Saint Simeon

2 out of 5 stars2 Stars

38 Harrington Gardens, South Kensington, London, SW7 4LT, United Kingdom
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Satisfaction Poor
Excellent
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Very Good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 84% more than similarly rated 2 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families53
  • Couples42
  • Solo50
  • Business46

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Forum Posts

Tube Closure 24 July to 15 August affecting travel from Paddington

by SallyM

Sorry, this isn't actually a question, but am posting here so that anyone planning a trip in the near future may see it.

The Circle and Hammersmith and City lines will be closed between Edgeware Road and Hammersmith for 3 weeks from 24 July to 15 July inclusive.

If you want to take the tube eastbound from Paddington, you won't get further than Edgeware Road on those lines, so best to take the Bakerloo line from Paddington to Baker Street and change there.

Re: Tube Closure 24 July to 15 August affecting travel from Paddington

by SallyM

I have added it as a tip as well!

Re: Tube Closure 24 July to 15 August affecting travel from Paddington

by wise23girl

Good...some of my family will be in London next week

This is where the idea of an alert section in VT would be useful

Re: Tube Closure 24 July to 15 August affecting travel from Paddington

by wise23girl

Tried to rate you but might not come through as your reply where rating shows might be too short to register and original post has no rate place. Useful info though

Re: Tube Closure 24 July to 15 August affecting travel from Paddington

by hawkhead

I think you must mean from 24th July to 15 August, inclusive.

It's a good idea to check the TFL website for closures, as every weekend there is disruption on one or other section of the underground - for maintenance, engineering works, up-grading; an on-going schedule of works.

Agree about the "alert" section for VT.

Re: Tube Closure 24 July to 15 August affecting travel from Paddington

by puerto_lover

As I understand this closure as detailed in the announcement below, the tube lines affected are between Edgware and Hammersmith only on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines only. So the stations that will be affected in between apart from Paddington are - Royal Oak, Westbourne Park, Ladbroke Grove, Latimer Road, White City, Wood Lane, Shepherd's Bush Market, and Goldhawk Road.

And the circle Line from Paddington to - for example - High Street Kensington and Victoria station - is not affected.

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/media/newscentre/15999.aspx

Anyway it is a good idea to look at Travel For London Journey Planner (advanced option) and this will tell you if any engineering works or problems. The Tube is a maze of tunnels !

Re: Tube Closure 24 July to 15 August affecting travel from Paddington

by SallyM

Yes, they are apparently restoring the Circle line to a genuine Circle whilst the works are ongoing.

Re: Tube Closure 24 July to 15 August affecting travel from Paddington

by puerto_lover

I always thought that if you sat on a Circle Line train you could go round and round without going to jail. Or am I thinking of Monopoly ?

Re: Tube Closure 24 July to 15 August affecting travel from Paddington

by SallyM

It used to, but they changed it from a Circle to a 'lasso' or 'tadpole', so that trains started at Hammersmith, then went round the loop and back.

It meant that for some journeys you have to change at Edgeware Road. It was supposed to improve the regularity of the service, but they actually put on slightly fewer trains per hour. It has not been popular.

Re: Tube Closure 24 July to 15 August affecting travel from Paddington

by jo104

Luckily the buses are pretty reliable I hate it when they have weekend engineering works its so disruptive

Travel Tips for London

Expect the Unexpected

by scottishvisitor

London has some of the most famous landmarks in the world seen the world over through advertising - movies & television. When I watch the news from the BBC the images are instantly recognisable but look out for the less familiar sights & slightly off the beaten path. Walk around London away from the tourist lines and you may surprise yourself with what you can find. Every time I visit London my favourite thing changes depending on where I go & what I do. I loved this building with its Curly Chimney Pots and quaint "Olde Worldy" architecture, it is the Liberty, a famous London store built in 1925 of mock tudor design. I loved seeing the shining ship perched high on the buildings roof (see second picture)

Pubs and pillar boxes.

by mwe

Two of the most iconic things of a trip to London, pubs & pillar boxes.
This picture shows the Sherlock Holmes pub on Northumberland Avenue, WC2, southeast of Trafalgar Square. Nearest tube: Charing Cross.

Visit the China Town - a...

by Andrew_Vodo

Visit the China Town - a little China in the heart on Great Britain capital. What impressed me much is that London is a very multinational city. You can meet here arab blocks, Indian ones, chinese and so on.

From Buckingham Palace, walk...

by Sharrie

From Buckingham Palace, walk along St. James' Park & you'll reach Westminster Abbey. This is where the monarchs have been crowned (from the period of William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II). This is also the burial place of the royal family (1040-1760). Westminster Abbey also has memorials to 2 world wars: the Unknown Soldier interred in 1920 (with memorial plaque to Winston Churchill at the front) & another memorial to US President Franklin Roosevelt (near west door). The abbey also has its own choir.

Across the road towards the River Thames is the HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT.

RED TELEPHONE BOXES

by DAO

They are starting to become harder to find. Nothing is as iconic as the British Phone Box. Needless to say, they don’t make them like that anymore. The red telephone box was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. They were designed to protect callers from the rain and to be easily seen. The first telephone kiosks were introduced by the Post Office and made from concrete in 1920 (called a K1). Many London Metropolitan Boroughs would not accept this and the Post Office held a contest in 1924 to make a better phone box.

The winning design was by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott who envisioned a silver coloured exterior. The Post Office saw red. Literally. The phone boxes were all made red and matched their letterboxes. This was accepted in London as K2.

Sir Giles stayed busy and designed K3 in 1930 made in concrete.

K4 was designed by the Post Office itself in 1927 and only 50 were built (please see my pictures to see one). They incorporated a post box and a machine that sold stamps. They are far larger than a standard phone box.

K5 (1934) was made from plywood and was used at exhibitions.

K6 (1935) was designed to celebrate the silver jubilee of King George V. Thousands were erected all across Britain and made the red telephone box a fixture in every hamlet, town and village. People were not too keen on the red colour at first.

K7 (1959) was experimental only

K8 (1968) Was the last of the red boxes.

KX100 This soulless horrible glass box was introduced by British Telecom after it was privatised and sold off from the Post Office. These can be seen blighting most communities in the UK today.

Crowns
In 1952 Queen Elizabeth II decided to stop using the purely symbolic 'Tudor Crown' and instead use a representation of the actual crown used at coronations - the St Edward's Crown. New K6 models (1955) began to use this new symbol. In Scotland, they decided to use a representation of the actual Crown of Scotland

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Address: 38 Harrington Gardens, South Kensington, London, SW7 4LT, United Kingdom