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Family TRAVEL 20-27/12/17

By Traveller July 26, 2017
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Family TRAVEL 20-27/12/17

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By An Inactive User Traveller July 26, 2017

Good morning !!!

Hopefully I find a flat in South bank area near to BOROUGH market and another flat near to Piccadilly metro line location in Greater London, which one are you suggested for our visit ??? I will traveled with my son 20years old and my daughter 12 years old for Christmas .

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Hi Alexandra....both are the same. Anyway you will need to take the underground to move from one place to another to visit all the things in London. So I can suggest you to take the cheapest one among them. So you can save money and you can spend them visiting and other things. London is pretty expensive :) borough for sure is super central...from there you are just 15min walking from the london bridge for example...but anyway you will need to take the underground...because London is huge.
Hope this gonna help you with your choice :)
Local July 26, 2017
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Giuseppe,

both of flats have the same price, the one in South bank area is nice the host is typical ,the other flat is new one with friendly host to answer in everything and in detailed.
Hi Alexandra,

What do you have planned for your trip to London?

I would suggest staying in the Southbank area. Especially around Christmas when they have lovely Christmas markets and festivals. It's a very family friendly area and centrally located.

Where is the second flat? In Piccadilly Circus or in a location on the Piccadilly line?
B
Local July 26, 2017
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Hi Bianca !! At Piccadilly line .


Bianca-Louisse,
I haven't any plans yet..I want to find and book first a nice place.
Hello there,
It really depends on what you want to do whilst you are here. It will be very busy here around Christmas. The Green Park area will be be full of Christmas activity. Borough is good to connect to all areas of London. Another option is Convent Garden as that is central to many tourist sights.
Eve
Local July 31, 2017
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Thank u!!!
Hi Alexandra, I suggest you take flat in at south bank as it is definitely a much nicer area to stay looking over the Thames river view.
If you walk along the river towards London eye and then cross to the embankment, you can literally walk pass caring cross station then to tralfagar square.
From there, you can either go right towards Covent Garden or left towards Chinatown. From Chinatown, you can then walk towards Regents Street and then Piccadilly. If you guys are happy to walk then as a local, I would recommend walking if you live near south bank. It's not very pleasant to travel on the underground especially you can easily walk that distance.
Hope this info is helpful to you. Good luck.
Reg, very -very helpful ,
and I love walking !!!
Hi Alexandra,

I agree with the others. If you have a choice I'd go with South Bank :) You can still visit the Piccadilly area if you want very easily from South Bank.

- Taryn

Local July 26, 2017
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Both are great. The South Bank has many great things to see, such as,
Tate Modern
St Pauls Cathedral
Tower of London
Tower Bridge
Shard
plus nice walks on the river and top restaurants

Piccadilly is quite hectic, especially around Christmas, however you are close to
Theatres
Fortnum and Mason
Covent Garden
Royal Academy

If planning to visit Borough Market my advice is to avoid the weekend.

I hope this helps
Local July 26, 2017
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Thank you for the advises!!
Southbank is probably a nicer area than Piccadilly - that would be my choice for sure. Less busy, nicer restaurants and cafes. Piccadilly is tourist central - most Londoners avoid if they can.
Local July 26, 2017
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Well Borough market is quite near the Bankside area which has the Tate Modern museum, Globe theatre, river boat trips and all the riverside sights (bridges, St Pauls on the other side, Chard building , for its view) and further down the river there is the huge National Theatre complex with theatres, cinemas and places to eat. Borough market is also great for its variety of stalls. The Picadilly line is useful for central London such as Leicester Square, Piccadilly circus, theatres, shopping, National Gallery etc. So its up to you! London also has great parks in central London, such as Hyde Park, the beautiful St James' park near Buckingham Palace. Also Covent Garden is on the Piccadilly line, and it is a fun place
N
Local July 26, 2017
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Nyla ,you are very helpful !!
London is easy to commute around whether it's by train or bus - is really depends what you are looking for in the trip. Borough market has lots of restaurants and is near museums however may be more expensive to stay. If you find a place near to the picadilly line this is also a nice commute into central London. Have fun with your trip! Jamie
Local July 26, 2017
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definitely southbank! nice cultural events around and borough market is lovely. i personally dont like piccadilly too much. overcrowded and expensive places to eat :)
Local July 26, 2017
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Hi, Piccadilly is more central than Southbank / Borough
Local July 26, 2017
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Thank u LISA!!!
Hi Alexandra,
Well...at the end of the day, there will be not much difference. I'd suggest you to take the cheapest one, if you want to save money. Because for sure you will need to take the underground in both cases to visit all the paces in central London, as big Ben, Oxford circus, Piccadilly circus, the queen palace and many others. You need to take the underground. So I'd advice you to chose the cheapest one, if you want to save money. Borough market is super central. You will be like at ten min walking from London bridge for example. Or just few minute for the Shard building. But anyway you will need to take the train.
Are you from Riga? Any suggestion for where to go and find nice people and dance a bit in the night? Thanks
Local July 26, 2017
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I am from Athens ( Hellas ) not from Riga..sorry for not suggestions
The more central you are the better. Borough Market is next to London Bridge which is a hub for transport. I'd say this is a better place to stay over Christmas unless the other flat is even more central.
N
Local July 26, 2017
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The South Bank one seems good, from there you can go to Borough Market, and even walk through South Bank (they have a Xmas Market over there), get to the London Eye, and then towards Westminster/Big Ben by foot :)
I
Local July 26, 2017
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Dear Imane , I thought so but I need advises.
Southbank sounds good. I always look on air bnb
Local July 26, 2017
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thank u !!!
thank u!!!
Near South Bank area sounds good. I always look on air bnb to book apartments. the sooner you book the better I guess
Local July 26, 2017
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