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|transport=Transport can be every expensive. Expensive to get to, expensive to travel around, expensive to eat etc.  
 
|transport=Transport can be every expensive. Expensive to get to, expensive to travel around, expensive to eat etc.  
  
'''Train'''
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===Train===
  
 
Internally, the train system, as well as particular lines, have been privatized. If you do book train tickets, book in advance. You need to travel 'off peak' during the day, and split the tickets.That means breaking the journey down into two or more smaller portions with a separate train ticket for each section. This is often the key to finding cheap train tickets.  
 
Internally, the train system, as well as particular lines, have been privatized. If you do book train tickets, book in advance. You need to travel 'off peak' during the day, and split the tickets.That means breaking the journey down into two or more smaller portions with a separate train ticket for each section. This is often the key to finding cheap train tickets.  
  
 
* [http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ National Rail] - The gateway to Britain's National Rail network. Use the [http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/farefinder/search cheapest fare finder tool].
 
* [http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ National Rail] - The gateway to Britain's National Rail network. Use the [http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/farefinder/search cheapest fare finder tool].
* [http://www.raileasy.co.uk/ Raileasy - For the best deals on cheap train tickets ]. If you're totally flexible about travel times you can find even cheaper fares by clicking on [http://www.raileasy.co.uk/home/cheapest-fare-finder 'advanced options'] and selecting 'Find the cheapest fares throughout the day.' They also offer [http://www.raileasy.co.uk/info/rail-sail-to-ireland rail/ferry combined tickets] from any railway station in the [United Kingdom] to [Ireland].  
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* [http://www.raileasy.co.uk/ Raileasy] - For the best deals on cheap train tickets. If you're totally flexible about travel times you can find even cheaper fares by clicking on [http://www.raileasy.co.uk/home/cheapest-fare-finder 'advanced options'] and selecting 'Find the cheapest fares throughout the day.' They also offer [http://www.raileasy.co.uk/info/rail-sail-to-ireland rail/ferry combined tickets] from any railway station in the [United Kingdom] to [Ireland].  
 
* [http://www.thetrainline.com/‎ The train line] - Buy cheap train tickets and get UK train times & fares. Save up to 80% with the UK's No.1 independent online rail ticket retailer.
 
* [http://www.thetrainline.com/‎ The train line] - Buy cheap train tickets and get UK train times & fares. Save up to 80% with the UK's No.1 independent online rail ticket retailer.
  
  
'''Ferry'''
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===Ferry===
  
 
Ferries can be a cheap get to travel to and from the United Kingdom. You can travel to and from the United Kingdom from France, Holland, Ireland etc.  
 
Ferries can be a cheap get to travel to and from the United Kingdom. You can travel to and from the United Kingdom from France, Holland, Ireland etc.  
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* [http://www.ferryfaresto.co.uk/ Ferry Fares to] enables you to search fares for leading carriers including LDlines, Transmanche, Norfolkline, P&O, Stenaline and CondorFerries - from France, Holland etc.
 
* [http://www.ferryfaresto.co.uk/ Ferry Fares to] enables you to search fares for leading carriers including LDlines, Transmanche, Norfolkline, P&O, Stenaline and CondorFerries - from France, Holland etc.
  
'''Bus'''
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===Bus===
  
 
Buses, can be a excellent option, as you can buy bus tickets can combine a ferry ticket, getting you from anyplace in Europe to the United Kingdom for a seasonal price. Internally, options can be limited.
 
Buses, can be a excellent option, as you can buy bus tickets can combine a ferry ticket, getting you from anyplace in Europe to the United Kingdom for a seasonal price. Internally, options can be limited.
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'''Other Options'''
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===Other Options===
 
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However, [[hitchhiking]] is quite doable.
 
However, [[hitchhiking]] is quite doable.
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[http://www.liftshare.org Liftshare.org] is a UK based lift share website.
 
|accommodation=* [[Wild camping]] is only legal in [[Scotland]].
 
|accommodation=* [[Wild camping]] is only legal in [[Scotland]].
 
* [[Squatting]] has become more [https://www.gov.uk/squatting-law difficult] in recent years. Inform yourself about the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squatting_in_England_and_Wales Section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012], whereby squatting in residential property became a criminal offense.
 
* [[Squatting]] has become more [https://www.gov.uk/squatting-law difficult] in recent years. Inform yourself about the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squatting_in_England_and_Wales Section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012], whereby squatting in residential property became a criminal offense.
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Hints
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===Hints===
 
* Whether you are a EEA CITIZENS (EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA or not, you have to pass through immigration control. Be prepared. They are likely to ask a couple of questions. They have refused many Nomads. If doesn't matter if you have a European passport or a valid visa. The United Kingdom is not part of the art of Schengen Agreement. If you are an EEA citizen, then use the separate channel marked 'EEA/EU passports'. Dress up, look smart, be confident, be calm, and be polite. Be prepared for questions such as: 'For what purpose are you entering....where will you visiting....where will you be staying....how long will you be staying ..etc'
 
* Whether you are a EEA CITIZENS (EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA or not, you have to pass through immigration control. Be prepared. They are likely to ask a couple of questions. They have refused many Nomads. If doesn't matter if you have a European passport or a valid visa. The United Kingdom is not part of the art of Schengen Agreement. If you are an EEA citizen, then use the separate channel marked 'EEA/EU passports'. Dress up, look smart, be confident, be calm, and be polite. Be prepared for questions such as: 'For what purpose are you entering....where will you visiting....where will you be staying....how long will you be staying ..etc'
  

Revision as of 09:49, 3 September 2017


Transport

Find info on hitchhiking at Hitchwiki.

Transport can be every expensive. Expensive to get to, expensive to travel around, expensive to eat etc.

Train

Internally, the train system, as well as particular lines, have been privatized. If you do book train tickets, book in advance. You need to travel 'off peak' during the day, and split the tickets.That means breaking the journey down into two or more smaller portions with a separate train ticket for each section. This is often the key to finding cheap train tickets.

  • National Rail - The gateway to Britain's National Rail network. Use the cheapest fare finder tool.
  • Raileasy - For the best deals on cheap train tickets. If you're totally flexible about travel times you can find even cheaper fares by clicking on 'advanced options' and selecting 'Find the cheapest fares throughout the day.' They also offer rail/ferry combined tickets from any railway station in the [United Kingdom] to [Ireland].
  • The train line - Buy cheap train tickets and get UK train times & fares. Save up to 80% with the UK's No.1 independent online rail ticket retailer.


Ferry

Ferries can be a cheap get to travel to and from the United Kingdom. You can travel to and from the United Kingdom from France, Holland, Ireland etc.

  • Ferry Fares to enables you to search fares for leading carriers including LDlines, Transmanche, Norfolkline, P&O, Stenaline and CondorFerries - from France, Holland etc.

Bus

Buses, can be a excellent option, as you can buy bus tickets can combine a ferry ticket, getting you from anyplace in Europe to the United Kingdom for a seasonal price. Internally, options can be limited.

  • Megabus, a internal bus company (which also sells some rail tickets) can be a very cheap way to get around, but only if you book ahead.


Other Options

However, hitchhiking is quite doable.

Liftshare.org is a UK based lift share website.

Companies


Accommodation

Find info on hosp ex at Couchwiki.

Meet fellow travellers on hospitality exchange networks: Trustroots, BeWelcome

Food

Find info on dumpster diving at Trashwiki.

Dumpster diving is supposed to be awesome.

Connectivity

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Busking

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Visa

The United Kingdom can be pretty harsh in sending people back on a tourist visa when not carrying a return ticket.

It's not part of the Schengen Agreement so it can be a good escape plan if you've been almost 3 months in the Schengen area.

Immigration Enforecement Against EU nationals

Immigration Enforcement officers can arrest EU nationals, who they believe are not "exercising their treaty rights" by rough sleeping.


EU citizens and their family members have the right to enter and live in other Member States. These rights are set out in the Free Movement Directive, which all Member States are bound by.

Where admission is permitted, an EU citizen may remain in the UK for up to three months from the date of entry, provided they do not become a burden on the social assistance system of the UK or abuse their rights.

Those EU citizens wishing to stay beyond three months can only do so where they are exercising a Treaty right.

Exercising a Treaty right in this context means they must be working, self-employed, self-sufficient or a student. Therefore be careful if you are wild camping with rough sleepers. Have some evidence you are a traveller with sufficient funds, as there are many stories of EU nomads being deported. If they force the issue, volunteer to be directed to a hostel.

Most embassies are in London if you need to reach out.

Cities

Bangor, Wales, Bournemouth, Bristol, Edinburgh, Gibraltar, Leeds, London, Manchester

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Travel destinations

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The largest island in Europe.
The United Kingdom is a member state of the European Union which forms the so-called Common Travel area with Ireland and is not part of the Schengen Agreement. It is quite an expensive country.


Hints

  • Whether you are a EEA CITIZENS (EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA or not, you have to pass through immigration control. Be prepared. They are likely to ask a couple of questions. They have refused many Nomads. If doesn't matter if you have a European passport or a valid visa. The United Kingdom is not part of the art of Schengen Agreement. If you are an EEA citizen, then use the separate channel marked 'EEA/EU passports'. Dress up, look smart, be confident, be calm, and be polite. Be prepared for questions such as: 'For what purpose are you entering....where will you visiting....where will you be staying....how long will you be staying ..etc'
  • You can deposit money at any UK police station for someone in difficulty to collect at another police station.
  • Beware of ‘Schedule 7′ of the Terrorism Act 2000 is a power that allows the police (as well as customs and immigration officers – “etc”) to question you in places like airports without the right to silence. There is advice here is stopped and questioned.


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