All Big Red London holiday and short-let serviced apartments are located in London, Zone 1. The nearest station is within 5 or 6 minutes walk and an easy journey from Heathrow Aiport or from Luton, Stansted and City airports. Trains run direct from Gatwick Aiport to Farringdon Station (local to Clerkenwell) so getting to our holiday lets from any London airport is as stress-free as can be.
Many people visiting London for the first time don’t know that once you have arrived in Central London, there is rarely any need to take the tube or underground train again Not until it’s time to travel back to the airport, anyway. Red buses are very frequent and a fun way to travel around town. Travel by bus is also a lot cheaper than tube travel.
The vast spread of Greater London belies the fact that City of London and Soho in Londons West End are only about 4km (2.5 miles) apart. Clerkenwell is on the border of both City and West End, close to Holborn and 20 minutes walk from Bloomsbury. Then, London Eye and Southbank arts quarter, just across River Thames, are 1km away from Covent Garden and 2km from Bloomsbury. The 341 bus from Clerkenwell will get you to Waterloo (nearest station to London Eye) in about 12 minutes.
Travelling around Central London at street level, you will see so much more. The London landscape encompasses grandiose 19th Century architecture, built in the days of empire, alongside optimistic 1950s modernism and great views of ‘The Shard of Glass ‘ which is the tallest building in the European Union.
London red buses may not always take the most direct route from your Point A to Point B but along the way, you are likely to enjoy many sights and aspects of London life that the guidebooks do not mention.
Travelling by bus can also be a great way to meet Londoners. Local manners dictate that no-one talks to strangers on the tube but on the buses, it’s generally considered acceptable to engage your fellow travellers in conversation.
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photo: London buses on Oxford Street 2012 ©Big Red London Apartments