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General Chat Thread, BETT 2013 in General; Originally Posted by elsiegee40 @ stevehill06 I'm getting the 08:10 from Tonbridge with Witch and my 6'4" son (an easy ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    @stevehill06 I'm getting the 08:10 from Tonbridge with Witch and my 6'4" son (an easy group to spot)... we'll be in the back of the train so we can hop off at the right place for the underground exit at Waterloo East... I'm not sure if it's one of the Hastings trains
    @elsiegee40 I'll be on a different train. I'm getting the 7.50 from Hastings. I'm getting off at London Bridge (9.35am) and getting tube from there to Canning Town. I'll be on my own this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevehill06 View Post
    @elsiegee40 I'll be on a different train. I'm getting the 7.50 from Hastings. I'm getting off at London Bridge (9.35am) and getting tube from there to Canning Town. I'll be on my own this year
    @stevehill06 You walk for miles at London Bridge. It's actually quicker to go to Waterloo East and then get the jubilee line from Southwark tube station which is underneath Waterloo East. Be in the back carriage of the train and you'll get off pretty close to the exit which takes you to the underground station

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    @stevehill06 You walk for miles at London Bridge. It's actually quicker to go to Waterloo East and then get the jubilee line from Southwark tube station which is underneath Waterloo East. Be in the back carriage of the train and you'll get off pretty close to the exit which takes you to the underground station
    @elsiegee40 I never really thought about it that way. Think I will go to Waterloo East then! Thanks that tip! I'll see you on Saturday at some point anyway (I remember meeting you last year on the Edugeek stand).

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    @all:

    Hoping someone will be able to tell me the best route from Heathrow airport to the Excel centre and if there are any problems with the underground affecting travel from this area, as I am a Northern lad I don't get daarrn saauuf very often hehe!

    Any help would be very much appreciated plus any links

    Thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    @all:

    Hoping someone will be able to tell me the best route from Heathrow airport to the Excel centre and if there are any problems with the underground affecting travel from this area, as I am a Northern lad I don't get daarrn saauuf very often hehe!

    Any help would be very much appreciated plus any links

    Thanks in advance
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    What day are you planning on going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    @all:

    Hoping someone will be able to tell me the best route from Heathrow airport to the Excel centre and if there are any problems with the underground affecting travel from this area, as I am a Northern lad I don't get daarrn saauuf very often hehe!

    Any help would be very much appreciated plus any links

    Thanks in advance
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    @bossman Tube from Heathrow to Green Park (using Piccadilly line). Green Park to Canning Town (using Jubilee line). Then DLR from Canning Town to Custom House.

    Saturday travel will be different because there is no DLR between Canning Town and Custom House

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    @stevehill06:

    What about Sunday travel back to Heathrow?

    Don't want to miss my flight home, how will I get to Canning Town from Custom House so that I can make my connection?

    Not too good with travel, its as if I have no sense of direction at all hehe!

    Would make a very lousy racing pidgeon hehe!

    Thanks for all your help really appreciated

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    @bossman I'm can't investigate easily at the moment as I'm out, but the TfL journey planner will guide you round Sunday's problems. Tell it what time you meed to be back at Heathrow:

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    @bossman On sunday there isn't any DLR service between Custom House and Canning Town. You can get the bus from Excel to Canning town and then tube from Canning Town to Green Park (using Jubilee line), then Green Park to Heathrow (using Piccadilly line).
    Hope that makes sense. Take it you will be at Bett on Saturday then, if so, I'll see you there

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    @stevehill06:

    Friday and Saturday then travelling back Sunday evening, managed to get booked up in the Excel hotel more or less 50 secs from the Excel centre but unfortunately couldn't get a flight to the central airport from Newcastle, hence the Heathrow airport travel.

    Instead of the bus could I get a taxi from Excel to Canning Town and what would be the cost?

    What railcard would I require also as I find it quite confusing, would probably need a weekend all zone pass would I not?

    Appreciated
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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    @stevehill06:


    Instead of the bus could I get a taxi from Excel to Canning Town and what would be the cost?

    Appreciated
    Not a lot... Maybe a fiver, if that. It's only about 20 minutes walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevehill06 View Post
    @bossman On sunday there isn't any DLR service between Custom House and Canning Town. You can get the bus from Excel to Canning town and then tube from Canning Town
    Bus? I doub't you'd have time to find your seat! You could walk across the road if you prefer

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    @tmcd35:

    Not sure I follow you correctly?

    Are you saying that it would be just a walk across the road? I have lugguage as well which I prefer not to tout around London, would feel safer in a taxi

    Northern men tend to stick out like a sore thumb and usually attract the wrong element if you get my drift!

    Even though I love London when I am down it always gives me the feeling that it's everyone for themself and get what you can while you can!

    I realise that it may be only a small percentage of the London population that give London its bad rep as far as lone travellers are concerned but I wouldn't want to take that chance.

    Appreciate the advice though, will you be down on Friday or Saturday?

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    By the way. We were all forced to eat too much pizza at lunchtime today. Please remember we will be putting on free pizza for all EduGeek members each lunchtime at BETT between 12:0 and 12:30. First come, first served

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