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Up to London

Posted by David FG on June 24, 2008 at 05:59

In Reply to: Up to London posted by Pat Lees on June 23, 2008 at 21:49:

: Do you say 'up to London' regardless of which way you are coming from and if so why?

It is customary to use the phrase 'Up to London' wherever one is coming from: so one travels from Edinburgh 'up to London'. I have a vague idea that the origin has something to do with the railways, but no doubt someone will be able to give a more authoritative answer.