Originally Posted by LegionArgentina
Hello. Im planning to go to London in March 2012 and could not find nice and cheapper hotels, near Hydh Park and Notting Hill, could you help me? names? websites? share experiences with me. Im going my family not with friends.
If you have informationa about some apartament/departament to rent for 5 nights also help me a lot.
Thanks in advance.
I stayed not far from there a few weeks ago. If you are coming into Heathrow I recommend using either the Heathrow Connect or if you can afford it, the Heathrow Express to get to Central London. Both come into Paddington station which will then only be a short Taxi ride to your hotel.
Avoid using the regular Underground if you have to be somewhere at a particular time, say for a west end show or something. The service in my experience is unreliable, especially at weekends. If you do use the underground, allow plenty of extra time for your journey. Always have an underground map with you. Buy an Oyster Card or Travelcard if you plan on using the underground.
London has many wonderful sights, try to plan ahead what you want to see, as getting between each of them is challenging.
Stuff I'd recommend
St Pauls Cathedral (So beautiful, more than I ever imagined!)
Walk along the Thames (Amazing views)
A west end theatre show ( Loved Mamma Mia to my surprise!)
London Eye and Thames boat trip (You can buy a combined ticket)
Buckingham Palace/St James Park/Green Park (All close to each other)
National Gallery/Trafalgar Square (Next to each other)
Natural History Museum/Victoria and Albert Museum/Science Museum. (All close to each other and not far from you.)