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Mar 31st, 2013, 05:25 PM
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Need advice on choosing place to stay in London for sight seeing

Between Paddington and Canning Town, which one would be better for ease of sightseeing London Attractions? Both hotels are near tube stations. Near Canning town is a bit cheaper. Is June too hot in London? Is having AC desirable that time of the year?

On the tube map both locations seem about the same, paddington may be a bit closer. Would staying near Canning town be inconvenient?
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Mar 31st, 2013, 06:21 PM
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Why those two? Neither would be my choice. Paddington is not near anything much and Canning Town is REALLY not near anything much.

>>Is June too hot in London?<<

Hopefully, but probably not.

>> Is having AC desirable that time of the year?<<

A/c is seldom needed - but there could always be a freak heat wave.
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Mar 31st, 2013, 10:08 PM
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As janis says. Canning Town in particular is miles out of the centre, and not the most scenic or interesting suburb.

For a quick view of where most of the attractions are in relation to the public transport system, look at the bus map in the Transport for London visitor guide:
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/15101.aspx

Your best bet would be to look somewhere around Bloomsbury (Russell Square station) or South Kensington/Gloucester Road.
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Apr 1st, 2013, 12:49 AM
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Agree!!! Canning Town would be about the last place I would want to stay!! Patrick has some good suggestions.
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Apr 1st, 2013, 01:55 AM
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"Is June too hot in London? Is having AC desirable that time of the year?"

Nobody can accurately predict the weather a few days in advance, let alone in June, this is northern Europe after all. This site gives averages for June BUT they are just that......Averages. It could be colder/wetter or hotter/drier.

http://www.holiday-weather.com/london/averages/june
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Apr 1st, 2013, 02:08 AM
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We're long overdue for some warmth, heaven knows. But I'd be surprised if in June it goes over 25C, or if it does, for more than a few hours at a time. Early June last year was wretchedly cold and wet.
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