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    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 17th Jun 04, 9:48 PM
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    Great Ormond Street Hospital
    • #1
    • 17th Jun 04, 9:48 PM
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    Great Ormond Street Hospital 17th Jun 04 at 9:48 PM
    I thought it might be useful to merge a few of the london threads together so that there is a central point of reference.
    by vanoonoo


    Friend has to get there tomorrow from Bristol, but will doubtless be going again, so ongoing suggestions welcomed!

    He's asked me if I know anywhere with unrestricted parking near the Picadilly line, outside the Congestion Charge Zone. Failing that, good VFM car parks.

    My in-laws have suggested that there's a large car park at the old Dome site and they could then get the North Greenwich line in, but this involves getting across the bottom of London, so ideas to the West would be better.

    Last time they drove to Heathrow and took the tube in, but parking cost 40. Surely we can do better? ;D

    In anticipation!
    Last edited by vanoonoo; 05-02-2005 at 8:36 PM. Reason: merge
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  • AnjR
    • #2
    • 18th Jun 04, 12:59 PM
    Re: Great Ormond Street Hospital
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    • 18th Jun 04, 12:59 PM
    Savy_Sue,

    I have pm'd you but have since found this link to London Borough of Camden's website. There may be some useful info there:

    http://www.camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/transport-and-streets/parking/where-to-park/council-managed-car-parks.en?page=3.
  • AnjR
    • #3
    • 18th Jun 04, 1:07 PM
    Re: Great Ormond Street Hospital
    • #3
    • 18th Jun 04, 1:07 PM
    One more link for council-run car park in Bloomsbury square. Rates as follows:

    Hourly rates
    1 hour 3.50
    2 hours 5.50
    3 hours 7.50
    4 hours 9.00
    6 hours 13.00
    9 hours 19.00
    12 hours 22.00
    24 hours 25.00

    More info at http://www.camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/transport-and-streets/parking/where-to-park/council-managed-car-parks.en?page=1
  • rocking_horse
    • #4
    • 19th Jun 04, 9:50 PM
    Re: Great Ormond Street Hospital
    • #4
    • 19th Jun 04, 9:50 PM
    Use tube guru http://tube.tfl.gov.uk/guru/index.asp to find a station nera to the road you go in on by clicking on the map.Use the right hand tab for station info and then select parking.
    • Cactus_Jack
    • By Cactus_Jack 23rd Jun 04, 12:21 AM
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    • #5
    • 23rd Jun 04, 12:21 AM
    London weekend break from NW England. Advice?
    • #5
    • 23rd Jun 04, 12:21 AM
    Hello all,

    We would like to take a weekend break to London, the dates we would prefer are the 9th July to the 11th July. We want to travel by train, from Wigan North western or Wigan Wallgate stations, or any Manchester station if these are cheaper. Would prefer no changes but if this affects the price significantly, we can change.

    The cheapest I can find from my searches is an Apex return that would cost us around 30 plus each. Would be nice to get it cheaper though.

    As for accodomation we are looking to stay close to the attractions, but if this is expensive then accomodation near a Tube station would do.

    Looking to spend as little as possible on the prices per night, anything up to 50 pp is OK, but it'd be great to get a good price of say 20-30 pp in decent accom..definately not dirty/in a shady area though

    I would be very grateful if anyone can help

    Cactus
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 23rd Jun 04, 1:55 AM
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    • #6
    • 23rd Jun 04, 1:55 AM
    Re: London weekend break from NW England. Advice?
    • #6
    • 23rd Jun 04, 1:55 AM
    Check the Ibis Hotel in Greenwich, in the middle of Greenwich town centre, very nice area, lvely park, market, restaurants (also cheap but nice ones if you look carefully), maritime museums, lots of pubs and things to do. On the river.

    Or the Express by Holiday Inn, a bit out of Greenwich centre but on bus routes and at walking distance from Jubilee Line Underground station (North Greenwich) and a fab Chinese restaurant in the hotel - also very near a large multi-screen cinema.

    Ibis: for bookings and prices go to
    www.accor-hotels.com and look for Greenwich

    It might be a bit more than 50 quid but very very nice.

    The Express Holiday Inn is cheaper and the info is here:

    http://www.cheaper-london-hotels.co.uk/hotel-greenwich-express-holiday-inn.htm

    Good luck, have a lovely holiday.

    Caterina
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    • #7
    • 24th Jun 04, 12:55 PM
    Parking in London
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    • 24th Jun 04, 12:55 PM
    Hi, I'm planning to go to London tommorow for the day but need to know somehwere safe to park which is near a tube station. I'm travelling in from Manchester, anyone got any ideas where I can park free and then tube into the centre of London (which is relatively close to the centre)
  • AnjR
    • #8
    • 24th Jun 04, 1:09 PM
    Re: Parking in London
    • #8
    • 24th Jun 04, 1:09 PM
    Use tube guru http://tube.tfl.gov.uk/guru/index.asp to find a station nera to the road you go in on by clicking on the map.Use the right hand tab for station info and then select parking.
  • AnjR
    • #9
    • 24th Jun 04, 1:13 PM
    Re: Parking in London
    • #9
    • 24th Jun 04, 1:13 PM
    Another member, Savvy_Sue, has knowledge of parking at Heathrow for 2.50 per day. You could then take the tube in (maybe buy a one-day travelcard). Perhaps she will give more info if she is around or you could hunt down further info via the tube website above.
    • Andrea
    • By Andrea 24th Jun 04, 1:21 PM
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    Andrea
    E:23 July Tiger Tiger, Haymarket Lunch for 3
    http://www.toptable.co.uk/details.cfm?rid=704

    You can also have dessert for an extra 1. The special offer details are in a box on the right-hand side.
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 25th Jun 04, 12:32 AM
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    Re: Parking in London
    Not sure you'd want to head out to Heathrow if you're driving down from Manchester. It wasn't Heathrow itself, a few stations in from Heathrow, that our friends parked for 2.50 for the day - Hounslow I think!

    Go for Tube Guru - it's a wonderful site in its own right! - find a line running parallel to the route you'd drive in from Manchester and click on stations on that line to see which have car parks nearby.

    The only problem I found was that even though Tube Guru said there was an NCP car park at some stations the NCP site didn't seem to tell me exactly where that car park was.

    Before you go, hit www.ncp.co.uk and print off an internet voucher for 5 off certain car parks in London. That'll help if you end up in one of theirs. Check the terms and conditions - you have to arrive and leave between certain times, I think.

    All the best!
    • terrierlady
    • By terrierlady 26th Jun 04, 8:52 PM
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    Re: London weekend break from NW England. Advice?
    good travel lodges in london now ,one really close to London Eye the other in Covent Garden I think.
  • rocking_horse
    Re: Parking in London
    Too late now but the "big road map" button on station info page shows car park location.
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 29th Jun 04, 10:25 PM
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    Savvy_Sue
    Re: Parking in London
    Too late now but the "big road map" button on station info page shows car park location.
    Ah, some of them do and some of them don't! Hatton Cross, for example, doesn't show where the car park is, and the NCP car park site appears to be absolutely useless when you do a search by postcode, even though TubeGuru says it is an NCP car park near Hatton Cross!

    But MANY thanks for the tip: next time I will keep looking until I find a tube station which does show where the car park is!
  • archived user
    Re: Great Ormond Street Hospital
    Hatton Cross tube station costs 5 for the whole day. It is just south of Heathrow on the A30. Limited parking but I always get a space if I get there 9:30 - 10am.
  • rocking_horse
    Re: Parking in London
    Yep just found out about that with the car parks.Couldn't find the car park for a station I will be using soon. Some of the maps show supermarkets too.
    Some supermarkets dont have restrictions on car parking and so might also be worth looking at.
  • rocking_horse
    Re: Great Ormond Street Hospital
    and if 50 money savers get their tomorrow at 9.00 you'll regret saying that.
    • VickyA
    • By VickyA 30th Jun 04, 5:28 PM
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    Re: Parking in London
    There's an ASDA in Southgate, which is relatively close to the tube station. Or alternatively Cockfosters has it's own "station parking". I've used that a few times, gets busy quickly though.
  • archived user
    Tickets to London Shows
    ??? Hi, does anyone know where I can book tickets to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang during August. I found a link to Ticketmaster saying if we booked on a Tuesday night, top price ticket 37.50 we got 10 off for the children. Booked it online, but no discount. They wanted to charge me 6 x 37.50 - They listed the specific seats for this price, but I thought they did not really look like they were top price seats. Phoned them (twice) nearly an hour on the phone (0870 number) and finally was told, they no longer have top price tickets available. The only tickets left are for cheaper seats at 21.50. Gave me the seat numbers and guess what, they were the exact tickets the online booking system had tried to charge me 37.50 for. Searched high and low for a telephone number for customer services, but no such luck. Spent another 2 hours searching the web for someplace to get tickets that aren't going to cost the 6 of us just under 200! Anyone have ideas on a) how to complain to Ticketmaster and b) where to get good price tickets. Thanks.
  • saveapenny
    Re: Tickets to London Shows
    Try Http://www.whatsonstage.co.uk
    and try the meal deals section


    Penny
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