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SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION AND CONTACT DETAILS ABOUT TRAVEL TO ,  AND WITHIN LONDON, AND VISITS WHEN YOU ARE HERE. 

Transport
Gatwick Express: 08458 501530  www.gatwickexpress.com (Gatwick to Victoria, 30 minute ride, up to 4 trains an hour)

Heathrow Express: 08456 001515  www.heathrowexpress.com (Heathrow to Paddington, 15/20 minute ride, 4 trains an hour)

Stansted Express: 08458 500150   www.stanstedexpress.com (Stansted to Liverpool Street, 45 minutes, up to 4 trains an hour)

London City Airport shuttlebus  0207 646 0088; www.londoncityairport.com (to Liverpool Street, 30 minute ride)

Luton (trains or bus to London) 01582 405100  Trains to Kings Cross (35 minutes); or Express Coach to Victoria Coach Station (one and a half hours), 08706 087261 www.greenline.co.uk or ‘Easybus’ to Baker Street (55 minute ride)   08701 417217 

London underground and buses, travel and Oyster cards:  www.tfl.gov.uk

UK rail information    www.trainline.com

Taxis.  Passing  Black Cabs can be hailed on the street if their light is on. You can also book a Black Cab using the app GETT – search on Google Play  or Apple Store.  To order a taxi in advance we suggest Addison Lee 0207 387 8888. Good reports.  

CAR COLLECTION FROM AIRPORTS AD TAXIS

FROM AIRPORTS

Drivers will meet you at the customs exit  and take you to your apartment.

Paul  Rowell  + 44 (0)7985 134461  Text /call or ideally WhatsApp. Paul is a certified black cab driver who does airports and other longer trips now. 

Kevin Bonner ( Paul’s colleague). Also a Black Cab driver. Will happily do longer journeys out of London , and also late night/early morning airport collections.+ 44 (0)7955 411796 ( ideally WhatsApp  but text/call also fine)

For both above : for  our guests we book drivers where required but they will of course welcome business  direct from any visitors .

Hyde Park Cars Kensington SW5 .  (have large vehicles for up to 8/9 etc as well as cars ) + 44   (0)  207 7244 6555  

PREBOOKED TAXIS IN LONDON AREA

2. Addison Lee and +44| (0 )207 387 8888  . Will do shorter trips within London and other non airport journeys.  Very reliable. See web site also

 

LUGGAGE STORE in Central London.

If you arrive early and there is no luggage store facility at your accommodation, you can store it at the following main stations: Paddington, St Pancras, Euston, Kings Cross, Liverpool St, Charing Cross, Waterloo and Victoria. Also at Victoria Coach Station 10 minutes walk from Victoria Rail Station. ( opposite Gate 6).  Check with  visitlondon.com/traveller-information

THEATRE BOOKINGS 

www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk 

 www.londontheatre.co.uk

TOURS AND PASSES

www.londonpass.com  ( ” free ” entry to over 70 attractions)

www.bigbustours.com 

VISITS

Royal palaces, eg Hampton Court, Kensington Palace, Tower of London                                                                                                      hrp.org.co.uk

Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle                        royalcollection.org.uk

Visits to Houses of Parliament                                                    parliament.co.uk

ACCESSIBILITY in LONDON 

For those who have special accessibility needs with transport, accommodation, visits and more see :

visitlondon.com/traveller-information/essential-information/accessible-london

CASTLES to visit outside LONDON

Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Trains from Waterloo or Paddington

windsor.gov.uk 

Highclere Castle, Hampshire. Trains from Waterloo or Paddington + taxi. 

highclerecastle.co.uk

Hever Castle, Kent. Trains from Victoria and London Bridge to Edenbridge town station, and take a taxi 3 miles to the castle.

hevercastle.co.uk

Leeds Castle, Kent. Trains from  Victoria to Bearsted , and a taxi

leeds-castle.com 

Arundel Castle  . Train from Victoria to Arundel and short walk  

arundelcastle.org

VISITS BELOW ARE ALL FREE   (possible extra charge for special exhibits )

CHURCHES

 Westminster Abbey                       westminsterabbey.org   

St. Paul’s Cathedral                         st.pauls.co.uk

( it is  free to attend a  church service which is  a public occasion ) 

FREE BUS TOURS   

For the price of an Oystercard take a self-guided tour of all the sights.                                                          londonforfree.net 

GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS                             

( free but special exhibits may be chargeable)

The National Gallery , Trafalgar Square               nationalgallery.org.co.uk

The Victoria and Albert Museum  ,South Kensington.  Fashion, jewellery, sculpture , furniture.                                                              vam.ac.uk

The Wallace Collection (Manchester Square, Oxford St. Works include Titian, Cannelletto and Rembrandt)                                              wallacecollection.org

Tate Britain and Tate Modern  ( T.B., Millbank, has traditional works , and T.M., close Westminster Bridge ,includes works by  Picasso, Matisse and Dali )                                                                                                                                         tate.org.uk

National Portrait Gallery  ( Covent Garden area , houses the largest portrait collection in the world.                                                                               npg.org.uk

 The Saatchi Gallery  (Close Sloane Square, exhibits new / upcoming artists )                                                                                                                    saatchigallery.com 

 The British Museum  ( Bloomsbury,  includes  Egyptian mummies and the Rosetta Stone)                                                                                britishmuseum.org

Natural History Museum   (S. Kensington,  includes dinosaurs )   nhm.ac.uk                    

The Science Museum  (close NHM above,  includes Apollo 10  and Stephenson’s Rocket)                                                                                       sciencemuseum.org.uk

The Museum of London and London Docklands (close Barbican and St.Pauls : the history of London from prehistoric times. Dramatic and hands on exhibits)      (Isle of Dogs, North side of the river . History of London’s river, from the Romans to today)                                                                                       museumoflondon.org.uk

National Maritime Museum Greenwich (Royal Museums Greenwich  –  Britain’s naval and exploration  history , famous ships, ancient maps. Walk on the Greenwich Meridian)                                                                               rmg.co.uk

Sir John Soane’s house .Vast collection of artefacts                        soane.org           

Watch the Ceremony of the Keys at The Tower of London – every evening when gates are closed.                                                                           changing-guard.com

 St. Martin in the Fields.  Lunchtime  concerts at St. Martins in the Fields.                                                                                                       stmartin-in-the-fields.org
Speakers Corner . Listen to free speech at Speakers’ Corner , on the N.E. corner of Hyde Park. Get up and give a speech yourself !                     royalparks.org.uk
 

WALKS

londonforfree.net

strawberrytours.com

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