Docklands Prestige Apartments Melbourne

1802/20 Rakaia Way, Melbourne, 3008, Australia
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Getting to London Liverpool?

by srushton

Hi there,

What does everyone think about a Cathay flight coming into T3 from Hong Kong scheduled to arrive at 4pm on a Sunday, and my chances of getting to London Liverpool St to get the 8pm train out to Harwich International?

4 hours... But I'm stressed about delays and such. Help!

Re: Getting to London Liverpool?

by doodybee

Add To Calendar Calendar added Text me this journey View service bulletins Journey Details
Leg 1 of 1 Underground
Get London Underground Map Sun 26 Apr
Heathrow Underground (ZHJ) to London Liverpool Street (LST)
Journey Summary Details - Option 1 Departs Arrives Duration
05:47 06:48 1:01
From Heathrow Underground take the Piccadilly Line (Eastbound) to Holborn Underground Station. Change and take the Central Line (Eastbound, Platform 2) to London Liverpool Street.

From Heathrow Underground take the Piccadilly Line (Eastbound) to Kings Cross St Pancras Underground Station. Change and take the Circle Line or the Hammersmith & City Line (Eastbound, Platform 2) to London Liverpool Street.
Colours surrounding the Tube line names represent the colour of each Tube line, as shown on the London Underground Tube Map.

Total Journey Duration: 1:01 hr

just pulled this from
nationalrailenquiries- journey planner if its any use

Re: Getting to London Liverpool?

by PeteG

Mate, you'll be fine with that amount of time, no worries

Re: Getting to London Liverpool?

by johngayton

Yes, allow an hour or so to get out of the airport, an hour into Liverpool St and that leaves you plenty of time for any foreseeable delays. If you do get delayed and are cutting it fine you can always get a (expensive) taxi from Heathrow to Liverpool St. Are you picking up cruise or the ferry to the Netherlands?

Re: Getting to London Liverpool?

by leics

Should be ok (apart from flight or baggage delays), especially on a Sunday, but I would suggest you take the overground train into London rather than the coach (or a taxi) to be absolutely sure of avoiding any traffic congestion.

Transport details from Heathrow here:

From Gatwick:

You will arrive at London Paddington from Heathrow, and London Victoria from Gatwick. You could get at taxi to Liverpool Street, or take the Tube. Tube map here:

Re: Getting to London Liverpool?

by srushton

Thanks for your answers guys!

I had a look at all the info but the pessimist in me is paranoid about delays... does anyone know stats for Heathrow delays?

That, and it'd be just my luck that my baggage would get lost or something absurd.

Re: Getting to London Liverpool?

by srushton

and yes, getting the 8pm train out to Harwich for the ferry to Holland.

Re: Getting to London Liverpool?

by johngayton

So if you are seriously delayed then you can just get the morning ferry - let your travel insurance pick up an overnight hotel bill.

Re: Getting to London Liverpool?

by leics

I think the chances of your flight being delayed are probably higher than the chances of a delay within Heathrow itself.

But there is no point in worriting about it. As noted above, if delays mean you miss the train then your insurance will cover you and you can just get the next available train/ferry.

Travel Tips for Melbourne

The food......Melbourne has a...

by Fatgaz

The food......Melbourne has a huge multicultural background - it is the third Largest Greek city in the world!!!
There is so much choice of food here it is mindboggling....Mediterranean styles, Asian styles, European styles, African styles......anything you can think of is here and it is fresh and cheap!!!!!

The city tends to divide itself into ethnic shopping strips with Lygon Street being the centre of Italy, Sydney Road having it's fair share of Turkish restaurants (and cake shops!!!), not to mention the fantastic Vietnamese restaurants in Richmond,Abbotsford (Victoria Street) and Footscray.
St Kilda, on the beach, is an experience in itself.... There is also the strips of Chapel Street, Smith Street and the quintessential Brunswick Street, where you can be whoever you want to be and nobody gives a damn!!!
Most suburbs have a couple of little gems of places to dine - you just have to find them!!!

Also fantastic are the local markets......Victoria Market in the city, South Melbourne Market, Footscray Market and many others. When I am away, I miss the trams. I know this is weird but there is something reassuring in hearing them rumble past. My favourites are the old wooden W-Class trams that now only service the city routes...they have a wonderful sound (a clunking grind that makes them sound animalistic) and in summer, as you roll along the beautiful boulevards of Melbourne (St Kilda Road) the smell of the grass and the sunlight shining through the glass is just fantastic.

St Kilda Beach in summer, with it's ArtDeco buildings and people trying to be uber-urbane is fantastic as well....just sit in the street cafes and watch the world go bye.....

The other thing I miss is the Espy....a hulking pub on the Esplanade in St Kilda.. It is the pub where rock legends were made......There is nothing better than a pew in the front window on a late Sunday afternoon catching the rays of the westerly sun as it sets over the water.

visit the Queen Victoria...

by jrs1234

visit the Queen Victoria Market, just to the north of the city centre on Elizabeth Street. It's been a market since 1878, so it's a historic landmark in Australian terms, and it's definitely worth a visit! It's mainly open in the mornings and is closed on Mondays and Wednesdays. Lots more information is available from the official website.


by TiNkSta

Although many people may say that tipping is not customary in Australia it is seen as a kind and courteous gesture and not an insult. If you have had a good time, enjoyed yourself or received great service then don't be shy and tip away! Especially if you intend to be a regular visitor at an establishment, i'm sure the staff will appreciate your gesture and make an extra effort should you make a return visit.

Hot Air Balloon ride

by Lady_Godiva

There are numerous companies throughout Melbourne which provide hot air balloon rides over the city at sunrise (or if you fancied somewhere greener, the Yarra Valley). It is a unique and fabulous way of seeing the city as the sun rises, and best of all there's a champagne breakfast waiting for you on landing (at various hotels/restaurants throughout the city, depending on what company you use). Obviously weather pays an important part so your flight could be rescheduled, but the companies will always keep you well-informed.

For those of you who are worried that you may be in for a bumpy ride, I was surprised at how smooth it all was - after all - you are just floating in the air!

The cost for a flight and breakfast ranges between $320-350 per adult depending on the company. Yarra Valley flights are cheaper (generally around $300 per adult).

Please see the relevant websites for more information on flight times, breakfast details, departure points etc. The main websites are:

Balloon Over Melbourne
Global Ballooning
Hot Air Ballooning
Kavanagh Balloons

We personally used Hot Air Ballooning for our flight over the Yarra Valley, which was lovely. A friend has used Global Ballooning for Melbourne and equally raves about it!

Aboriginal Heritage Walk is special

by BeverlyTyler


"Spirit - Connection - Land" is the way this walk through the Royal Botanic Garden in Melbourne is described.

This is a personal experience that takes you into the village and culture of the Aboriginal people and makes you, for a brief period, a part of their life and their culture, love and respect for land and order.

You will leave with "a greater understanding of, and respect for, the customs and rich heritage of the local BOONWURRUNG and WOIWURRUNG people."

You will explore, with an Aboriginal guide (also a trained botanist) the plants and animals that the Aboriginal people used and understood, how trhey used plants for food and medicine and tools and for their ceremonies.


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