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how to kill 6 hours in between flights in London heathrow?

how to kill 6 hours in between flights in London heathrow?

Old Feb 15th 2007, 5:00 am
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Kla
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I'll be arriving there on a Saturday morning 7:30 AM and leave same day 1:30
PM. Any idea what one can do there? Is there a short London city tour so
early in the morning or enough time to go somewhere outside airport? Any
opinions/suggestions are welcome!
 
Old Feb 15th 2007, 6:21 am
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-Iceman
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On Feb 15, 1:00 pm, "Kla" <delicateskincare@_n_o_sp_am_yahoo.com>
wrote:
> I'll be arriving there on a Saturday morning 7:30 AM and leave same day 1:30
> PM. Any idea what one can do there? Is there a short London city tour so
> early in the morning or enough time to go somewhere outside airport? Any
> opinions/suggestions are welcome!

Keep in mind that by the time you go through airport procedures it
will might be more like 8:00-8:30 AM, and you will probably want to be
back at the airport two hours before your flight. Just going from
Heathrow to Central London and back would use much of the remaining
time, with almost no time left to tour anything. That's a lot of
hassle for very little reward. I'd recommend staying in the airport.
 
Old Feb 15th 2007, 9:35 am
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Let is be knownst that on Thu, 15 Feb 2007 13:00:36 -0500, "Kla"
<delicateskincare@_n_o_sp_am_yahoo.com> writted:

>I'll be arriving there on a Saturday morning 7:30 AM and leave same day 1:30
>PM. Any idea what one can do there? Is there a short London city tour so
>early in the morning or enough time to go somewhere outside airport? Any
>opinions/suggestions are welcome!

That's an annoying amount of time. You can't really go anywhere, so
you might as well read a book somewhere.

If you feel like, there is a chapel you can pray/sleep in.
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Old Feb 15th 2007, 9:41 am
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On Feb 15, 6:00 pm, "Kla" <delicateskincare@_n_o_sp_am_yahoo.com>
wrote:
> I'll be arriving there on a Saturday morning 7:30 AM and leave same day 1:30
> PM. Any idea what one can do there? Is there a short London city tour so
> early in the morning or enough time to go somewhere outside airport? Any
> opinions/suggestions are welcome!

Hmm. that is quite tight. If you have �60 or so to spare, you could
get a taxi to take you to town and see a couple of sites and then back
to the airport, without getting out more or less. At least its a
change of scenery and the driver will make sure to get you back in
time.
 
Old Feb 15th 2007, 10:00 am
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On 15 Feb 2007 14:41:09 -0800, [email protected] wrote:

>On Feb 15, 6:00 pm, "Kla" <delicateskincare@_n_o_sp_am_yahoo.com>
>wrote:
>> I'll be arriving there on a Saturday morning 7:30 AM and leave same day 1:30
>> PM. Any idea what one can do there? Is there a short London city tour so
>> early in the morning or enough time to go somewhere outside airport? Any
>> opinions/suggestions are welcome!
>
>Hmm. that is quite tight. If you have �60 or so to spare, you could
>get a taxi to take you to town and see a couple of sites and then back
>to the airport, without getting out more or less. At least its a
>change of scenery and the driver will make sure to get you back in
>time.

Windsor and/or Eton maybe do-able.
20 minutes taxi, and about 45 mins seeing the castle etc.
 
Old Feb 15th 2007, 10:21 am
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-Martin
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On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 15:00:39 -0800, irwell <[email protected]> wrote:

>On 15 Feb 2007 14:41:09 -0800, [email protected] wrote:
>
>>On Feb 15, 6:00 pm, "Kla" <delicateskincare@_n_o_sp_am_yahoo.com>
>>wrote:
>>> I'll be arriving there on a Saturday morning 7:30 AM and leave same day 1:30
>>> PM. Any idea what one can do there? Is there a short London city tour so
>>> early in the morning or enough time to go somewhere outside airport? Any
>>> opinions/suggestions are welcome!
>>
>>Hmm. that is quite tight. If you have �60 or so to spare, you could
>>get a taxi to take you to town and see a couple of sites and then back
>>to the airport, without getting out more or less. At least its a
>>change of scenery and the driver will make sure to get you back in
>>time.
>
>Windsor and/or Eton maybe do-able.
>20 minutes taxi, and about 45 mins seeing the castle etc.

A good recommendation!

There used to be a direct bus from Heathrow that got you to Windsor quite
quickly.

Some info here http://www.thamesweb.co.uk/windsor/info/traveltowindsor.html
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Old Feb 15th 2007, 7:46 pm
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"irwell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On 15 Feb 2007 14:41:09 -0800, [email protected] wrote:
>
> >On Feb 15, 6:00 pm, "Kla" <delicateskincare@_n_o_sp_am_yahoo.com>
> >wrote:
> >> I'll be arriving there on a Saturday morning 7:30 AM and leave same day 1:30
> >> PM. Any idea what one can do there? Is there a short London city tour so
> >> early in the morning or enough time to go somewhere outside airport? Any
> >> opinions/suggestions are welcome!
> >
> >Hmm. that is quite tight. If you have £60 or so to spare, you could
> >get a taxi to take you to town and see a couple of sites and then back
> >to the airport, without getting out more or less. At least its a
> >change of scenery and the driver will make sure to get you back in
> >time.
>
> Windsor and/or Eton maybe do-able.
> 20 minutes taxi, and about 45 mins seeing the castle etc.

Don't get a black cab though, they'll rip you off. Google for a Windsor based private
hire taxi company.

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Old Feb 15th 2007, 8:04 pm
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"Andy Pandy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> "irwell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
>> On 15 Feb 2007 14:41:09 -0800, [email protected] wrote:
>>
>> >On Feb 15, 6:00 pm, "Kla" <delicateskincare@_n_o_sp_am_yahoo.com>
>> >wrote:
>> >> I'll be arriving there on a Saturday morning 7:30 AM and leave same
>> >> day 1:30
>> >> PM. Any idea what one can do there? Is there a short London city tour
>> >> so
>> >> early in the morning or enough time to go somewhere outside airport?
>> >> Any
>> >> opinions/suggestions are welcome!
>> >
>> >Hmm. that is quite tight. If you have £60 or so to spare, you could
>> >get a taxi to take you to town and see a couple of sites and then back
>> >to the airport, without getting out more or less. At least its a
>> >change of scenery and the driver will make sure to get you back in
>> >time.
>>
>> Windsor and/or Eton maybe do-able.
>> 20 minutes taxi, and about 45 mins seeing the castle etc.
>
> Don't get a black cab though, they'll rip you off. Google for a Windsor
> based private
> hire taxi company.
>
> --
> Andy
>
>
without going off the airport you could spend an hour or two in the heathrow
air museum it is free admission and quite interesting
 
Old Feb 16th 2007, 3:33 am
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On Fri, 16 Feb 2007 09:04:01 GMT, "Alan" <[email protected]>
wrote:

>
>"Andy Pandy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>news:[email protected]...
>>
>> "irwell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]...
>>> On 15 Feb 2007 14:41:09 -0800, [email protected] wrote:
>>>
>>> >On Feb 15, 6:00 pm, "Kla" <delicateskincare@_n_o_sp_am_yahoo.com>
>>> >wrote:
>>> >> I'll be arriving there on a Saturday morning 7:30 AM and leave same
>>> >> day 1:30
>>> >> PM. Any idea what one can do there? Is there a short London city tour
>>> >> so
>>> >> early in the morning or enough time to go somewhere outside airport?
>>> >> Any
>>> >> opinions/suggestions are welcome!
>>> >
>>> >Hmm. that is quite tight. If you have �60 or so to spare, you could
>>> >get a taxi to take you to town and see a couple of sites and then back
>>> >to the airport, without getting out more or less. At least its a
>>> >change of scenery and the driver will make sure to get you back in
>>> >time.
>>>
>>> Windsor and/or Eton maybe do-able.
>>> 20 minutes taxi, and about 45 mins seeing the castle etc.
>>
>> Don't get a black cab though, they'll rip you off. Google for a Windsor
>> based private
>> hire taxi company.
>>
>> --
>> Andy
>>
>>
>without going off the airport you could spend an hour or two in the heathrow
>air museum it is free admission and quite interesting
>
Or find a Qantas flight attendant who is off duty for a few hours.
 

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