My wife and I are going to London (1st trip) Sept 16-26, and have picked the County Hall based on all of the positive comments. I know it is very close to Waterloo station (have planned a train trip to SW England from Waterloo), but how far is it from St Pancras International? Any suggestions on how to get to the Eurostar station early in the morning and back late at night? Thanks to everyone for all of the good information that has been posted.
Jason, County Hall is a good choice. ( It is right beside the London Eye, and just across Westminster bridge from the Houses of Parliament.) The best ways to get to st Pancras are taxi, or london tube train, The tube Jubilee Line from Waterloo to Green Park, then change to the Victoria Line for travel to St Pancras - about 5 stops in all.
Try and leave 15 mins in your day to admire St Pancras station - it is a 120 year old building that has just had millions spent on a major refurb.
Eurostar runs into Gare de Nord Paris. A ride on the RER train to Chatelet, and then to Line 1 Metro to George V will place you on the Champs Elysee in no time at all (The Marriott is at # 70 just by the Saphora shop.
Please listen and do exactly as Leslie has suggested!
This experience is a really great one. You will enjoy the history and scenery of this trip.
The surprise of this trip is that it is very reasonably priced if you do it right. One tip, remember when buying your Eurostar tickets that it is cheaper to buy a round trip ticket than a one-way. They will advise you of this when you get your ticket, and remember to get your ticket a couple of days before you leave to save some money.
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