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Which one among Cotswolds, Stratford Avon and Marylebone is a must place to visit and stay overnight. I am looing for nature, old world charm type place in England with some development too. Something similar to Lake Como in Italy.

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I have need of a vehicle for 3-4 days in mid October 2016 whilst in Japan. ( to travel from Tokyo to Motegi and back again. )
Unfortunately the issue of International Driving Permits is only valid for three (3) months at a time and must be obtained in person from the country I am from. ( I am British but have moved since march 2015 to Indonesia ) and I have virtually retired here with my wife.
alas .I have no intention of going back to the UK to purchase the IDP as required and whilst all my…

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I’ve been back in London for a couple of years, but I’ve yet to take proper advantage of the city’s amazing Open House weekend – a two day event where buildings not normally accessible to the public open their doors and allow visitors: http://www.openhouselondon.org.uk

I’ve submitted my application for the public ballot (Downing St, The Shard and the Arcelormittal Orbit), so I’m keeping fingers crossed for one of the three… and – if successful – will probably structure the rest of my weekend…

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No specific criteria, just name your top 3 favourite English towns/villages, preferably with a reason for each.

Mine are as follows:
1. Ludlow, steeped in history, borders Wales so good for trips.
2. Wells, has the perfect balance of history, is a market town and reasonably priced living.
3. Chipping Camden, a golden bricked village that is unique to the area.

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We notice on the web site there is actually nothing listed under things to do and attractions actually in the town of Kingston Upon Thames Surrey. Here are Ten suggestions

Richmond Park
Clattern Bridge
Coronation Stone
Canbury Gardens
Riverside Walk
Turks River Boat Trips
Kingston Museum
Kingston Ancient Market Place and House.
Rose Theatre
Bentalls centre

Hampton Court is nearby but is actually in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames

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Team GB

I was just looking at the olympic medals table and saw that there is a team GB.
I was wondering why there are no individual countries listes such as England, Wales and Scotland.
By contrast, there is no team Scandinavia, no team Australisia etc.

When it comes to football at an international level, there is the English Team, there are also the Scottish and Welsh Teams, but there is no team GB there.
I find it somewhat inaccurate and misleading and as a consequence, GB is high up on the medals…

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Hello

My wife and I will visit Birmingham for 14 days from sept 3rd and this is our first trip to UK.

The main purpose is to see a trade show in NEC during the day but the rest of the days we are free.

Can anyone give suggestion of what to do and where to go to spend some time during our trip? We are going for two shows Autumn from 4th-7th sept and Glee from 10-14th sept

on the trade show hours one of us will be there. and the other can be just going somewhere...

besides there are three…

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As a follow on to my other post about the London Tramlink system, I also wanted to promote Heathrow Airport's Pod Parking Scheme which allows passengers to park their car in one of two parking lots (A or B) and then take one of many automated self-driving vehicles provided and "hailed" on demand through a touchscreen. If you are not parking then everything is totally free, but don't abuse the system as it is quite small and security will want you to leave! It happened to me once when I tried…

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Hi all. I was on Reddit and two very good posts were made which may be of interest to travellers :)
mega page of set menu London restaurant dining and unusual secret places to visit (based off a Penguin book).

With this weather being so good in London I was planning to knock off a bit on each list :)

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For anyone wondering where to enjoy some shopping, visit Centrale and Whitgift in Croydon and take London's unique tram system! Here's a video showing the trams:

https://youtu.be/_QlLXk7dn8c