Elmdon Lodge Hotel

20-24 Elmdon Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B27 6LH, United Kingdom
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Getting from London Airport (LHR/ LGW) To Birmingham

by sinsim

Dear VT,

I am a student and was wondering about the cheapest way to get from London Airport (Either LGT or LHR) to Birmingham City.
I would also like to hav an idea or an overview about the prices of the ticket(s) and if it is possible to get them on place, at the airport.

Thank you in advance,

RE: Getting from London Airport (LHR/ LGW) To Birmingham

by RobertBM

You should try the coach company National Express to see what they have available. I would imagine you are looking at around £40 -£50



RE: RE: Getting from London Airport (LHR/ LGW) To Birmingham

by sinsim

Thank you for the website.

wil I be able to get the ticket from the airport when arriving?

RE: RE: Getting from London Airport (LHR/ LGW) To Birmingham

by alancollins

You can purchase a ticket when you arrive (risky as there may no seats) or book via the internet and print off the ticket (safer), you can also book via a mobile phone text message and it gives you a ticket number to show the coach driver.

RE: RE: Getting from London Airport (LHR/ LGW) To Birmingham

by leics

There are many coaches running from both airports to Birmingham(www.nationalexpress.com). Standard return fare is 30GBP. The journey takes around 2 and a half hours from Heathrow, about 4 hours from Gatwick, though varies according to which coach you catch. You could book online before you come (allow plenty of time to come through immigration/get your baggage), or wait for a coach with an available seat (there may be one straight away).

The train may well be a slightly quicker option (from Gatwick at least), but you may have to go into London and out again, and change at least once on all journeys. Train fares are more expensive than coach, so I suggest you prepare yourself for a long-ish coach journey after your flight!

www.londontoolkit.com/travel/gatwick_midlands_transfer.htm and
www.londontoolkit.com/travel/heathrow_midlands_transfer.htm have links to all the transport options.

Travel Tips for Birmingham

See Birmingham University...

by TracyG

Take a walk around Birmingham University's grounds, it is a very nice university, with it's main buildings being in Edgbaston. I miss the clubs and bars in Birmingham, I never tire of going out here.

A Quarter of the planet has been through here..

by sourbugger

It's estimated that in the 30-odd years since Spaghetti Junction, Britains largest motorway interchange some 1.25 Billion vehicles have been through it. The term itself was apparantly coined by a local Journo : Roy Smith, and has stuck ever since.

Considering the amount of other places it has been used or applied to, I bet he wished he had copyrighted it.

The actual junction (and you bound to use it at some point on any trip here) covers 30 acres, serves 18 routes. It connects the M6 southbound - leading to the M1, the M6 northbound - also leading to the M5, the A38M into Birmingham City centre and a number of other roads. It also straddles three canals, two rivers and a main railway line.

Work on the junction started in 1968 and took 4 years to complete construction of the 18 roads and 559 concrete columns, reaching up to 24 meters high.

If you wanted to cover every road on the Junction itself (and you would have to be fairly mad to do so), you would have to drive some 73 miles.

house of fraser

by kayleigh06 about house of fraser

Birmingham's House of Fraser offers high quality brands in womanswear, menswear, childrenswear, beauty and everything you need for your home. With a personal shopping service, beauty consultation rooms, hair salons, e restaurant and bar, there is everything you need under one roof for a new look.

Train to Birmingham New Street

by jacob_m

The railway station of Birmingham is called New street, I read somewhere that it is the largest railway station in the UK, I'm not sure if that's correct but indeed it is large.
New street is a combined railway station and shopping centre and it might sound stupid but it took me a while to find my way out of this complex with all its stairs, corridors and escalators.
There are many daily trains to London, at least one an hour. They are operated by Virgin Trains and the journey to London (Euston station) takes about 1 hour and 40 mins, all trains stop at Birminham international (the airport).
The tickets are expensive.

Stylish and contemporary

by leffe3 about Bank Restaurant

It's large, it's contemporary, it's a destination, it's part of the Brindley Place development. Bank has basically everything going for it. Thankfully, the kitchens live up to expectations. Walk past the lively and chic bar (or stop off for a pre-dinner/lunch drink), past the open-plan kitchen and on to the open dining area at the back.

The menu is diverse (definately a pan-asian influence) but without being overly fussy where you're bombarded with seveal different flavours on one plate. So you can get (excellent) fish and chips, simple but sumptuous steaks but then roasted halibut with crab & herb crumb asparagus dressing, or marinated breast of chicken with Malayan spices, sweet potato, coconut & lime. It's also excellent for vegetarians (fish or non-fish eating). The food here is magnificent and pefectly reasonably priced for the quality (£11 - 22 mains).
My favourite memories however (the food was so good and a given) are watching my dad trying to get into the male toilet (the doors were flush and unsigned - a design feature) - it took him several minutes to even find it: and my mom indicating that she really liked the tomato juice with all the vegetables. Problem was it was a pitcher of the strongest Bloody Mary I had ever tasted - and my mom is not normally a drinker of anything more than half a glass of wine. But she enjoyed the 'tomato juice' :)

They do have fixed menus for lunch and dinner, which are well worth exploring.


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