Expert Travel Advice to London

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  • Anonymous user answered:
    The London theater scene is great, one of the best in the world, I'd say. My recommendation would be to figure it out on your own rather than going through an organized tour. The West End is where all the big shows and musicals happen, though obviously prices and availability can vary. It's not a big area and it's very easy to walk around, so I'd head over to the half-price ticket booth in Leicester Square and see what you can pick up for the day. It's probably also worth browsing sites like Time Out London and The Official London Theatre Guide (www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk) for the latest reviews and listings. If you're into dance or opera, you should also check out what's on at the Royal Ballet and English National Opera, both near Convent Garden, and Sadler's Well in Islington. The Islington area also has some good indie theaters, including the Almeida, which pulls in some big-name stars and directing talent.
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    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
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    The following website offers a directory of disability equipment providers: http://bit.ly/baVUNQ The National Association of Disablement Information offers an advice line that provides information on accessibility in London: +44(0)1302 310123 Artsline is a website that highlights London's accessible arts and entertainment: http://bit.ly/9g5Qb6 I hope this helps you arrange your patient's travel plans.
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    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!

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