Posted January 31st, 2013, 03:06 PM
John, would the Double Tree Victoria be more convenient for transportations? Where we're from in Pa., we need a car for everything! There is some public buses, but where our home is, nothing! It'll be a new experience!
Right by Victoria rail station (trains to Southampton, Dover, Gatwick airport), coach station (buses to Southampton, Dover, Heathrow airport), tube station (without luggage, the fastest & easiest way to get around the city), ho-ho route. Victoria hotels are popular because of its transport links. 10 min walk to Buck House, about 20 min walk (or 3 minutes on the tube) to Parliament Square/Westminster Bridge.
As long as you're happy with public transport, it's ideal. Yes, vastly different to public transport in the US of A.
In or from London in particular it's frequent, reliable, cheap, easy-to-use. Tolerably comfortable except at rush hour when it's sardine-like, but hey it's only short journeys. Used by the full spectrum of society, from politicians & civil servants to workmen & students, and tourists from all over the world.
Can't comment on the other merits of the two properties, but Victoria is the more-convenient.
Mind the gap