London UK Meetup

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  1. Rob

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    Ooh, I'm just commenting so I can keep tabs on this. Hopefully it'll be a day I'm not working (shift worker so I'll have to fit round you guys).... would love to take part in this one.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Give me some time to save..... :shock: !
    Save up some money, I mean.
     
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    This is probably the hotel I'd recommend. It's cheap. Note the lack of words like: quality, upmarket, decent.... It's cheap. It's also in a fantastic location. The rooms start at £40 ish and go up to about £70.

    http://www.regentpalacehotel.co.uk/

    It's right at Piccadilly Circus in the middle of the West End. I used to stay there when I got drunk in town and couldn't be bothered to go home! It's only suitable if you're on a budget, but hey... it's cheap.

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    This bit really made me laugh:

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]In the 1960’s, the hotel developed a less than favourable reputation as a place of ill repute. Located near Soho, it was an obvious meeting point for ladies of the night to ply their trade. Rumour has it that if you phoned the concierge desk and asked for an extra pillow a deal could be done. These days have long gone through legislation and Soho has retreated back to its old boundaries.

    Check out the rest here: http://www.regentpalacehotel.co.uk/history.htm
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    I fancy that - mind you, I failed miserably on the last one :( as I work away all week and need to see the kids and wife at the weekend, but they might be up for a trip to the smoke providing it's the right weekend.

    Count in two's from this weekend, and most of them are possible :)
     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    hmmm that might be interesting.... Rob... will you take your car on the meetup??? :p
     
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    Ok, here's a couple of things worth doing in London:

    OXO Tower. If you've got some £££ for a meal, it's fab. It is, however, EXPENSIVE. The viewing gallery is awesome and gives a unique view:

    http://www.harveynichols.com/output/Page128.asp#

    Along South Bank a bit is the millennium wheel, the Millennium wheel is good VFM and has views of everything if the weather is good:

    http://www.londoneye.com/about/vision.asp?section=about&secondnav=vision

    http://www.southbanklondon.com/

    Still further is the Tate Modern:

    http://www.tate.org.uk/

    There's literally loads of stuff and history to see...

    The buses are ok..

    http://www.talkingcities.co.uk/london_pages/sights_tours.htm

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    I'll definately be there!

    Might even see if I can get Vicky (new assistant!) & Noah (cheap & willing model!) to come along too. :lol:
     
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    I know you were thinking a bit earlier, but I am starting to try to build interest for the Second Annual International PhotoForum Meetup to be in England (not necessarily London, but why the hell not?).

    That's all.

    Thank you very much.
     
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    I'm pretty easy with anywhere in the UK or France, so let us know when you want to come over and we can drum up some business!

    Rob
     
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    Whenever you have dates and times set on this, shoot me a pm so I can add it to the calendar. :)
     

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