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Travelling to Sopot, via London....anyone want to get together?


Ranj 21 | 948  
1 Jul 2007 /  #1
I'll be in London for a day coming over and a day coming back (flying into Heathrow and flying from Luton to Gdansk and back). I have no idea about travels in London...it doesn't look very big, but my baby says it takes a while to commute to different places. I'm thinking of staying in central London, but not sure......anybody have any suggestions? Also, anyone up for a game of pool and a drink?
miranda  
1 Jul 2007 /  #2
Also, anyone up for a game of pool and a drink?

Decorator?
OP Ranj 21 | 948  
1 Jul 2007 /  #3
I think all our UK friends went to sleep before I posted this.....that or nobody wants to hang with me (and I was willing to buy the first round) :(.......perhaps I'll get some takers in a few hours?
ukinpoland 5 | 338  
1 Jul 2007 /  #4
perhaps I'll get some takers in a few hours?

Im sure they will be awake in a while.
OP Ranj 21 | 948  
1 Jul 2007 /  #5
And they will see I'm buying and jump on it.....lol:)
miranda  
1 Jul 2007 /  #6
Ranj, when are you going?
OP Ranj 21 | 948  
1 Jul 2007 /  #7
August 1st-17th.....I can't wait!
miranda  
1 Jul 2007 /  #8
OMG - I am sure you will have a bunch of people lining up to by you a drink by then.
I am happy for you too.

PS> If you get stuck don't try to get a hotel booking from the Turkish guy on terminal 3;( -he is a cheat.
OP Ranj 21 | 948  
1 Jul 2007 /  #9
I arrive in London the morning of the 2nd and don't leave for Poland until the 3rd, so I'll have 1 1/2 days before I leave and another 1 1/2 days coming back. Would love to meet some other forum members if possible!

If you get stuck don't try to get a hotel booking from the Turkish guy on terminal 3;( -he is a cheat.

In which airport?
miranda  
1 Jul 2007 /  #10
In which airport?

Heathrow (I think it was called Rush Hotel reservations) - basically they know that you stuck ,so they will give you higher prices - go directly to the hotel if you have to and I don't recommend any hotels at the aiport - very expensive. I got stuck because my flight was cancelled and I was flying out very early teh next morning.

But from the look of it you have enough time to travel ouside of the aiport and getting something for a decent price.
Eastender - | 45  
2 Jul 2007 /  #11
and I was willing to buy the first round

now you're talking :)

i'm sure the list will soon grow, so i'm adding my name to the list too and this is a good opportunity for us Londoners to see who's who too.

Ask away if you need any info on anything.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
2 Jul 2007 /  #12
I would be pleased to meet up for a small cocktail or two. I'm away myself when you arrive in London but should be around when you are on the way back from PL. Course this depends on my work schedule in Ukraine but I am back at weekends, have to spend Mondays at the old job here and can always extend time in UK to include at least Tuesdays
Decorator 4 | 291  
2 Jul 2007 /  #13
August 1st-17th.....I can't wait!

Hi Ranj, Eastender directed me to this quote, i will definately be in London before you return to Poland so would love to meet up with a few of us for a beer (or two). I believe my e-mail address is open to view so feel free to keep me informed.

Ps, i by no means said yes because you offered to buy the first round ha.. ;-)
Eastender - | 45  
2 Jul 2007 /  #14
Ps, i by no means said yes because you offered to buy the first round ha.. ;-)

lol. obviously we are the hosts and drinks are naturally on us but you have to admit it's so funny her coaxing us :)
OP Ranj 21 | 948  
2 Jul 2007 /  #15
Heathrow (I think it was called Rush Hotel reservations)

Thanks for the tips, M. I'll actually have my accommodations squared away before I arrive.....any suggestions on a good place to stay? ANYONE? ANYONE?

szarlotka

Would be great to meet you and the Mrs. :)

Ps, i by no means said yes because you offered to buy the first round ha.. ;-)

You can't fool me, D! ;)

obviously we are the hosts and drinks are naturally on us but you have to admit it's so funny her coaxing us :)

I was just offering since I'm the one who was inviting everyone out, but I'm more than happy to let you guys buy the drinks ;)!
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
2 Jul 2007 /  #16
Hey Ranj, I would have been happy to help you out but as you know I am also going to Sopot.. I havent booked my flights yet, but it is looking likely that I wont be back in London til 2nd, 3rd or 4th August. Once I have confirmed dates I will let you know and maybe we can meet either in London or Sopot.

My advice is dont stay in Central London as its very expensive. Lodnon is big but its easy to get around by public transport. Cheaper areas include places like Earls Court, where a lot of travellers stay. If you let me know how much you are willing to pay per night and what kind of place you are looking for I will try to find some details and send them to you. If we dont get to meet before then I should definitely be around the weekend that you get back.
miranda  
2 Jul 2007 /  #17
I just wish I knew you guys when I got stuck in London;(. It was the worse travelling experiance for me. Not that I want to steal your thread Ranj.
Decorator 4 | 291  
2 Jul 2007 /  #18
I just wish I knew you guys when I got stuck in London

I could have given you a guided tour :-)

If we dont get to meet before then I should definitely be around the weekend that you get back.

Looks like a good little get together!!

What will i wear? oh dear all these stressful decisions...
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
2 Jul 2007 /  #19
next time Miranda..London is not a nice place to be on your own if you dont know the city. its always good to have some contacts.. even if they are only possibly weirdos on an internet forum. I was stuck in Miami for 24 hours recently and that was hell on earth for me.. would love to have had someone to show me around, rather than trying to walk the streets, get cabs etc. on my own. I didnt even know how big a block was, til I tried walking 8 of them!
miranda  
2 Jul 2007 /  #20
I could have given you a guided tour :-)

thanks Dec - I know you mean it. I was lucky enough to fly out the next morning, but if I was stuck I would probably get on the internet and ask for help. It is just nice that there are so many friendly people and that proves that this forum connects people.

BTW - if you need any additional info re Canada - I would be happy to help.
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
2 Jul 2007 /  #21
What will i wear? oh dear all these stressful decisions...

Black trousers and a white top no doubt.. like your favourite drink.
Decorator 4 | 291  
2 Jul 2007 /  #22
BTW - if you need any additional info re Canada - I would be happy to help.

Cheers, i might take you up on that.. i know there are approx 100,000 bears in British Columbia...

Black trousers and a white top no doubt

I don't actually own a pair of trousers, i'm really a T-shirt, jeans, converse sort of fellow..
miranda  
2 Jul 2007 /  #23
next time Miranda..

for sure - thanks

London is not a nice place to be on your own if you dont know the city.

I didn't get the impression either - with all the extra security so visible everywhere it was quite shock for me coming form Canada.

its always good to have some contacts.. even if they are only possibly weirdos on an internet forum.

it doesn't appear so :)

I was stuck in Miami for 24 hours recently and that was hell on earth for me.. would love to have had someone to show me around, rather than trying to walk the streets, get cabs etc. on my own. I didnt even know how big a block was, til I tried walking 8 of them!

I totally feel for you - and those American blocks - so deceiving. I had to stay at the aiport with hundreds of flight cancelled ( Chrismas time) and tons of people going in different directions at once - it was a havoc. I am surprised I made it out of there.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
2 Jul 2007 /  #24
August 1st-17th.....I can't wait!

Ranj its a strong possibility I will be in London on the 1st :)
OP Ranj 21 | 948  
2 Jul 2007 /  #25
I won't arrive until the morning of the 2nd, but I don't fly to Poland until the 3rd.....plus I'll be back in London on the morning of the 16th and won't fly back to the states until the 17th.....:) Still working on the best place to stay as I don't have a clue what's close to what and the best way to get about. I'll keep you posted.

Hey Ranj, I would have been happy to help you out but as you know I am also going to Sopot.. I havent booked my flights yet, but it is looking likely that I wont be back in London til 2nd, 3rd or 4th August.

Thanks Sapphire, I may very well take you up on finding a good place for me to stay. I'll PM you with some info. :)
Eastender - | 45  
2 Jul 2007 /  #26
i see admin's messed up my link and made it unintelligible :)

admin, is it against rules to post a legitimate link the forum?
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
2 Jul 2007 /  #27
I cant believe these rotten sods in London havent offered you somewhere to stay !!!

Anyway, you can get a bus from Victoria bus station to Luton airport and its dirt cheap, certainly less hassle than the train and cheaper than a taxi

So my advice would be to stay round Victoria station.

ww.easybus.co.uk
OP Ranj 21 | 948  
2 Jul 2007 /  #28
Eastender

Amathyst

Thanks for the info you guys......it's ok.....I'd rather stay in a hotel so as not to inconvenience anyone....So is Victoria station in central London or near Heathrow? So much to learn and plan before I go.....I told everyone today at work I was leaving for Europe August 1st......my boss' looks at me shocked, because he thought I meant I was moving there.....lol.....they told me they would track me down and drag me back if they had to....to their relief, I told them I was only going to be away for a couple weeks.

You guys just don't even know how excited I am to be coming there and of course going to Poland to see my one and only. WOOHOO!!!!!
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
2 Jul 2007 /  #29
victoria is in central london. you can find some hotels round there but wouldnt recommend it. Which airport are you coming into? what kind of place would you be happy with? backpacker type or nicer hotel or bed and breakfast place? large hotels can be impersonal but if you stay in a bed and breakfast it is a smaller house run by a family that rent rooms out. I might be changing the dates of my trip to Poland now so will let you know if Im around when you are here.
Eastender - | 45  
2 Jul 2007 /  #30
you can get a bus from Victoria bus station to Luton airport and its dirt cheap, certainly less hassle than the train and cheaper than a taxi

So my advice would be to stay round Victoria station

you're right, victoria is more central.

ww.londonstopover.com/victoria-london-hotels.htm

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