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Airport, Port and Tube info????

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Airport, Port and Tube info????

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Arriving Heathrow Sunday June 17 @645am (2 young at heart Seniors). Must get to Hotel Indigo (Tower Hill) Alagate Train Station

or 2nd choice Tower Hill Subway. Need transportation throughout London tourist attractions until morning of Wednesday June 20.

June 20 in the am must get to Harwich Port Understand there is a cruise train or a regular train (I think from Liverpool Station). To complete this journey, on Monday July 2 we must get from Harwich Port to Heathrow. We have plenty of time to do this since our ship arrives early and our flight is not until 6:30pm......Nor sure whether to buy a London Pass, Oyster Card, Seperate trips on heathrow express and also Cruise Train...Probably need 3 days total transportation and we do not mind walking....Thanks

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1. Re: Airport, Port and Tube info????

For Liverpool Street to Harwich International just use www.nationalrail.co.uk

The site is showing off peak return ticket for the dates you want to travel for £32.40, but there are also several cheap advance single tickets available.

If you book the tickets today you can go on the 9am, 10am, 11am or 12pm (all with one change at Manningtree) for just £8.00 on 20th June.

Returning on 2nd July prices vary between £8.00 and £15.00.

If you buy those advance tickets you have to use them on the trains you are booked onto as they are not transferrable.

Edited: 25 April 2012, 17:32
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2. Re: Airport, Port and Tube info????

< (I think from Liverpool Station) >

It better not be - Liverpool Station is 200 miles from London and I'm pretty certain Liverpool Central is closed. However Liverpool STREET station is in London and has trains to Harwich International (which is the cruise port)

< Seperate trips on heathrow express >

Why, your hotel is nowhere near Paddington (in fact it's about as far as you can get in central London from Paddington). You'd have to transfer to another form of transport at Paddington to reach Tower Hill and if you had been arriving first thing on a weekday morning rather than a Sunday you'd be fighting with commuters for that transport.

So either let the Tube take the strain all the way (Piccadilly Line from Heathrow to Hammersmith, walk a few feet to adjacent platform, take District Line train to Tower Hill) or use a car service all the way.

< Nor sure whether to buy a London Pass, Oyster Card >

Don't bother with the London Pass, it's expensive and encourages you to get value by rushing around. There are also a myriad of free world class attractions in London that would take a month to get around let alone a few days. Most of the paying attractions are covered by the offers on daysoutguide.com which require you to have a Travelcard bought at a National Rail (ie many train stations NOT Tube stations) ticket office. The nearest such station for you is Fenchurch Street - see following map for location of ticket office which is in the bit that sticks out on the upper level map.


For 3 days just buy one day zone 1-2 Travelcards as that will cover most of what you could want to visit. If you are going to Hampton Court you'll need a zone 1-6 ticket. You should be able to buy all three days worth in one go but if you can't just pop into the station late the previous day as you pass near it.

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3. Re: Airport, Port and Tube info????

Timetable for the trains between London (Liverpool Street station - use full name, don't abbreviate it) to Harwich.

The port is the "Harwich International" station.


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4. Re: Airport, Port and Tube info????

Hotel Indigo to Liverpool Street station is about a ten minute walk, or there are lots of buses from Aldgate to Liverpool Street.

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5. Re: Airport, Port and Tube info????

There are stairs at both Aldgate and Tower Hill stations. If you're willing to take a bit of extra time you may make a step free journey from Heathrow to your hotel. The directions may sound complicated but it's not a difficult journey, one I make fairly often, always with luggage in tow.

At Heathrow, board a Piccadilly line train towards the city centre - sit near the rear of the train, last car if you can. Alight about 45 minutes later at Green Park station.

Take the escalator up to the ticket hall, but don't leave the station. Take another down to the Jubilee line platforms, for a train towards Stratford. Alight at London Bridge station.

There are again escalators up to the ticket hall at London Bridge. Use the way out to Tooley Street, then look to the left for bus stop R - it's just acros the road, not far at all. tfl.gov.uk/tfl/…londonbridge-2163.pdf

Take an RV1 towards Tower Gateway. It may or may not be a double decker, but even if it's a small hoppa bus there will be space inside for you and your bags. Take that bus to its terminus, under the railway arches at Tower Gateway DLR station. tfl.gov.uk/tfl/…toweroflondon-2261.pdf

Walk straight along Minories; there is a traffic signal at Crosswall, then you'll pass the Hotel Chamberlain on the left. The Hotel Indigo isn't far from the junction with Aldgate High Street, but you won't be able to miss it, again it's on the left.

The numbers 42 and 78 from stop TC near Tower Gateway will take you to Liverpool Street station, but if you need to be at that station very early in the morning for the train to Harwich International, consider a taxi; I say this because the buses will be crowded. If you book tickets in advance for the journey to Harwich International you may collect them at Fenchurch Street or at Liverpool Street - you'd be wise to do so before departure day (Liverpool Street station will be very busy on a weekday morning).

Buses from Aldgate are a handy alternate to the Underground. There are usually drivers and other TfL staff at the bus station if you need help sorting out which stop you need. tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/pdf/…

Buy Oyster cards - you'll each need your own - with £10 of Pay As You Go money on arrival at Heathrow. If you want to use the offers shown at www.daysoutguide.co.uk you'll need paper Travelcards bought at Fenchurch Street station; those bought at Aldgate or Tower Hill won't do.

If you don't want to use the offers, load £25 of PAYG money on the Oysters, which should be enough for your needs. The £5 deposit for each card is refundable when you hand them in at a Tube ticket office at the end of your stay; the unused PAYG money will be refunded as well. Keep that excess sum on the low side on the last day of use, under £5 if possible, as if it's over £10 you'll be refunded by cheque.

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