Kaktusdigital From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 48 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2219 times:
I'm planning on attending the Farnborough airshow next year, having never been to the U.K I'm wondering if someone could give me a few tips. I guess my first issue is accomodation, whether to stay in or near farnborough for the week of the show, or make the travel from central London.
If anyone could give me an idea on cost and ease of getting to and from the show that would be wonderful.
Flyingfox27 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2205 times:
Hi, if you lived in London temporarily, you could catch the Southwest Train from Clapham Junction (next station down from London Victoria) to Northcamp and theres a free shuttle bus to the airshow.
If you decided to stay south, say Portsmouth on the south coast, you could either take a train to Clapham Junction which is a longer way round or take the London Waterloo Train from Havant (this is what i do) and change for another train to Farnborough Main.
However, i recently found out that stopping at Clapham Junction knocks almost an hour off your journey anyway, be aware that both journeys cost more with the London route costing more than the southern route called *not via London* or simular.
Leezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2191 times:
Depends what you want out of your visit. There isn't much to see or do in the vicinity of FAB, so if I was visiting from overseas, I'd rather stay in London so at least you can see some other things during your stay. There is also much more choice of accommodation to suit any budget in Central London. The hotels in the FAB area tend to hike the prices right up during the week of the show.
You could always look at staying at LHR too. There are usually special shuttle buses from LHR-FAB for the duration of the airshow, and travel into Central London is easy and convenient, and the hotels may be cheaper too.
"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
Kaktusdigital From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2183 times:
Thanks for the suggestions
Sounds like its best to stay in town, I'm here for a week - but won't be at the show everyday.
I'm not sure if its considered 'cheap' but I remember seeing one of those shuttle buses from LHR & central London for around 25 pounds return trip.
I think I may go on the train and see how that goes.
MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10969 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2155 times:
Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 4): Lots of A.netters will be there and usually try and hook up at the airshow.
A lot of us will be there yes, especially with the new planes probably coming to the air show and the "old classics" and fighter jets. I hope the Mig29 OVT and their genius demo pilots will be there for one thing. My hangout is the Swan Pub with its perfect viewings, great people and wonderful food. Why go inside the air show when you can get a fabulous free air show from all around outside of the official complex.
There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde