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Heathrow Express Tickets - Tube Tickets - London Markets

I want to purchase Heathrow Express and 3-day Tube tickets before I leave. What is the best website for this?

Been to the Covent Gardens Market several times. Does anyone have a suggestion of another market that might be a good option?

Thank you!

Posted by
31 posts

For the HEX, you can buy them on-line from the operator and print at home. Show it to the "conductor" on the train as they pass through while you head to Paddington. You could also use their on-line app on your cell phone (mobile) if you choose too. Or you can buy them at the station. Or buy them from numerous people that will be selling them as you make your way through the arrivals hall area and past through immigration and customs.

For tube (Underground), I don't think there is such thing as a 3 day ticket/travel card. You can buy a visitor Oyster Card before you leave and have it mailed to you or you can simply buy one once you get to London. Just at any tube station. Maybe at Paddington? How are you getting from Paddington to where you are staying?

Posted by
5701 posts

Camden Lock, Spitalfields, Leadenhall and Borough Markets. You won't be disappointed.

Posted by
8954 posts

The Heathrow Express isn't always the fastest way into central London. If your hotel is close to the Picadilly Line (a lot are) it's faster to simply take the tube from Heathrow. My favorite markets are:

http://boroughmarket.org.uk/ (food oriented)

http://www.spitalfields.co.uk/

http://www.bricklanemarket.com/

The last two are very near one another. Best done on a Sunday Morning. Spitafields has lots of great places to do brunch.

Posted by
2780 posts

If there are two of you going back to Heathrow from London within 30 days you can get a "duo saver" ticket for £50, making it £12.50 pp each journey. This is also a "print at home" ticket, or you can put it on your smartphone ( although when I used the HEX app it would not show the duo saver fare so I used the print at home.)