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Flynn to London for a three days what is better to land in Heathrow or Gatwick ?

Flynn to London for a three days what is better to land in Heathrow or Gatwick ?

Old Apr 9th, 2007, 06:11 PM
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Flynn to London for a three days what is better to land in Heathrow or Gatwick ?

Hi, My daughter has to fly to London for a few days for business, what would you recommend landing in Gatwick or HEathrow? and also what would be the best reasonable way to get to Downtown London.?
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Old Apr 9th, 2007, 06:13 PM
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SORRY for the bad spelling I meant Flying , from NY to London.
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Old Apr 9th, 2007, 06:29 PM
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Makes no real difference - go w/ the one that gets her the best connections and/or airfare.

Depending on where she is staying, both hotels have easy connections into London . . . . . .
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Heathrow is nearer to London. Can get heathrow express (expensive) or tube, which is slower but more realistic price. Gatwick further south.
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sorry should have said heathrow express and tube take you directly to london. tube slower but a bargain, and slower than express. Former takes about an hour.
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Old Apr 9th, 2007, 06:50 PM
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Even tho' LHR is closer in - depending on one's final destination in the city, getting in from LGW can be much faser.

So it honestly makes very little difference which airport one uses . . . . .
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that should be ". . . faster"
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Old Apr 10th, 2007, 05:15 AM
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Thank you very much for your replies.

Janis: she is heading from the Airport to
Hanover Sq., Central London, can you add something
knowing her London destination?

Thanks again Janis and Megandaisymay
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Old Apr 10th, 2007, 05:41 AM
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Not a lot in it.

By public transport:

From Heathrow: Heathrow Express to Paddington (15 minutes), tube (Bakerloo Line) to Oxford Circus (10 minutes), 5-10 minutes walk from there; she could take the tube (Piccadilly Line) and change at Green Park for Oxford Circus, but that's slower and the interchange a a bit more laborious - say 50 minutes to an hour in all.

From Gatwick: train to Victoria (30 minutes), then tube (Victoria Line) to Oxford Circus (5-10 minutes). The interchange at Victoria strikes me as potentially a bit more bothersome in terms of stairways and crowds.

Heathrow Express is the most expensive of these options, but as it's a business trip and the difference is not great, I imagine that's not the primary issue.
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Old Apr 10th, 2007, 05:54 AM
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Hi, thank you Patrick, no I guess she can spend like
40-50 pounds, that would be ok.
She was wondering that in this context, meaning that she can spend that amount of money to get to Honover Sq, which would be a better choice , fly into Heathrow or Gatwick or it would it mean no difference?
He has two options of airliners, one goes to H. the other to G.
Thank you.
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It really doesn't make a difference. I always use teh one w/ the best fare.

But since money apparently isn't an issue here - She should go w/ the one that gives her the best connections and/or her airline of choice.

which airport she lands at really isn't as important as how convenient the connections are stateside . . . . .
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