Eastercon - The British National Science Fiction Convention
April 6th - 9th 2012
Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow, London, UK
Getting to the Radisson Edwardian Hotel
The hotel's address is:
Radisson Edwardian International Plaza Hotel
140 Bath Road,
The hotel is on the north side of the A4 right by Heathrow Airport.
Coming west on the A4, you'll pass the following hotels on your right: Hotel Ibis, Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel (white circular hotel), then three in a row: Sheraton Skyline, Marriott and then the Radisson Edwardian. Continue to the next traffic lights with a right turn and turn right into Boltons Lane (at the McDonalds). Turn right at the mini-roundabout into Mondial Way. The hotel is straight ahead and there's an entrance to the car park off the next mini-roundabout (the gates will open when you take a ticket). If you want the front of the hotel, turn right at the second roundabout and back up to the A4. Turn left and very shortly after turn left into the entrance of the hotel.
Coming east on the A4 from Slough and the M25, wait until you see the Renaissance Hotel ahead on your right (at Heathrow Airport) and a McDonalds on your left. The Radisson is the next big white building on your left (and clearly marked).
Parking is £5 per day.
Tube (Piccadilly) or Heathrow Express train (Paddington) to Heathrow Airport (Terminals 1, 2, 3) and then get a (FREE) bus (105/111/140/285/423/555/N9) from the Heathrow Central bus station to the hotel (it is within the free travel zone, so just tell the driver you're getting off at the Radisson and there will be no charge). When you see the McDonalds head on your left, ring the bell to get the bus to stop. Or you can take a taxi from the airport (expensive). Finally, the Hotel Hoppa bus service (H3) runs from the airport to the hotel (and to the Marriott and Sheraton) for £4 per person. The Hoppa buses run from approximately 5:30 to approximately 23:30.
From London Waterloo or from Reading, you take the train to Feltham Station and then get the 285 bus (towards Heathrow Airport) to the Radisson (not free). the 285 bus runs 24 hours a day, but the trains to/from Feltham end around midnight. Tubes may run a little later.
Fly to Heathrow, follow Public Transport directions above. Or fly to Gatwick, Luton or Stansted and use the Heathrow transfer buses/trains and follow Public Transport directions above. Alternatively, if flying into Gatwick, take the train to Feltham, changing at Clapham Junction, then follow Public Transport directions above.
Note: There is no pedestrian access into or out of Heathrow Airport. However, the buses are free from the centre of the airport to the immediately-surrounding hotels. There is a bicycle route which you can use if you have brought a bicycle with you on your flight, or a folding bicycle on the tube/train.