advice upcoming visit to Bletchley Park / comp museum
rodsmallwood52 at btinternet.com
Sun Jul 7 02:37:55 CDT 2019
Gatwick to Bletchley and back on a Thursday - Difficult.
Public transport or road on a workday in London er.. I don't think so.
Time at Bletchley would be short and you really need the two hour NMOC
guided tour - its a bit of a rabbit warren.
I'm an hour and a bit south west (Newbury) by fast car.
It took a complete day including a private booked tour just for the
So go there - stay near - allow 2/3 days - one day = no way
On 06/07/2019 20:38, Dave Wade via cctalk wrote:
> I think you will be cutting things fine. The risks are up to you,
> You won't drive from Gatwick to Bletchley in an hour. It’s the wrong side of London. Google is currently saying 1h 33Mins.
> However, the route involves the M25 via Heathrow and that has frequent blockages so IMHO it’s a risky option.
> Conversely getting the train means crossing London and getting a tube. Google is saying allow 1h 54m for that at present.
> Then TNMOC (where all the computers are) does not open until 10.30. Allowing two hours for a visit means its tight getting back to Gatwick.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: cctech <cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org> On Behalf Of Bill Degnan via
>> Sent: 06 July 2019 10:54
>> To: cctech <cctech at classiccmp.org>
>> Subject: Wtd: advice upcoming visit to Bletchley Park / comp museum
>> Hi...I am arriving at Gatwick Airport this weds evening1045pm and I have a
>> 17 hour layover. I'd like to visit the national computer museum at bletchley
>> park about an hour north. I see I can rent a car from the airport and drive to a
>> hotel near the museum. There are a few hotels with
>> 24/7 desks. Concerns? Total time in England is 17 hours, 8 of which needed
>> for sleep, plus travel to and from the airport and museum. Not sure how
>> efficient the car rental return process is, etc. Need some buffer for
>> unknowns Thanks in advance
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