My London trip

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    I'm at the airport, waiting for my flight to Toronto. In Toronto, I transfer to a flight to St John's Newfoundland, where I catch my flight to London Heathrow.

    The total traveling time will be about 13 1/2 hours, arriving in London tomorrow at 06:30 local time. It's going to be a very long day.

    Further updates later.
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    I hope you'll have a pleasant flight (pleasant flights).

    So you're travelling towards sunrise. :)
    Do you intend to take the Underground to get to your hotel in London?
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    Have a great time Sci...enjoy your trip to London. So jealous!!

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    Yes, I plan to use the Tube and DLR for the whole trip from the airport to my hotel. The closest station is about a 100 metres from my hotel. The trip should take around an hour and a half.
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    Thanks, Skimonkey.
    You'll be interested to know that I've discovered where the nearest Disney store is.:)
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    Oh...can you please post some pictures of that? I'd really like to see that. I have never been to England, but wish to go someday! :)
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    Are you going for work or pleasure?

    Regardless, have a great time there. I love London; it's one of my favorite cities.

    Safe travels.

    Marilyn
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    I'm going for the World Science Fiction Convention as well as to tour London before and after the convention.

    Currently I'm in the departure lounge at Pearson Airport in Toronto, waiting for a connecting flight to St John's Newfoundland.
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    Love your little trip updates, Sci. It's as if we are with you! :)
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    My flight from Toronto landed a few minutes ago at St John's, Newfoundland and I'm waiting in the departure lounge for my flight to London, which takes off in 45 minutes.

    BTW, it's the same plane I arrived on, cleaned and refueled.
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    Thanks, there's more to come.
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    Hi Scifan.. - hope that you have a safe and enjoyable trip to London - Susan & I have been there 3 times - last two trips (vacations) we stayed at the May Fair Hotel (short distance to the wonderful Berkeley Square & the Green Tube station) - hope that all goes well! Dave :)
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    Thanks, Dave.

    I've just arrived in London and am currently riding the Heathrow Express to Paddington Station where I'll catch the Tube and DLR to my hotel.
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    Judith and I used the Tube (Piccadilly Line). That might have been too inconvenient for you, I suppose.
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    The Piccadilly line was't too inconvenient, the Heathrow Express was just 3 times faster.

    I've been to my hotel and right now, I'm checking out the ExCeL centre, where the World Science Fiction Convention will take place.

    Both the ExCeL and my hotel are located on the north side of the Royal Victoria Dock, just across the Thames from the O2 Arena.
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    Btw: Welcome to Europe! :)
    Did you ever visit my continent before?
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    No, I've never been to mainland Europe before. I visited Scotland back in 2005.
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    I was thinking of Europe in general. :)
    Sometime I'd like to visit Scotland too.
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    Good that you had a safe journey to England sci. Our flights to Heathrow take about 23 hours, so jet lag can be a problem. Did you find that a worry, it looked to be a solid lot of flying too? Enjoy your stay over there.
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    Thanks, I will.

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