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User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2867 times:


Next week I'll be visiting LCY to do abit of spotting. I've never been before so I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there's a veiwing gallery, how to get to it, and anywhere else I can get good veiws of the action?!

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Thanks alot!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineAirchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

Hi there

There's no deck unfortunately, but plenty of places with views. From the car-park next to the terminal you can easily see things on the rwy but it's not great for photography. To the west of the terminal (Canary Wharf end) you can get line-up/landing shots by the threshold. Going past the terminal/car-park you can stop in an area adjacent to the threshold for the westerly rwy...got some good t/o shots from here too. There are probably other places but those are the best I've found. Don't forget that the place closes between 1200 Sat and 1200 Sun, but it's far busier during the week anyway.


Biggidy biggidy bong
User currently offlineNG737PSR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

Best place for un-restricted views is the dockside walkway which is adjacent to Royal Albert DLR station (Docklands Light Railway). It's on the Beckton branch.

From the walkway opposite the whole airport one gets great views - but don't forget to take a supply of food and drink with you, plus a jacket. The walkway has quite a few benches to sit on too

Happy spotting!

User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 2792 times:

Sounds a lot better than I thought it would be!

Thanks a lot to both of you for your help- it's very much appreciated  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently onlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 3104 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

Rent a boat!!


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