Planned meet for March

Discussion in 'Kent UK' started by AmberStarbright, Feb 7, 2004.

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  1. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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    Ok CrazyMike is coming to the UK for a few days on a business trip around the end of March so I thought
    I'd put together a meet for while he's over here so he can meet us guys.

    Obviously it will have to be on the weekend which will be Saturday 27th :)

    Does any have any suggestions on what to do (besides Forbidden Planet obviously) as this is Mike's first time to the country.

    Also meal wise are there any suggestions? (Matt are you willing to try something new? :p )
    How are people for going for an Indian meal? :)
  2. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm writing the date down in my diary :D

    My one suggestion so far would be the London-eye. I've always wanted to go and would give Mike a great chance to see London good and proper, even though it will be all grey and old :p

    I'll be OK with the Indian meal....just. Fortune favours the brave, or so they say.

    I will ponder more suggestions in the near future, and if you would like to treat us all at FP mike, please feel free ;)

  3. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Count me in, assuming nothing work-related comes up between now & then. Indian will be fine for me as well.
    Do you know if Lynora is coming with him?
  4. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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    Hello gang, I am looking forward to meeting you all and see Jeannette once again :)

    Lynora is not coming LAJ...
  5. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    That's probably a good thing if we are taking you to FP, Mike..
    Anything in particular you would like to see while you are here?
  6. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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    [face_laugh]
    Well Matt suggested to go Hamley's also....which is probably a bad idea to get me into Hamley's as you'll never get me out of the store :p
  7. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I think I have been in Hamleys once, and it was when I first moved here. If they have SW figures I'm in favor of a stop there.
  8. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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    They have a few SW figures but not a great amount I don't think
  9. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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    ok here is a few things I found, I haven't included any museums on the list.

    Tower of London £12 Adult £9 Student http://www.hrp.org.uk

    Covent Garden http://www.coventgardenmarket.co.uk/

    London Eye Adult:£11.50 : 5 February 2004 - 31 March 2004 http://www.londonnet.co.uk/ln/guide/about/londoneye.html

    London Dungeons Adult Ticket GBP 14.50, Student Ticket GBP 12.75
    http://www.thedungeons.com/
    Not sure how long this one would be though but wouldn't think you would need the whole day there.

  10. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I can recommend the London Dungeon, having been there before. It's basically Madame Tussaud's with a horror slant. Much fun! It would probably be an hour or two to get through.
    London Eye wouldn't be my first choice as heights and I don't get along.
    If we want to show Mike some of the sights fairly quickly, I can recommend Duck Tours. Originally known as Frog Tours, it encompasses both land and water. I took my US friend on this a couple of years ago and he had a blast. You pick it up outside Waterloo Station over near the London Eye area. You would need to book this probably as they can be crowded (although we went in summer. This time of year it might not be too bad).
  11. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    After going to the Duck tour website, I get the impression they should be paying us to go in those.....things! I mean, are they even legal these days? [face_laugh]
    Saying that, it's certainly different and I'd be up for it. Best bring my wellies though :p

    The London Dungeon's good but wasn't that long since I've last been, so not as appeling to me as the others.

    London Eye wouldn't be my first choice as heights and I don't get along.

    There's always one, isn't there :p
    And you've been on Concorde :eek: ;)
    I had a feeling the height issue might be a factor, and I'd rather do something we can all enjoy, so no worries there if you don't want to do that one :)

    Covent Garden is a gooden. It's always nice to go there especially on a sunny day. I think whatever we do, covent garden, FP and Hamleys can be part of the plan.
  12. AmberGold Jedi Knight

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    There's always one, isn't there
    Yep and it's normally you and food ;)

    Actually it's easy enough to go on lpanes even if you are scared of heights, you just don't sit next to the window :p

    I don't think it will be something everyone is going to be totally happy with there is no way of making everyone happy.
  13. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Planes don't bother me height-wise, but I look at the London Eye and I feel no desire to go on it.
    The Duck Tours vehicles have been refurbished, but they do date back to WWII. It's just different than your ordinary double-decker tour bus.
  14. AmberGold Jedi Knight

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    Let's be cruel, Mike is there anything you want to do whether its what we have suggested or not?

    I'm pretty easy for things really, I've haven't done any of the touristy things since I was very small.
  15. darth-dom Jedi Master

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    Hello folks! :)

    Count me in for this! The London Dungeon is good, although I havn't been there ages (which is a good thing). I also like the idea of the London eye, because I havn't been on it yet and have heard loads of great things about it.

    Food wise - I'll go along with anything.

    Look forward to meeting you Mike!
  16. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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    I just want to meet you all :) How about lunch somewhere and a trip over to FP...
  17. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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    Great dom :D

    Mike you are going to do something besides visit a sci fi store :p
  18. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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    Whatever you want to do Jeannette is fine with me :)
  19. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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    lol You are going to have to help decide on what to do, otherwise I'm going to Linda and telling her you're being a very bad RSA .... blackmail is a beautiful thing ;)
  20. MacCaffrey VIP

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    *tstststs* Beware Jean! I am there to keep an eye on you. ;)
  21. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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    Flo you should support me in the fact he's trying to dump the decision making on me! Come on you can't think that's right? :( ;)
  22. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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  23. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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    Nothing which is it :p

    It's your trip what would you like to do? :)
  24. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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    Hmmmm how about London bridge !!!
  25. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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    I was going to suggest Tower of London, and those that dont want to really do anything can meet with the rest of us afterwards :)
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