Oct 26th, 2012, 02:20 PM
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Am visiting London in July and wondered about staying at the Sheraton skyline hotel at Heathrow. Is it easy to travel from there to the attractions in London? We would be staying for 6 days and travelling into the city centre probably daily.
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Oct 26th, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Please don't stay at will take over an hour to get anywhere in central London and will cost you time and money. It is definitely not a good idea to stay at heathrow!!! Get a hotel in zone 1!
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Oct 26th, 2012, 02:30 PM
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Eg60, why would you want to stay at the airport? For six days (lucky you), I would stay in central London. There are hundreds of affordable options.

Just check "London hotels" on this board. Good luck...
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Oct 26th, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Not to mention the cost...check out the cost of a 7 day travel pass for zone 1-6 compared to zone 1-2 at

You wont be able to hang out in pubs or central London in the evening and will have to head way out to the airport every night - which has no atmosphere...

If you need affordable places do a search above or give us an amount in £ that you want to spend and we can help you find a place in an area you won't regret staying.
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Oct 26th, 2012, 02:49 PM
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Sorry one more comment - assuming you are from the US...would you travel to NYC and stay at the sheraton in Newark? Kind of the same thing...
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Oct 26th, 2012, 03:29 PM
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Thank you!! I am convinced! Will look at some vrbo ideas too.
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Oct 26th, 2012, 03:35 PM
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So glad!! Also check out
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Oct 26th, 2012, 04:39 PM
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No - that is a terrible idea. You wold be spending hours and big $ every day trekking back and forth to the sights - and it would be especially difficult to do so after dinner or a show in the evening. In London you wan to be as central as possible - since sights are spread out in all directions.

If you tell us how many people "we" is and what bed configuration you need - as well as a budget, people can make specific recos.
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Oct 26th, 2012, 07:49 PM
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God, no! Search here and give us a budget and your room requirements and you'll get plenty of suggestions.
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Oct 27th, 2012, 01:29 PM
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Thanks all for your advice. I am looking at Judd hotel in Bloomsbury, and the Regency in S. Kensington. Opinions?
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Oct 28th, 2012, 04:51 PM
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Certainly staying in Bloomsbury or South Kensington is 100% acceptable for a week in London when compared to staying at Heathrow. I have no personal experience with either of these places, but assuming the reviews on Fodors or other similar places like the hotels, you should have no concerns about the overall location.
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Oct 29th, 2012, 02:48 AM
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Either location is miles better than staying right out at the airport, with the things you're likely to want to see within a short bus or tube ride away, or even within walking distance, and plenty of restaurants and cafés on the doorstep.

The Regency is on a fairly busy road, by comparison with the Judd, and the general ambiance of that part of South Kensington is a bit grander, more residential and (to my taste) rather stuffy. The Judd is on Cartwright Gardens, a quieter side street, very close to several colleges and central facilities of the University of London; it's also closer to several streets full of small independent shops and restaurants with an arty/alternative vibe.

You can locate either in relation to the main attractions in the visitors' bus map here:
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