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Best way to travel in London

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Best way to travel in London

Hi everyone

Two girlfriends and I are travelling to London in July by train, arriving at Euston Station. Am going to book our one night stay at Travelodge, Euston obviously for ease and convenience.

We have evening theatre tickets for the London Palladium. Seeing as none of us have ever been to London before, we would appreciate your tips for the best form of travel to get from our hotel to the theatre.

Thanking you in advance

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1. Re: Best way to travel in London

One day Travelcards will be the business. The cards are sold by zones used and priced for peak and off peak use. If you're travelling at the weekend then off peak cards can be used at any time; if you're travelling on a weekday then off peak rates start after 0930.

Travelcards may be used as much as you like on the Underground, DLR and other transport in the paid for zones plus buses in all zones. One day cards at £6.60 for zones 1 an 2 should be sufficient - the cards are good until close of service, so you may use them on Night buses until 0430 the next day (say Saturday night into Sunday morning).

You may buy Travelcards at the Underground station at Euston or at the rail ticket office at Euston.

Although the Victoria line travels from Euston to Oxford Circus for the Palladium, you may wish to see a bit of the big Smoke rather than the inside of Tube tunnels. If that's the case, make your way from Euston to Oxford Street on any of the numbers 10 towards Hammersmith, 73 towards Victoria or 390 towards Notting Hill Gate. Alight at stop OP (second link) which is nearer Oxford Circus and Argyll Street than it looks on the spider map. tfl.gov.uk/tfl/…euston-2087.pdf tfl.gov.uk/tfl/…oxfordcircusdr-day-2199.pdf

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2. Re: Best way to travel in London

The "best" would be by taxi.

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3. Re: Best way to travel in London

Given that OP will have train tickets - and hence qualifies for the offers on daysoutguide.com, I would actually go for Oystercard PAYG as there's a chance that they won't reach the daily cap on either day they are there. OK there's a deposit but it's refundable or they can keep the card for later visits - or to give to friends & family when they visit London.

OK the difference in total cost won't be that much but it does give a bit more flexibility

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4. Re: Best way to travel in London

Between Euston and the Palladium, it's a bit of a toss up between:

1: Taxi. Probably the best option... around a tenner, it takes you there direct in ten minutes.

2: Tube. Three stops from Euston to Tottenham Court Road on the Northern Line. Get off there and either a) switch to the Central Line for one stop to Oxford Circus OR b) exit the station and walk the remaining 8 minutes to Oxford Circus at street level... total time about 20 minutes.

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5. Re: Best way to travel in London

(whispers) Pssst, CT. Victoria line Euston ~> Oxford Circus.

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6. Re: Best way to travel in London

For me the tube is always the easiest option in London.

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7. Re: Best way to travel in London

babywill,

From Euston to London Palladium behind Oxford Circus would be the no 73 bus. If you are running late for whatever reason then take the tube from Kings Cross or Warren Street to Oxford Circus.

Obviously, this doesn’t answer your question about the best way to travel in London, my answer(s) would be:

If you’ve got a bit of Essex in you, try something like this, a stretched Hummer: www.go-easylimo.co.uk/hummer.htm

If you are worried about the environment: Walk

If you are a little adventurous: www.tfl.gov.uk/barclayscyclehire

If you are a wannabe wag: www.easylimo.co.uk

Plus make sure you have the newspapers and freelance photographers on your speed dial so you can tip them off if you do bag yourself a footballer, but only premiership footballer will make the press.

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8. Re: Best way to travel in London

"Pssst, CT@ Victoria Line"

Oh yeah. Dur. Victoria Line it is.

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9. Re: Best way to travel in London

I'd walk it.

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10. Re: Best way to travel in London

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. x