Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Spain December/ January 2018/19
  2. 2 FCO hotel for late arrival?
  3. 3 Malaga Christmas lights
  4. 4 Trip Report Sampling Some of Sicily and Bits of Italy Beyond
  5. 5 Pubs showing NFL football in London?
  6. 6 Help With Itinerary By Train: London, Paris, Nice, Florence
  7. 7 Croatia in mid/late October
  8. 8 Rome, Tuscany & Umbria
  9. 9 Looking for Good Eating in Valencia
  10. 10 ROMA Pass inclusions. - 3 days in Rome
  11. 11 Help with Venice Trip?
  12. 12 Dubrovnik
  13. 13 What happened to Sundriedtopepo
  14. 14 Lisbon neighborhoods
  15. 15 Trip Report The Little Cyclades, Santorini, Vienna
  16. 16 [Crete] Trapped in Skouloufia? Please help!
  17. 17 Norte Dame light show!
  18. 18 Where to Eat in Barcelona
  19. 19 Trip Report Adventureseeker returns to Italy! As glorious and detailed as before!
  20. 20 Help with 11 night Portugal Itinerary
  21. 21 London - Paris - Amsterdam trip planning help
  22. 22 10 Days in Austria
  23. 23 Czech Republic & Germany in Eleven Days
  24. 24 Trip Report Greece in end October
  25. 25 Champagne Tours
View next 25 » Back to the top

Upcoming London trip advice

Jump to last reply

This is my first time posting, but have read posts for quite some time. I tend to be wordy, so I apologize in advance!

I’m looking for advice on my upcoming trip to London. In 2012, I flew into Heathrow from the US, picked up a car, stayed in Hatfield, then on to London, Cotswold’s, the New Forest area . Dropped off the car and left from Bournemouth airport.

I’m flying into Heathrow mid - Sept. and plan on taking the train to London and hotel. Have a few ideas in mind, probably near transportation. Love the Covent Garden area.

This time I don’t want to drive in London. I'm taking the same basic route. London, Cotswolds, New Forest. As a solo female traveler, it wasn’t bad but wasn’t relaxing. Not to mention roundabouts and I didn’t quite get along. Even with the trusty sat nav!

First question, and it’s a bit hypothetical: Is it safe to wheel my 21” bag on the train/tube to get to the hotel? It’s pop art loud and flowery and my husband seems to think someone will grab it and run. Is that something that happens quite often? Or, as a solo female, would I be smarter to pay the price for a cab?

Second question: I’m trying to find out a good location (town) that would be best to rent a car from. One that would be easy to return to on the way to Heathrow, if possible. Have to leave from Heathrow this time.

Thank you, and I enjoy reading London information on your posts.

Shamrock27

14 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement