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Jury's Hotel, Near Heathrow  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12466 posts, RR: 37
Posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

The Jury's hotel chain has opened a new hotel near LHR (not far from Hatton Cross tube station); it seems to have a good view of aircraft on app. to 27L, but I was just wondering:

- Has anyone been there and is it good for photos?
- What are the best rooms for photos (roughly!)?

Thanks for any help; if you have any sample photos, please do upload!

Thanks

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User currently offlineMrk25 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 225 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

If you are refering to the one by the British Airways Maintenance hangers, I would not expect to get great shots as they would be backlit most of the day.

Mark


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

The planes on approach to 27L are pretty close, but you have to shoot through glass, which isn't good for photos!


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User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 2913 times:

This excellent photo by Kevin Cadd shows the problem with shooting from the Jury's Inn:-


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The hotel is to the north of the 27L approach path and so you will always be shooting a backlit aircraft. It's not impossible to get a good shot but not easy either.

HTH

Rez
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User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 2912 times:
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I've been there in October. I stayed in the hotel, but for photography, I'd say there's nothing you can do. I had a low floor room, and windows are not very clean, and very thick, and you can't open them. Myrtle Ave. is a few minutes walk away, stick with that great spot!

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Philippe



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User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1659 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2888 times:

Quoting Manzoori (Reply 3):
The hotel is to the north of the 27L approach path and so you will always be shooting a backlit aircraft. It's not impossible to get a good shot but not easy either.

How about 27R arrivals?


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2882 times:
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Its the Jury's Inn hotel.

Cool spot but not great for photos.

there is an overpass at Myrtle Ave which is better.


Lastly, go to Greenman Lane and grab a pint at hte Greenman Pub, great place to relax and take photos.



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User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

Quoting JohnJ (Reply 5):
How about 27R arrivals?

In all honesty I'd say it might be a bit too far from 27R arrivals.

Rez



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User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2829 times:

Stayed there last september, had a high floor and was able to sit at the window and view takeoffs from 9R, but as others have said it is useless for taking photos. You have to shoot through glass and the sun is right in your face.

Get some drinks, pull up a chair and relax as the planes fly by.  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineVisityyj From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2766 times:

Quoting Manzoori (Reply 3):
The hotel is to the north of the 27L approach path and so you will always be shooting a backlit aircraft. It's not impossible to get a good shot but not easy either.

In the middle of summer, the sun would be OK for early morning (5-9am) arrivals on 27L. Not much can be done about the glass though.


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