Logistics around Edinburgh, London and Paris
February 6, 2012 8:56 AM Subscribe
Some special snowflake-traveler logistics questions about 12 days in London, Edinburgh and maybe a minute in Paris.
posted by jdl to travel & transportation (12 answers total)
A few years ago I traveled to Basingstoke, UK and asked about what to do there
. I'm going back soon and will absolutely eat again at Wellington Arms
which was recommended in that thread. So I'm back again with some questions NOT about Basingstoke this time.
We're flying on a Weds night, arrive Thursday morning at Heathrow. Our intent is to get to Edinburgh and stay until Sunday when we'll train to Basingstoke where we will work for the week. What would folks recommend to get to Edinburgh? Land in Heathrow at 7am and just get on a 9am or later flight to Edinburgh or tube to train to Edinburgh? They appear to cost the same. We'll be staying in the Old Town section so I don't know travel-wise which is smarter. Definitely taking the train back because we've never seen any of that part of the UK, even if it is just a glimpse out the train window.
So work all week in Basingstoke and then mid-Friday train to London where we're staying in Camden til Monday when we fly back to the US in the evening. Original intention was the entire weekend in London. Alas someone mentioned the train under the channel.. so since we've been to London before, I'm wondering do we take one day and go to Paris?
I've never been and it blows my mind to imagine getting on an 8am train and being in Paris before noon! The idea was to be there all day and take one of the last trains back (8:45pm). Is this bananas? Has anyone done it just for a day trip?
I appreciate any advice!