Journey's King's Cross

54-58 Caledonian Road, Formerly Caledonia Hostel, London, N1 9RN, United Kingdom
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canada water accommodation- good area for tourists

by shunter151

I am looking at an apartment for a week in mid December for a family with young adult children.Is this a good area for night life and public transport?
Or would the city be better?
Thank you

Re: canada water accommodation- good area for tourists

by SallyM

Canada Water is in the Docklands business district - although there are transport links (Jubilee line tube), it's not really a very convenient base for tourists.

Note: in London, the 'City' refers to the central financial district.

Re: canada water accommodation- good area for tourists

by shunter151

Thank you for that.That might not be the best area.
Re the tube- are any of the lines better in terms of frequency etc?

Re: canada water accommodation- good area for tourists

by leics

You will find all the information you need about London pulic transport here:

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

Tube timings vary according to time of day rather than just by route. Have a look at the maps and timetables here:

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/default.aspx

The nearer you stay to the centre of London the better (imo, and from a tourist point of view)...especially in December, when daylight is short and weather is usually horrible.

The official London tourist information website accommodation search engine lists all accommodation and allows you to search by landmark or location (as well as other criteria). Once you have explored the options you can, of course, easily book through another website if you wish.

http://www.visitlondon.com/accommodation/

Re: canada water accommodation- good area for tourists

by leics

Pulic transport = public transport.

There is a good journeyplanner here:

http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk

which will allow you to explore potential journeys and their timings from accommodation which appeals to you.

Tube map here as well:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/travel/downloads/tube_map.html

Re: canada water accommodation- good area for tourists

by aqazi

I agree Canada Water is a crappy place to base yourself to see London. At the weekend its even crappier.

Re: canada water accommodation- good area for tourists

by cubsur

Staying in the very centre of London is horribly expensive, far better to stay a few miles out and pay a train fare.

I'm not sure about Canada Water as a place to stay as it's a while since I have been there, but it is only 10 minutes from Westminster and 20 minutes from the West End and London's sights generally.

I'd certainly 'rough it' if I had a cheap place to stay as, after all, it is only really a place to sleep!

Re: canada water accommodation- good area for tourists

by SallyM

Having tried (in various places) both staying further out and commuting in, and staying in the centre (even if accommodation is not such a good grade), I would now always aim for the more central option.

The journey may not sound too far or too long, but it is a real pain if (say) you want to nip back for a shower before going out for the evening, or to leave your shopping. I went to a convention based at a hotel at Canada Water and it really seemed far out. The hotel was actually ten minutes by bus from the station, which didn't help.

Try looking in the Bloomsbury area, which is much more convenient for the main attractions and nightlife, but does have some reasonably-priced (for London) accommodation.

Travel Tips for London

There are so many things to do...

by shiran_d

There are so many things to do in London.
So you must be absolutly make out alist of places you are going to visit, here's mine;

Sight seeing, put on top of your list
Tower of London
St pauls Catedral
Hosue of Perliment
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Place
Piccadilly circus

In your list of must things, is shopping here's what I think you must;
Harrods, must see it even if you don't buy any thing
Oxford Street
Piccadilly Gallery
Conran shops
Bon Street
Kings Road,

Art, Is your must see list,
TATE morden
Travel on the new Jubilee line extention all the way to Stratford to see all the new and morden stations and architecture
One very good stop is Canery warf get out of the station and have a look a rounf the square. You will like it.

Place to eat
No problems any part of london you can find you type of food,
There are over 8000 places to eat and you will not be left out at all,
Choise is your where you eat and how much you spend, there is always a place vine and dine in full relaxing mood,
May the mood be a loving or a chill out you'll be looked after by London eateries.

Have a great trip
Best regards
Shiran And alway feel free to contact me when ever you are in london. I'll be please to meet you.
Caio, Here Pic and some details of the Queen's Jubilee party at the Palace. I was great show.

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The normally sedate palace grounds rocked to an eclectic line-up of stars, including Sir Elton John, Dame Shirley Bassey, gothic rocker Ozzy Osbourne, Tom Jones, S Club 7 and Beach Boys stalwart Brian Wilson.

Nelson's Tomb

by Blatherwick

For those of you that don't know, 2005 is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. So I felt the need to go see Vice-Admiral Nelson in the crypts of St. Pauls. I got there pretty early on Saturday morning so that I could sneak a shot off there. Let's face it, if you have to pay to enter a place of worship then it becomes a den of thieves and you can take pictures.

Coming sign of the apocalypse - I asked a guard at Westminster Abbey if Nelson was over in St. Pauls. His reply was, "Who is Nelson?"

Go over to Trafalgar Square...

by S_R_NAIDU

Go over to Trafalgar Square and see the Nelson's Column, a great granite finger, is 187ft tall featuring the one-eyed, one-armed British hero, Lord Horatio Nelson. Its base has four lions and was unveiled in 1870.

Trafalgar Square Fountains - One of two fountains in the Square designed by Lutyens in 1939 with fine sculptures by Charles Wheeler and W. McMillan.
The Strand, one of London's most famous thoroughfares runs east from Trafalgar Square just to the south of Covent Garden.

A walk on the REALLY wild side...

by MJB123

Every year it seems at around Jan 9 this fraternity of college lads from Cambridge head on down to London to dine and drink their own body weight in alcohol at a Medieval Banquet restuarant at the Ivory House, St. Katherine's dock "Tower Hill."

It is comforting to know that these prim and proper gents with a stiff upper lip are very much in touch with their ancient barbarian past as they holler for more "Mead" and drink more beer and wine than can be found on the enitre island of Ibiza.

Talking to these folks was an awesome experience I will never forget. These are the nicest guys you will ever meet and when they found out I was from America they all shouted "USA! USA! USA!..." quite enthustistically and supportively . I was so touched by this gesture I still have a lump in my throte.

I'm sure they don't remember that night-- being so drunk. But I will always toast the town of Cambridge whenever I have a glass of wine or mug of beer or mead.

"Mead" is by the way an alcoholic honey drink that was drunk by newlyweds after their weddings for its aphrodisiac effects, hence, the name "Honeymoon".

Europe's smallest capital city?

by KennetRose

The City of London, sometimes known as the Square Mile, is a real oddity. Although it is the workplace of many hundreds of thousands of people on weekdays, its resident population is no more than about 6,000, slighly smaller than the population of Vaduz, Liechtenstein.

Nevertheless, it is fiercely independent of the heaving morass that is generally called London. This, and only this, is the fiefdom of the famous Lord Mayor - the rest of London has a mere Mayor, the charismatic Ken Livingstone, though unlike the Lord Mayor of London Ken wields real and considerable power.

The City of London is governed by a Corporation of Aldermen and Common Councillors representing a number of tiny wards. They are responsible for a disposible income beyond the dreams of most local authorities, though who elects them is a bit of a mystery, as nobody at all lives permanently in most of the wards!

This is the last redoubt of the Rotten Boroughs that returned Members of Parliament representing tiny or non-existent populations before universal suffrage. Opinion is sharply divided about the future of this medieval anachronism. Many of us would like to bring the Square Mile into line and use some of its funds for people in the outlying boroughs who need their financially-straitened services desperately!

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Address: 54-58 Caledonian Road, Formerly Caledonia Hostel, London, N1 9RN, United Kingdom