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We arrive at Heathrow Nov 5 about 6:30 pm for 4 nights. Would it be sensible to stay in an hotel at the airport that night, or all 4, for that matter, or go elsewhere? I have looked so many hotel descriptions that I'm getting seriously confused. I think it's called information overload :) My husband particularly wants to visit the War Museum where all the planes & tanks are displayed--is this in London, or easily accessible? Thanks in advance.


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1. Re: london accommodation advice

I think you would be better to stay in London as the airport is outside London itself and there's not really an awful lot to do out there. The Imperial War Museum is in London, its a great day out. I was there last year and it really is a "must see".


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6.30 is early enough to get in to central London for the night, so I would suggest that you stay somewhere central.

The Imperial War Museum is on the south side of the river, the nerest tube is Lambeth North. You could stay at the County Hall Travelodge or elsewhere in Southwark to be convenient for that.

Depending on your husbands interests the Imperial War Museum has two other branches:

HMS Belfast (2nd world war cruiser) moored on the Thames opposite the Tower.

Duxford Air Museum - near Cambridge which would mean getting a train out there and then I think they run a bus link from Cambridge Station

See http://www.iwm.org.uk/

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Actually the IWM has 5 sites, 4 in or around London. The Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms are also part of it.


Don't tell your hasband all this or you will spend 3 days in war museums.

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There's an RAF museum at Hendon as well.

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5. Re: london accommodation advice

The County Hall location mentioned above is actually a Premier Travel Inn. Rooms start at £92 which is excellent value. The same building also houses a more expensive Marriott. The location is excellent being almost right next to The London Eye and on the river as well as being opposite The Houses of Parliament.

I would agree with staying all 4 nights in central London. Airport hotels are not great value and you will have the hassle of the airport-hotel-airport-tube run every day.

If you could give us an idea of your budget we may be able to suggest one or two more ideas.


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Thanks, everyone, for the quick replies; I'll certainly check out that hotel. I was going to suggest that Robert visit the IWM while drooled at the British Museum--saves terminal boredom on both parts. If I could ask for your opinions once more, in my hotel trolling sessions I came across a deal from the St. Gregory Hotel for total 4 night stay promo costing 347 GBP. This does seem cheap compared to others--would you suggest I grab it?


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Rooms at the St. Gregory will be low (for London) during weekends. The area isn't terribly scenic, but it's great for the street markets (Brick Lane & Petticoat Lane) if you'll be there on a Sunday. It's also close to Liverpool St. Station, so you could easily get around.

I suppose whether you should book depends upon your wants & needs. Okay, I just looked at your dates on a calendar & see you arrive on a Sunday evening so that nixes the weekend street markets. That makes the hotel more desirable so I think you've been offered a good price. What you have to decide, though, is whether or not you'd like to stay in a more central area.

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