Mirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7422 posts, RR: 65 Posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1026 times:
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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Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 21 Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1007 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).
Stretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2561 posts, RR: 18 Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 957 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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Lewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3448 posts, RR: 5 Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day ago) and read 937 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.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 21 Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 15 hours ago) and read 916 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).
Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2 Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 908 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"? Be careful, other airliners.net members may be thinking the same things right now...
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... )
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 21 Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 869 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.