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Old 16 March 2002, 08:21   #1
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Staying in London

OK - not exactly "RIB Talk" - but its got a nautical theme....

I've just spent a week in London on a course - some of the things I hate about staying in London are :-

Small rooms
Noisy, Busy location
Crowded, underground during the rush hour.

Well now I've found the solution!!!

The Hilton London Docklands is located on the south side of the Thames near canary Wharf.

Its quite
Rooms with river views (not mine )
River Taxi Service - no more tubes!!

1st photo is the hotel from the opposite side of the river - 1 wharf building and 2 modern towers for the bedrooms.

The masts you can see is an old ship in the drydock which is now used as a restaurant.

The other "drydock" between the 2 towers is now permanently filled

Definately an interesting hotel with plenty of history
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Old 16 March 2002, 08:24   #2
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Catch the hotels own ferry service accross the river the Canary Wharf (Every 15 mins)
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Then catch the "Clipper" service down the river ( various stops - Tower Bridge, London Bridge and right down to the Embankment
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Old 16 March 2002, 08:32   #4
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Very fast and smart!!

Next week the M4 won't seem anything like as much fun

What a great way to start the day
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Agree that it is a top spot.
Bit pricey for ordinary mortals though isn't it?
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Cheaper than the same class of hotel in central London - anyway when the company is paying..........
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