Getting from Heathrow to Goldsmiith's Hostel in downtown London

I saw someone else posted this question and there was so much feedback that I thought I'd try to get something concise instead of trying to wing it on my own. I'm arriving at Heathrow and trying to get to Goldsmiths women hostel. This is the address they gave me: Park Village East Regents Park, London NW1 3SX
02073874501. I don't know if they don't have street numbers as a matter of course, of if they forgot to include it in the e-mail. Does anyone know how I, alone with a suitcase too big to carry since I'm bringing a whole closet to my daughter) could most efficiently get from the airport to that address? Thanks so much for your help in advance!

Posted by Marco
Oxford, United Kingdom
780 posts

If you can't carry the suitcase at all the only answer can be a car service, with a porter at the airport to take your bag from the claim to the car.

Posted by Tamera
Kaysville, Utah, Usa
34 posts

Oh, I can carry it, but it's not a little backpack or something.

Posted by Swan
Napa, CA
2858 posts

If you can move the luggage yourself thru the airport, take the Heathrow Express or Heathrow Connect (train) to Paddington Station. Follow the signs to the taxi stand and take a taxi to your hotel.

Posted by Marco
Oxford, United Kingdom
780 posts

"suitcase too big to carry" ... "Oh, I can carry it" - confused me a bit. As an alternative to the Heathrow Express / Connect route, you could take the Piccadilly Line to Kings Cross / St Pancras and take a taxi. There is step free access to ground level at that station.

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
8756 posts

Without luggage it looks like it would be an easy stroll from Mornington Crescent Underground on the Charing Cross Branch of the Northern Line or Camden Town Underground on both branches of the Northern Line. Its a bit of a walk from Euston and Euston Square which are on the Northern, Victoria, Circle, Hammersmith and City, and Metropolitan Line. With luggage you can't carry, taxi. Or get DD to meet you at Heathrow and get her to carry the luggage. That's what kids are for isn't it? Do be advised that your destination is a long way from what most people might define as "Downtown".

Posted by Tim
Minneapolis, MN, USA
8646 posts

Normally I would recommend taking the Tube. However, since you will have a large suitcase and you asked for "the most efficient way", I'll recommend a private car service. The cash fare for a saloon (sedan) provided by Just Airports to anywhere in postal code NW1 is £34. That's much cheaper than a taxi. If saving money is of ultimate importance, then take the Tube. Take the Piccadilly Line to Leicester Square. Transfer to the Charing Cross branch of the Northern Line and take it to Mornington Crescent. Walk to the hostel. For a zoomable map of the Underground system, go here.

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
8756 posts

I've just noticed that there is a cool 24 hour bus line called the C2 which runs reasonably close to the Hostel. The map and stop list is at http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/?r=C2 It starts at Victoria bus station, runs up to Hyde Park Corner, runs down Piccadilly, turns left near Green Park tube station and goes around Berkley Square, over to Regent Street, crosses Oxford Street at Oxford Circus, up Upper Regent Street into Portland Place and then Great Portland Street, and then Albany Street near the Hostel on its way to Camden Town tube via the Parkway, and onwards north. It looks like Cumberland Terrace would be the nearest stop but you'll have to walk around the Regent's Park Barracks of the Guards. That may be of some help...

Posted by Marco
Oxford, United Kingdom
780 posts

The 88 is also nearby which goes through Bloomsbury, down Regents Street, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Sq, Whitehall etc. The 23 goes back along the Euston Road and then past Paddington.