DIA777200
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LHR Hotel For Photography

Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:18 pm

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.

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RE: LHR Hotel For Photography

Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:53 pm

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.
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RE: LHR Hotel For Photography

Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:08 pm

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.
 
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RE: LHR Hotel For Photography

Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:16 pm

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.

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RE: LHR Hotel For Photography

Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:17 pm

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.
 
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RE: LHR Hotel For Photography

Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:23 pm

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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RE: LHR Hotel For Photography

Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:45 pm

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


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RE: LHR Hotel For Photography

Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:58 pm

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

Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:39 pm

Go for the Renaissance. They have a "spotters special" with breakfast included  Smile


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RE: LHR Hotel For Photography

Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:32 pm

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

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RE: LHR Hotel For Photography

Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:26 am

Park Inn had a Good View.
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