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Feb 15th, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Layover in London questions

I will have a 10 hr layover, passing through London on my way home from Nairobi to California...Can I leave the airport? (I will have checked all my bags through to San Diego) My credit card travel service was useless...didn't know...Thanks for any help!
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Feb 15th, 2012, 10:59 AM
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Yes - you can leave the airport. You have to clear immigration and will probably want to stow your carry ons in Left Luggage.

What hours are you there? Makes a difference re where it might make sense to go.
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Feb 15th, 2012, 11:40 AM
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The Picadilly tube line runs from Heathrow airport into the London in less than 40 minutes. Just buy an Oyster Card from the tube station people for a cheaper fare-it is a 5 pound rechargable card that can be used for bus and tube throughout London. Then if you decide to you can turn in the card and get the 5 pound "card" fee back.Its a great deal.

I would definitely leave the airport but keep in mind that you usually have to check in for an international flight at least 2 hours ahead of departure time and also clear customs and security.
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Feb 15th, 2012, 03:26 PM
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dutyfree's suggestions are good -- IF you are in London during the day. I asked about the hours because we had a very similar thread >>I have 8 hours at LHR and want to go into London<< and everyone said "sure, no problem" . . . Unfortunately the OP neglected to mention he lands at 11:00 PM . . .
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Feb 15th, 2012, 05:20 PM
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We arrive at 5:20 am and depart at 3:50pm, so yes, all daytime Thank you all for the helpful information!
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