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Frank de Wit

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Re: UK, London, NHM
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2008, 08:21:35 pm »
o yeah...

When you want to fly into London, don't fly into Heathrow and don't fly British airlines... at least until they got their problems solved (if they ever will)
But take one of the other airsports like Stansted. It's almost 3/4 of an hour by train/tube from every airport to London center.
see http://www.stanstedairport.com/

I can tell you horror stories about 9 out of 10 pieces of luggage get lost in the brandnew terminal 5
British Airlines has statistically the worst reputation on handling luggage... you can find those statistics in the internet and in magazines on the airplane ;-)

my experience there in terminal 5, almost nothing works... they don't even know which airplanes of British Airlines are landing there and which not. When I called their callcenter to find it out they could not tell me. And it's a long way from terminal 1,2,3 to terminal 4 and terminal 5. You have to take another tube or another train... So we had to be on the airport 2 hours before boarding, where 1 hour is normal within Europe these days. To the USA always take 2 hours. Even within terminal 5 it's 15 to 20 minutes to get to your gate. But they don't show your gate until 20 minutes before your gate closes !!!! That's not funny, that's just stupid.

Then the plane had already 1 hour delay when we were allowed to board.
We were already on the takeoff lane, when our airplane had to return to the gate (!) because there was luggage from another airplane in our airplane...
that gave another hour delay....
and... they used the wrong carriers for the luggage, so the carriers in the airplane had the risc of moving during the flight
so all the luggage had to be taken out, and repackaged on other carriers...

Something else: arriving on Heathrow, it is no use to take the expensive (15.50 GBP single way) Heathrow Express ticket from Heathrow to Paddington for the connection to the London Underground (the tube). But they won't tell you that. They almost force you into the Heathrow Express.
Just buy a multy day tube ticket with 6 zones for 20 GBP. For 20 GBP you can go from and to Heathrow and travel around London in busses, tube etc for 3 (three) days... ;-)

and something really else... the National History Museum in London is free... free, gratis, gratuit. Which is cool....

Cheers! Frank

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Re: UK, London, NHM
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2008, 10:44:33 am »
the NHM is beautiful...
Jolyon played with light and shot 4 GB of pictures when we walked through the NHM together.
the Vault is very nice, see http://www.mindat.org/article.php/101/The+Vault+-+Natural+History+Museum+London

Then we went for Fish and Chips with him and his wife Ida and it was little late ;-)
London was snowy and cold and windy but great fun

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Re: UK, London, NHM
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2008, 12:30:54 pm »
that's funny, I also had a Guinness yesterday :-)

have fun over there!

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Re: UK, London, NHM
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2008, 12:29:44 pm »
and after that...
Guinness and Fish&Chips (just like y´day)

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Re: UK, London, NHM
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2008, 12:27:13 pm »
that´s what happens when a woman has to look left
always....

at 15:00 hours I will be at the NHM in the Vault...  http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/galleries/green-zone/vault/

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Re: UK, London, NHM
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2008, 12:23:44 pm »
nothing hanging there.....

that´s where all my email goes....

phone home....
I like those red London phones now :-)


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Re: UK, London, NHM
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2008, 07:22:10 pm »
The Guinness tasts the same as it always does here in London...
Good!

but... the view is better :-)

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UK, London, Natural History Museum
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2008, 01:16:20 pm »
V & I will be in London from saturday 5 april to monday 7 april
we fly in on saturday and will be in London from about 11:00

on saturday we will do some shopping and playing tourist... and eat fish&chips somewhere from a newspaper...
on sunday we will visit the Vault in the http://www.nhm.ac.uk/ etc
and on monday we will walk around the bad neighboorhoods of London, get shot&robbed and travel home again

anyone in London who we can meet? interesting shops?

anyone where we can lay on the floor or anyone who lives in London and can spare a bed in a guest bedroom?
I always like to meet a friend and have fun, eat and sleep there instead of sleeping in a boring expensive hotel with a bad breakfast ;)