Getting from Worcester to London

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Apr 24th, 2013, 12:35 PM
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Getting from Worcester to London

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A co-worker and I will be in Worcester for work and will be heading into London for the weekend on Friday afternoon. We are trying to determine the best way to get to London.

We will have a rental car with us in Worcester. We do NOT want to take it into London. We can either drop it off in Worcester and take a train in, or drive towards London (drop it outside of London and then take a train into the city if there's a good option).

In London, we are staying at the Westminster Doubletree (8773 Yates Dr, Westminster).

Thank you!!!!
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Apr 24th, 2013, 12:57 PM
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Leave the care in Worcester and take the train.

I hope you're not staying at the Westminster Doubletree, 8773 Yates Dr, Westminster, Colorado USA as its a long way from the nearest Tube station.
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Apr 24th, 2013, 01:14 PM
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Sorry! The address where we're staying is:

30 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4DD, United Kingdom

Is that a good location? What train should we take from Worcester?
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Apr 24th, 2013, 01:22 PM
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sofarsogood - LOL!!! I'm guessing they meant DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Westminster. Address = 30 John Islip St, Westminster, London, Greater London SW1P 4DD. This is more Millbank than Westminster, and I believe used to be a City Inn, before Hilton took it over. Doesn't seem to be very convenient for tube stations, but has good reviews.
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Apr 24th, 2013, 01:24 PM
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.... we were posting at the same time. For train info, check out www.thetrainline.com
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Apr 24th, 2013, 02:18 PM
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"What train should we take from Worcester?"

Whichever gets you there fastest.

Bizarrely, that's usually the cheapest as well if you really think Worcester's the best place to start your train trip.

Direct trains run roughly hourly from Foregate St (all stopping at Shrub Hill en route, and either might be easier for wherever you drop your car) to Paddington, and take about 150 mins. In between, there are other trains requiring you to change in Birmingham, coming into Euston or Marylebone, getting you into London slightly earlier than waiting for the next direct train - but all costing substantially more and taking a good half hour longer in train time.

All of which hints that, depending on your plans for the day, dropping your car at Birmingham airport, Solihull or near Warwick Parkway might be less hassle (and involves dumping the car closer to a station with more frequent and much faster direct trains into London) than dropping it in Worcester. Or at Hertz Kidlington (for Oxford), which means you have to drive through the Cotswolds.

An EXTRAORDINARY proportion of people starting off near Worcester get a train from elsewhere in the West Midlands, because they're all so much better for railway connections than Worcester itself.

It's more or less irrelevant for getting to John Islip St whether you arrive at Paddington, Euston or Marylebone. It's a hopeless place to get to by tube (at least with bags, though it's a pretty painless and relatively pretty walk from Pimlico tube without) so you're going to be cabbing from your London terminus.
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Apr 26th, 2013, 09:34 AM
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Must you stay at that hotel? It is nice, but not ATALL Convenient from any station you'd arrive at from Worcester. Nor to anyplace by tube really.
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Apr 30th, 2013, 09:46 AM
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No, we don't need to stay at that hotel. We wanted to stay at a Hilton in order to use up some hotel points, but that is good to know.

What locations would you recommend?
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Apr 30th, 2013, 10:08 AM
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There is a Hilton at:

4 Bryanston Street Marble Arch, London W1H 7BY, United Kingdom

What are your thoughts?
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Apr 30th, 2013, 01:08 PM
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That Hilton is in a great location right off Oxford street and close to a couple train lines.
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