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Train and Tube from Heathrow to Central London

Aug 7th, 2010, 03:02 PM
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Train and Tube from Heathrow to Central London

My friend will be staying at the Radisson Hotel at Heathrow and in London for 2 days in September. She wants to see the Tower, Westminister Abbey, and the British Museum. I have been to London and told her to take the train from Heathrow and then hook up with the Tube system. It's been awhile and I can't remember which stop that she gets off at to get onto the Tube.
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Aug 7th, 2010, 03:06 PM
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She can just take the tube from Heathrow - the Piccadilly Line to Piccadilly Circus or Russell Square -http://www.heathrowairport.com/portal/page/Heathrow%5EGeneral%5ETo+and+from+Heathrow%5EUnderg round/050f9b25f9599110VgnVCM10000036821c0a____/448c6a4c7f1b0010VgnVCM200000357e120a____/

Or take Heathrow Connect or Heathrow Express, which are obviously much faster to Paddington and then the tube from there.
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Aug 7th, 2010, 03:12 PM
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<<< Radisson Hotel at Heathrow >>>

Advise her to find a hotel in central London.

She'll be spending around 90 minutes each way travelling between LHR & the places she wants to visit - the HEX / HEC will not significantly make this any quicker as she'll then have to use the Tube to get to the British Museum etc
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Aug 7th, 2010, 03:14 PM
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I have to agree with alanRow.
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Aug 7th, 2010, 03:24 PM
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Staying at LHR for 2 nights almost NEVER makes sense. One night after a late flight, or before an early flight - sure. But not for 2 nights and using it as a base to see central London.

Unless she has prepaid - she might want to look for a different hotel for at LEAST one night.

But -- if she IS stuck staying out at LHR -- the very worst thing she could do is take the train to Paddington and then tube or a taxi from there.

She can take the tube right from LHR to central London for a tiny fraction of the money of the train+tube or train+taxi. And it will likely be just as fast - or even faster to get to a lot of places.
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Aug 7th, 2010, 03:33 PM
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Use the tube, avoid the train and get a hotel in London if not prepaid at LHR.
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