When we arrive in London after our European river cruise, we will need to get to our hotel in Lancaster Gate from St Pancras Station. I thought R might want to get a taxi, given we will be lugging suitcases. But no, he said he is quite happy to catch the Tube. I checked and although the distance is not far, to get to Lancaster Gate Station involves a change of trains from the Victoria Line to the Central Line at Oxford Circus. Well, that is what we have to do then.
My extra hour of time from daylight saving ending was spent looking at maps. I love looking at maps. Right, here is our hotel and here is Lancaster Gate Station. Hmmm, Queensway seems a bit closer. Actually Paddington is not that far away. When we were last in London, we walked from our Sussex Gardens digs to Lancaster Gate to catch the tour coach to St Pancras to catch the Eurostar to Paris. If I had better knowledge then, we would have just caught the Tube from Paddington to St Pancras. So Paddington Station is not so far from Lancaster Gate, walking distance even with suitcases really. That would mean just one train, direct from St Pancras/Kings Cross to Paddington.
We will walk along Praed Street, which changes to Craven Street then Craven Hill, left into Leinster Terrace, then left into Lancaster Gate.
Leinster Terrace! That rings a bell. Ah yes and we will almost walk smack bang into a particularly odd house. I posed the question here and answered it here.While I would not have bothered to see the house, what a coincidence that we will see it, probably more than once.