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We have found an excellent hotel, never before used by an Eastercon. The Radisson Edwardian is a 459 bedroom 5 star hotel near Heathrow, full of function space, with comfortable rooms and plenty of car parking. Archon, a Star Trek con held there recently, was a great success. The staff are friendly and the facilities excellent. We particularly like the large glass atrium with swimming pool. The hotel promises affordable meals and drinks at pub, not hotel, prices.

Room rates, per person per night, including full English Breakfast are: double or twin £32, triple £28, single occupancy of a double room £42. These rates also apply during the previous and following week, if you fancy a longer stay in London.

Getting There

Heathrow is easy to reach from all parts of the country. Coaches run from many towns directly to the airport (including RailAir links from Reading and Woking) and there's a courtesy bus to the hotel. The Underground from central London takes about 40 minutes. Of course, access by air is easy! If you're driving, the hotel is just off the A4 and near the M4.

Getting Around

Heathrow is also a good centre for visiting other places, if you can drag yourselves away from the convention! Royal Windsor, Hampton Court and Richmond Park are nearby, with the Chilterns and Oxford just 40 miles away. There's a nice pub around the back of the hotel. The hotel's courtesy bus takes you back to Heathrow - which isn't the gastronomic desert it's been reputed to be. Buses and tubes get you to the west London villages: Teddington, Hammersmith, Hounslow and Ealing (with the best fish & chip restaurant for miles around). It's also easy to get to Southall, which has plenty of good Indian restaurants. Of course, there's always central London, with museums, bookshops, the West End, bookshops, restaurants, bookshops, pubs, and - oh, did we mention the bookshops?

- Pat McMurray
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