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We are flying from the US to London Heathrow, arriving at 11:05 AM. Our flight to So Africa leaves at 6:00 PM that same day. Is this enough time to take a tube to see Kensington Gardens? Do we need to go through customs again when we return to the airport? Thank you for your answers.

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1. Re: short time in london

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2. Re: short time in london

Thanks for your very informative response, Silvia!

As you've probably noticed, adventurousbaba, I've moved your forum topic to the London forum so you don't need to worry about re-posting your question here. Good luck with your trip research and please let us know if you run into any problems or have any questions. There are "Contact Us" links at the bottom of all of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) found in the Help Center that Silvia mentioned at:


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Though it may see like a long layover, you really will not have a great deal of time. By the time you get through passport control (anywhere from 15 min to 1.5 hours) and allow for time to re-enter when you return (2 to 3 hours at least) you will only have about 3 hours. I's suggest you think about just visitng Windor- by taxi or bus it is a short journey- or staying in the airport and enjoying the shopping.

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