Jump to content
  • Deals
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • News
  • Cruise Tips

Apartments in London

Recommended Posts

Has anyone stayed at the 2 Hyde Park Square apartments in London? I'm looking for a serviced apartment in the city for a few days before heading to Harwich. Any idesa and/or suggestions? I like the apartments for the space, the kitchen and the washer & dryer.
Thank you
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The apartments are beautiful and the price is not bad BUT it seems to be a distance from the City proper. Is the underground near? What are the water taxis like? I've been to London many many times but never on a water taxi.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Tube (Canada Waters) is about 15 minutes walk from the apartments but they run a free courtesy bus about hourly from morning until quite late at night (About 11pm I think) so it is no problem getting there.

The water taxis are a very short walk from the apartments and are great for an unusual view of London. You pass under Tower Bridge and can get off at many piers along the way.

We have never felt out of it when we stop there and in fact for a visitor the view of real Britain might make a refreshing change from the slightly mad world of central London.

As I said I love it there, the staff are very friendly and the pub next door is also very good.


NCL Star March 2004
Link to comment
Share on other sites

You can find the ferry timetables [url="http://www.thamesclippers.com/main/timetable.aspx"]here on the Thames Clippers website[/url]. Greenland Pier is the nearest stop to these apartments. I also highly recommend it; I sometimes use this ferry to get to work (but not from this stop).

Another alternative is to use the public bus. You can see the location of the apartments [url="http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?G2M?X=536589&Y=179383&A=Y&Z=1"]on this map[/url]. The yellow road that becomes pink is Salter Road, becoming Redriff Road. If you click the "Large Map" link you will see this more clearly.

The 381 bus runs along this road (as well as the night bus N381). If you go to [url="http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/index.htm"]Transport for London's Journey Planner[/url] you can get timetables etc. for the bus. Taking it towards Waterloo Station, it will go past Rotherhithe station (East London Line), Bermondsey station (Jubilee Line), then near Tower Bridge, to London Bridge Station, past the Bankside area (eg Globe Theatre, Tate Modern etc.) to Waterloo. The 381 also goes to Canada Water station in the other direction.

There is also a 225 bus that runs along Rotherhithe Street (the one closest to the river just north from the apartments) which goes towards town as far as Bermondsey station, and past Canada Water station in the other direction.

You can get see these routes marked on [url="http://www.tfl.gov.uk/buses/spiders/pdf/rotherhithe.pdf"]this bus map[/url] (PDF file, neads Acrobat Reader).


Jewel of the Seas 1-3 May 2004 - see [url="http://messages.cruisecritic.com/2/OpenTopic?q=Y&s=927093444&a=tpc&m=904107102&f=069097554"]my review here[/url], and [url="http://community.webshots.com/album/140741580OdzpCX"]my photos here[/url].
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...
Our daughter had lived in London for over 3 years when she and her family returned to the States.We were in London in late May and stayed at a hotel in the City.I felt I was lost and could not go home.I had been to London 5 times a year and "my'house had new people in it.It was weird .Knowing about these Condo's will make our next trip much nicer.Kathe
Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Welcome to Cruise Critic
      • ANNOUNCEMENT: Explore 5 Unique Destinations With All-inclusive Pricing
      • Holiday Exchange - Jingle and Mingle 2023
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Cruise Critic News & Features
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • Canadian Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
  • Create New...