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  • The real Swiss Tony 537 posts

    So thanks to rail chaos, I’m going to fly down to LCY on Wednesday evening, arriving around 9pm.

    As I understand it, DLR will be operational, as will the Lizzie Line.

    I assume aside from a very expensive cab ride through the Blackwall Tunnel, staying near the o2 is a non-starter?

    Andrew J 742 posts

    You could take the DLR and then the cable car – not sure on their luggage rules though.

    ExpatInBerlin 170 posts

    FYI Page 7 of this PDF contains the terms for bringing luggage on the cable car

    The real Swiss Tony 537 posts

    But the cable car stops at 10pm in the winter, which is going to start cutting it fine.

    I’ll only have a small bag with me, but the timing’s the issue. Can see a delay on the inbound and subsequent bill for a taxi to BA being met with short shrift!

    NorthernLass 5,842 posts

    Are none of the hotels around LCY an option?

    I’m now having visions of you a la Pierce Brosnan racing along the Thames in a speedboat, hitching a ride on a hot air balloon, then sliding down the Millennium Dome (as it was) 😂

    Richie 750 posts

    Yes, don’t stay near the O2.
    Whereabouts do you need to be for Thursday morning?

    The real Swiss Tony 537 posts

    I need to be in the City on Thursday but prices look toppy. Have booked somewhere at Stratford. The challenge is that I’d be tempted to fly down earlier if I can get my work sorted so being holed up at one of the City airport hotels will be rather miserable.

    Mind, Westfield 😂

    I can cancel the hotel until Monday if something better comes along. Also assume that the DLR won’t be serving Bank…

    sloth 316 posts

    Also assume that the DLR won’t be serving Bank…

    Just go to tower gateway

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