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cromwell road?????

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cromwell road?????

will be arriving at stansted airport and need to get to hotel on cromwell road, near glouceser rd tube stn.....travelling with my elderly mother who is somewhat limited in her mobility.....looking for the easiest way to get thre??????????????

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1. Re: cromwell road?????

Hi. First you need to get the stanstead express train to liverpool street and then the london underground. it will be the circle line all the way to gloucester road.

I know it's a bit of a struggle with luggage and everything on and off trains especially when mobility is not great but i don't think there is any better way. cabs would be very very expensive, even just from liverpool street to the hotel as passing through central london by road, especially in the day time can take forever!

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The Circle line may not be your best choice, as it tends to be pokey and slow; as well, there are about 28 steps up from the District and Circle line platforms at Gloucester Road station.

You may be better off taking the Terravision coach to Victoria. The bus stops at the Green Line station on Bulleid Way, not at Victoria Coach Station, and from there a taxi to the Cromwell Road would cost about a tenner, depending on the time of day.

The coach is about half the price of the StEX, so you'd save a bit on the fare there, making a taxi somewhat less of a pricey option.

The Piccadilly line at Gloucester Road has a lift down to the platform, but not quite all the way - there are about a dozen steps from lift level to the platform. The number 74 bus may be a good option for you and your mother; the number 49 from Gloucester Road station goes to Kensington High Street to connect with other buses towards the West End as well.

At what hotel are you staying?

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3. Re: cromwell road?????

thanks so much for all the tips.........the hotel is the Best Western Cromell

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4. Re: cromwell road?????

The nearest hotel on Cromwell road is the Holiday Inn, Literally across the road from the Tube station. Confusingly there are two Holiday Inns on Cromwell Road but the nearest is the low rise one at 100 Cromwell Rd. Good rooms but expensive meals and bar in the basement.

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5. Re: cromwell road?????

To get from Victoria to the Best Western the Cromwell, a taxi would be the easiest way, especially if your mother has limited mobility.

Once settled in at the hotel, you'll find that there is a stop for the number 74 more or less outside the hotel (it's either outside the BW or outside the HI Kensington, which is next door). From the BW the bus goes towards Hyde Park Corner and Marble Arch; heading home, the bus stops across Cromwell Road behind the HI Kensington Forum.

If you need a little something to eat or drink, there are cafes in the Gloucester Arcade plus a branch of Paul right at the junction of Gloucester Road and Cromwell Road. There is a Waitrose inside the Gloucester Arcade as well, should you wish a few snacks and drinks.

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