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Old May 26 2010, 07:36 AM   #31
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Re: Questions for Londoners

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So you will always know if you have to swipe to get out, because then you will have to go thru a gate? No gate, no swipe? Sounds ok.
Or you could just vault the gate in a jaunty manner ~ we British are always amused by such japes


Disclaimer ~ do not do this unless you want to get wrestled to the floor by hefty men in orange jackets and then spend a night 'At her majesty's pleasure' ~ actually that sounds quite fun
or, more accurately shot dead by SO19 cops in front of innocent bystanders.
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Old May 26 2010, 07:46 AM   #32
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^That's extremely unlikely given that such officers aren't exactly on regular patrol. I haven't seen one for years and even that was at Waterloo Station while it still served the Eurostar.
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Old May 26 2010, 02:17 PM   #33
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You still have to touch your card to a reader even if you are not passing through a closed gate, as there are some stations that don't have gates/the gates are fixed open on quiet days. That's the case for the Underground and light rail anyway.
Something I was curious about. What happens if you forget to touch your card to one?
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Old May 26 2010, 02:23 PM   #34
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Like Hermiod said, it will assume you travelled the maximum possible distance - say out to Zone 6, and charge you accordingly.
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Old May 26 2010, 08:06 PM   #35
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Greetings,

A friend of mine is an English teacher at the state university in Rostov na Danu, Russia. She and her class will be visiting London soon, and asked me if I could find out some information for her. Unfortunately, being an American, I'm ill equipped to answer her questions. I'm hoping you guys here can help:

  • Should they be carrying Euros or Pounds? Or are both accepted?
  • What are some traditional foods that must be tried? Any restaurant recommendations?
  • Are there any shops at which souvenirs (or authentic cultural products that are less cliche than a model of Big Ben) can be purchased at reasonable prices?
  • If you had only a week in London, as they do, what places would you visit? (In prioritized order just in case there's not enough time to do it all)
Thanks in advance!

ZS
Are these joke questions???? WTF
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Old May 26 2010, 08:16 PM   #36
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^ what's so funny?
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Old May 26 2010, 08:55 PM   #37
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Like Hermiod said, it will assume you travelled the maximum possible distance - say out to Zone 6, and charge you accordingly.
Ah, OK. When I was there, I think I had unlimited use in Zones 1 and 2, so that wasn't an issue. Good to know, though.
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Old May 26 2010, 11:09 PM   #38
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So you will always know if you have to swipe to get out, because then you will have to go thru a gate? No gate, no swipe? Sounds ok.
Or you could just vault the gate in a jaunty manner ~ we British are always amused by such japes


Disclaimer ~ do not do this unless you want to get wrestled to the floor by hefty men in orange jackets and then spend a night 'At her majesty's pleasure' ~ actually that sounds quite fun
or, more accurately shot dead by SO19 cops in front of innocent bystanders.
Point taken.
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