Travelling to Us
How to get to the Crescent Hotel…
Take the Underground’s Piccadilly Line directly from Heathrow to Russell Square. This trip can be awkward with lots of cases but otherwise the simplest.
The Heathrow Express is a fast train (24 min) trip to Paddington but then you need to either change to the Underground to Kings Cross or take a short taxi ride. The taxi can be faster, though not always but certainly it is the most expensive.
Finally, if you are in a small group it can be quite cost-effective to hire a chauffeured car or just to enjoy the convenience of a door-to-door service. We have found Airport Executive Cars (www.airportexecutive.co.uk) to be reliable.
Take the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street and from there, either take the Underground to King’s Cross and walk (8 min) or a taxi. Alternatively you can take the Stansted Express to Tottenham Hale and change to the Underground (Victoria line) to Euston and walk (7 min).
From St Pancras International
The new St Pancras International housed in the old, majestic St Pancras station is not only where the Eurostar terminates in London but also provides direct services from Gatwick and Luton airport. The station is very close to the Hotel and easily accessible on foot (5 min). The few minutes from the hurly burly of the station to our quiet garden crescent is a truly surprising environmental contrast.
From Luton or Gatwick
For those coming from Gatwick or Luton airport we now recommend using St Pancras International for its sheer convenience. The exit for trains from the airports is in Midland Road. There is, however, an alternative Gatwick route that guests may wish to use. Gatwick Alternative: Take the train, the Gatwick Express, to Victoria Station and then change to the underground to Euston or take a taxi from Victoria.
The Eurostar train service terminates at St Pancras International which is only a few minutes walk away from the Hotel. The Eurostar’s main destinations are currently Paris, Brussels, Lille and Avignon. However it is possible to make connections to other destinations. The hi- speed trains use the tunnel under the English Channel. A London- Paris trip takes about 2 hours 15 minutes, while Brussels is less than 2 hours away. The proximity of the hotel to St Pancras International makes it quite possible to take a day trip to Paris or Brussels – stay in London and lunch in Paris!!