Arrival day - meet/greet offer to anyone new to London

Discussion in 'FanForce: Conventions Europe' started by timbolton, Jun 2, 2007.

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  1. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    The above times are for Thursday mainly, when all of those people are arriving. It's just to help them get from central London to the excel/hotel area without too much worry. You are arriving Thursday too right?
  2. JED1 Force Ghost

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    Just a bit of advice needed! I'm arriving at City Airport at 2.00pm. Am I correct in assuming I get the DLR from there to Canning town and then change to get to Victoria Dock?
  3. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    Will have this sign with me for meeting people :)

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    JED1 - Yep, looks right to me.
    Get the DLR at London City Airport DLR Station heading towards BANK
    Get off at Canning Town. Wait for the next available DLR heading towards BECKTON.
    Get off at Royal Victoria.

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    EDIT: Hmmm, doesn't seem to stop at Victoria Docks for some reason - asks you to walk from Custom House, may be the time I did it. The journey planner is here - http://www.tfl.gov.uk/modalpages/2632.aspx on the right sidebar.

    When I get chance later I'll check through the info on this page too - http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/transportaccessibility/dlr/3243.aspx - see if that helps.
  4. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    Victoria dock is the name of the area that the ExCel and the various hotels are situated, I think. So get the London City Airport DLR train heading to Bank and get off at Canning Town, then wait for a DLR heading to Beckton and get off at Custom House. It should be a short walk to the hotel. The City Airport DLR extension is pretty new so I'm not too hot with that part either.
  5. JED1 Force Ghost

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    And can I get a pass/ticket that will get me from the airport to my hotel and then into London for Forbidden Planet?
  6. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    There should be a ticket machine at the LCA station. A zone 1-4 travelcard will do you nicely :D
  7. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    DLR goes "Prince Regeant -> Custom House -> Royal Victoria" from his direction.

    I think JED1's hotel is fairly near the Royal Victoria stop, but if it doesn't go there, he'll definitely have to do Custom House. What time are you arriving again George?

  8. JED1 Force Ghost

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    The plane is due to arrive at 2.00 pm, Tim!
  9. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    Tim: Nice sign, I should have no problem finding you. :)
  10. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    Yep, I missed the Royal Victoria stop. It's the one before Custom House. Either way it's a pretty short walk betwee the two which is handy.
  11. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    Hehe, ta Mouse. I think after I have got Lady Poison, gonna bring in the sidekick rule where someone else has to stand with it instead of me :p

    Aye, think I remember it being short when we walked along the road Matt. They have to walk away from ExCel tho, I'll post a map showing hotel location tomorrow.
  12. npgrace Jedi Knight

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    Thanks Matt and Tim for the info. and great advice. The posts are really helpful. Quick questions for you. I'm flying into Gatwick and going to the Hilton at Canary Wharf. From the Transport for London website it looks like I catch

    Start at: Gatwick Airport Station
    - take First Capital Connect towards Bedford - Zones 5,1

    change at: London Bridge Underground Station
    - take Northern Line towards Edgware or High Barnet - Zone 1

    change at: Bank DLR Station
    - take DLR to Lewisham
    - exit at South Quay - Zones 1,2

    Does that sound about right? Also, do I need to get tickets for each leg or can I buy a zone 1-5 travelcard that covers the whole trip?

    Thanks again for any help with this. I just want to get my ground transportation straight before I get there.
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