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4 Hrs To Kill At LHR. Recommended Photo Spots?  
User currently offlineEksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1300 posts, RR: 25
Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3985 times:
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Hi guys,

I see the perimeter road thread that is going on but I was hoping for some specific directions as I am a visitor and dont have a car. I am coming out of terminal 3 and where/how can i get to a decent spot for photographs? My next flight is out of terminal 4 around 2pm. Is there better locations by terminal 4? Also am hoping for officially approved -hence hassle free-locations,if they exist at LHR.

...my lens is a 200mm and it will be in the 0900H to 1300H time frame.

thanks in advance,

Eksath


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User currently offlineChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3963 times:

You can take the tube to hatton cross (although I think that is out of service, replaced by buses, at least was back in May). There's hassle free shooting there, as it's a 3 minute walk down to Myrtle Avenue. 200mm will work fine.

Typical Myrtle-pic:


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what seems to be the officer, problem?
User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3954 times:

Chris it very much depends on what runway their on....

As stated above Hatton/Myrtle would be by FAR the best for time/ease... But this is only good for 27L arrivals. If there on 27L departures your out of luck as 200 mm would be imho to short. From this point you can often get some nice photos of 09R departures,but only heavies as smaller stuff is to high at this point.

If their on 27R arrivals you again have to go to Hatton Cross tube. Then its about a 15 min walk North past the hangers to the Huts/roundabout at the end of 27R.

If their on 09L arrivals you need to take a bus to longford village then a walk. Not sure if you would have time to get to this point for a worthwhile amount of time....

The only other option is try your luck from the car parks in the centre. There have been reports of being moved on within minites. But also reports of people taking photo's for hours without problem....

Good luck
Simon C.



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User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2732 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3953 times:

Quoting LHRSIMON (Reply 2):
The only other option is try your luck from the car parks in the centre. There have been reports of being moved on within minites. But also reports of people taking photo's for hours without problem....

The carparks are only really any good in the evening, any other time and there backlit.



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User currently offlineDc10tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3940 times:

Hi Eksath,

They've been landing and taking off the wrong way down here all week, ie. 09L and 09R, which means you're a bit stuffed.

I tried the terminal 2 car park yesterday but there are lots of poles in the way. There is a spot on the north perimeter road at the end of 09L, but be warned, trying to find a bus to take you there is no mean feat!

It should only be a short taxi ride from T4, but it's a fair walk.

Tim.



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User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3932 times:

Landing 27L today the 10th !!!!  Smile

Cheers
Simon C



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User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3911 times:

Still taking off the wrong way down here at LGW this aft  Sad


Obviously missing something....
User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3909 times:

As of 1.00 pm they have now swapped to 09L again. I gather the wind must have swung round again....

Simon C
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User currently offlineEksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1300 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3898 times:
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hey guys,

Thanks. This is real helpful.

Quoting LHRSIMON (Reply 2):
If their on 27R arrivals you again have to go to Hatton Cross tube. Then its about a 15 min walk North past the hangers to the Huts/roundabout at the end of 27R.

Simon,....do they hassle people here?....or does it depend on the cop?...and I presume this is different from Myrtle avenue? Thanks for your helpful suggestions.


I will post some more specific questions, as i get closer to my arrival date.

Eksath



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User currently offlineChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

Quoting Eksath (Reply 8):
Simon,....do they hassle people here?....or does it depend on the cop?...and I presume this is different from Myrtle avenue? Thanks for your helpful suggestions.

They leave you alone there, just dont linger for too long when they open the gates to tow a jumbo into maintenance. I was hanging on to those gates until last second when they were towing Wunala Big grin You'll also get the odd truck honking their horn to scare you or tell you to get a proper hobby.

Some good angles to be had at 27R


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what seems to be the officer, problem?
User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3888 times:

Quoting Eksath (Reply 8):
Simon,....do they hassle people here?....or does it depend on the cop?...and I presume this is different from Myrtle avenue? Thanks for your helpful suggestions.

No problem if your on foot..... Parking a car in this area is now becoming more of an issue though (see another thread) ....

Cheers
Simon C
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