We will be arriving at Paddington train station on a Saturday late afternoon in October. We are staying that night at Jury's Inn near Heathrow. What is the best way to get to Jury's ?
Thanks, Marco. At what station will we find that flight of stairs???
Just above your last question you will see Marco referring to Hatton Cross Station. That's the one with the stairs. If you look at google maps lokng for Hatton Cross Underground you can see both it and the hotel on one screen. It is just around one roundabout. About 3 tenths of a mile, 6 minutes.
According to the Jury's Inn website, it's a short walk from Hatton Cross Underground station, which is on the Piccadilly line. So that's Paddington to Earl's Court on the District Line, where you change to the Piccadilly westbound towards Heathrow. Hatton Cross is one stop before the airport. Alternatively you could get the expensive but fast Heathrow Express from Paddington station to Heathrow Terminal 1 - 3 and then the Piccadilly Line back towards central London for one stop, alighting at Hatton Cross. Will you have been in London earlier in your trip, so will you have Oyster cards?
Thanks, Kevin. Yes, we will have been in London for several days before our train trip to the southwest and plan to have the Oyster Card while in London. Assume we could still use it for the tube to Jury's . . . Wondering how Jury's defines a "short walk" as we will have our luggage in tow!
It really isn't that far to walk - but note that getting to the platform needs negotiating a flight of stairs. There is no alternative at that station.
There is an escalator and a lift to the District Line platforms at Paddington, or 21 stairs. The escalator from the District Line to the Piccadilly Line at Earls Court were the first ever installed on the London Underground. There is also a lift, or a 24 step staircase. There are 33 steps from the platform to the surface at Hatton Cross, formerly the end of the Piccadilly Line before Heathrow was built. There is no alternative to the stairs, as Marco said.
Thanks for the clarification, Nigel! Really appreciate it! Feeling a lot more confident we can do this "successfully" thanks to you, Kevin, and Marco! Now off to Google Maps!
Iy is easier to change from District Line to Piccadilly (Heathrow) line at either hammersmith ot Barons Court- you just walk about 10 feet across a platform- dont have to use earls court escalaotors. However, i dont recall whether the District Line from Paddington goes to Hammersmith or whethr it heads east.
The District Line from Paddington continues south at Earls Court, towards the tennis heaven of Wimbledon. It doesn't go west towards Hammersmith. It is a change at Earls Court.