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  • sami h
    Australind, Australia197 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The staff at Heathrow terminal 4 have been amazing.
    I am travelling with two young children and my husband and I am in a wheelchair. The service that I received from them was above anything that I have ever experienced with the willingness to help with making sure our travel plans went smoothly. Thank you to all involved
    Written May 15, 2024
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  • Peter R
    Dartford, UK1,244 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Even at 6:15am there are café’s open in the main concourse area where you can get a coffee and something to eat. We also purchased drinks and sandwiches to take on our Eurostar to Brussels before going through the security check-in. Once through the Eurostar check-in there is lots of seating and a couple of places to buy sandwiches and drinks, but I would recommend as we did buy food for your journey before check-in.
    Written April 28, 2024
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  • Elisa M
    Lousa, Portugal38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting place. Many people, most of then not British though.
    The Harry Potter shop was closed , but there are a lot of shops, cafeterias, places where you can grab a bite.
    Written February 3, 2024
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  • The Codnor Traveller
    Codnor, UK72 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I'm not sure why London busses are considered an attraction, when they are in effect just a standard transport service that you could find in any major town and city.

    Perhaps it is the romanticism attached to the notion of big red double deckers winding their way through smoky streets, or perhaps whoever set this TripAdvisor profile up were thinking of the open top bus tours you can take in the city. I don't know.

    My experience of London busses lacked the aforementioned romanticism, as I took the Number 100 (a single decker) from Wapping to St. Paul's.

    It was on time, very clean, and was a nice smooth journey. I've always been a bit too reliant on the tube in London, and it was nice to utilise the bus network for once.

    I would definitely use it again!
    Written January 30, 2024
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  • Cheekycockney190757
    Basildon, UK11,389 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited on Wednesday 23rd June 2021 As part of a day trip to London. Woolwich Ferry. It was still free and my first time on it since I went on it as part of the circular cycle around East London back in 2012. I exited the King George V DLR Station and walked the rather decrepit streets the short distance to the Woolwich Ferry. You can queue with your vehicle or walk under the Thames using the foot tunnel. I chose to queue and as there was only 1 of the 2 Ferrys in operation the time to wait was circa 20-30 mins. Once the Ferry was on my side, you could access the ferry and either stand in the open or the covered side seating area. The ferry takes about 10 mins to empty its vehicle and people contents and be refilled. The crossing takes about 10 mins and provides a free view down the Thames. Once in Woolwich, it is a similarly poor/decrepit area of now South London. Either way, unless you have a reason to use this free ferry there is little value to doing so.
    Written August 18, 2021
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  • Abovetheclouds
    1,987 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
     I normally use Heathrow. First time in a while using Gatwick. I got on the Gatwick Express at London Victoria. Very punctual. Ran like clockwork. I arrived early so I got a nice seat and charging sockets too which are handy. Book your ticket online in advance if you can as it is slightly cheaper. Comfortable and takes around thirty minutes. The Express arrives at the South terminal. If you are departing from the North terminal, you can easily go from there. Efficient. Staff were pleasant. There was a lot of space for storage. Just check online for the timetable. I don't believe it runs as frequently as the Heathrow Express. If you depart from London Victoria, give yourself time as this is a busy, big station. The Gatwick Express is clearly signposted. As I also said, they will depart punctually. My difference between a 4 and 5 rating is cleanliness. Could be cleaner.
    Written May 6, 2024
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  • PHIL K
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Organised craziness, you have to experience the tube in London to appreciate what it’s about. A great way to get around London and your out of the weather.
    Written March 9, 2024
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  • T3862CQdavids
    2 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great budget and quality of marketing for the 'Brand'. But don't be deceived. I travel very regulaly. Despite lovely staff, GWR is SEVERELY lacking in Value-for-Money and Quality of Product, especially in 'premium-priced' 1st CLASS (compared with their own past and other current Inter-city service providers in the country, who provide a free menu of cooked-to-order foods, salads and sandwiches, as well as free bar drinks e.g. Avanti, LNER etc). Even if you're lucky enough to actually GET a Trolley Service (which is completely hit and miss), make sure you eat a decent meal before you travel, especially if you're going 5 1/2 hours all the way to, or from, Penzance!!!!! ...and don't expect anything worthwhile, or nutrious, in the lounges either! Don't even get me started on the Night Sleeper running reliability with services regularly cancelled by staff transferred to prop-up a lack of staff on daytime trains! Truly disgraceful profiteering from this budget-cost, high-priced rail company.
    Written April 8, 2024
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  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    PROS
    * Convenient tube station
    * Very near the British Museum
    * Next to Russell Square
    * Storefront-tore entrance
    * Easy one minute travel to out from the St. Pancras/Kings Cross train stations
    * Not expensive to use the tube

    CONS
    Crowded

    “I VISITED THIS PLACE”…
    … after walking from St. Pancreas Train Station to the British Museum, I entered this station and returned to collect and fetch my luggage by entering this station. It was certainly OK- my first encounter with the London Underground on that visit.

    WOULD I VISIT AGAIN?
    Sure/ if it were convenient for me after my next visit to the British Museum

    WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
    Sure

    ADVICES
    Use it to travel to the awesome world-class British Museum

    FULL DISCLOSURE
    "I visited this place" with the intention and plan to write a thorough complete and "helpful" review here on tripadvisor, so if this did "help" you, please indicate that by tikking the "thumbs up" 👍 symbol. Thanks.
    Written December 28, 2023
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  • Hi I'm Trevor
    England, UK13 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Meh just meh ironing board seating cancelled trains everywhere 1 hour underground at St Pancras Station with no trains
    Written December 25, 2023
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  • Neil S
    England, UK1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pride if face seems to have been lost to the shadows, as HS1 fleet. used to be well kept, a few years ago. But today, now I occasionally opt for a quicker skip over from Stratford to Kings cross, I have consistently found the interior drab, heavily worn-out flooring, and gunk on the door step plates, and don't get me started on the awful pong of pee throughout the carriages! What on earth is going on with their fleet of trains I cannot imagine. For the price paid for the trip, I would expect Southeastern to keep up the pride they once had. Such a shame, as the trains as a means of travel, do a very good job of delivering the traveller at a good pace. Come on Southeastern! You can do this!
    Written February 13, 2024
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  • PHE22
    London, UK3,749 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Poor service with trains often late and overcrowded mainly used by commuters but also tourists and visitors.
    Written May 30, 2017
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  • Gabris O
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worst train service ever, leaves people stranded miles from another nearest train station for hours. This is the biggest scam company ever, price fares going up every year while the original ticket prices are too high to begin with.
    I really depend on this service as I live in the outskirts of London, constant strikes and timetable revisions paired with maintenance work makes my journeys impossible.
    Written May 11, 2024
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