Gatwick Airport - London
Last Updated: 15th Apr 2015
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The transport hub for arriving in central London from Gatwick Airport is London Victoria Station. If you are staying at the Royal National Hotel or Imperial Hotel you then need to make your way to Russell Square where both of these hotels are located.
Cheapest way from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
A regular train service runs between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport and take roughly 45 minutes and costs roughly £9.
Fastest way from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
London Victoria to Russell Square
Once you reach London Victoria Station, A Taxi to the Royal National or Imperial Hotel costs roughly £10 to £15.
Alternatively, London Victoria is also serviced by the London Underground. Take the Victoria line to Green Park where you can change to the Piccadilly line that will take you to Russell Square.
For the Imperial Hotel:
Turn left as you exit the Russell Square Station at the street level. Take the second left along the main street. You will see the park that is Russell Square on your right hand side. The Imperial Hotel is on your left just before the end of Russell Square roughly 150 meters (500 feet) along the road. The ‘Day and Night’ pub is part of the hotel.
For the Royal National Hotel:
Turn left as you exit the Russell Square Station at the street level Take the second right and follow the road for roughly 100 meters (300 feet) and the Royal National Hotel will be on your left hand side on the opposite side of the road. The ‘London Pub’ is part of the hotel building.
Early Morning, Late Night and Public Holiday Flights
The British are generally quite traditional when it comes to public holidays (particularly big ones like Christmas and New Year) and the public transport services listed above may sometimes also take the day off. Likewise, if you need to get to Gatwick for an early morning flight public transport may not be open in time.
There are however other options available.
A taxi from Gatwick to or from central London is reasonably expensive and should be used as a last resort. However Hotel Link and dot to dot as well as other similar companies do offer services on public holidays and early mornings.
*Royal National Hotel
Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG*
Tel: + 44 (0)20 7637 2488
Russell Square, London WC1B 5BB*
Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 3655