The best way for us has been to take the London Subway from LHR directly to Hyde Park. It may take a little longer, but we take only one suitcase on rollers and then we just walk up the East side of Park Lane to the hotel.
Now, if you have a lot of luggage, or the weather is just bad, you may want to take the express and then take a taxi. By the way, a taxi the whole way would really be expensive.
I a am sure you will get some other Insiders routes that will give you some choices.
From the hotel web page :
It depends on how much luggage you are carrying. Taxis are door 2 door, but if you don't have any heavy luggage I would recommend the Heathrow Express train. It arrives at Paddington Station which is about one mile from the hotel.
From the web: (http://www.heathrowexpress.com)
Heathrow Express is the fastest, most frequent way to travel between Heathrow Airport and central London. With no traffic jams, taxi queues or stops to worry about, you can be in the centre of London, or inside the airport, in just 15 minutes.
Departing from London's Paddington station every 15 minutes, Heathrow Express delivers an airline-style experience the moment you step through the doors. Onboard enjoy Express TV, with up-to-date BBC news and weather, as well as international and local information about destinations and attractions.
I just returned on the 15th from a stay in Grovsner Square Marriott. I hate to say this ( I am a LOYAL Marriott customer), but the service at that hotel is horrible! The front desk satff is rude, as is the service staff and the Club lounge staff. if you need anything during your stay the most helpful person is the Concierge Harry and Danny. It was so bad that I have decided never to stay there again.
The easiest way to get there is by taxi. Oxford street is packed right now with shoppers and tourists so the Underground will be tough due to the number of people.
First of all, ignore the reply from Erileeall because they stayed at a different hotel (Marriott Grosvenor Square). This hotel is about 5 minutes away from where you will be staying THE JW MARRIOTT GROSVENOR HOUSE. The JW is a lovely hotel situated right opposite Hyde Park. The easiest and most direct way to get from LHR is to go on the Piccadilly Line to Hyde Park Corner - this is a direct route without having to change and takes approx 50 minutes. Depending on how much luggage you have, you might find it easier to jump in a taxi from Hyde Park corner (cost around £4 to £5). Its easy to walk from there (but without luggage and you just go directly up Park Lane and would take around 10 minutes walking. Enjoy the JW Marriott. Remember to tell the taxi drive the GROSVENOR HOUSE HOTEL because that is what they really know it as. Happy Christmas!
Having the same question-will be staying 1 night at the JW, then back to Paddington to catch a train and later when return, to Marriott County Hall-thanks to good info from Jerrycoin.
So, noticed post was back in 2009, is it still the easiest and most direct way to get from LHR to go on the Piccadilly Line to Hyde Park Corner. we have a roller bag and 1 backpack. Next challenge, getting from Paddington to County Hall...
Thanks So Much for the Info!
Thanks for the nice comment!
Since you are traveling "Light" you will have two options in getting to CH by tube. Go directly to Westminster Station and walk across the bridge to CH. You may want to go to Waterloo Station and you are about three blocks away from CH there.
I am not sure where you are coming from, LHR?
If so just take the tube to Waterloo from LHR, and avoid the "Change of station".
You may get other advice, and anyone is welcome to assist you!
Thanks for the advice and your patience with the newbie. Yes, if we could avoid the "Change of station" that would be great. Have LHR to Paddington figured out. Now trying to figure out from 1. Paddington to JW GHouse and 2. Paddington to CH and 3. From CH to LHR. The guru, Rick Steves recommends his "Back Door Philosophy", so we'll see how that goes engaging with the tube, bus, DLR etc. Might just grab a car as you suggested from CH to LHR but would still like to make a plan for taking the tube. Let us know if you'll still be at CH on June 7th or so. Maybe another group get together? Am now reconsidering if I really want to bring a tie and jacket-might want a vacation from it and am thinking won't need it tracking down Doc Martin sites in Port Issac!
Best way is by hired car or taxi but its pricey. It's a fairly easy trip on the Tube, though. Right out of Heathrow, get off at Marble Arch and you're on the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane. You'll have to lug your bags, though, and the hotel is abour half way down Park Lane from there. If you don't mind that, it works.
Thanks everyone for your assistance.
My first trip to Europe / London and I am traveling alone so I am little anxious about making the trip from LHR to the hotel. I was having trouble trying identify exactly which tube station I needed to get off at for this location. Luggage is not an issue - I travel light.
Thanks again for all your insights.
It was suggested here that you take the Underground from the airport. While this is a cheap and very viable option (and requires transferring trains and walking up/down stairs), it took me a little over an hour and a half to make the trip to the Marble Arch station, and that was without any kind of delays. Because I was in London for a very quick weekend, I felt that taking the subway was a waste of very valuable time.
I would suggest taking the Heathrow Express and then a cab.
Be forewarned that taking a cab to the Marriott from the airport can set you back nearly $100.
For a single woman traveler, this is the safest and easiest way to go!
Make it a point to contact Marriott reservations and they will contact the hotel Concierge to make sure you are safely taken care of. Make sure the hotel knows your schedule and do let them help you. This is a great hotel and location. Here are some places within walking distance:
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