England 2013 Guidebook
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I would really downplay the London Pass unless people are super hyper skimmers of sites. And the Morgan House recommendation needs revisiting.
Dianne Walsh in West Barnstable, MA USA 09/28/2013
The launderette is now located at the corner of Banks St. and Otley Rd.
Judy O'Neill in Georgetown, TX USA 09/05/2013
1. Yes luggage storage has always been a service that the Old Barn provided. Unfortunately the business closed a matter of weeks ago. We are unaware of anywhere I town where you can leave your luggage. We do not have the permit to keep it and I know that the Shakespeare properties don't allow it either. 2. Local taxis can be found in Bridge Street outside Boots store and at the top of Wood Street outside the Natwest Bank. A local company would be 01789 414007
June Jordan in Foster City, CA USA 09/04/2013
As of June 5, 2013, the Premeir Inn web site is not accepting US credit cards. When we phoned the Premier Inn reservations number we were told that due to a "security concern with US credit cards'" the web site would not accept them. We were told we could book over the phone, but at a higher price. There was no word as to when this issue would be resolved.
Jerry in Sterling, VA USA 06/06/2013
We had 7 day Travelcard passes for Zones 1 & 2. Your England 2012 Guidebook says "you can pay a small supplement to make the Zones 1-2 Travelcard stretch to cover that one ride." This was not the case. No add-on fare was possible so had to pay full fare from Heathrow & to Kew Gardens. Otherwise, Travelcard was great, but full fare to go beyond Zones 1-2.
Robin Hoffert in Akron, OH USA 05/27/2013
2013 England Page 29 Reserving Rooms as You Travel Most TIs can book you a room and may charge up to £4.00. They may also collect 10% of the accommodation. Although this means the B&B gets less, 90% is better than NIL, and the fees help the TIs to remain open, as most are run by volunteers with little or no funding. The British Government pays nothing to run the TIs. The B&B gains a booking and the guest does not spend time, fuel and effort searching for a B&B or hotel. It is cheap and a win-win for everyone.
Gen'e Jeffrey in Chipping Campden, GL UK 05/18/2013
2013 England Page 28 Making Reservations Requesting a Reservation through a hotel or B&B's own website does not give the best rates if they use a Booking Directory - look at the address bar to see where the booking page is located. It can be cheaper to email or phone. Commission can be 15+% and someone has to pay. If you don't get a response to an email - send another to a different address if they show one, or phone. Your email, or their reply, could be lost or delayed; it happens more often than is realised.
Gen'e Jeffrey in Chipping Campden, Gl UK 05/18/2013
No. 1 Royal Crescent in Bath: guidebook states will be closed until late summer. However, website states will open June 21.
Caroline B in Kailua, HI USA 05/01/2013
Yes, I think so. Page 780, under "Visiting the Museum," instead of "centuries" shouldn't it be "centurions?"
Carole Dee in Olmsted Falls, Oh USA 01/22/2013
Might mention that most of the land you'll be tramping over during walks around the North of England is privately owned and still very much in use for pasturing sheep and cows. It isn't out of the ordinary to walk right through the middle of someone's farm and come face to face with sheep in their field. Some Americans might find this odd but it is a nice caution and warning to not disturb the animals.
Peter Schank in Cheektowaga, NY USA 10/21/2012
The Orangery at Kensington Palace only serves afternoon tea after 3 pm. The guidebook says noon, and they only serve lunch from 12-3. Also, the Robin Hood Hotel in Blackpool does not allow children.
Karen Meehan in Houston, TX USA 07/15/2012
Map of Bath in the front of the book shows "connected" roads (like at the end of the Royal Crescent at Marlboro and on one of the bridges) that aren't thoroughfares. Tired drivers and navigators disoriented by driving on the left in a strange town may not be speaking by the time they get to their destination.
Tracy in San Francisco, CA USA 06/24/2012
Just one - and I suspect you've heard it already. The Travel Information office by Piccadilly Circle has closed down. The new one across the street from St. Paul's is very nice, but doesn't seem to be on the scale of the one described at Piccadilly.
Tom Hampson in Granger, IN USA 06/16/2012
Please include Antionette Kremer's B&B 5 Trusloe Cottages Avebury Trusloe SN8 IQZ 01672539644 Iinfo@aveburylife.com www.aveburylife.com excellent B&B warm and charming with livingroom to relax and enjoy fellow travelers Antiionette is an excellent host and wonderful woman to know. She enriched our stay with stories and places not included in your book of England
Louise Tracey-Hosa in Las Cruces , NM USA 11/13/2011
At least in the Kindle version all the Stow-on-the-Wold phone numbers are missing some digits. For example, Little Broom B&B is shown as 01451/8510 but the correct number is 01451 830510. I don't know if this is restricted to Stow but some other numbers I tried from other cities were correct.
Steve in Plantation, FL USA 07/08/2011
London 2011 Cambridge Small mistake p.464 in the description of the RAF bar in the Eagle Pub: The US Air Force was not formed until 1947. The pilots you are referring to were members of the Army Air Corp.
Susan in Bellevue, WA USA 06/25/2011
According to the guidebook, entry to the Meridian Courtyard and Flamsteed House at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich is free. According to the corrections on the website, it now costs 10 pounds. We experienced neither; we paid 7 pounds and 50p for admission.
Al Prete in West Islip, NY USA 06/19/2011
the town house in bath: appear to be closed. I received this in response to an inquiry: Thank you for your enquiry. We are sorry but we are taking a break from B&B and are thus unable to accommodate you for the dates that you require.
Judy Hahn in Palmer, PA USA 04/28/2011
Book says we can go from Heathrow to Bath (Bath spa) on the coach. National Express disagrees. No such coach on the schedule. Search on same page gives coaches to Stratford-upon-Avon, but not Bath.
Spencer in Eugene, OR USA 01/29/2011