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from Heathrow to Earl's Court

michigan
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from Heathrow to Earl's Court

WE are a family of 4 (me, wife, 2 boys ages 8 and 4) travelling from Heathrow to our hotel whcih is close to the Earl's Court Tube Station. Which option is best?

1. Take a cab from Heathrow direct to our hotel.

2. Take HEathrow Express to Paddington Station then catch a local tube train or take a cab from there.

3. Take the "regular tube" line from Heathrow direct to the Earls Court station. I THINK the line from Heathrow does make a stop at the Earl's Court station.

Any thoughts?

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1. Re: from Heathrow to Earl's Court

It's a no brainer. Just get the Tube (Piccadilly line) straight from Heathrow to Earls Court. It's the cheapest and probably the fastest way. You're guaranteed a seat when you get on at Heathrow because that's where the train starts from.

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2. Re: from Heathrow to Earl's Court

Agree - take the Tube. At which hotel near Earl's Court are you staying? I can give you fairly precise directions, if you wish....

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3. Re: from Heathrow to Earl's Court

I did this trip recently - but in reverse - from Earls Court station to Heathrow and took the normal underground train. Luckily you will be boarding the train at the beginning of the trip, we were going towards the airport and had to wait for 2 trains at Earls Court before we could fit in with our luggage. As we got closer to Heathrow and people get off, we had more room and eventually a seat.

I've used the Heathrow Express to Paddington but that was when I stayed in Paddington. For you that would be a waste of time and money.

Earls Court is a really convenient station because it has lifts from the platform up to street level so you don't have to drag those heavy bags up stairs as you would at many other underground stations.

michigan
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4. Re: from Heathrow to Earl's Court

Thanks for the advice. We are staying at the Mansions.

Specific Directions would be great!

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5. Re: from Heathrow to Earl's Court

I asked this same type of questions not too long ago. One poster was kind enough to reply to sit in the 3rd car when you get on at Heathrow if riding the "reg. tube" and that will put you out right by the lift at Earl's Court.

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6. Re: from Heathrow to Earl's Court

The Piccadilly line will be your friend.

Do sit in the third carriage from the front of the train, as that's the one which is closest to the lift from train platform to ticket hall level at the Earl's Court Road way out of the station.

After you leave the lift and go through the barriers (there should be a staff member to open a wider gate for your bags if you need a bit more room to manoeuvre) you'll see a short ramp off to the left up which you can pull your bags. Outside the station you'll see a zebra crossing - cross the road and turn right.

You'll pass a bus stop (for the numbers 74, 328, C1 and C3), a couple of pubs and banks, then Barkston Gardens, Hesper Mews and Bramham Gardens. If memory serves, the Mansions is between Bramham Gardens and Bolton Gardens. If you get to Old Brompton Road, you will have gone too far.

Shouldn't take more than five minutes to walk from the station, perhaps a minute or two more for the boys. The area around the station is very busy, so do keep an eye on your young'uns; traffic on the Earl's Court Road can also be quite heavy, so do use the crossings.

There's a very good M&S Simply Food just steps from the station; a bigger grocery store is Sainsbury's on the Cromwell Road, maybe ten minutes' walk.

If you'd rather use the buses than the Tube, you'll need to walk over to Warwick Road to catch buses heading back into town: from the stop near the station (on E C Road) the C1 will go to Victoria, via Knightsbridge. The number 74 goes along the Cromwell Road to the museums and Hyde Park Corner; the C1 and 328 from Warwick Road go to Kensington High Street; the C3 terminates at the Tesco at Warwick Road and the Cromwell Road. You can get a free Central London Bus Map at the station - Tube maps are free, too.

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7. Re: from Heathrow to Earl's Court

Hi, we stayed at the Mansions 2 summers ago with 4 kids and 2 adults and had no trouble at all taking the tube all the way from Heathrow to Earls Court Station. We bought food at the little Marks and Spencer right near the station. When you exit the tube station, go right and the Mansions is a couple blocks down on the other side of the street. We loved our 2 bedroom flat there. They weren't quite ready for us to check in, but had no trouble with us leaving our luggage with them for a few hours as we went out exploring. (When coming from Vancouver the direct flights into Heathrow arrive at about 9am local time, not a time hotels want guests checking in). Have a great trip.

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