A London Underground workers strike has been announced for 5th-6th August. If the strike goes ahead, the Piccadilly line and other London Underground lines will likely be shut all day on Thursday. To get to Heathrow by public transport without using the Underground, we recommend considering the following routes:
- From Paddington, there's the Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect. Express is faster but much more expensive. It is also possible to take either First Great Western or Heathrow Connect to Hayes and Harlington and get the bus from there (90, 140, H98) to West End Lane which is a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel, which is Oysterable.
- From Gatwick and the South: Get any train to Victoria and get the 36 bus to Paddington, or the 501 express bus to Heathrow. The 501 doesn't take Oyster. Alternatively, get any train to East Croydon, then any train to Clapham Junction, then South West Trains to Feltham, and get the 285 bus which goes right to the venue.
- From London City Airport: Get the DLR to Bank and the 23 to Paddington, or the DLR to Woolwich Arsenal, Southeastern to Waterloo East, walk to Waterloo, and get South West Trains to Feltham and the 285 bus to the venue.
- From the North West: Go to Watford Junction and get the 724 coach direct to Heathrow. It doesn't take Oyster, and is quite slow, but is arguably better than trying to cross London with no tube. Alternatively, go to Euston and get the 205 bus to Paddington.
- From Luton Airport and the Midlands: Go to St Albans City and get the 724 coach, or to St Pancras and get the 205 bus to Paddington.
- From the North East: Go to Welwyn Garden City or Hatfield and get the 724 coach, or to King's Cross and get the 205 bus to Paddington.
- From the South West: Go directly to Feltham by South West Trains and get the 285 bus to the venue.
- From the West: Go to Slough and get the 75 or 76 buses (Oyster not accepted). Alternatively, catch the non-stop RailAir bus from Reading to Heathrow.
- From West London: The 724 coach and the U3 TfL bus both serve many locations otherwise covered by the Metropolitan and/or Piccadilly lines, and go straight to Heathrow.
- From the East: Go to Liverpool Street or Fenchurch Street and get the 205 to Paddington.
- From the South East: Take South Eastern to Waterloo East, walk to Waterloo, get South West Trains to Feltham, and the 285 bus to the venue.
There are also buses from other mainline termini to Waterloo, and various dedicated coach services from many towns and cities direct to Heathrow, e.g. the airline from Oxford. We will update this page as more information comes in about the strike, and include info in mailouts to ticket holders. You can find more general information on travelling to Nine Worlds on our FAQ page.