Places to stay in Chesham

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Places to stay in Chesham

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I'm thinking of (fitness permitting) attempting the FNC after Easter, starting from Chesham.

However, a web search isn't turning up anywhere to stay in Chesham overnight.

Is anyone aware of suitable accommodation in Chesham?
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Re: Places to stay in Chesham

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I tried to find some for mine, the problem was of course getting back from Heathrow late at night which was why I took a car up to Chesham and stayed at Heathrow

The other problem you might face is the same one I did which was a lack of signal staff on that section of the Metropolitan line which forced me to start at Norwood
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Re: Places to stay in Chesham

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Getting back from Heathrow is easy for me - the RailAir bus back to Reading keeps running until the small hours. And if I have to bail early, I can get home from Paddington, Ealing Broadway or Richmond.

By contrast, getting back to Reading from Chesham is very difficult late at night!


I have two sets of timings, one of which takes the 5:13 from Chesham, and the other the 5:53. The 5:53 start effectively "catches up" with the 5:13 route. As I'm just hoping to get a time on the board, I'm planning to go for the earlier start, with the later route as a backup.
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AirBNB maybe?

Or stay in Rickmansworth and get the very first train of the day up to Chesham before starting?
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Staying in Rickmansworth doesn't work for the 0513 as that train runs empty to start.

I think you may need a taxi, Richard, from somewhere else.
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Re: Places to stay in Chesham

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This is basiclly rehashing a previous answer, last time I did a FNC I stayed at Heathrow T4 premier inn, then drove to chesham for around 05:10. Took about 35 minutes to get there I seem to recall. Yes it was an earlier start but it's a sweet feeling knowing once you get to heathrow (if that's where you finish) you've got a bed not too long away.
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