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Best way from Heathrow to Nottinghill Gate?

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Best way from Heathrow to Nottinghill Gate?

Thoughts? We have Oystercards for the railway, figured a cab would be too expensive. We will be arriving into Heathrow 7:30 Sunday morning, so I figure we aren't expecting much traffic? The route I've picked is T4 (Piccadilly Line) change at Gloucester to Circle LIne and exit NHG, 66 minutes. Thank you!

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1. Re: Best way from Heathrow to Nottinghill Gate?

You can save about 10 minutes on those times by changing at Earls Court rather than Gloucester (Road, presumably)

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2. Re: Best way from Heathrow to Nottinghill Gate?

Yes, please keep in mind that it is important *not* to truncate place names in the UK.

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3. Re: Best way from Heathrow to Nottinghill Gate?

The change from the Piccadilly line to the District line at Earl's Court is not straightforward*. Instead. alight at Hammersmith and walk across the platform for an eastbound District line train. Alight again at Earl's Court and cross the platform for another Distirct line train towards Edgware Road.

*That change means taking the lift up from the Piccadilly line platform to the ticket hall then either walking down 35 steps with baggage in tow or walking about 75m to the mid platform lifts for the trip down to the District line platforms. The change at Hammersmith will take 10 seconds, considerably easier.

(There is no 'Gloucester' station on the Underground, only Gloucester Road. Ask for Gloucester station and you will be sent to Paddington for a train to that town)

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5. Re: Best way from Heathrow to Nottinghill Gate?

Thank you, and I'm sorry for "truncating" names. No need to be rude.

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6. Re: Best way from Heathrow to Nottinghill Gate?

Not truncating names is NOT a matter of not being rude. It's a matter of not ending up in completely the wrong place. Look where the city of Gloucester is on a map, and you'll see why it is SO important to use the full name of streets, roads, etc. in British cities and towns.

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7. Re: Best way from Heathrow to Nottinghill Gate?

I don't think anyone was being rude, but it is a common mistake to truncate names. Asking for a train to Gloucester instead of Gloucester Road, Liverpool instead of Liverpool Street or Oxford instead of Oxford Street is likely to cause problems and a serious direction failure.

The advice given is to save you embarrassing expensive adventures

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8. Re: Best way from Heathrow to Nottinghill Gate?

I was referring to the post that TripAdvisor deleted. Otherwise, the rest of y'all are helpful, thanks.

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9. Re: Best way from Heathrow to Nottinghill Gate?

One particular example in London is the two tube stations called "Edgware" and "Edgware Road".

The first is the Northern terminus of one of the branches of the Northern Line, and quite far out in the suburbs.

The second is in the city centre between Paddington and Marble Arch, and quite close to where many tourists might want to go.

There have been cases of tourists ending up in the North London suburb of Tottenham, when they actually wanted to go to Tottenham Court Road, in the city centre.

So it is really

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10. Re: Best way from Heathrow to Nottinghill Gate?

Yes, and standing at Victoria or Marble Arch and asking for 'The bus to Oxford' can get you seriously misdirected ;-)