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Old 13 Jan 24, 02:15 PM  
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Hotels outside of London

We are wanting to go to London for a couple of days, we're travelling up from the south but I dont want to drive right into London.
Is there a hotel that anyone can recommend thars outside of London but has good rail links into the centre? Hoping that will also keep the costs down slightly aswell!
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Old 13 Jan 24, 05:29 PM  
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If we go to London in the car (because Avanti West Coast are poor at best!) then we normally stay at The Coach and Horses in Kew. Its a lovely gastro type pub with gorgeous rooms and a free underground car park so the car is safe and secure. You can get into London by train (station just over the river, about 5-10 mins walk away) or by tube using Kew Gardens station (about 10 mins walk away). There are lots of lovely restaurants and bars in the area too and its just across the road from Kew Gardens which is well worth a visit.
We have also sometimes used The Hampton by Hilton by Excel as this has good parking and is a couple of mins walk from the DLR. We have also used the Aloft or the Doubletree at Excel as its easy to get into central London as they are on the Elizabeth line at Custom House.
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Old 13 Jan 24, 06:13 PM  
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Thank you for your reply, I'll take a look!
We've never been to London before so there's alot to look at, and hotels in Central London are expensive!
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If your driving in, you can check online whether your vehicle is exempt the ulez charge, and consider the congestion charge. Off the top of my head I think both the previous suggestions are probably outside of congestion charge.
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Old 13 Jan 24, 09:06 PM  
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We sometimes use the Premier Inn at Richmond which always used to be good value (no such thing now!)
Weíre also south so tend to drive to Richmond for day trips, park at Old Deer Car Park and get the tube in. So much cheaper than the train from Winchester for us all
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We've stayed at Premier Inn, Staines a few times and got the train into Central London. It takes about 40 minutes so its not too close but we've also visited Thorpe Park or Twickenham on the same trip so the location is convenient.

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Old 14 Jan 24, 08:41 AM  
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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll take a look!
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Old 14 Jan 24, 09:59 AM  
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When we drove we used the premier inn at Ealing Broadway.
About 40 mins on the tube into central London but itís the end of the line so can get a seat on the way in no problem and it was on red/green lines if I remember correctly which were useful lines for main sights.
It had a small car park which you couldnít book but we didnít have a problem getting a space then didnít move the car the whole time we were there. There were local shops and restaurants if you wanted to grab stuff closer to hotel rather than in London.
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We used to do this for London visits, but when we go now we either get the train all the way to London, or drive to the outskirts and park and train it in and stay at the premier inn county hall. For a hotel room in central London, right next to London eye etc its pretty good value and the rooms are big as itís an old building, itís so close to everything we get far more done and have more energy and time not travelling in and out. Have a look and see what you think- I wouldnít go back to travelling in and out now.
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For the cup final last year we stayed in gerrards cross its about 15/20 mins on the train into Marleyborne Station

We stayed in the Crowne Plaza but there was also a few pub/hotels
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