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London and Paris

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London and Paris

We just visited Paris for the first time and had a great time but did not get to London. Fortunately we have been invited to a wedding in Paris next September.

Our plans are to stay in Paris a few days and then take the train to London for a 4-6 day stay. Are there any advantages of which city to hit first? Is September a good time to visit London? Any suggestions as to what area in London to look for accommodations?

Thanks for any suggestions.

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1. Re: London and Paris

No advantage which city to visit first but look at an open jaw itinerary for your flights. Use the multi city option when booking to select (for example) Home-Paris, then when done London-Home, then book Eurostar seperately Paris - London. That way you don't waste either a day in travel, nor do you have to try and link up flight and train travel nor the issues that can happen if you miss one or the other.

September is a good time to visit London, after the summer crowds but still reasonable daylight hours and good chance of reasonable weather.

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2. Re: London and Paris

I would do Paris first based on attending the wedding; get that out of the way then Eurostar to London (book on the Eurostar site for cheapest tickets). September is a good time - usually good weather, long-ish days and no closures for holidays.

Try and book multicity flights, i.e. to Paris, from London to maximise time and reduce hassle.

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3. Re: London and Paris

See what events are happening in both places during your visit. For example, in London in September is "Open House Weekend" and the Great River Race.

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4. Re: London and Paris

If you plan to shop in one place or the other, go there last so you don't have to haul the extra stuff on the train.

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5. Re: London and Paris

Ditto what others have said, and have a look at Bloomsbury area of London for your London stay. Assuming you will be departing London from Heathrow, it is a straight shot on the Piccadilly Line Underground from Kings Cross, Russell Square or Holborn

Bloomsbury hotels cover a range of budgets and are well placed for seeing London

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6. Re: London and Paris

Agree with Dicanio but South Kensington/Earls Cour/Gloucester Road is also good for connections for Eurostar and LHR, lots of hotels at all price levels, nice area for local pubs and restaurants and good transport links to all tourist areas (which you need wherever you stay).

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