Honeymoon in London

Dec 9th, 2007, 06:57 PM
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Julia B77 -

I travel to London often for business but when I need to pay the bill I stay at The Claverley Hotel.


The Claverley Hotel is a boutique hotel located near the V&A museum, Hyde Park, Knightsbridge (view of Harrods) and walking distance to the tube. They have great rooms and made to order breakfast is included each morning(eggs any style and Belgian waffles!)

I highly recommed this boutique hotel.

Best wishes to you!

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Dec 9th, 2007, 08:30 PM
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I agree with Janis - if there's any way to start your train trip from Manchester, I'd do it (and have done, last summer). Taking the train into central London, on no sleep and hauling your luggage, is not an ideal way to start your honeymoon. It's definitely doable if you have to, but if you can find a good flight to Manchester, take advantage of it! We bought our tickets to Windermere once we got to the Manchester airport station, and they were about £16.
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Dec 11th, 2007, 04:48 PM
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You're definitely convincing me! Okay, I'm looking into continuing our flight to Manchester...

Thanks for the advice on the hotels as well.

I'll let you know what I find
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Dec 12th, 2007, 02:31 PM
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Hi Julia

I actually think it would be better to get the train to Manchester rather than to fly there from London!

It's quite easy to get from Heathrow to Euston: take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington train station (a 15 min journey and trains go every 15 mins) and then walk to the (connected) Paddington tube station. You then go only need to go a couple of stops on the tube to Euston (a 15 min journey).

Direct trains from London Euston to Manchester take 2.5 hours (look on www.thetrainline.com) and, although a flight would take (I think) 1 hour, you have to check in at least 1 hour before anyway and factor in journey time from Manchester airport to Manchester train station.

Another disadvantage of flying to Manc from London is that you may need to change terminals, depending on the airline.

Another advantage of taking the train is that you go pass through some beautiful gently rolling countryside - different to the Lake District scenery - which you'd miss on the plane.

Hope this helps!! The Lake District will be beautiful in September so you'll have a fab time.
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Dec 12th, 2007, 04:55 PM
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Thank you RosieRR. We'll definitely take the train back from the Lake District, so we can take in the amazing scenery at that time. I do agree that we wouldn't want to miss that. But after getting married Saturday and hopping on a trans-atlantic flight on Sunday, I can't imagine we'd actually see any of the scenery were we to take the train from London. Instead I think we'd just be sleeping.

Our flight lands at LHR around 6 or 7am that Monday. I hadn't considered this until now, but that would likely put us on the tube travelling across central London during rush hour on a Monday. No thanks!

Flights from LHR to MAN one way are completely possible, and honestly less expensive than the train ticket. Thank you all for your input.
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