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Old Feb 19, 06, 6:45 pm
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London Do: November 11, 12, 2006 (Remembrance Day and Veterans Weekend)


FlyerTalk will donate a pair of business class tickets with no blackout dates or capacity controls for travel between London and New York, Washington D.C., Boston or Las Vegas (on MaxJet) to one lucky FlyerTalk attendee.
Randy Petersen is underwriting the cost for the boat for the River Thames cruise.

Hilton, Hyatt and Starwood are generously donating prizes.


You've asked for it! You're getting it.

It has been 3 years since our amazing London Mega-Do. And it might be 3 more years if it weren't for some great folks who know London far better than me agreeing to help organize.

It makes sense that for this weekend of all weekends, the Yanks and the Brits are collaborating. Stepping up to the plate are Jenbel and Wingnut. The three of us will be your London Do team.

Our thoughts on Feb 27 are:

Saturday
13:30 Meet at Temple Pier to board boat
14:00 Boat trip to include afternoon tea
17:00 Back at pier, view Lord Mayor's Fireworks Show from deck

18:00 Time to freshen up or head to pub
Glasshouse Stores, 55 Brewer St
19:00 All gather at pub
21:00 Dinner at Cafe Lazeez, 21 Dean Street, Soho
23:00 carry on drinking restaurant/bar

Sunday
12:00 Dim Sum at Laureate, Wardour & Shaftesbury
Check out this thread for info on restaurants Wingnut evaluated.
14:25 Train to Windsor from Waterloo for walking tour

That leaves time on your own Friday night, Saturday morning, and Sunday night for you to shop, go to museums, or attend theatre as you like. Also, we welcome others planning their own Fringe events and opening them up for participation.

Write this on your calendar!

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Old Feb 19, 06, 6:46 pm
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List of attendees

Hosts (4)
Jenbel
Wingnut
SanDiego1K + 1


House of Miles (4)
Randy Petersen + Julie
Mikel + 1


Confirmed and paid
AB737NG + 2
AinA
Airoli
ajamieson
alex0683de
Alysia
Axey
AZ Travels the World + 1
BA97
babyjesus
BahrainLad
beerman92
belle3388
BenjaminNYC
BingoSF
brp + 1
bseller
Bundy Bear
cathaana
CDF + 1
celbrian
chrissxb
ClueByFour
das
DCBob
DEK
dfwoods
DGellman
dlnewbie + 1
Einar
ElvisNYC
Escocesa + 1
Evil Sensei
f4free
flo-e
flyatlanta
FLYGVA
flyrad
GadgetFreak
G-BOAC
Giler
Globaliser + 1
GoingAway
GoldCircle
Governator
GuyBetsy
gvdIAD
HamburgAround
iluv2fly
ILuvParis
Jan_AZ
Jbfield
Jerry A. Laska
jhm
Jimmy76
jimquan
jockdAAdy
jonny
Jouy31
Kangela
Karen2
KathyWdrf
KenF, Pat + Willard
krug
lalala
LapLap + 1
ldsant
lili
Liz
LLM
magic111 + Jerrie
malaysian16
mashav + 1
mcott
mitchell
mnbrainiac
Moomba
More Champagne Sir?
MsEverywhere
newself
NickW
nor4
oiRRio
OnePassLover
Paul Palmer + Roy
PeachesBB
Pete747
peteropny + 1
PhilH
Poker Professor
Prospero
qasr
ralfkrippner + 1
rcs85551
restlessinRNO
RNOflyer
RTW4
SarahWest
schofs + 1
SeeYa
SFOLIS + 1
Shirl
Shuttle-bored + 1
skAAtinsteph
SkiAdcock
skydiver + 1
skye1
spaceman + 1
Spiff
Steady_EDI
Sunnyhere
Swissbobby
tazi
techgirl
Tennen
TEX277 + 1
The_Banking_Scot
Tits McGhee
tom911
traveloguy
Tritgr + 1
TxLobo
UAX@SFO + 1
UK Flyer
upup&away
Viajera
Windflyer
Wireless
WWBGD + 1
yyzprincess

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Hotels where people are staying

See Jenbel's London Do Hotel list for up to date information. The list below has not been maintained since mid-September.


Intercontinental - reopening delayed; folks will be rebooking
ralfkrippner
Dino2020

Mandarin Oriental
NickW

Churchill Hyatt
SFOLIS

HI Mayfair
Magic 111 + Jerri
Jenbel
skydiver + Mrs skydiver

HI Oxford Circus
TEX277

Holiday Inn Kings Cross is showing up on a 2 for 1 basis at around £55 a night 11th & 12th Nov.
use link: www.ichotels.com/hertz

Travelodge Kings Cross Royal Scot
alex0683de
chrissxb
Escocesa

Generator Hostel - 13.50 GBP (Sat) and 11.50 GBP (other nights). It's just north of Russell Square, and very close to Covent Garden.
Mitchell

Thistle Piccadilly
Sunnyhere

Chancery Court Renaissance - 95.74 +tax including breakfast for 2. Use PKG as the code. Requires vouchers from the Telegraph. This combined with a Premium Pounds Coupon brings it to about £62 a night.

belle3388
gvdIAD
oxfordjames

Trafalgar Hilton
peteropny + 1

Waldorf Hilton
DCBob + Timmy
jdiver + Lady jdiver
LLM
SanDiego1K + 1
Shirl
jan_az + Evil Sensei

Thistle Charing Cross - $100 on Priceline
brp

Novotel London City South
UAX@SFO

Hoxton Hotel
Karen2 + Einar
Paul Palmer + Roy
OnePassLover

Hilton Metropole
GadgetFreak

Hilton Paddington
Steady-EDI

Radisson SAS Portman Hotel:
$146 -- Chic London Hotel w/Upgrade (27/8-26/11) *
http://hotels.travelzoo.com/international-hotels/250476
lalala

Sheraton Belgravia
nor4

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
Going Away
ILuvParis
Izzik
JockdAAddy

Hilton London Olympia - £40 on Priceline
Prospero
HamburgAround

Originally Posted by Prospero
Bids at £65 for a 5* gathered no fruit.
Shot 1: Mayfair/Soho & Kensington/Knightsbridge
Shot 2: expanded to include Bloomsbury/Marble Arch
Shot 3: added Regents Park/Baker St

I lowered my sights and hit the 4* mark with a £40 bid
Mayfair/Soho & Kensington/Knightsbridge resulted with a room at the Hilton London Olympia.
Club Quarters St. Pauls - £55
Book with Club Quarters direct or TravelNow or Expedia. Travelocity and most other sites wanted £95.
lili

Copthorne Tara Kensington - $89 on Priceline
DEK
dlnewbie
Wireless

Capricorn Hotel
Near Earl's Court at 55 Pounds per night, breakfast and VAT included
mcott

Millennium Gloucester Hotel - Priceline.co.uk at £48 + tax per room.
airoli
cathaana
f4free
FLYGVA

Sheraton LHR - 54 and 40 quid refundable prepaid rates
Spiff

Sheraton Skyline- GBP 69.00 Best Available Rate Fully Refundable
stc

Renaissance LHR -
Corp Weekend (refundable) rate of 55GPB that includes full breakfast
(ex tax). On the Marriott website, type in PKG on the corp/promo code, then a bunch will come up (parknfly, that type of thing). There will be a crp
wknd rate. Reserve that. If you have a Premium Pound, this drops the rate to just 10pd for 2 nights.
TxLobo

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SanDiego1K and Jenbel and Wingnut = fantastic DO to look forward to.

I certainly will try to make it but not too likely at this stage.
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(Pat, I've taken this over as a place to assemble info on events others have offered to host.)

Let lalala know if you are interested in Saturday lunch (suckling pig) at St Johns. Max: 16

Let SarahWest know if you are interested in dinner at Ivy or Scotts on Friday or Sunday night. She needs a non-refundable deposit of £10 a head and there are set menus which are shown on the Ivy's web site. Max: 9 in main dining room OR 32-60 in private room.

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Talk about advance notice! This is a great idea. I will have no excuse not to attend. I remember your 2003 London DO. I have just reviewed the list of attendees. Is it an exaggeration to think that 1/2 of the known members of FT at that time were present? I note the thread on Community went for 58 pages!
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Guess I best show my face, as long as Wingnut is buying
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chrissxb, it appears we are traveling Europe together this year.

DINO!!!!! Yay, I get to meet you!!

restlessinRNO, I know, I'm being a little beforehanded by announcing now. But come November, when people are stressing about renewing status, they'll have a place to fly. I'm actually surprised when I look at the 2003 thread to see that I launched it on February 12 - one week earlier than this year. I guess I'm not as hasty as I thought!

Ever since the 2003 Do, I've been terrified to organize another - but Jenbel and Wingnut have made it all possible again. We've seen what a stellar job Jenbel has done with her BA get togethers - and wingnut is at ground zero, so gets to do pub and restaurant checks.
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chrissxb, it appears we are traveling Europe together this year.
it will be a pleasure for me
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Yippeeh! It's been far too long already, and my Fortnum & Mason tea supplies start running precariously low anyway...

While November is still too far out for me to confirm my attendance, I've definitely earmarked the weekend and will try my best to be there!
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Ah... Dim sum with Wingnut. Reminds me of the old days...

Count me in!

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I am up for this. Sign me up please!

N.B. The Saturday is Remembrance Day.

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Hi, I'd love to come, but had better go down as a tentative for now.

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