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Sep 8th, 2012, 08:19 PM
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London Gloucester Rd. Tube from LHR- is there an ELEVATOR???

Londoners--
We will be coming into Gloucester Road Tube from Heathrow next week-- will take the regular train. (not the express.) Will there be an elevator or escalator up to the street at that stop? Would really appreciate knowing-- will affect which luggage I bring.
Thanks Much, KAWH
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Sep 8th, 2012, 08:59 PM
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How about a lift?
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Sep 8th, 2012, 09:00 PM
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Yes, there is a lift on the Piccadilly line level.
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Sep 8th, 2012, 09:13 PM
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When searching things on a specific country, use google for that country. If you do that before a general plea, then you won't have general plea.

In this case it's www.google.co.uk

This is from www.thetube.com

This is the best available.

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/...s/1000086.aspx
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Sep 8th, 2012, 09:27 PM
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thanks for the quick answer. very helpful.

ok, logandog, clearly you brits don't find it adorable when we use the foreign word 'elevator' as we find you all to be adorable when you use the word 'lift.'

rastaguytoday-- i always do my due diligence before posting here... and no need to rub it in for my ignorance. i researched and ended up at 'avoiding stairs tube guide' where it took me to a pdf that did not seem to answer my question at all. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloa...airs-guide.pdf

if i'm a little overly sensitive tonight-- many pressures before i fly out-- please forgive.
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Sep 8th, 2012, 10:04 PM
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kawh,

I'm not rubbing anything in. Most posters don't think to search in the google that the country is in.

I usually don't take anyone's word, I like facts. Here's an example of facts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOjfxEejS2Y

If you're in the UK and ask where the elevator is, they will look at you funny. Samething with bathroom.

When in Rome, do as the Romanians do. Small joke there.
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Sep 8th, 2012, 11:04 PM
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'do as the romanians do'... haven't heard that one... that could also be a quote from our beloved fact-impervious g.b.!!
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Sep 9th, 2012, 12:06 AM
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>If you're in the UK and ask where the elevator is, they will look at you funny. <<

Not really. We do hear quite a lot of Americanisms, one way and another. I suppose some bored wag in a shoe shop might start dragging out the high heels, but that's unlikely.

>>Samething with bathroom.<<

Depending on the context, this is just about possible, even more so if you use "restroom" (you have a snooze in there?); but if you put a sufficiently desperate expression on your face, people will know. The customary, unmisunderstandable and offence-neutral word would be "loo".

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Sep 9th, 2012, 12:11 AM
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patricklondon-- well-- i thought that 'loo' was so informal as to be considered rude among strangers. (like asking for the 'head' in the states.) are you saying it's acceptable language about town??
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Sep 9th, 2012, 12:42 AM
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Loo is perfectly fine to use....never had a problem. Or just ask for the toilet. Enjoy!
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Sep 9th, 2012, 02:22 AM
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In British English, a bathroom is a room with a bath. Few commercial premises have rooms with baths. In some homes, the bathroom does not also contain a loo, which is in a separate, smaller room.

We can usually get over little difficulties like that. What seems to throw our American visitors is when we refer to the airing cupboard. They don't know what we are talking about.
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Sep 9th, 2012, 03:12 AM
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Do we need to know that?
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Sep 9th, 2012, 04:18 AM
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Well let's see...you don't line up, you join the queue.

A subway is an underpass, of course not a train that goes underground which is the Underground or the tube.

There are no exits or at least very few. There are way outs.

You don't put your luggage in the trunk...it goes in the boot.

When you get on a train, you don't get in the first car. You get in the first carriage.

You don't wait for the intermission at a play or musicasl, you wait for the interval (although the vulgar man I am I call it half time).

I can think of a bunch of others.

I guess that's why I call the language we speak in the USA American while in England, they speak English although I would agree the languages are very closely related and usually we can understand each other.

(All meant in good funs, friends. Not to pupty anybody down.)
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Sep 9th, 2012, 04:25 AM
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If there are 2 of you it is cheaper to take a car srevice then the train and you are delivered right tom yous doorstep.
There is an elevator on one side of Gloucester Rd tube but steps to the other platform. I mainly use buses in London . there are good connections outside the tube station. And you see more and don't have to worry about stairs of long walks for connections
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Sep 9th, 2012, 04:58 AM
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"usually we can understand each other"

Maybe not in London but I know some people who would struggle with "ATM".
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Sep 9th, 2012, 06:29 AM
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England and America, two countries divided by a common language.

Kahn, thanks for the very useful Tube references.
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Sep 9th, 2012, 06:38 AM
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I give up - what is an airing cupboard? (In the US cupboard is another name for kitchen cabinets in which you keep glasses, dishes, pot/pans, cooking utensils and small appliances. Other than that we don't have cupboards - we have closets (build in).

And what does "airing" have to do with anything?

Are you talking about a linen closet?
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Sep 9th, 2012, 08:49 AM
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Geez, such help for the OP... seems like some posters just want to be heard despite what the question was. Thanks to flagmom for answering briefly, but to the point.
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An airing cupboard is a built-in very small room containing a tank full of the hot water which supplies the taps (faucets). Round the tank (formally called a hot water cylinder) there are shelves on which clean dry laundry is stored. That way, you can always put on warm pants (which are undergarments).

I don't know why it is called an "airing" cupboard, since air does not really circulate.

I have been aware while writing this of exactly how many common words have quite different meanings in countries using roughly the same language.
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Sep 9th, 2012, 09:17 AM
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There are no exits or at least very few. There are way outs.>>

actually xyz, i think that there are exits - i use that word regularly.

but if you want "the powder room" - try asking for "the ladies". the male equivalent is "the gents".

this thread reminds me of a time when I was at an italian bus station needing the loo. I tried every word i knew, without success - il gabinetto, la toilette, il WC; only when I said "il bagno" did I get any response.

perhaps it was the desperate look on my face!
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