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being situated near which tube station is best?

Old Mar 8th, 2003, 08:26 PM
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being situated near which tube station is best?

i realize now that london isn't were you stay but what and which tub stations you're near. so which tube stations provide the best access to the "tourist" locations. i am guessing based on some fodor's forum research that being near the district and circle lines is best (from mr. haines). so near victoria or earls court/glouchester stations then. or heck maybe i am overanalyzing and it all really doesn't matter that much...either way help would be appreciated. glad to be going to europe w/ 3.5 days of it in londn.
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Old Mar 9th, 2003, 04:00 AM
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I have stayed in almost every area in Central London in years. For easy access to tourist attractions,I prefer Charing Cross/Trafalgar Square srea. Besides the Tubes,the area has the best bus connections. The only drew back is the lack of budget accommadations.
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Old Mar 9th, 2003, 05:51 AM
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http://www.thetube.com/content/tubemap/
This is the best site I have ever used for London Tube info and maps. This will answer a lot of questions for you and you can print it all out.
My personal favorite was when we stayed near Buckingham Palace and used the Westminster Tube station, we didn't have to change trains much when going anywhere in the city or to friends in Kew.
My second favorite is South Kensington.
The neighborhoods are excellent and easy to get to other tourist areas.
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Actually the district or southern arm of the circle or anywhere along the Picadilly line.

I most prefer the Picadilly because it touches the Circle; hits Green Park which is the center of the universe for most tourists. not because you stay there but because it had Picadilly, Jubilee and Victoria line connections; goes through Picadilly Circus, Leicester Sq and Covent Garden for theatre and late nights; and Russell Sq for the Br Museum.
The Circle is fine - but the Picadilly is actually more useful for day to day getting around.
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Hello,

We generally stay at one of the hotels near Glouchester station - steps from the tube stop, with several good hotels to chose from.

Ben Haines advice is always on the mark.

London has a great public transportation system so the choice is not as important as other cities in Europe.

Have a great time.
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Actually it doesn't really matter. Anywhere within Zone 1 and 2 is pretty much okay. Just bear in mind that the Central Line is shut down at the moment. Personally, I would suggest you try to use the buses for the shorter journeys. You see London instead of someone else's armpit.
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Interesting, that armpit view. I've had that on occasion. I reccomend the Kings Cross area. Several tube lines go through it, the most important of which is the Piccadilly. It's good for the theater, restaurants, and for the Heathrow connections. It depend on the time of day for the latter, but it is far more cost-effective than even the Heathrow Express. It just depends on your comfort and experience level, I guess.
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I, too, like the Piccadilly line because of its access from Heathrow. The Bloomsbury area (British Museum) and a hotel near Russell Square tube are very convenient to all kinds of London attractions, including the theatre district. Bloomsbury is also convenient to other tube lines (Central and Northern), but especially good for walking places because it is truly central London. There are affordable hotels in the area.
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JudyC omits from Charing Cross the rail links for going out from CC and few minute walk to Waterloo, so even better. South Ken is the one for V & A, Natural History Museum.
Kings Cross? Maybe for tube connections and for going north, but still one of the rather grimmer areas in London . This is still definitely not an area that I would suggest any single women to walk around, especially around the station.
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