Eksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1213 posts, RR: 27 Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 3453 times:
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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.
ChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 17 Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 3431 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.
LHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1342 posts, RR: 24 Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3422 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....
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Airplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2727 posts, RR: 43 Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3421 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.
Dc10tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 15 Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3408 times:
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.
ChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 17 Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3358 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 You'll also get the odd truck honking their horn to scare you or tell you to get a proper hobby.