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1. Posted by TunaOK (Budding Member 107 posts) 10y

I certainly have million and one question to ask .

I will be following a tour group to Germany,Switzerland, France , Holland , Belgium and England in September.;)

As the tour leaves , i will be detouring by myself in London for approx 2 weeks. I am wondering would it be safe for an asian chinese girl to travel in London ? What are the thing i should expect and prepare?
Most importantly , is it safe ? What are the places for a 25 year old to look out for ?
p/s : Forget shopping , i prefer to Booze. A rough idea on what kind of person i am

I will be also visiting a relative in filey,Yorkshire . Can anyone tell me what's the best way to travel there and how much it will cost ? and how long is the journey?

I am on a tight budget . ( Malaysia Ringgit coversion to Pound is extremly high = 6.8 ) How much will i need to prepare for a day of basic meal and booze , Hehehe and other necessary that you could think for me ??

Thank you in advance for the advice !

2. Posted by jza80 (Full Member 54 posts) 10y

Hi there,

London's safer than most cities in the world. Security cameras are everywhere, if you're from Asia, you'd feel safe in London for sure. From no security in Asia to high security in London.

There are a lot of places to get drunk in London. You can start from the bars in Covent garden and work your way to Soho at night! :)

Have lots of fun there!

3. Posted by SuzanneP (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

I agree, London is one of the safest cities I've ever been to. The only time I didn't really feel secure (as a female traveling alone) was when I planned to meet someone at night in Piccadilly. But even then it wasn't bad at all. You could walk down most streets at 2 am in the morning and not worry.

Also, being asian isn't a worry at all. London is one of the most international cities on earth and you see all races in all sorts of ethnic dress all the time. Actually it's pretty cool. Londoners seem to take pride in being able to get along with each other. :)

4. Posted by jen23 (Full Member 73 posts) 10y

Filey is about 5 hours north of London.
There are serveral options on how to get there.
1) Budget coach: www.megabus.co.uk £5 or £6 return if you book in advance, and thats going to leeds.(You'd then have to get yourself from Leads to Filey).
2) www.nationalexpress.com are more expensive at about £30.00 return, but it would take you direct to Filey.
3) Not sure about train prices but check out www.thetrainline.co.uk

Enjoy your trip;)

5. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Quoting jen23

Filey is about 5 hours north of London.
There are serveral options on how to get there.
1) Budget coach: www.megabus.co.uk £5 or £6 return if you book in advance, and thats going to leeds.(You'd then have to get yourself from Leads to Filey).
2) www.nationalexpress.com are more expensive at about £30.00 return, but it would take you direct to Filey.
3) Not sure about train prices but check out www.thetrainline.co.uk

Enjoy your trip;)

Hi,

The Megabus quoted above is REALLY cheap! However, if you still have to get from Leeds to Filey, I would definatly consider the national express coach if it goes straight there, because at £30, its still quite good value by English transport prices.

I expect the train will be more expensive.

6. Posted by TomT (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

Return train fare from Kings Cross to Filey is £34 using www.virgintrains.co.uk with 1 change at Doncaster on the GNER STD advance2 booking. You can reserve tickets 3 months in advance. Travel time is 4.5 hours.

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8. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

Going out is expensive in Europe, depending upon your thirst, the sky is the limit. Cocktails and drinks for 45 Malaysian Ringgit are nothing, if you drink three or four better do the math beforehand. Some clubs have entry fees starting at 140 Malaysian Ringgit per person and higher. British pubs are free for entry, but the alcohol isn't cheap there.

For food best pick a place to stay where you can cook or at least have a microwave or a waterheater. Don't eat out, buy your food at supermarkets and use the hostel kitchen. (=More money for party!) Going by that method you should be able to scrape by on 4 pounds a day for food, maybe a bit more or less. (Has been a while since I was last in London.)

So - anybody have any quotes for London pub prices?