Hotel Balkan

33 Shepherds Bush Road, London, W6 7LX, United Kingdom
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border control

by burton-on-trent

HI.I HAVE QUESTION ABOUT BORDER CONTROL,THEN I TRAVELING FROM FRANCE TO LONDON.WHAT CONTRYS I WILL BE HAVE BORDER CONTROL?THANKS.

Re: border control

by KathyGh

Border control as you leave France and when you enter London. You will have to show your passport (if you have one ....)

Re: border control

by KathyGh

That should have read when you enter England NOT London !

Re: border control

by ranger49

"when you enter England " Actually it is the United Kingdom Border Control that you will pass.
There are no other countries between France and the UK assuming that you will be travelling direct.

Re: border control

by cubsur

If you travel buy train from Paris, your passport or national ID card will be examined by UK Border Agency staff before you board the train. At airports and seaports your papers will be thoroughly checked, your passport scanned etc etc.

Re: border control

by JohntheFinn

Your best bet is to sneak through the channel tunnel, I understand.

Re: border control

by KathyGh

As an aside ... There are more controls for bringing a dog back from France to England than there is for people !

Re: border control

by burton-on-trent

Thank you for your answer,but I have one more question.Will be any passport control in Ashford station,Ebbsfleet station or St Pancras international station?

Re: border control

by ranger49

At whichever station you leave the train.
You have not mentioned your nationality or from where your journey will start, but if you are not a British or EU citizen additional documentation could be necessary, without which you could be refused entry and returned to where you came from.

Re: border control

by cubsur

Last time I used Eurostar passports were checked by UK people before boarding in Paris. There was no check at Ashford. That way the UK Border Agency can be sure that no-one gets on the train and enters the UK without valid ID. Also, there is not enough space at either Ashford or St Pancras to have 750 people queuing up to have their passports checked. (Yes the train seats 750 people when full.)

One interesting sidenote is that, because Eurostar carries domestic passengers in Belgium and France, even those travellers have their ID checked by UK border agency staff!

In the near future you will have to provide Advance Passenger Information when using Eurostar, as you already have to do with airlines.

Travel Tips for London

Open Air Squares and to watch the world go by.

by ratbag1

I would take them for a walk along the River Thames say walk from Westminster to Tate at the Millieum Bridge this is about one and half hour walk. You get to walk past London Eye,London Aquarium, Shakesperes Globe Theatre and the Tate. There is plenty of places to eat and drink along the route from pubs, restuarants and places like Eat and Pret if you want a sandwich on the run.

As you get to the bridge you can see St Pauls Cathedral.

I love this view at night as its beautiful to see the whole city lit up.

I also love Docklands as well as there is plenty of restaurants and bars in the area.

My other view in London is sitting in Leicester Square as it is going dusk and watching the sky changing and watching the millions of people flocking into the square from all walks of lifes. My best memory of London is the free musuems, our transport network, and endlist range of resturants.

What i miss most i know it is crazy, its when you land at a UK airport and you know you are home in Blighty.

I also miss my football team when im out of London as i dont know what the scores are.

Visit the Tower of London,...

by pangaia

Visit the Tower of London, walk around the city. Check out the museums. My favorite was the Museum of London. I loved riding the Tube. I quess my destiny is to live in a walking city, I love good public transportation! (Circa Boston, MA)

Exploring Bloomsbury

by toonsarah

This is one of my favourite parts of London. Many tourists come here to visit the British Museum, but not all of them take the time to explore its pretty squares and historic streets, which I think is a shame.

Part of its charm lies in its coherence. Despite many modern intrusions, it is still easy to capture the spirit of the development of this area by the local Russell family in the 17th and 18th centuries, when they turned it gradually it into a fashionable residential area. More recently, in the early 20th century, it gave its name to the Bloomsbury Group of writers and artists, many of whom lived in the area. These included writers Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster, and artists such as Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell, and Roger Fry. One of the delights of Bloomsbury is the large number of leafy squares, many (but not all) open to the public. These include:
Bedford Square – one of my favourites in terms of architecture, with some of the best-preserved Georgian town houses in London, although unfortunately for most of us the square itself is only open to residents (photos 1-3)
Russell Square – has a central area large enough to almost feel like a small park (its open-air café is a pleasant place to pause for refreshments), the grand Russell Hotel on its east side, the 1930s bulk of Senate House, part of the University of London, on the west and on the south side some more lovely houses (photos 4 & 5)
Bloomsbury Square – another of the open spaces (and actually more rectangle than square), with more lovely houses on three sides and on the fourth, east side, the ornate Victoria House, the one time home of the Royal Liverpool and Victoria insurance company, now an office block where until recently I was lucky enough to work
Queens Square – there is often a good fruit and veg stall here, and the Queen’s Larder pub in the south west corner is a great summer evening drinking spot (OK winter evenings too – it’s quaint and cosy but rather small)
Tavistock Square – not quite so attractive as the others, but notable, unfortunately, as the site of one of the 7 July 2005 London bombings, to which there is a small memorial in the north east corner of the square

Tyburn Manor House

by alucas

At the time of the Norman Conquest the area now known as Marylebone consisted of the manors of Lisson and Tyburn, the latter so called because of the stream flowing southwards towards the Thames, from Hampstead, through land owned by Barking Abbey. This Tyburn stream (from Teoburna - boundary stream) followed the line of Marylebone Lane.

At the dissolution of the monasteries (1535-40), the land passed to the crown and the northern half of the region became a royal hunting park (now Regent’s park), the manor house opposite the church (at the ‘Marylebone Road’ end of the High St.) was converted into a hunting lodge by Henry VIII and large pleasure gardens were built behind it by 1650.

Monuments and Memorials (2) Cenotaph

by gordonilla

Intended as a small part of the Peace Day events of July 1919, the Cenotaph was designed and built by Edwin Lutyens at the request of the then Prime Minister Lloyd George. However, all these years on from the end of the Great War the cenotaph is the annual focus for the nation when remembering the fallen from all conflicts since "the war to end all wars".

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is Armistice Day and in the UK, we focus on the nearest Sunday to this date to mark the time with a 2 minutes silence. It is still very poignant and emotional all these years on from 1918.

The monument is located in Whitehall, which is the heart of the British government and civil service.

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