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« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2004, 09:20:18 AM »

You might want to try the Holiday Inn Express at Limehouse.

I've just noticed that there is also the Holiday Inn Docklands, which is just around the corner and on the same side of the river.
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« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2004, 09:41:19 AM »

They do sound good suggestions - saved me some hunting today - thx  Cheesy

Although the second link took me to the Hilton - which seemed a bit more expensive than the holiday inn - I searched and found this address..Holiday Inn Docklands

Hope these suggestions help folks.
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« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2004, 07:46:07 AM »

Any non english / Londoners might be interested to now that this is the weekend of the Notting Hill carnival (largest carnival in Europe) - and thus have another incentive to come to London.

I plan to attend and will have a digicam with me - diane better wear nail varnish
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« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2004, 08:14:05 AM »

Nice, but quite seriously, if you intend that digicam to go home with you in the same number of pieces it arrived, please keep it well away from me - and i mean away - not just when i happen to be looking!  Cheesy  
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« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2004, 01:15:42 AM »

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I am still looking for a nice hotel, not too far from the venue with good public transport connections to the city center, not too expensive, but at the same time with appropriate comfort for a man of my age rolleyes   Any recommendations anyone?

Looking forward!


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Dear Hardy,

The closest good hotel is the Hilton London Docklands Riverside Hotel.

It is down the road (approx. 0.5 kilometre) along Rotherhithe Street.

http://www.hilton.co.uk/property/1101_Prep...sp?hid=11000760

Prices start from £69 per night

Currency Converter: http://www.xe.com/ucc/

There is a bus every 15 minutes to the Spice Island Pub / Restaurant.

There is another bus from the YHA (across the road from the Spice Island) to London Bridge every 15 minutes - from there you can easily get the the centre of London.

Hope this helps.


Your roll of the dice !

MikeMadMonk

P.S. Good website you got there - very good collection of backgammon books listed.
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« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2004, 08:57:26 PM »

Hi everyone,

thanks for your hotel recommendations. I did not book yet, but I am quite confident now, I do not have to sleep under a bridge.  Cheesy

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P.S. Good website you got there - very good collection of backgammon books listed.


Thanks MMM  Smiley   While the website is still very much under construction, the bibliography is already complete. I intend to offer an english version of the website as well, but this will take some more months. Everyone, who wants to get rid of some of his backgammon books which I am still searching for , please let me know.

16 days and counting ....   My dice are loaded already  Tongue


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« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2004, 07:38:01 AM »

Quick word of warning to those flying to London on BA that weekend, BA ground staff are threatening to strike
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« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2004, 07:45:12 AM »

Well these things often come to nothing - so lets cross everything - and - well it isnt so much of a swim if you drive to the French coast  Wink

Maybe you had all best come early and miss the four specified dates.  Cheesy  
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« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2004, 06:39:59 PM »

Relegated to the wish list!  Sad  This is very upsetting. I am going to have to make some tough choices once I get back to the UK I see. Hmmm I am going to do everything I can to make it, trust me.  Wink  
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« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2004, 04:15:53 PM »

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Quick word of warning to those flying to London on BA that weekend, BA ground staff are threatening to strike

 In response to the threatened BA strike, Easyjet have sent out the following:  

British Airways has just announced that it has stopped taking bookings for all four days of the Bank Holiday weekend due to the probability of strike action at some of the UK's biggest airports.

easyJet expects to fly its aircraft about 85% full over the August Bank Holiday. This means that there are literally thousands of seats still available, including flights from London's Gatwick, Luton, and Stansted airports, for those passengers who are being inconvenienced by the action or have still yet to book their travel.

Time is precious. Fly from your local airport to the major airports of some of Europe's most attractive cities. Don't let others ruin your holiday weekend - fly easyJet instead!

http://www.easyjet.com/en/
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« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2004, 05:29:47 PM »

Without wishing to advertise - just to pass on a top tip - ryanair are doing exactly the same - only cheaper  Cheesy

Any of these small airlines flying from lesser used airports are going to still be running - so look for flights to stanstead. Admitedly the travelling from stanstead to london is a bit tricky - but if anyone is landing around 10 30 on friday - i will be there to collect juggler - so let me know - and we can make a party of the journey  Cheesy

See you all very soon!
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« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2004, 10:49:34 PM »

Ok folks - in keeping with true fibsgathering tradition, we have included, for your delight, a last minute change of venue  Cheesy

The saturday event will take place in New Cross - at a club called Goldsmiths Tavern.  We get the whole restaurant to ourselves, an ideal space with tables, sofas - all day food and bar staff just for us  Wink

I think this will work out nicely  - and after, they have djs downstairs - so we can go and act lively, to offset all the sitting about, eating and drinking we will have been doing  Cheesy

It is very easy to get to from everywhere - two major train stations - New Cross and New Cross gate are either side of the venue - about 5 mins walk.  There are buses/nightbuses to and from everywhere (in London) - so those who wish to stay beyond train times - can still get home without breaking the bank. Also - being New Cross - the actual cost of the eating and drinking will be better - the food menu looked very good too.

If you come in on the New Cross line - come out of the station on to the main road and turn right - walk along for about 5 mins - and you will reach a huge black monstrosity of a building 'The Venue' (ahhhhhh I spent many a happy night there in my youth  Cheesy, I am still on first name terms with most of the staff! )  Goldsmiths Tavern is directly across the road (the main road - do not confuse it with the New Cross Inn, on the other corner).  If you come in on New Cross Gate line - come onto main road and turn left  - walk 5 mins(maybe a little further) - and you will run into the same black unmissable building.

On entering the tavern - the restaurant is upstairs - just ask the bar staff - they will guide you.

Looking forwrd to seeing you all  Cheesy
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« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2004, 06:33:36 AM »

thanks for venus change confirm i will look forward to meet you lots on Saturday
it will be my 2nd tour as been mike TTT first time this month and won it  Cheesy

see you it will be nice to meet other BG people

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« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2004, 12:29:34 PM »

OK - there are now photos - and since I have scrutinised them - and they seem to be ok  Wink  - here is the link..

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« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2004, 01:24:25 PM »

Thanks again to the organizing committee! I really enjoyed the party!

I am missing a photo of dianes fingernails on alefs website. Everyone missing it as well can find it (and other pictures) here: www.hardyhuebener.de/photos.html

One small correction to the tournament results: zdoc won the consolation, I only won the last chance.

Hope we will meet again on the London FIBS gathering 2005   Cheesy


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