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User currently offlineDIA777200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 3 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

I am going to London for Farnborough. Which hotel at Heathrow is the best for photography? (I know that this has been discussed in the past, but I wanted to know if there were any updates.)

I have read good things about the Renaissance Hotel, especially the Club Level. Any comments on the Radisson Edwardian?

I appreciate the assistance.

Thank you.

DIA777200

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User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

Quoting DIA777200 (Thread starter):
I am going to London for Farnborough. Which hotel at Heathrow is the best for photography?

Without a doubt the Rennaisance Club rooms are the ultimate for what you want......they overlook the runway.


User currently offlineLTU330 From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2356 times:

Like AirNZ states, the Rennaisance is the best, but certain rooms in the Holiday Inn Ariel overlook 27R, albeit from across the A4, also, if aircraft are landing on 09L, then the Thistle Hotel has an area that would be good for landing shots. What you need to keep in mind is that all of these hotels face south, therefore if it is sunny, photography could be not ideal. I have stayed in most of the hotels on the northside, both Holiday Inns, the former Meridien, Rennaisance, the Thistle. The Crown Plaza and Penta which are further away. All of these have rooms that are useful for spotting, but not ideal for photography. The only one I have not stayed in is the Edwardian, which from external observation would not seem like a great hotel for viewing due to other buildings on the opposite side of the A4.

User currently offlineIanatSTN From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 577 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

I would definitely recommend the Renaissance, I have spent a night there and the experience was fantastic with scanner in one hand, camera in the other and arrivals/departures up on the TV!

Hope this helps, would thoroughly recommend a stay.

Cheers,
Ian.



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User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1027 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

Quoting IanatSTN (Reply 3):
I would definitely recommend the Renaissance, I have spent a night there and the experience was fantastic with scanner in one hand, camera in the other and arrivals/departures up on the TV!

You got it IanatSTN - a two nights stay though is twice as good  Wink


Photos taken facing the sun can be nice, but at Renaissance you don't get the (per)fumes of burnt rubber and unburnt fuel.


User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2296 times:

Yeah the Renaissance is best but as others have said it's about the only time as a photographer that you pray for the sun not to be out, heres a couple of my shots from the hotel:


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Photo © Graham Lane




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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2887 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Guys what would be the ideal camera optical zoom lens required to take photos like the ones above from the Renaissance.


Karan


User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1027 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2268 times:

I used my 28-135mm (reduced frame DSLR) from the Renaissance hotel room - and that would cover for all landings/take offs at 27R.

User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2247 times:
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Go for the Renaissance. They have a "spotters special" with breakfast included  Smile


Rgds

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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

Stay at the ren.

Spent my first .net meet in that hotel with another netter. Waking up at 8am to see a Syian 747SP outside ur room is a sight to see

:D


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

Park Inn had a Good View.
regds
MEL



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