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Which way is the best from heathrow airport to Metropolitan London hotel? this is the information that I have: Nearby London Underground stations include Hyde Park Corner (three minutes' walk to the Piccadilly line) and Green Park (five minutes' walk for the Piccadilly and Jubilee lines). Heathrow Airport is a 45-minute drive, or 15 minutes by train, and the Gatwick Express operates from nearby Victoria Station. It seem nearer if I go to the hotel by train? there a train from the airport?
is it convenience? please advise Ms Teo

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Take the underground from Heathrow for sure if you have 1 piece of luggage. Otherwise take the airporter bus they drop off and key areas in London. Heathrow Express is not the best unless you are interested in Paddington Station and def is the most expensive by far.

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Teo, you can use the underground, but it takes longer. the choice is up to you. I personally prefer the Heathrow Experss if i fly into Heathrow. that puts you into Paddington if you decide to take that epxress train. if you look at this it has a link to the underground and map. you can download and examine the map. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/1106.aspx Since you hotel is near the Hyde Park Corner stop, i would take the Piccadilly line since its right there even though it takes more time. By the way, the sooner you learn how to use the subway, the sooner and easier it will be for you all to be mobile. I havent taken the tube from Heathrow into London, so i cant say, but others will. The Gatwick does not go to Heathrow. It services Gatwich airport. if you choose Gatwick, there is no tube line, only commuter trains. I havent taken any commuter trains from Gatwick yet, only the Gatwick Experss (GE). For what its worth, i would not drive in London unless you have a really good reason or need. Happy trails.

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Take the tube (Piccadilly Line) from Heathrow directly to Hyde Park Corner. Easiest, cheapest and most direct way of getting there in lieu of hiring a private car service. Do not be lured into taking the Heathrow Express - it is not close to your destination.

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From heathrow airport, I take the tube direct to Hyde park corner. How long does it take? When I arrive at hyde park corner, will I be able to see the hotel? is it within walking distance to hotel? Please advise
Ms Teo

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Why don't you e-mail the hotel and ask for explicit directions for walking to the hotel from the Hyde Park stop. You could also download and print the map on the hotel's website. And may I suggest that you need a guide book for London. If you can't get one in Singapore be sure to pick one up as soon as you arrive in London. Your hotel will give you a map but you need more than that to get the most out of your time in London. A guide book will be your best friend.

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Yes, the Piccadilly line will go from Heathrow to Hyde Park Corner (and a lot of stops in between).

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No, you won't be able to see it as you come out of Picadilly Station. As you come out, look for lots of green, that's Hyde Park. You'll be facing north as you look at it. The wide road on your right is Park Lane. You need to get on the other side of it and walk north (that'll be keeping the park on your left across the street). Within a couple hundred yards, you'll see a road going off to your right. You'll be able to see the Hilton as you turn in. Keep walking and the Metropolitan is off to your right about as far in as the Hilton. They look about the same - - both have lots of glass. You won't be able to read the sign until you are just about to the building. If the rates at the Metro don't bother you, a cab in from the airport shouldn't either and it would make things very simple.

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From heathrow airport, I take the tube direct to Hyde park corner. How long does it take? When I arrive at hyde park corner, will I be able to see the hotel? is it within walking distance to hotel? Please advise
Ms Teo Try using google maps and move down to the pedestrian angle. YO will be able to see the tube stops and walk (move) around looking for the hotel. I do that sometimes to get my bearings before i go so i get that "dej vu" feeling. Note that many of the tube stops have several entrances/exits so you can popup on either side of a street or streets. if you dont want to cross that street above ground, just go back under and look for the exit that you want. just so you know, you may have to pop up out of the tube entrance to get your bearings. I get turned around really easy so i just go upstairs to see where im at and go from there. happy trails.

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Teo, the differences are convenience, cost, and time. The fastest way from Heathrow into the city is by the Heathrow Express train. It runs non-stop from Heathrow to London's Paddington Station. The trip takes about 15 minutes. Here's the link: www.heathrowexpress.com You would need to take the Underground or a taxi from Paddington to your hotel. Taxis from Heathrow into London will take close to an hour, depending on your destination. They will be among the most expensive alternative, but they will deliver you to the door of your hotel. The cheapest way is the Underground's Piccadilly Line from Heathrow. It also takes about an hour to get into the city, and it makes many stops. It can be very crowded and if you have more than one small bag you may find it rather inconvenient (there are no luggage bins). The official site for transport in London -- Underground, bus, rail -- is: tfl.gov.uk. My own choice has been to take the Heathrow Express and then a cab because I'm tired after a very long day. But, only you can decide what's best for you.

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Option provide by hotel:
There is a fast non-stop train service called the Heathrow Express, which leaves every 15 minutes from the airport and arrives into London Paddington station. It cost $20pound per single trip, per adult. We are around 10-15 minutes from Paddington subject to the traffic conditions. OR A Black taxi can be easily obtained at the airport and the rate is according to the taxi meter, so does vary, but is usually in the region of £70. I hope this is useful information, please do not hesitate to contact us if you need to arrange a transfer or have any other questions

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"Option provide by hotel: There is a fast non-stop train service called the Heathrow Express, which leaves every 15 minutes from the airport and arrives into London Paddington station. It cost $20pound per single trip, per adult. We are around 10-15 minutes from Paddington subject to the traffic conditions. OR A Black taxi can be easily obtained at the airport and the rate is according to the taxi meter, so does vary, but is usually in the region of £70. I hope this is useful information, please do not hesitate to contact us if you need to arrange a transfer or have any other questions" is there a question? happy trails.

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Teo, here is also an airport shuttle service called Just Airports. justairports.com Ask them for a quote to be picked up and taken to your hotel.

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Teo, that seems to be accurate information from the hotel. Remember, when the hotel says 10-15 minutes from Paddington, they mean by car, not on foot. A taxi from Paddington to the hotel, I'd guess, will likely cost in the 10-15 pound range.

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I would NOT take the Heathrow express. The only time that makes sense is when you are staying right in that area. I would take the Piccadilly line (tube) from the airport and either walk or take a taxi from Hyde Park Corner to your hotel. If you don't like the idea of taking the tube then google Just Airports. They run a great car service at reasonable prices. They are a far better option than the Heathrow Express.