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Travel to London - park n'ride style?

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TheHolyGrail Wed 16-Jul-08 14:21:49

Is it possible to drive down to a tube station West side of London (off M4 / A4) and be able to catch tube in (St.Pauls area)? Want to leave the car over night - would it be safe / how much? Looking to take a family of 6 to London and finding cheapest way - trains still seem very expensive but maybe worth the hassle factor??? Travelling from Swindon - sometime mid August - no fixed dates yet.

Fimbo Wed 16-Jul-08 14:24:17

We go to Greenwich and park the car there, then travel via Docklands Light Railway/Tube. It is doable but I don't know about the side you are coming from

hana Wed 16-Jul-08 14:26:09

lots of the stations getting closer to London have resident permits. Osterly Station (on Picadilly line) might be do-able - parking on a residential street.

Rubyrubyruby Wed 16-Jul-08 14:26:12

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MrsBadger Wed 16-Jul-08 14:26:52

Hillingdon on the A40 is doable, never tried it from the A4

next time the trick is to fix dates well in advance and buy supersaver train tickets

hana Wed 16-Jul-08 14:27:28

meant to say that the residential streets surrounding the tube stations have the permits.

missblythe Wed 16-Jul-08 14:29:01

I've used this one to do just that, is only just off end of M4, and 5 mins from Hammersmith tube

Hammersmith Grove

£20 to park for 24 hrs

chatee Wed 16-Jul-08 14:30:13

please check out the travel london? website as there are lots of underground works being carried out,
we were in london last weekend and docklands was closed and so was circle line, with other lines having partial closures too.
have you got a family railcard?
there is a deal on atm with the cost being only £12 and if you book it on line you also get yha membership thrown in too
(enter code DAILYM12)on the family railcard website.

we parked at luton parkway and used the shuttle
(it added an hour to the journey but we felt more relaxed knowing the car was secure)

Bramshott Wed 16-Jul-08 14:30:23

I think DH parks at Wimbledon and goes in from there.

hanaflowerisnothana Wed 16-Jul-08 14:30:29

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hanaflowerisnothana Wed 16-Jul-08 14:31:28

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missblythe Wed 16-Jul-08 14:33:38

From Hammersmith, can get District line directly to Blackfriars, then 10 min walk to St Paul's Cathedral

Ewe Wed 16-Jul-08 14:34:28

If you can drive to Epsom (Jct 9 M25) I have a parking permit for my very safe private cul de sac you'd be welcome to use. It's then about 30mins to Waterloo and then a nice stroll to St.Pauls.

It's a bit further down than you want to go but it's not easy to find parking near tube/train stations.

TheHolyGrail Wed 16-Jul-08 15:18:26

chatee - thanks for the code - railcard now ordered! YHA membership can be done once the card arrives.

Thanks for the advice - now need to think about any specific dates or what we want to do etc. Have 2 weeks hols booked but nothing specific planned - wanted trips in UK as we have a French aide maman staying with us too.

laurawaterford Wed 16-Jul-08 20:24:38

I have a thread (2 or 3 now I think!) about London over the last 2 weeks. Lots of interesting recommendations from people on it. soemthing like 'what to do in London'

also londontown.com is a great site

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