Golders Green to Central London

Aug 6th, 2006, 02:25 PM
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Dukey: True enough - but clairefraser has posted several threads about their itinerary in Scotland, Paris and London. We've posted back and forth a fair bit so I just didn't take the time to say "I know this isn't what you asked, but . . . . " It has been sort of an ongoing conversation w/ her last question being about a hotel in Argyll St. I sort of warned her off that one so this seems to be a follow up.

Claire: If your only choice is between being up in Golders Green or the Fairway Hotel - I might choose the Fairway. But I really think you can do better than either one . . . .
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Aug 7th, 2006, 03:27 AM
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maybe a late-ish posting on GG, but you might want to check how close the B&B is from the tube station. I've seen some B&B's--nothing fancy, many seem to be in need of renovation--along Golders Green Rd, a good 15-20 min walk from the tube station. I do occasionally go there for weekday lunches from my office in W1, takes about 45min including walk from the station. Alternatively you can catch a bus, maybe 5-10min depending on how long you wait for a bus.
If you do decide to stay there, don't miss Carmelli's bakery, and the yellow Pita falafel stands underneath the main line train track.
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Aug 8th, 2006, 01:16 AM
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Gee! Thanks everyone for the interesting opinions. I enjoy reading what you have to say and it certainly helps make up my mind. We are in London for 4 days. Our main reason for choosing a B and B out of central London was the price and also the room size. I know we won't be spending much time at the hotel but I've seen and heard of many hotels in London where there is not even enough room to put your suitcases comfortably and we will have three. I understand that the slight savings we make on the room will be eroded by the tube fares..... I'll keep looking. But I do appreciate all of the comments.
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Aug 8th, 2006, 04:18 AM
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Just a thought... If you're still looking for B&Bs (although many called hotels), there seem to be many of them either near Baker St or near Paddington. I haven't stayed in any of them so cannot recommend one, but they are much more conveniently located than GG.
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Aug 8th, 2006, 04:31 AM
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A small point but staying out of the central area will save you very little on tube fares. It's having zone one on your card that costs money, adding a few extra makes little difference.
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Aug 8th, 2006, 04:58 AM
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Clairefraser: what are you paying up in Golders Green?

You might want to consider an apartment right in central London. E&E Apartments has 1-bdrm flats in Victoria and Pimlico for about £89 per night for stays of less than a week. (it would be 10% less for a full week's rent). So for just under £30 per person you get 1 bdrm, livingroom w/ a sofa bed, a kitchen, often a washer/dryer (not all flats have them) and full bath. You would have masses of space compared to a family room in a B&B and would be walking distance to the river, Buckingham Palace, Tate Britain and the train/tube/bus station.

There have been some posts that e&e were closing but they posted this morning to clarify that they are merely havig a lease issue w/ their office - not affecting the flats rentals.
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Aug 8th, 2006, 05:07 AM
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AlanRow did raise a good point about the Northern Line. It does seem to be more problem prone than some other Tube lines (OTOH, the Bakerloo line that we use regularly to get from Paddington to Waterloo seems pretty reliable). Just something to keep in mind when making your final decision.
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Aug 17th, 2006, 06:29 PM
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came across this place in Golders Green
Croft Court Hotel,

rooms have air/Con

Golders Green is an atractive location for the Kosher Traveler,
With kosher food of all types, and synagougs of all types,

when there is no traffic the west end is 15 min ride by taxi,
at most imes in the day 30 -- 45 Min taxi ride.
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Aug 18th, 2006, 04:03 AM
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I think it's unusual if you can make it in 15min btwn GG and WE. (if so, I'd be lunching there everyday!)

Also you won't find much cabs on the street, need to call one. Anyway, you'll be paying GBP20+ for a ride with a black cab.

A point of interest for kosher travellers--GG (and nearby Hendon) has an eruv. Central London does not. Though some GG people make a point of not using an eruv...
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