Change of venue - moved from Earls Court to ExCel in London

Discussion in 'FanForce: Conventions Europe' started by CarolynNC, Nov 22, 2006.

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  1. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    From Paddington it looks like you'd take the Circle Line on the Tube to Tower Hill, then get the Jubilee Line from Tower Gateway to Canning Town. From there it's the DLR as detailed in Lord-Tice's post above.
  2. CC77 LFL Artist

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    "From Paddington it looks like you'd take the Circle Line on the Tube to Tower Hill, then get the Jubilee Line from Tower Gateway to Canning Town. From there it's the DLR as detailed in Lord-Tice's post above."

    You don't get on the Jubilee line. You get off at Tower Hill/Tower Gateway and walk a short distance to the DLR. It's about 1 city block away, caddy corner from the Tower of London. Once you're at the DLR Tower Hill/Gateway platform, catch the train headed for Beckton. That will take you to the Custom House stop for ExCel. Be mindful of which train you're on. There's one that goes to Lewisham, which will take you south, so avoid that one. If you find yourself on it, get off at Westferry and switch to the Beckton bound train. Also, keep in mind that the tube stops running at 12:30 a.m. and the DLR stops running around 1 a.m.
  3. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    That sounds easier. I've never taken the DLR so I didn't realize it was that close. I was going by my London Tube map.
  4. CC77 LFL Artist

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    Mind what zones you plan to travel in. If you're coming from Paddington station, you'll need a pass for zones 1-3, which is £5 pounds, good all day, and works on busses and DLR also.

    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tube/maps/
  5. Wengboi Jedi Knight

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    Cheers for all the info, it's a big help. I'm gonna get it down on paper and take it with me just incase I get stuck. It's a shame that the event isn't more central.
    Where do I find out about the hotel packages that coincide with the con? Are there any special offers or anything?
  6. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    You have to buy your tickets first, then you'll be given a password/code for hotel discounts, but basically you will have to do all the work yourself by phoning the local hotels and given them the password/code and they'll be able to offer you a discount. Not exactly easy nor convenient and I'm not even sure how good the discounts will be but hope that helps :)
  7. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    CE now appears on the official ExCel website events calander, ho-roar :D
    ExCel Events

    Exciting stuff I'm sure you'll agree :p
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