The Route to & from
London - Victoria is central for the traveller. There are many travel links and facilities; to the airport; the local urban routes and to the London sights.
Heathrow - is one of the world's busiest international airports with planes landing approximately less than a minute. It also has very efficient travel connections to central London.
The Underground - runs 20 hours a day and reaches all parts of London. Each tube line has a name and has been given a distinctive colour. The underground is separated into six zones with central London including Victoria in zone one. Trains run roughly every three to nine minutes and it takes about 45 minutes to get from Heathrow to Victoria. The first tube is at 0508 hours and the last at 2335 hours.
Most flights from the USA arrive at terminal 3 (British Airways flights arrive at terminal 4). To reach Victoria Station catch the Piccadilly line at Heathrow (coloured navy blue) and arrive at Hammersmith station. We advise you to get off at Hammersmith because other stations get too crowded. At Hammersmith catch the District line (coloured green) heading East. You will find the District line tube directly across the platform from where you got off the Piccadilly line tube. This tube will take you to Victoria which is the sixth stop. From Victoria underground follow our map to bring you to Cherry Court Hotel. For additional information visit www.londontransport.co.uk. If you hire a taxi, it would cost around £40 from Heathrow to Cherry Court Hotel.
By road - if you have hired a car from the airport, first get onto the M4 motorway (highway) and follow the signs toward central London until the M4 terminates. Then follow the A4 over the Hammersmith flyover. This then changes into the Cromwell Road, and then into the Brompton Road, where you will be able to see Harrods department store on your right. You will then approach the Hyde Park Corner roundabout. Take the fourth exit and go to Grosvenor Place (you are now near Victoria Station). At Grosvenor, Place Buckingham Palace is on your left. You have now entered a one-way system. Turn right on Buckingham Palace Road, follow the road until Victoria coach station and then turn left on Elizabeth Bridge. Our street - Hugh Street - is the second on the left.
By train - Once in the arrivals hall follow the sign to the Gatwick Express. Tickets are available on the train or at the ticket office. The train runs non stop from Gatwick to London - Victoria every 15 minutes (from five minutes after the quarter hour). The journey takes about 30 minutes and will cost about £10. On arrival at London - Victoria (either platform 13 or 14) an escalator will take you from the train directly to the taxi rank and pick-up point outside British Airways, turn left there onto Eccleston Bridge and then just follow the map. For additional information visit www.gatwickexpress.co.uk
By coach - called Flightline. This is a comfortable coach link between Gatwick Airport and Stanstead airport, stopping at Victoria and it is quick, convenient and offers superb connections. The coaches are fully air conditioned, the seats are reclinable and there are toilet/washroom facilities on board. On request the driver will load and unload your luggage. Coaches run from 0500 hours from Gatwick to Victoria, and then every hour until the last coach at 2000 hours. The journey takes about an hour depending on the traffic. For additional information visit www.speedlink.co.uk For directions from Victoria coach station to Cherry Court Hotel follow the map.
By train - from the airport you get the Stanstead Express to Liverpool station in London. From there you take the Circle Line (yellow coloured) to Victoria. The cost of the Stanstead Express is about £10 and it runs from 05.00 to 23.00 every 30 minutes. From Victoria follow the map to Cherry Court Hotel.
By coach - The Flightline service (see above) runs from Stanstead airport to Gatwick airport, stopping via Victoria coach station.
Most sight -seeing and open-decked buses leave from Victoria bus station. We have a selection of brochures and information in our hotel. There are day returns to Bath, Stone Henge, Windsor Castle, Oxford, Cambridge, York and many more.
Evan Evans Tours - this company organises luxury sightseeing around London and Britain. The pick-up and return points are very close to Cherry Court Hotel. We are authorised agent for booking the tours, please check in hotel reception. For additional information visit www.evanevans.co.uk
National Express Coaches - these run all over the countryside including Heathrow airport, Scotland and Wales. They have city links to some of the well-known cities. All coaches run to and from Victoria. For additional information visit www.nationalexpress.co.uk and for more information concerning city links visit www.oxfordbus.co.uk