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Old May 29, 2019, 11:01 AM
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Yes, it’s a fair bit of travel. You should have taken a flight to Birmingham if Edgbaston is your first destination.


Take Heathrow express to London Paddington and then take train to Birmingham from London Euston which is a fast 1 hour 20 minutes train.
thank you Miraz bhai. I just made a non refundable non changeable ticket yesterday without much thought.... this is gonna be rough... it's already a connecting flight to begin with as price for that particular date of travel for me kept on rising to the point i was just thinking of cancelling it. Someone will be yelling at me the whole time FML.

i will ask more questions after i look this up if i need more help...
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Old May 29, 2019, 11:22 AM
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Tourists can typically use their full valid driving licence issued in their own country for up to a year while in the UK. .just rent a car
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Old May 29, 2019, 12:03 PM
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Tourists can typically use their full valid driving licence issued in their own country for up to a year while in the UK. .just rent a car

And don’t drive on the right side of a road. 😊
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Old May 29, 2019, 12:15 PM
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Good to know One world. I don't think i want to rent a car but that's an option.

Miraz bhai i looked it up.. u might have saved me some time that was very helpful.

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ake Heathrow express to London Paddington and then take train to Birmingham from London Euston which is a fast 1 hour 20 minutes train.
Heathrow express sounds perfect. It runs every 20 mins and that ride to paddington is 15 mins only..so I don't have to worry about timing.


1. Heathrow express to London paddington
2. Paddington to London Euston (taxi, subway/tube?) - question: is Euston and Marylebaone station connected via walking?
3. Find a train to Birmingham (this is where my time becomes a problem because I can't do advance tickets without knowing when i will be there and there seems to be such a wide range in price fares. What's the cost of a peak train if i buy at the station? or will there be something available regardless.

thanks.

Other option is there is a National Express Bus from heathrow to Birmingham but it's 3 hours + long journey and I get motion sickness on bus. I can't do that after flight. Really regretting not buying a flight directly to birmingham airport now.
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Old May 29, 2019, 12:27 PM
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Tourists can typically use their full valid driving licence issued in their own country for up to a year while in the UK. .just rent a car
I did drive in London and it was not a pleasant experience. Although I managed to drive for few hours,still didnt like that experience. Why cant they all just drive like USA?
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Old May 29, 2019, 12:29 PM
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Other option is there is a National Express Bus from heathrow to Birmingham but it's 3 hours + long journey and I get motion sickness on bus. I can't do that after flight. Really regretting not buying a flight directly to birmingham airport now.
Just take a damn Uber Doc...
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Old May 29, 2019, 12:39 PM
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I did drive in London and it was not a pleasant experience. Although I managed to drive for few hours,still didnt like that experience. Why cant they all just drive like USA?
Driving in central London during peak hours is a poor experience.

I heard quite a few Americans struggle with roundabouts which is why they dont like the system.
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Old May 29, 2019, 12:43 PM
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Driving in central London during peak hours is a poor experience.

I heard quite a few Americans struggle with roundabouts which is why they dont like the system.
Roundabouts were ok but adjusting to the right side of the street took a while
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Old May 30, 2019, 02:29 PM
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this looks like a lot of travel - damn it... I would have to go from heathrow to London marylebone train station (an hour ride) then from there to either Birmingham Moor Street Station or Birmingham (2 hours?) Snow Hill which is 7 mins away from the cricket ground??

Uber is ~150 to 200 british pound from heathrow to edgbaston cricket ground LMAO. Could have just landed in birmingham airport instead.
I am landing tat 8:25 am on the 1st and taking train from merilybone starion to Bhm at 1:10. I hope I have enough time. I also have purchased a bus tct at 3 as a back up.
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Old May 30, 2019, 02:59 PM
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Roundabouts were ok but adjusting to the right side of the street took a while
What is a roundabout? ghulli?
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Old May 30, 2019, 03:04 PM
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What is a roundabout? ghulli?
Are you American by any chance?
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Old May 30, 2019, 03:09 PM
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What is a roundabout? ghulli?
More like chou rasta. We got that in USA too
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Old May 30, 2019, 05:13 PM
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What is a roundabout? ghulli?
You don’t see too many roundabouts in South because of those regions are spacious. It is more common in congested traffic areas.
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Old June 4, 2019, 12:41 PM
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Old June 4, 2019, 12:49 PM
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Old June 4, 2019, 02:29 PM
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Many prayed at Regents Park eid prayers.

Who did you find friendly?
Rubel was the nicest. Shakib and Miraz were also quite friendly.
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Old June 6, 2019, 09:42 AM
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First time traveling to the UK, arriving at Gatwick, planning to stay 3 days and watch BDvsPK. Checked the hotels near Lords, they are 3x higher during the gameday than normal. Any suggestion on what other areas I can look to stay that has an easy commute to Lords? Would also like to try some deshi cuisine – who are among the top?
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Old June 6, 2019, 10:05 AM
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First time traveling to the UK, arriving at Gatwick, planning to stay 3 days and watch BDvsPK. Checked the hotels near Lords, they are 3x higher during the gameday than normal. Any suggestion on what other areas I can look to stay that has an easy commute to Lords? Would also like to try some deshi cuisine – who are among the top?
Thank you in advance.
May try airbnb near bricklane/Banglatown area
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Old June 6, 2019, 12:53 PM
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If you want to stay in Central then air bnb is great. Otherwise budget hotels are called premier inn or travel lodge. Check their websites. You don’t really need to stay near Lords but can stay somewhere near a Tube station. usually any area between zone 1 and Zone 3 are close by to London but tend to be pricey. I would not stay near Bricklane personally as I find it a grimm area.

For Bangla cuisine Graam Bangla and The Feast are good. My personal favourite is Dhaka Biryani as it takes me back to Dhaka. Needos is a great place to eat Pakistani food. These are all located not too far from Bricklane.
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Old June 18, 2019, 10:00 PM
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any of you have any idea what hotels BD team gonna be staying in Edgbaston and for Lords games? I would like to book where they stay if available to maybe get a glimpse of them?
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Old June 19, 2019, 09:40 AM
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First time traveling to the UK, arriving at Gatwick, planning to stay 3 days and watch BDvsPK. Checked the hotels near Lords, they are 3x higher during the gameday than normal. Any suggestion on what other areas I can look to stay that has an easy commute to Lords? Would also like to try some deshi cuisine – who are among the top?
Thank you in advance.
Go down south - much cheaper.

East Croydon has some good places to stay. Victoria by train is only 20 mins, then tube to St James Park - 20 mins.
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Old June 19, 2019, 02:42 PM
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I would like to book where they stay if available to maybe get a glimpse of them?
You sound like you are in love or something lol but if you must know. Park Plaza London Riverbank.
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Old June 19, 2019, 02:47 PM
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Go down south - much cheaper.

East Croydon has some good places to stay. Victoria by train is only 20 mins, then tube to St James Park - 20 mins.
And how close are those places close to the train station?

Mate Croydon is a rank place IMO. Shingaras’ safety advice applies there
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