), petrol is also very expensive. The East Coast train service from London's King Cross to Edinburgh is pretty fast (4-5 hours) and fairly affordable, especially if you can book in advance. If you plan on doing any other trips around the UK, you might look into a family railcard as a way to save some money. Another option is to break your journey back from Edinburgh with an overnight stop in somewhere like York or Durham, both lovely, historic towns that are on the London-Edinburgh line. I would worry, though, that you'd be packing too much in with only four days to spare, including travel to and from Edinburgh. Another option might be to do a day or overnight trip from London to towns like Oxford, Cambridge, or Bath, all within easy range of the capital and with lots of things to see and do for families. You don't say what your teenagers enjoy, or when you're traveling to the UK. These are also factors. I think Edinburgh's a great choice (I went to high school here!). Remember that late July/August is festival season in Edinburgh, which means loads of stuff to see and do but also crowds and fully-booked hotels. Plan in advance if you're traveling in those summer months!
  • Anonymous user answered:
    The London Eye is 1.5 miles or about 10 minutes away from the Ritz.

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