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London: travel to, parking, hotels, things to do

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Overseas Holidays & Travel Planning
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Overseas Holidays & Travel Planning
vanoonoo wrote:
I thought it might be useful to merge a few of the london threads together so that there is a central point of reference. :)



Friend has to get there tomorrow from Bristol, but will doubtless be going again, so ongoing suggestions welcomed!

He's asked me if I know anywhere with unrestricted parking near the Picadilly line, outside the Congestion Charge Zone. Failing that, good VFM car parks.

My in-laws have suggested that there's a large car park at the old Dome site and they could then get the North Greenwich line in, but this involves getting across the bottom of London, so ideas to the West would be better.

Last time they drove to Heathrow and took the tube in, but parking cost £40. Surely we can do better? ;D

In anticipation!
Still knitting!
Completed: TWO adult cardigans, 3 baby jumpers, 3 shawls, 1 sweat band, 3 pairs baby bootees, 2 sets of handwarmers, 1 Wise Man Knitivity figure + 1 sheep, 2 pairs socks, 3 balaclavas, multiple hats and poppies, 3 peony flowers, 4 butterflies ...
Current projects: pink balaclava (for myself), seaman's hat, about to start another cardigan!
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  • AnjRAnjR Forumite
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    Savy_Sue,

    I have pm'd you but have since found this link to London Borough of Camden's website. There may be some useful info there:

    http://www.camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/transport-and-streets/parking/where-to-park/council-managed-car-parks.en?page=3.
  • AnjRAnjR Forumite
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    One more link for council-run car park in Bloomsbury square. Rates as follows:

    Hourly rates
    1 hour £3.50
    2 hours £5.50
    3 hours £7.50
    4 hours £9.00
    6 hours £13.00
    9 hours £19.00
    12 hours £22.00
    24 hours £25.00

    More info at http://www.camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/transport-and-streets/parking/where-to-park/council-managed-car-parks.en?page=1
  • Use tube guru http://tube.tfl.gov.uk/guru/index.asp to find a station nera to the road you go in on by clicking on the map.Use the right hand tab for station info and then select parking.
  • Cactus_JackCactus_Jack Forumite
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    Hello all,

    We would like to take a weekend break to London, the dates we would prefer are the 9th July to the 11th July. We want to travel by train, from Wigan North western or Wigan Wallgate stations, or any Manchester station if these are cheaper. Would prefer no changes but if this affects the price significantly, we can change.

    The cheapest I can find from my searches is an Apex return that would cost us around £30 plus each. Would be nice to get it cheaper though.

    As for accodomation we are looking to stay close to the attractions, but if this is expensive then accomodation near a Tube station would do.

    Looking to spend as little as possible on the prices per night, anything up to £50 pp is OK, but it'd be great to get a good price of say £20-30 pp in decent accom..definately not dirty/in a shady area though

    I would be very grateful if anyone can help :)

    Cactus
  • CaterinaCaterina Forumite
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    Check the Ibis Hotel in Greenwich, in the middle of Greenwich town centre, very nice area, lvely park, market, restaurants (also cheap but nice ones if you look carefully), maritime museums, lots of pubs and things to do. On the river.

    Or the Express by Holiday Inn, a bit out of Greenwich centre but on bus routes and at walking distance from Jubilee Line Underground station (North Greenwich) and a fab Chinese restaurant in the hotel - also very near a large multi-screen cinema.

    Ibis: for bookings and prices go to
    https://www.accor-hotels.com and look for Greenwich

    It might be a bit more than 50 quid but very very nice.

    The Express Holiday Inn is cheaper and the info is here:

    http://www.cheaper-london-hotels.co.uk/hotel-greenwich-express-holiday-inn.htm

    Good luck, have a lovely holiday.

    Caterina
    Finally I'm an OAP and can travel free (in London at least!).
  • SystemSystem
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    Hi, I'm planning to go to London tommorow for the day but need to know somehwere safe to park which is near a tube station. I'm travelling in from Manchester, anyone got any ideas where I can park free and then tube into the centre of London (which is relatively close to the centre)
  • AnjRAnjR Forumite
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    Use tube guru http://tube.tfl.gov.uk/guru/index.asp to find a station nera to the road you go in on by clicking on the map.Use the right hand tab for station info and then select parking.
  • AnjRAnjR Forumite
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    Another member, Savvy_Sue, has knowledge of parking at Heathrow for £2.50 per day. You could then take the tube in (maybe buy a one-day travelcard). Perhaps she will give more info if she is around or you could hunt down further info via the tube website above.
  • AndreaAndrea Forumite
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    I've been Money Tipped! Chutzpah Haggler I'm a Volunteer Board Guide Newshound!
    http://www.toptable.co.uk/details.cfm?rid=704

    You can also have dessert for an extra £1. The special offer details are in a box on the right-hand side. :)
  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
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    Not sure you'd want to head out to Heathrow if you're driving down from Manchester. It wasn't Heathrow itself, a few stations in from Heathrow, that our friends parked for £2.50 for the day - Hounslow I think!

    Go for Tube Guru - it's a wonderful site in its own right! - find a line running parallel to the route you'd drive in from Manchester and click on stations on that line to see which have car parks nearby.

    The only problem I found was that even though Tube Guru said there was an NCP car park at some stations the NCP site didn't seem to tell me exactly where that car park was.

    Before you go, hit https://www.ncp.co.uk and print off an internet voucher for £5 off certain car parks in London. That'll help if you end up in one of theirs. Check the terms and conditions - you have to arrive and leave between certain times, I think.

    All the best!
    Still knitting!
    Completed: TWO adult cardigans, 3 baby jumpers, 3 shawls, 1 sweat band, 3 pairs baby bootees, 2 sets of handwarmers, 1 Wise Man Knitivity figure + 1 sheep, 2 pairs socks, 3 balaclavas, multiple hats and poppies, 3 peony flowers, 4 butterflies ...
    Current projects: pink balaclava (for myself), seaman's hat, about to start another cardigan!
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