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Jury's Hotel, Near Heathrow

Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:34 am

The Jury's hotel chain has opened a new hotel near LHR (not far from Hatton Cross tube station); it seems to have a good view of aircraft on app. to 27L, but I was just wondering:

- Has anyone been there and is it good for photos?
- What are the best rooms for photos (roughly!)?

Thanks for any help; if you have any sample photos, please do upload!

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RE: Jury's Hotel, Near Heathrow

Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:54 am

If you are refering to the one by the British Airways Maintenance hangers, I would not expect to get great shots as they would be backlit most of the day.

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RE: Jury's Hotel, Near Heathrow

Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:55 am

The planes on approach to 27L are pretty close, but you have to shoot through glass, which isn't good for photos!
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RE: Jury's Hotel, Near Heathrow

Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:18 pm

This excellent photo by Kevin Cadd shows the problem with shooting from the Jury's Inn:-


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The hotel is to the north of the 27L approach path and so you will always be shooting a backlit aircraft. It's not impossible to get a good shot but not easy either.

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RE: Jury's Hotel, Near Heathrow

Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:24 pm

I've been there in October. I stayed in the hotel, but for photography, I'd say there's nothing you can do. I had a low floor room, and windows are not very clean, and very thick, and you can't open them. Myrtle Ave. is a few minutes walk away, stick with that great spot!

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RE: Jury's Hotel, Near Heathrow

Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:02 am

Quoting Manzoori (Reply 3):
The hotel is to the north of the 27L approach path and so you will always be shooting a backlit aircraft. It's not impossible to get a good shot but not easy either.

How about 27R arrivals?
 
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RE: Jury's Hotel, Near Heathrow

Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:20 am

Its the Jury's Inn hotel.

Cool spot but not great for photos.

there is an overpass at Myrtle Ave which is better.


Lastly, go to Greenman Lane and grab a pint at hte Greenman Pub, great place to relax and take photos.
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RE: Jury's Hotel, Near Heathrow

Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:09 am

Quoting JohnJ (Reply 5):
How about 27R arrivals?

In all honesty I'd say it might be a bit too far from 27R arrivals.

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RE: Jury's Hotel, Near Heathrow

Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:27 am

Stayed there last september, had a high floor and was able to sit at the window and view takeoffs from 9R, but as others have said it is useless for taking photos. You have to shoot through glass and the sun is right in your face.

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RE: Jury's Hotel, Near Heathrow

Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:16 am

Quoting Manzoori (Reply 3):
The hotel is to the north of the 27L approach path and so you will always be shooting a backlit aircraft. It's not impossible to get a good shot but not easy either.

In the middle of summer, the sun would be OK for early morning (5-9am) arrivals on 27L. Not much can be done about the glass though.

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