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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1669 times:
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Well, my final dream as a bachelor is coming true.

I'm taking the Concorde to LHR on 10 Jan and returning on 12 Jan.

So it'll be my first time in London. I wanted to see if any of you want to meet up, hit a few pubs, cafes and hang out or even spot planes or trains.

I am definitely up for catching a local football game! Anyone interested?

Also, I will start looking for accommodations soon, but can any of you suggest a place to stay that is near all the action but is also easily accessible to LHR?

I will do my homework soon (get a Frommer's guide from our library and do some research) But I want to probe your heads for ideas as well.
I hear it can get cold there in January. Guess I should bring a scarf?

have a good weekend and a good holiday, mirrodie



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

Have a good time.
Whereever you stay, London is a very expensive place. Plan on spending 100+ pounds a night on a decent hotel unless you want to be far from the city center.

LHR can be reached my the tube in about 40-50 minutes from most tube stations.

London can get chilly in january, so bring a warm coat. Also bring an umbrella (or buy one locally, great souvenir if nothing else) as it can and will rain at the most unexpected times (if not constantly).

If you're interested in military aviation, you have to visit the RAF Museum at RAF Hendon (http://www.rafmuseum.co.uk/home.cfm for info and directions, tube station nearby).



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User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

Oh, Mirrodie, I'll be in London January 15th  Sad

Oh well, I live in NY...  Big grin


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1618 times:

Jwenting - Last time I went to London we stayed right in the centre and it only cost about £60 a night, plus it was a really nice hotel.

Mirrodie - I'd love to come, but unfortunetely its quite difficult for me to get to London so I don't know, it'd be cool to meet you and some of teh other guys, but I don't think so..

Cheers

Dan


User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1615 times:




I got a couple good hotel deals at discountcityhotels.com for London. The weekend might be a bit expensive though.


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1601 times:
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I'm gonna check hotels night now. EGGD, where did you stay for 60 a night?


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User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

Check out "londontown.com" for very good hotel details. BTW, how did you swing a $10,000 Concorde RT ticket? I am DYING to find a BA Concorde deal for an upcoming trip to central Europe via LHR in late March. Have a great trip!


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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1594 times:
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I swung it for $2500 roundtrip b/c of a special. And you only live once!


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User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

Mirrodie,

Try http://www.6c.com which is the Holiday Inn, they've got some good deals for weekend breaks in January.

I'd love to meet up, but I'm flying to Paris for the weekend.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3656 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

I will return to the UK around 5th-6th, then I have exams 8th and 9th and I will be in London from 9th to 12th!

If you are looking for cheap hotels you can check http://www.londontown.com . You can find some nice offers and maybe you can stay in a hotel near Paddington station where you can get service to LHR with Heathrow Express trains. Of course, chep rates mean very small rooms but this is not a problem for me usually since I only need the room to sleep and take a shower.


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1563 times:
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londontown sounds like a plan! thanks!

So far, I might meet Jwenting? Anyone else up for a meeting?



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User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

Mirrodie ... im a maybe, gonna have to see how it goes
Regards
Shaun



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User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1561 times:

I'll be busy with exams during that week so I won't be able to meet anyone, but if runway 27L/R are being used at LHR you'll fly over my house in Croydon when you're on Concorde!

Shamrock_747


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

I won't be there, unless you plan to hop over to Schiphol for a day.
If you plan to do that, contact me and we should be able to work something out (especially if you plan to hop over during a weekend).



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User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3656 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

Since I am gonna be in London it will be a good chance to meet some A.net members. You can count me in Mirrodie.

User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

Are you flying back on Concorde too? Will you bring your passport so I can murder you and pu my photo in your passport and take your place like "Talented Mr Ripley"?  Acting devilish Be careful, other airliners.net members may be thinking the same things right now...

 Big grin

Ah well, have a good time. That weekend I'll be busily studying for the final exam of my life (for now), Engineering Applications of Fluid Dynamics... so no chance of me coming along (unless I can grab your Concorde tickets...  Acting devilish )

Regards

Ikarus


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1543 times:
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Where is Schipol? I just got a Frommes guide so I will start looking into all the possibilities.

Cool, Lewis is in, EGFF is a maybe and Ikarus is a dead man  Wink/being sarcastic.

PS You'll have to pry them from my dead gnarled fingers.

Actually, Ikarus, go easy on me. I'm a 2 time Golden Glove fighter.



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User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3656 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1533 times:

Schiphol is the airport of Amsterdam. He is talking about planning an addition to your trip to europe...

User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1523 times:

"I won't be there, unless you plan to hop over to Schiphol for a day"

Wenting .... don't be such a lazy get, we aint all gonna coming running too you (eventhough im in AMS 05th Feb) stop being lazy and get over here .... i found time and money
Regards
Shaun



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

Shaun, I was in London 3 weeks ago (though not for aircraft spotting purposes).
I might be able to make it for time, but with my current financial situation that's the problem (I'm owed about €10000 backpay right now, company bankrupt, etc.).

If that situation is resolved and I can get time off from a new job (if I have one by then, which I hope I will) I might well come over.



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User currently offlineADG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

8-O

10000 Euro ? far out .. that must suck like a hoover....




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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 21, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1492 times:
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Well, I found a decent deal in a part of London called Paddington. Is that close to the action?

From what I have read, there is a high speed train that connects from the LHR airport to Paddington.

Is Paddington a decent place to stay and is it near the action (In other words, is it easily accessible to the flavor that London has to offer?)



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 22, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1490 times:
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Also, is this an ideal location?


Colnbrook And Bath Road
West Drayton
London, England UB70HJ
United Kingdom



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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 23, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1488 times:
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Colnbrook And Bath Road
West Drayton
London, England UB70HJ
United Kingdom


West Drayton is in west London, nowhere near central London and the attractions i'm afraid. But you're close to LHR should you decide to go spotting.  Big grin

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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 24, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

West Dryden? Down the road from me. Near to LHR, there is a major aviation enthusiasts store there.
The place is 14 miles from central London.


25 Mirrodie : OK, looks like Drayton is too far from the action. How about Paddington?
26 Lewis : Mirrodie: Paddington is fine. It is in zone 1 and you can use the tube to go around london. You will also be close to Paddington station where you can
27 Arsenal@LHR : Paddington is a good location since it's in central London where you will be close to all the famous landmarks.
28 GDB : Better yet, at Paddington station there is a bar very suitable for a meet.
29 Atco : I used to live in West Drayton, and it's a bit of a dump to be honest. However, you will get cheap accomodation, and it is a 10 minute bus ride on the
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