Downtown and Midtown Re: [OT] Hotel suggestions for downtown London

Steve Peters steve at
Fri Apr 27 15:24:24 BST 2007

On Fri, Apr 27, 2007 at 10:10:21AM +0100, ti at wrote:
> Well, this is all very hospitable[1]. We respond to an, on the face of it,
> reasonable request for accomodation advice by complaining about the
> requestor's dialect[2], or pedantic points about how one can be close to
> an underground station but still in the middle of nowhere[3].
> I wish I could say something more helpful, but my experience of London
> hotels is close to nil. I suspect you may be able to get something
> characterless, bland, clean and efficient, in a fairly central area, for
> GBP80 per night or so.
> Feh.
> ti'
> [1] Sarcasm.
> [2] At least "downtown" has a song to go with it.
> [3] eg. Ongar[4], and a time machine.
> [4] Former station beyond the edge of town at the very end of the Central
>     Line. Eventually closed, if memory serves, in the early 1990s.

Sarcasm??  On a Perl-ish mailing list!

Actually, I've received several responses on and off list regarding 
accomodations that have been very helpful, more so than the two UK
citizens sitting less than a yard each away from me.  

Steve Peters
steve at

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