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Okay, I'm flying into Heathrow on Tuesday and I'm a bit lost on how to get Bramshot Av. I was given directions, but they are insanely long and I've never been there before, so I'm scared of getting lost in London at night.

Plus, to make matters worse, I'm in NY now, and nearly skint. Does anyone have a suggestion for an inexpensive or simple method to get to my host?

A million thanks!

lolasenvy

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(Anonymous)
Oct. 6th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
Try This web site
http://maps.live.com/?q=Heathrow%2c+London&mkt=en-US&FORM=BYRE#JnJ0cD1wb3Muc2tidnpuZ3l3MHgyX0xvbmRvbitIZWF0aHJvdytBaXJwb3J0JTJjK1VLX19fZV8lN2Vwb3Muc2tkNjh6aDAxejVqX0JyYW1zaG90K0F2ZSUyYytMb25kb24rU0U3KzdfX19lXyZydG9wPTAlN2Uw

Under google maps, save map for future use. All cabs run from the airport but check the mileage first.
metamistress
Oct. 6th, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
If you have the post code I might be able to help
lolasenvy
Oct. 6th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
she didn't send it to me...
she just sent confusing directions, and I'm afraid I'm not gonna have the cash to take her directions.

New york was somewhat plagued with problems, and now all I have is a tenner, and I'll be carrying like 60+ pounds of baggage. An unfortunate circumstance, to be sure.

I suppose I could send you her directions, if that might help.
metamistress
Oct. 6th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
Re: she didn't send it to me...
Oh dear...You can hardly get anywhere in london via cab or otherwise w/o the postcode.

Yeah, send me the directions and maybe we can figure it out. If that doesn't work out you can always find your way to Earl's Court Square and stay with us.

-G
lolasenvy
Oct. 6th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
What she did send to me
OK... a plan....it's a bit late for me to be hanging
around in town and unfortunately Heathrow is a bit of
a treck (easy but LONG!) so I'll head home after work
and you can come straight to me. So....when you arrive
at Heathrow get a tube (underground)ticket to North
Greenwich, this is only a few pounds. There is only
one tube line leaving Heathrow, the Piccadilly Line.
Take the Piccadilly line as far as Green Park then
change onto the Jubilee Line to North Greenwich. Then
you could either get a taxi staight to my home(maybe
around £10 but should be less) or get a bus (Bus
stand C) ...either the 108 0r 422 bus, ask the driver
to tell you when you are at Blackheath Standard. It's
about 10 minutes. If you have a mobile the best thing
would be to text or call me to tell me you are there,
it's 5 minutes from my home so I can run up and
collect you. Otherwise...if you are on the 422 when
you get off continue walking in the direction the bus
is going, over the motorway bridge, then take the
first left onto Eastcombe Avenue, then first right
onto Bramshot Avenue...I'm at 53 Bramshot Avenue, on
the left hand side as you are walking along (a red
table and chairs on the balcony). If you are on the
108 bus the only difference is than it turns a corner
and stops on the other side of the road...so ....walk
in the opposite direction to that the bus is going,
cross the road and continue over the motorway bridge.
It's easier than it sounds!!! My mobile is +44 7717
532425.
metamistress
Oct. 7th, 2008 10:17 am (UTC)
Re: What she did send to me
OK! Nothing to fear! Those are pretty good directions! She just gave you lots of options and I know it sounds confusing now but once you start to get around you'll figure it out as it comes along.

I'm not sure which terminal you are coming into but like she said, find the tube at the airport and use your oyster card or get a ticket to hop on the Picadilly Line [or you can simply ask an attendant how to get to North Greenwich station and they'll be glad to tell you about the changes]

So Picadilly line all the way to Green Park station. Get off, hope on a Jubilee Line train to North Greenwich station.

Buses:Your oyster card will also work for buses or you can ask the driver for a ticket. LIke she said, look for Bus Stand C [which should be right outstide the station] and take the 108 or 422 and ask the Driver to atke you to Blackheath Standard - since you don't know what it looks like I'd sit next to the driver so he can let you know and you won't miss your stop - Then walk back the way she told you depending on the bus you took

I hope that claifies it a bit. You'll find it :)

-G
lolasenvy
Oct. 8th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
Heya!
I made it! Thanks so for your directions. Now, I have it down to spend the fifteenth to the seventeeneth with you. Is that still good, or should I shop around for a couch?

I have so many things to get your advice over, I can't wait to meet! I'm in bunches already!

-Lola


metamistress
Oct. 6th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
ANd you don't want to take cab from the airport whatever you do. It'll be expensive as hell. There are trains and buses from Heathrow, both which are cheap enough.

When you give methe post code I'll tell you tube or bus and if it's close enough to walk from there.
purely_distel
Oct. 6th, 2008 06:57 am (UTC)
yeah, I agree. Trains and busses (I'm such a national express fangirl ;)) are, the way I see it, the best thing you can do.

Any like I said earlier - once you are IN London, it'S basically not possible to really get lost (at least from my experience) as long as you know the area and the nearest underground/bus station.

lalondon13
Oct. 6th, 2008 11:19 am (UTC)
Can you email this person?

I say if you're running low on money try to take the train as much as possible since from what I understand you've already paid for it. If that covers the bus/tube then take those, too. I would take the bus over the tube if you're looking to save money..way cheaper, and sometimes in London you can take buses that take longer because they stop and lots of destinations, but they cost less.
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