10 reasons to visit London this year

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    10 reasons to visit London this year

     
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    #11-? There are a few casinos there too, for those who like to indulge from time to time, with some in nice hotels too, although I think the Playboy Club that I first visited in1968, is now an exclusive, ahem, "members only", facility.
     
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    One reason NOT to visit: fuel surcharge.
     
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    yeah... incredible one to you !!! London celebrating many more events to make an awesome visit to all type of travels by this year.. Special and specific event: Flights of Festival Fancy - Compareandfly.com have celebrating with different types of discount & deals for your flights...

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    Let's hope the surcharges doesn't keep to many from visiting London. I know it's a pain, but what can we do, especially when people want to visit London. Some people got ingenious by flying to Paris and take the Eurostar instead. They celebrate 20 years this year, so this would be another interesting edge to travel this way.
     
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    Fuel surcharge is really very high if you're flying from Canada on either AC or BA, but not quite as much on some of the airlines from the U.S. The real pain is the UK APD (UK Departure Tax), which has gone up the past several years, and hits those leaving the UK even harder if you're flying in those better seats in J or F. Very little tax when entering the UK, but the APD is a gamechanger for some. One way to avoid that tax is to fly into London or another UK airport but depart from either Belfast or Dublin for the return flight to NA, both airports having very low departure taxes even though Belfast is part of the UK. Dublin has several nonstops on different airlines back to the U.S., and Belfast has a daily UA nonstop (B757-200 which is the right sized plane for this market, and usually flies full) to EWR during the busy high season, and five times weekly at other times. Don't know what UA will be using for that flight when they finally retire all their -57's.

    We may use the BFS exit on a trip we're planning to London later this year if we can put all the dates and fares, hotels, etc., together.
     
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    Let's make that 2 reasons. ;)
     
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    "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life". Samuel Johnson, I think?

    We've visited London several times over the years, and enjoyed the city on each trip. No reason for us to stay away this time.

    While I may be old, I'm not that tired yet.
     
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    That's the spirit. London is a great city and always worth the visit, many times over IMHO. :)
     
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    Thanks, we're looking forward to this trip if we can make it, as it may well be our last TATL because of our ancientness.

    But I'll have to wait to ask my spirit how it went whenever I finally reach that point, which is hopefully a long way off .;)
     
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