From Heathrow International Airport
Take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington. From there either take a taxi straight to The Grand or take the Bakerloo Line (Brown) on the underground to Embankment Station. Take Villiers Street exit onto Embankment Place, walk under the bridge, cross road, turn right onto Northumberland Avenue and it is two blocks on the left towards Trafalgar Square.
Heathrow Express costs £21.00 for Express Class and £26.00 for First Class, plus £4.50 Underground fare. The journey takes about 15 minutes from terminals 1, 2, and 3, allow an additional 5 minutes from terminal 4. Taxi from Paddington Station to The Grand is approximately £20 or £70 for the entire journey. We can pre-book taxis at fixed rates from the Airport.
Alternatively, take the Piccadilly Line (Blue line) on the underground to South Kensington where you would change to the Circle (Yellow Line) or District line (Green Line) to Embankment. The journey will take approximately 45-60 minutes and cost £8.90. You can purchase your transportation ticket at the window or the machine in the station.
From Gatwick Airport
Take Gatwick Express train to Victoria Station where you can either take a taxi straight to The Grand or change to the District/Circle Line (Yellow/Green) on the underground to Embankment Station. Take Villiers Street exit onto Embankment Place, walk under the bridge, cross road, turn right onto Northumberland Avenue and it is two blocks on the left towards Trafalgar Square.
Gatwick Express costs £17.70 for Express Class Single, £31.05 return, plus £4.50 for the underground fare. Journey will take approximately 30 minutes to Victoria Station with an additional 5-6 minutes to Embankment. You have to take it from the South Terminal (there are free trains that link the North and South Terminals).
The journey will take approximately 50 minutes. A taxi for the entire journey would cost £90. We can pre-book taxis at fixed rates from the Airport.
Approximate Operating Times for all Lines
Monday to Saturday: First: 5:30 am – 6:00 am // Last: 12:00 am – 12:30 am
Sunday: First: 7:00 am – 7:30 am // Last: 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm
*Note: remember to check the individual timetables. First and last trains may differ according to Lines. Log on to http://www.thetrainline.com/ for timetables and fares.
Underground and Train Tickets
British Rail has a range of cheaper tickets after the rush hour. Cheap Day Return is for same day travel, Saver for returning another day, and Super Saver for a return any day but Friday. For local trips, purchase tickets from the self-service machines. You will need a ticket before you travel to avoid a fine. National Rail enquires for Charing Cross, Liverpool Station, Victoria, Waterloo, Euston, St. Pancras, King's Cross, Marylebone or Paddington Stations.
There are different travel cards for bus, tube, DLR, and train service within the designated zones in London. You can purchase them directly at the Underground, DLR, train stations, or newsagents. One-Day travel cards provide unlimited travel after 9:30 am Monday-Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Weekly and monthly travel cards, provide unlimited travel for that week or month and requires a photo card. Travel cards are available as a Family Package, valid on buses, tubes, and trains. The Family Travel Card also provides discounts for each child. Lastly, for pay-as-you-go travel, we highly recommend visitors get an Oyster card for ease of use and substantial savings on standard single tickets.
We are pleased to be able to offer all our guests discounted parking with Q-Park London Trafalgar, our preferred parking partner. The Q-Park Trafalgar car park is located just a short distance from The Grand at Spring Gardens, SW1A 2TS. Discounts of 15% are available on pre-bookings. To receive your discount please visit Q-Park at http://www.q-park.co.uk/parking/london/q-park-trafalgar and click on the 'Pre-book Your Parking' button. When the pre-booking page comes up enter "Grand" into the Promo code box and you will receive your discount. You can then pay and print out a bar code to use on the day of your parking.
Alternatively, you can take advantage of a 15% discount for parking on the day. Simply park your car and take a ticket and collect the 15% discount ticket from The Grand reception staff. To exit the car park place the entry ticket into the pay machine then press the follow up ticket button, insert the discount ticket to reduce the tariff and then exit on your returned ticket.