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David Stewart White


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I am an expert on travel to London, England and the United Kingdom. I can provide practical, up-to-date advice and information for anyone planning to visit London and Britain. I am the author of two guideooks: Beyond Downton Abbey A guide to great houses in Britain for fans of the popular Downton Abbey series, and anyone interested in the history, architecture, and family stories of great houses. The book explores 25 historic manor houses. Available from (eBook) and (paperback). The website for this publication is Let's Take the Kids to London - The fourth edition of the book is published by Roaring Forties Press (Berkeley CA). The book and eBook are available online from,, Apple iBookstore, and other booksellers. My website is I enjoy helping fellow travelers and welcome questions.

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The Washington Post, AAA World magazine, AAA Traveler magazine,,


BA English and Political Science Graduate studies in political science

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British Airways Face-To-Face program participant. BritAgent certification (VisitBritain)

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2014-10-28 England in December:

Hi    Well, it could be cold, but probably unlikely to have Utah-like snow anywhere in Britain.  What may be more of an issue is the relatively short daylight hours in winter, especially the further north

2013-11-05 heathrow transport:

Hi Jerome    Perhaps the most reasonable way to transfer between the airports is using the coach/bus service. These are very frequent, comfortable, have luggage storage, and go directly between the airports

2012-12-13 A Visit to London for Shopping:

Hi,    Without knowing exactly what you are shopping for, its hard to answer. But there is a good resource for post-holiday sales on the <a href=">VisitLondon

2011-07-14 travel to Scotland:

Hi    Whitburn is a small town along the M4 highway about halfway between Edinburgh and Glasgow. You can reach nearby Armadale by rail from either of these cities (30 min from E'burg, 45 from Glasgow)

2011-03-27 noun:

Well, my favorite theory for the word "loo" (not "lou") is from the French expression "Gardez l'eau" (literally: "Watch out for the water!") That was the warning shouted by those emptying chamber pots


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