Avonmore Hotel

66 Avonmore Road, Kensington, London, W14 8RS, United Kingdom

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    Good value and convenient

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    Pleasant. Residential neighborhood. Short walk to the tube. Grocery store near by. Reasonably priced (for London). 15 min on the Tube and you are anywhere you want to go. Would stay again next time in London. Oh yes, A full breakfast too, not just rolls and coffee.

    Directions: 5 Minute walk from the West Kensington station.

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Forum Posts

How to get Heathrow from Gatwick

by josephllop

Hello, I would to know the cheapest and easier way to get Heathrow from Gatwick thanks

Re: How to get Heathrow from Gatwick

by YVRDave

Probably the Greenline Coach

http://www.greenline.co.uk/greenlinedefault.aspx

Re: How to get Heathrow from Gatwick

by cachaseiro

the national express does it too if you have the time as they are mostly cheaper but also slower:

http://www.londontoolkit.com/travel/heathrow_gatwick_bus_transfer.htm

Re: How to get Heathrow from Gatwick

by leics

Whichever bus you take you need to allow yourself plenty of time between flights. 3 hours is the minimum recommended, but I'd allow more...traffic congestion is frequent on this route and can be very heavy indeed.

http://www.londontoolkit.com/travel/heathrow_gatwick_transfer.htm

has useful additional information.

Re: How to get Heathrow from Gatwick

by puerto_lover

The Green Line bus is limited to North London and does not cover Gatwick to Heathrow.
Best to refer to the TOOLKIT link and use the National Express service. The bus uses the M25 London Orbital Motorway road and sometimes the road can be congested leading to delays but normally fine. Allow extra time.

The cheapest way but not the most convenient but could be interesting if you have plenty of time in between flights is to do as follows:

At Gatwick go to the railway station to get a train to East Croydon. If you are really looking to travel cheaply Southern Rail do a £3 one way fare using certain trains !
At East Croydon station, proceed to the X26 bus stop which is close by.
Then take the first X26 bus paying £2 for the ride to Heathrow.

That's £5 one way.

Length of journey averages about 20 minutes from Gatwick to East Croydon, then about 1 1/2 hours from East Croydon to Heathrow.

http://www.southernrailway.com/
and this is a map of the bus route:
http://www.metrobus.co.uk/timetable_map.php?route_id=97

Travel Tips for London

Wildlife in London

by maryamy

For a big city there is much wildlife here that is non-human... The grey squirrels came here on ships from America and have driven out the native (gentler) red squirrels out of the south of main land Britain.

Unexpected treasures

by uglyscot

having visited most of the tourist places, my eyes are now attracted by less well-known features of London. I now spend time looking at statues, decorations on buildings or even art displayed in the open
London is expensive , but there is a lot to see and do without spending money at all. On a Sunday a visit to the South Bank and a browse through the second hand books may be profitable. I found some reasonably priced old books that way. Visit charity shops and pick up books for very little, or small ornaments .
Just walking around, looking down side streets can be a pleasant experience. I enjoy coming upon the unexpected- a small mews of the Cromwell Road, a garden with flowers in Spring. How can I choose?

But probably what gives me most pleasure these days is finding places where my ancestors lived, walking where they had walked. An especially exciting day was ,when in the British Library, finding letters written by my Italian Great great grandfather , the ink as clear as if written yesterday, and seeing his signature.

Home of the Proffessors - stick their hands up....

by sourbugger

glove puppets.

The proper term for people who give Punch and Judy performances is 'Proffessors'. Their 'college' was formed, appropriately enough at the Punch Tavern in Fleet street in 1985.

The tradition (and very English it is too) goes back hundreds of years. You may be lucky enough to catch a performance at some kind of local 'family' event in london, although Punch & Judy shows are more often associated with traditional seaside resorts.

The website of the 'college' is well worth a read - I especially like the unusual parts of their constitution, such as article 5 & 6 which I've put below :

Article 5. Concerning the question of Mr. Punch's morality the College subscribes to the view of Charles Dickens that the Punch and Judy Show is "an outrageous joke which no one in existence would think of regarding as an incentive to any course of action , or as a model for any kind of conduct". The College directs persons persistently critical of Mr. Punch's behaviour to debate the matter further with Mr. Dickens himself.

Subsequently added:
Article 6. In deference to Mr. Punch's joviality membership of the College shall not be open to anyone deemed in the eyes of its existing members to be "a miserable old git".
(probably rules me out then -- SB)

see : www.punchandjudy.org
More details about the Punch Tarvern itself can be found in my Nightlife section.

Walk left, Stand right

by wanderingbtrfly

While traveling down in the Tube, always ALWAYS stand on the right when you are on the escalators. This leaves a clear path on the left open for those who are in a hurry.

Also, when you are walking down pathways, try to stay on the left. Since Brits drive on the left, they default to walking on the left. Tourists default to the right, so it is always a little jumbled, but if you mentally try to go to the left, you'll bump into a few less people.

More Differences Across The Pond {Chapter 1}

by Elena_007

A few differences I noticed whilst in England, with regard to the language barrier, (well, usually understandable with a little effort) are as follows:

First, and foremost, ALL Americans are considered "Yanks." It matters not which part of the US you reside, as I now consider myself a "Southern Yankee."

Continuing on in no particular order, random observations, if you will ...

In England, you hire a hire-car, not rent a rental car.

A landord lets a flat, not leases an apartment, and therefore one may have a flatmate, instead of a roommate.

A solicitor is an attorney, not a door to door salesperson.

A pushchair in England is the equivalent to a baby stroller, not a wheelchair, as you might guess.

A dummy is the equivalent to a baby pacifier, so you may hear, "Give that child a dummy, please!"

A Zimmer in the UK, is known in the US as a walker, a device to help the elderly get around easier. "Zimmer" is the popular brand name of such.

A thief nicks your belongings more often than steals something, although in England, they do know the meaning of stealing. I, on the other hand, was clueless about nicking.

In England, they post mail and wait for the postman. They do not mail letters and wait for the mailman.

A zebra crossing is actually a pedestrian crossing. There are no zebras running loose in London, or anywhere else in England. It is known as this because of the black and white stripes designating the area to cross the street.

A motor is an automobile. A motorway is an interstate, or highway. A dual-carriageway is a divided highway.

A speed camera is a camera that takes your picture as you go speeding by, a crime punishable by fines, and points off of your driving license. Locals will be notified by post (mail) and must pay dearly, or if a visitor, driving a hire-car, your credit card will be charged. Signs warn in advance that look like a camera. Do not get flashed!

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