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100,000 Steps by Yuguy
6 Hours in London by Something Fishy
London + Scotland Trip Report by jshelton
London TR by Yehoshua
Mrs. Hvaces42's Surprise London Birthday Adventure by hvaces42
A Trip to See the Queen's Place: dpk4588 Takes on London by dpk4588


Suggested 1 Day Itineraries
1 Day In London by Davidmal
12 Hour Layover by Aaaron
11 Hour Layover by Mootkim

Drivers
Yitzchok: +44 (0) 20 7101 3535 - 8 Seater New VW Transporter (spacious).
Heathrow Drop-off 75GBP Pick up: 85GBP (plus 25GBP and he brings 8 Danishes to the airport too)
Hourly 65GBP
Daily 475GBP
Very Reliable, very nice and funny guy. Frum, professional and has taken very good care of my client - RCARentals (FlightBlitz).
Emmes Car Service (Stamford Hill) +44 20 8809 4444
Darkei Noam Car Share +44 20 8800 5566
Hotels
General Hotels
NameAreaWebsite          Review
Andaz Liverpool StreetCity               Link
Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill              West EndLinkmguy
Marriott - Grosvenor SquareWest End               Link
Marriott Marble ArchWest End               Link5 minute walk to Western Marble Arch Synagogue

Hotels in Jewish Areas
NameAreaWebsite          Review     Notes
Croft Court Hotel                                   Golders Green          Link
Holiday Inn Brent Cross                                  Golders Green          Link
Holiday Inn Express                                   Golders Green          LinkKosher breakfast, Shabbos meals. Contact hotel for more info.
King Solomon Hotel          Golders GreenLink
Park Avenue HotelStamford HillLinkFormerly Kadimah
The Pillar HotelHendonLink
Yamor Suites-

Restaurants (Partial List)
NameLocationTypeHechsher     Notes
86 BistroHendonMeatLBD
AsadoStamford HillMeatKED'Mediterranean bistro'
AvivEdgwareMeatKF
Bread BakeryGolders GreenBreakfast/LunchLBD
Burger BarGolders GreenMeatLBD
Cafe AromeEdgwareDairyRES
Dagim - Fish&ChipsStamford HillFresh fried fishKEDTake away only - No seating
DelicatessenHampsteadMeatKFMediterranean & regular options
Deli98Stamford HillDeli/Takeout/ShabbosKEDGreat pulled beef sandwich
Flipside
Burger Bar[/url]Golders GreenMeatLBD'Upscale' burger joint. Good food. Very noisy
*Hummus Bar*Golders GreenMeatLBDHighly reccomended - reserve well in advance.
Hummus BarHendonMeatLBDHendon branch. Slightly varied menu. No reservations.
Isola BellaGolders GreenDairy/Fish/Thai   LBD
KaifengHendonChineseLBD
KanteenGG/HendonDairy/FishKFInside Brent Cross Shopping Center
La FiestaGolders GreenMeatLBDArgentinian steakhouse.
Met-Su-YanGolders Green       AsianKF
Met-Su-YanEdgwareAsianKF
Mr BakerHendonBakery/Pizza/Sushi       LBDOK food. Limited seating
One AshbourneGolders GreenMeatKF
PizazaGolders GreenPizzaKFCool on screen ordering at table. Delicious food. See inside the shop!
PizazaHendonPizzaKFNo screens, and smaller than GG.
Reich'sGolders GreenDeli/Takeout/Shabbos   KED
Reuben'sWest EndMeatSKADeli upstairs-Restaurant downstairs
SoYoGolders GreenDairy/FishKF          Good breakfast selection
Sami'sGolders GreenSchwarmaLBD          There are Hendon & Edgware locations as well.
Satmar DeliStamford HillDeli/Takeout/ShabbosKED
Shefa MehadrinGolders GreenDeli/Takeout/ShabbosVarious
Sushi HavenGolders GreenSushiLBD          Also have counter inside Kosher Kingdom
The KitchenEdgwareMeatKF
TishBelsize ParkMeatLBDOpen for Shabbos meals
White FishHendonFishLBD
White House ExpressGolders GreenMeatLBD
White House Express      HendonMeatLBD
ZestFinchleyMediterranean/DairySKA

CLICK HERE for many more bakeries, groceries etc.

Hechsherim Key - As always, AYLOR.

KF - Federation of Synagogues

KED - Kedassia - Local "Heimish" Hechsher

LBD - London Beth Din

SKA - Sephardi Kashrut Authority

RES - Rabbi Eliezer Schneebalg - Machzikei Hadas Edgware





Landmarks & Attractions
You can get 2 for 1 entrance on many of the top attractions by using a railway ticket for travel. (Or just by buying a cheap railway ticket and not traveling). See all the details here: http://www.toptiplondon.com/places-to-visit/2-for-1-offers
AttractionURLNotes
Abbey RoadLink     Famous Abbey Road crossing for Beatles fans.
British LibraryLinkBritain's national library, which houses some fascinating collections including these.
Buckingham PalaceLinkPalace tours only in Aug-Sep. Details for Changing of the Guard here. This tour walks along with the guards from the beginning of their march to the palace and then will get you a nice view of the actual ceremony. 10% off code: FUNGUARD10PC
City CruisesLinkSightseeing cruise on the River Thames.
Harrods of KnightsbridgeLinkLargest department store in Europe, with some really cool (expensive!) stuff on display.
HMS BelfastLinkMuseum on a former battleship.
Horse Guards ParadeLink
Imperial War MuseumLinkHighlights: Holocaust Exhibition, Trench Experience
London EyeLink
Old BaileyLinkWatch criminal trials taking place.
Shakespeare TheatreLink
The ShardLinkView London from the viewing gallery or have drinks at the bar on the 52nd floor. Best time to go is twilight/evening. Possibly a better alternative to the London Eye.
StonehengeLinkPrehistoric monument.
Thames RibLinkHigh-speed RIB boat tour.
Tower of London                             Link     Historic fortress where the Crown Jewels can be viewed.
WB Harry Potter Studio Tour      LinkSee Hogwarts, Diagon Alley etc. See here for a tip on finding last-minute availability
Windsor CastleLinkHistorical castle, and the Queen's weekend home.



General Information

Emergency Numbers
Police/Fire/Amb - 999
Hatzolah - 020 8806 1123
Hatzolah NW - 0300 999 4 999 (Golders Green/Hendon)
Shomrim - 0300-999-0123

-If you plan on using public transportation, get an Oyster card. They are much cheaper and easier to use than conventional travel cards, and never expire. They can be bought in many stores in London, or online. These days one can use contactless credit cards instead of Oyster.(Check here to see if your foreign contactless card will work.)

-Here is a handy planner for the public transport system.

-DD's Kosher Sandwiches can be bought in most major airports and stations and at some supermarkets around London.  Check here for a list of locations.

-Kosher in the West End/City -
Selfridges food hall has a variety of kosher groceries and prepackaged ready food by 1701.
Hermolis  also have a deli counter there.  The range includes schnitzels, spring rolls, kebabs, breaded lamb chops, chicken wings, fish products and salads. Traditional Shabbat dishes will be on sale on Thursdays and Fridays. Supervision is provided by the Kashrut Division London Beth Din
In the City Munch'n'Crunch have a stand in Hatton Garden with kosher meals, sandwiches, sushi and coffee. It is located at 32 Hatton Garden, on the lower-ground floor of Jewellery Emporium. There is also Mincha there at 1:30.

-Kosher food at non-kosher hotels, restaurants etc. can be ordered from the following kosher caterers in London. They provide double-wrapped meals to any location and could also match the menu of your location.
Hermolis (KED/LBD)
Royal Cuisine (KED/LBD)
1701/Adafina (LBD)

Zmanim - MyZmanim London

Minyanim - There are many shuls all over London, however there are a couple of places that have more constant Minyanim throughout the day.

Golders Green
General Golders Green Mincha/Maariv times
Hagers (Beth Yisochor Dov Beth Hamedrash)
R' Chuna's (Beth Shmuel Synagogue)

Stamford Hill
Satmar 26 (Clapton Common)
Pinters
Biala Shul (47 Moundfield Rd, London N16 6DT, UK)
Here is a list of addresses and zmanim for the above, and other places.

-Minyan in the West End could be found at the Marble Arch Synagogue. Shacharis during the week is followed by breakfast, and a kiddush on Shabbos.

-Most food products in general stores do not have a hechsher on them. This does not necessarily mean they are not kosher. For example, Coca-Cola does not have a hechsher, but it is kosher. Here is an online kosher product search that could help. Link to Android app.
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Re: London Master Thread
« Reply #2540 on: February 24, 2023, 01:16:51 PM »
Is the transfer from LHR to LGW complicated?
Seems like theres only a shuttle busÖ
Has anyone done this before? Any recommendations?

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Re: London Master Thread
« Reply #2541 on: February 28, 2023, 04:24:30 PM »
Anyone use a luggage storage service in LHR? Do they close or they're open all night?

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Re: London Master Thread
« Reply #2542 on: March 02, 2023, 08:08:32 AM »
Anyone been to Reuben's lately? How's the food? and has the downstairs ever reopen?

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« Reply #2543 on: March 02, 2023, 12:25:56 PM »
Anyone use a luggage storage service in LHR? Do they close or they're open all night?

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Re: London Master Thread
« Reply #2544 on: March 03, 2023, 01:31:20 AM »
Anyone know rules about car rentals from LHR?
In 22. I reserved a small car from Hertz with an underage fee. Will there be any issues? Also I have PC. Any idea if it will help?
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Re: London Master Thread
« Reply #2545 on: March 09, 2023, 12:46:45 PM »
Going to London for two days, staying in West End. Based on previous posts, I know that there are DD (Hermolis) sandwiches available in the Airport and in various stores, as well as kosher food at Selfridges.

Wondering from anyone's recent experiences how much I can rely on this? Hoping not to schlep too much food, but don't want to starve. Don't either want to have to schlep to GG or Stamford Hill with such limited time.

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Re: London Master Thread
« Reply #2546 on: March 09, 2023, 12:54:15 PM »
I was there a few weeks ago. Selfridges had a few sandwiches that were expiring that day. I found a  decent selection of fresh DD sandwiches at WH in departures area of terminal 2. I went into a few of the stores in the West End area that were supposed to be carrying DD sandwiches based on the list on Hermoles website and none had.  I ended up just getting a few days of food from Tony Page and a few grocery items in a regular store off the LBD list plus fruit and vegetables.

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« Reply #2547 on: March 09, 2023, 01:00:42 PM »
I was there a few weeks ago. Selfridges had a few sandwiches that were expiring that day. I found a  decent selection of fresh DD sandwiches at WH in departures area of terminal 2. I went into a few of the stores in the West End area that were supposed to be carrying DD sandwiches based on the list on Hermoles website and none had.  I ended up just getting a few days of food from Tony Page and a few grocery items in a regular store off the LBD list plus fruit and vegetables.
Thanks for the quick reply. Sounds like I shouldn't rely on finding sandwiches. Good to know that there were plenty in the Airport. Hopefully I can find some sandwiches there in Arrivals.

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Re: London Master Thread
« Reply #2548 on: March 09, 2023, 01:12:12 PM »
If not, Tony Page food was good and they wrapped it well. LBD glatt but obviously more expensive than DD sandwiches.

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Re: London Master Thread
« Reply #2549 on: March 10, 2023, 07:02:19 AM »
Thanks for the quick reply. Sounds like I shouldn't rely on finding sandwiches. Good to know that there were plenty in the Airport. Hopefully I can find some sandwiches there in Arrivals.

The offering in Selfridges is very small compared to what it was a few years ago. There is usually a decent selection of DD sandwiches in the
John Lewis food hall which is 5 mins walk from Selfridges.

Alternative thereís always Reubens on Baker St

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Re: London Master Thread
« Reply #2550 on: March 16, 2023, 11:13:39 AM »
Day stopover in London. We're thinkin to do this (and take the ferry from Big Ben to Tower of London):


Anyone have any input what to skip or what else to add?
Is it worth paying for the Tower of London (to see the jewels) or Tower Bridge's glass walkway?

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Re: London Master Thread
« Reply #2551 on: March 23, 2023, 02:49:06 PM »
Anyone been to Reuben's lately? How's the food? and has the downstairs ever reopen?
There last night. It’s a real old school deli (reminds me of Essen in Flatbush), food is delicious and portions are huge. Seems like downstairs is reserved for events. Also, was very busy we didn’t book a table but were lucky to be fit in unlike others who didn’t get seated
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Re: London Master Thread
« Reply #2552 on: March 23, 2023, 02:57:45 PM »
Day stopover in London. We're thinkin to do this (and take the ferry from Big Ben to Tower of London):


Anyone have any input what to skip or what else to add?
Is it worth paying for the Tower of London (to see the jewels) or Tower Bridge's glass walkway?

TIA
Would skip trafalgar as thereís not much there I was there a few yrs ago had a bunch of street performers and more happening, but apparently that was stopped now just the statue (of which London has no shortage). Would recommend going to the Eye instead and ferrying from there to the tower/bridge. The jewels are stunning and def worth it if itís something you would appreciate.

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Re: London Master Thread
« Reply #2553 on: March 23, 2023, 03:04:59 PM »
Going to London for two days, staying in West End. Based on previous posts, I know that there are DD (Hermolis) sandwiches available in the Airport and in various stores, as well as kosher food at Selfridges.

Wondering from anyone's recent experiences how much I can rely on this? Hoping not to schlep too much food, but don't want to starve. Don't either want to have to schlep to GG or Stamford Hill with such limited time.

I'd love to taste a Dans Deals sandwich  ;D


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« Reply #2554 on: March 27, 2023, 12:42:42 AM »
Is there a car rental agency in the Stamford Hill area that is open on chol hamoed?
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Is there any place to book cheaper tickets to maddame tussauds than the website itself?
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Is anyone recently flown out of lhr? Flying virgin Atlantic business trying to figure out if we need to get there especially early cause the website says to due to operational constraints

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« Reply #2557 on: Yesterday at 10:05:32 PM »
Flew Lufthansa J about a month ago. Check in was 10 minutes and about the same for security.