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Looking to stay at either the Apex Temple Court Hotel or The Kensington Hotel in London

I've sort of narrowed my choices down to these two hotels/locations. Both are in the Circle line but seems like we could walk to Covent Garden area from the Apex. We are flying in to Heathrow airport so we could take the Piccadilly line to The Kensington but how would you recommned getting to the Apex Temple Court? Thanks for any suggestions/advice.

Posted by
4684 posts

The Apex Temple Court isn't within very close walking distance of any tube station. The closest one is Chancery Lane - I would suggest Piccadilly Line to Holborn and then Central to Chancery Lane.

Posted by
33319 posts

About the Apex, did you notice:-

Please note: We're expanding and upgrading our hotel at the moment
adding more rooms, a wine cellar and bar. During the works, the
entrance to the hotel on Fleet Street is closed. If you arrive at
Fleet street, follow signs around to the main courtyard entrance on
Lombard Lane, EC4Y 8AD, less than a two minute walk away.

I wouldn't to try to get there by Tube - just too much faffing around. The buses will get you closer.

The other one is close walk from South Ken station and the ubiquitous C1 bus stops just across the street.

I don't know either of them - have never heard of them - just applying a little local knowledge.

Posted by
4066 posts

Google Maps will show you the neighbourhoods around the hotel addresses. Both that site and have interactive planning for public transport.

Posted by
8871 posts

Go with the Kensington Hotel. Easy 2 block walk to the S Kensington station. Circle, District and Piccadilly lines all service that station.

Posted by
302 posts

We have stayed at the Kensington twice. Do not know the Apex property, but highly (highly) recommending the KH. Really has that pinch me I am in London vibe (we travel for). Five stars for location, food and cleanliness. We took the train from LHR to I think Picadilly? Purchased the seven day tube pass there for the Days Out London 2 for 1 vouchers. Then the tube to Kensington. Short walk to hotel.

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33319 posts

Marie, it wouldn't have been Piccadilly because it isn't a train station and the Days Out promotion is only valid with tickets issued by a National Rail outlet. Could have been Paddington.