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eddy.whale

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22 posts

82 months

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Hi

On Friday I'm meeting friends in the Paddington area, but I'll be coming down the M1, I want to park my car outside London somewhere safe and then get train or tube(?) to the Paddington/Bayswater area.

I'm thinking Watford or Hemel Hempstead but is there anywhere else suitable with good parking and frequent fast trains into London?

Cheers smile

dougc

8,236 posts

151 months

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Watford and Hemel go into Euston and then its 2x tubes to get to Paddington. Alternatively, drive to Warwick Avenue/Maida Vale, park and walk the 5 minutes to Paddington. Its perfectly safe - my car lives on the street in W9.

eddy.whale

Original Poster:

22 posts

82 months

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Thanks Doug. I was thinking traffic and parking would be a nightmare as I got nearer Paddington. I guess I don't have meters and congestion charge to worry about after 6:30pm do I?

dougc

8,236 posts

151 months

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All the meters stop at 6:30pm and the congestion charge knocks off at 6pm if you want to get that close to Paddington station. PM me if you want some details!

hesnotthemessiah

2,121 posts

90 months

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Alternatively, you could park somewhere around Barnet and catch the tube in? Not far from the M1/A1
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FightTheFuture

81 posts

57 months

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hesnotthemessiah said:
Alternatively, you could park somewhere around Barnet and catch the tube in? Not far from the M1/A1
This, IMO. I usually come down the A1 and park at Cockfosters- never had any problems.

king arthur

2,585 posts

147 months

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dougc said:
Watford and Hemel go into Euston and then its 2x tubes to get to Paddington.
1 x tube if you walk to Euston Square.

mxspyder

1,013 posts

51 months

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Tuesday 15th February 2011 quote quote all
Stanmore at the top of the Jubilee Line has a decent large carpark

Petrol Eddie

928 posts

94 months

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There is plenty of off street parking around Bayswater and Paddington. Theres about 4 off street parking garages on Queensway alone. Its outside the Con charge zone also.

bbc

123 posts

78 months

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mxspyder said:
Stanmore at the top of the Jubilee Line has a decent large carpark
+1

We do this regularly, car park cheapish too. Get an all day tube 'rover' ticket, can't go wrong.

Stanmore is 5 minutes from J4, but watch the entrance to the car park as it's easy to drive past.


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lost in espace

3,565 posts

93 months

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I would park on the street in Paddington, the single yellow lines come off at 630 but check the signs when you park. Getting home will be quicker if you don't have to get on a tube!

Plug550

921 posts

101 months

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I park in the streets around Brent Cross tube. Only a couple hundred yards from the end of the M1. Metered parking works out at around 6 quid a day plus tube ticket. Cheapest and easiest way I've found to date.
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