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    • barrymung
    • By barrymung 13th May 18, 8:49 AM
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    Getting to Hyde Park
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    • 13th May 18, 8:49 AM
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    Getting to Hyde Park 13th May 18 at 8:49 AM
    Coming to Hyde park in July and wondered the best way to get there from Hampshire? There are a number of us going...

    Do we:

    Go by train+tube (Expensive)
    Drive and park as near Hyde Park as possible
    Drive, park on the outskirts and tube the rest (Maybe park at a cheap hotel)

    Any recommendations/advice?
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    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 13th May 18, 12:32 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 12:32 PM
    What time / day of the week ?


    <edit> and is it when there is an event on in Hyde Park (in which case I think your second option is probably not going to be feasible)
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    • barrymung
    • By barrymung 13th May 18, 5:20 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 5:20 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 5:20 PM
    Hi,

    Yes, it's an event and it's on a Friday..
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 13th May 18, 5:33 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 5:33 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 5:33 PM
    Which end of Hyde Park? It's a big park with different entrances on different tube lines.

    Is train/tube really going to be more expensive if you take into consideration petrol and parking?
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    • barrymung
    • By barrymung 13th May 18, 6:30 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 6:30 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 6:30 PM
    Well, we're looking at 170-230 for train/tube! London is less than 2 hours away by car.

    "Parade Ground East Side" is the location, apparently.
    • jfdi
    • By jfdi 13th May 18, 6:51 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 6:51 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 6:51 PM
    Have you checked Advance ticket prices on, presumably, SWT?
    I got a return from Portsmouth for 18 last month.

    If it!!!8217;s more convenient to drive, because of work etc, Guildford!!!8217;s usually pretty good for parking after about 3pm. Costs though!
    • colcheslad
    • By colcheslad 14th May 18, 1:35 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 1:35 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 1:35 PM
    I've parked at Hounslow West before when coming from that way, it's a big car park and cost about a fiver all day. On the Piccadilly line as well so you can go straight to Hyde Park Corner.
    • giraffe69
    • By giraffe69 14th May 18, 2:33 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 2:33 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 2:33 PM
    Another option is Osterley tube station car park (around 6) on the A4 and always has spaces. Closer in than Hounslow which sometimes has the car park turn into a market at the weekend.
    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 14th May 18, 4:48 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 4:48 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 4:48 PM
    If you want to park near Hyde Park then it will cost a bomb and if you are going in the week then you will have the congestion charge.

    Just get the train. It wont cost that much difference and will be much easier....
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 14th May 18, 5:17 PM
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    "Parade Ground" is at the NE corner of the park, nearest to Marble Arch tube station.

    Depending on day and time, maybe use free on-street parking at Southfields Tube (near the top of the A3) and tube from there.

    Or from the M3, maybe Turnham Green tube?
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    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 15th May 18, 12:24 AM
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    If you want to park near Hyde Park then it will cost a bomb and if you are going in the week then you will have the congestion charge.
    Originally posted by NineDeuce
    Hyde Park and all areas to the south, north and west of it are outside the Congestion Charging Zone. Even Park Lane to the east of the park is outside the zone.

    See this map.
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    • hjonadfield
    • By hjonadfield 6th Jun 18, 11:06 PM
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    My parents normally drive up to Reading or Similar and then take a quicker/less expensive train in. Or park in Zone 3-6 and Tube it.
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    • By Spidernick 6th Jun 18, 11:14 PM
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    Change at Clapham Junction and get a train to Victoria and walk from there would be my recommendation. You miss so much in major cities by taking the underground and it's not a long distance to walk. Driving into central London is not fun!
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    • martindow
    • By martindow 7th Jun 18, 12:28 PM
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    My parents normally drive up to Reading or Similar and then take a quicker/less expensive train in. Or park in Zone 3-6 and Tube it.
    Originally posted by hjonadfield
    I wouldn't recommend Reading for cheap parking - around 20 for the day at the station car park. There is a very good train service with fast trains taking 25 minutes to Paddington every 10 minutes or so.
    • TadleyBaggie
    • By TadleyBaggie 19th Jun 18, 12:38 PM
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    Have you checked Advance ticket prices on, presumably, SWT?
    Originally posted by jfdi
    South West Trains lost the franchise best part of a year ago, it's South Western Railways now.
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