LPW 2011 carpooling

Nicholas Clark nick at ccl4.org
Fri Aug 19 12:12:30 BST 2011

On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 11:57:16AM +0100, James Laver wrote:
> On 19 Aug 2011, at 11:41, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
> > 
> > The great thing about London is there are so many airports to choose
> > from.
> > 
> > Bonus points for using Southend, Oxford or Birmingham (best for me
> > from NW1).
> For those not actually familiar with the airport situation in London, Southend and Oxford have prepended 'London' to their names but they're bloody ages away. And yes, he probably can actually get to Birmingham faster than anything except city airport because he's just down the road from Euston.
> If you're being sensible and you have the money, fly from city, else heathrow, else gatwick, else luton, else stansted. In that order, preferably avoiding scumming it from stansted. If you're using another airport and you don't happen to live near euston, don't even think about any of the others.

Stansted is a 46 minute train ride from Liverpool Street, with a station at
the airport. Southend is a 50 minute train ride from Liverpool Street, and
a station at the airport, judging by http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14291564

Similarly amusing abuse of "London" that I remember being amused by was
a cruise ship docking at "London, Dover".

Note that some cruise ships can just fit under Tower Bridge, and hence can
dock next to HMS Belfast, in the Pool of London. Zone 1, beating even London
City Airport's Zone 3.

Nicholas Clark

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