Heartland South-East Meeting, 7th of May 2005, London

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Not sure what time we'll be there yet. I'll have to look into it and let you know.
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Mrs RicheyJames wrote:Not sure what time we'll be there yet. I'll have to look into it and let you know.
If you two come down I'll pop along.

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Heej, I got a question, what airport would be best to choose, and what hotel is nearby the meeting and cheap ?
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Shadow_Smile wrote:Heej, I got a question, what airport would be best to choose, and what hotel is nearby the meeting and cheap ?
the airport depends on where you're flying from i guess.

if you want to go with a cheap "budget" airline then you're probably looking at stanstead :?:
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will aks at the travel shop, but i'm open for ideas :D
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Most budget carriers fly into Stansted, which is about one hour on the train from Liverpool Street. A return ticket will be about £15 GBP. From Liverpool Street you'll need the underground to go to Camden Town - a travelcard is less than £5. Try www.easyjet.co.uk or www.ryanair.com for starters. I think www.bmibaby.com might have flights to Holland as well.

London City might be your best bet - there are some cheap deals in and out of there, and travelling on would be a bus link to Canning Town then a train to Camden Road or underground into central London. You'll also find the cheapest hotels in London around that area, but you can guess from that what the area will be like! The airport has a website which is quite helpful - just google it.

I'd avoid Gatwick, because I don't like it. Plus it's south of the city and that might be a pain. Luton might be OK but it's a similar set-up to Stansted. Heathrow is good for onward travel (it has it's own underground stations) but is usually more expensive.

Don't know what your connections to Brussels would be like, but you might consider the Eurostar trains. Return from £55, and Brussels to London Waterloo is barely three hours. With all the faffing around at the airports you'll struggle to travel quicker by plane.

For accommodation you might want to check with the other out of towners. Cheapest will be the youth hostels (www.yha.org), if you don't mind hostels and shared dorms. London hotels tend to be pricey.
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Are we still all going to Slimelight after the pub? Or another club of some kind? :D
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Location: Rick Astley's house. Trying to find out why he chooses to look like Timsinister.

Can do. I suppose we could play it by ear when we all get together.
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i'll let you youngsters stay up late on this occasion :wink:

but i'll be off for my late night snuggles with mrs B... :P
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Shadow_Smile wrote:Heej, I got a question, what airport would be best to choose, and what hotel is nearby the meeting and cheap ?
Where are you flying from? If you are choosing the budget airline, Luton and Stansted are quite a distance away, but they are boh very easy to get to/from. It takes about 1-1.5 h on the coach and the coaches are very frequent.
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From Amsterdam, tomorrow I will know more about the flights and hotels
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um...just one question...

if the dress code is gonna be BLACK...how are we gonna recognise eachother?...i ain't wearing any TSOM T's...that's just too sad for words...and i don't do flowers...or newspapers under my arm...nor do i post my photos as my avatar...


suggestions?...
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does anyone mind if i gatecrash???

i am from the south really, south staffs that is, stourbridge.....

be nice to put faces to names and that way i can abuse folf to thier face!!!!

can i come???????
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I'm sure no one would object
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Burn wrote:um...just one question...

if the dress code is gonna be BLACK...how are we gonna recognise eachother?...i ain't wearing any TSOM T's...that's just too sad for words...and i don't do flowers...or newspapers under my arm...nor do i post my photos as my avatar...


suggestions?...
See, this is why you should own a "forum thing" shirt. All the cool you could ever want. Wern't there plans to make them in hudreds of ker-azii colours?
Dave R wrote:does anyone mind if i gatecrash???

i am from the south really, south staffs that is, stourbridge.....

be nice to put faces to names and that way i can abuse folf to thier face!!!!

can i come???????
Stourbridge must be in the south. i've been there, yet have no idea where it is. Thus, it must be in the south. of course you could be one of the "lost" ones, like those of us coming from Yorkshire (and beyond....)
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i can go with the lot ones thang....kinda groovy.....

does lost ones basically mean anyone north of watford??? cos if so i'm 90 miles north, and 92 degrees warm...........

feck it souhtern types, WE ARE COMING............faggots and peas for me!!!
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Dave R wrote:i can go with the lot ones thang....kinda groovy.....

does lost ones basically mean anyone north of watford??? cos if so i'm 90 miles north, and 92 degrees warm...........

feck it souhtern types, WE ARE COMING............faggots and peas for me!!!
According to Vlad the Dad (Dad of Vlad) there's a line that runs through watford (possibly at the gap) and above it, england is simply a barran waste with "here be dragons" written on it.
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a bit like the Tory map of the UK from the Not The Nine O'Clock News book - England stopped at Watford Gap and turned into a narrow strip - the M1 - until it suddenly widened into Grouse Shooting country as it hit the borders
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LMAO!!!

reminds me of the Spitting Image Book from a few years back, there was a map of the country, all it showed was the south of england then nothing but a motorway until you hit scotland (referred to as Andys Bit)....

here be fuckin dragons....nice.... :notworthy: :notworthy:
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ah - maybe it was the Spitting Image book then
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