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Crystal Palace Pilgrimage

Discussion in 'G2G4 London' started by jennthedeadfunkyranger, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. scotchmi5t

    scotchmi5t Veteran (100+ posts)

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    Its about 6.40, very AM!
     
  2. fluffy_owl25

    fluffy_owl25 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    Does anyone have any more information on the maze? The guiding website doesn't give much away, and I want to visit there when I get back from Switzerland in Feb.
     
  3. Lynz

    Lynz Veteran (100+ posts)

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    There's hardly any info, just that it opens September! Not even when! ANyone got a more specific date? I may be down that way in a couple of weeks time and if it was open it would be nice to go have a look :)
     
  4. Scarlet

    Scarlet Looking for a Unit to join

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    Can someone PM me the meeting time and day for the maze visit. I would love to meet you all :)
     
  5. sparklyguider

    sparklyguider Guide Guider

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    i don't think anything has been confirmed as yet scarlet.
     
  6. guidermum

    guidermum Guide GiC

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    how easy is it to get to the maze? we're going t icando in april and wondered about going to te maze but wasn't sure if it was feasable or not.
     
  7. BeccaSooty

    BeccaSooty Brownie Guider GuiderPlus

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    I think it should be very easy. Crystal Palace station is run by Southen trains which all start at Victoria, just round the corner from ICANDO!! I think you should be able to go straight from Victoria to crystal palace. Not sure how far away the station is from the park, but don't think it's too far!!
     
  8. ice

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    if your in a wheelchair dont bothher - we got stuck! its all gravely

    i have a program.... but no scanner
     
  9. ice

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    its about 5 mins walk - very easy - you want the sports entrance then its over in the corner - not up on the terraces (was @ launch :))
     
  10. ice

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    CP Station - trains from : London bridge, Victoria and croydon.

    theres a really good leaflet - though where you get it ive no clue!


    busesare 2,3,63,122,137a,202,227,306,322,358,194,227,312.... hope that helps
     
  11. Lette

    Lette Guide Guider & Senior Section Member

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    This sounds ace.
    I would be up for meeting up at CHQ, doing the maze, maybe getting lunch and then off to G2G4!
    Eee, exciting!
     
  12. hockeyaddict123

    hockeyaddict123 Veteran (100+ posts) GuiderPlus

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    I was at the Crystal Palace launch party yesterday and visited the maze (spent a while trying to find the middle but was worth it!). I would thoroughly recommend people try and visit if they are in the area. There is a lovely centre piece which contains the guiding trefoil etc, and there are stones throughout which have guiding links. My brownies thought the maze was one of the highlights of their day.
     
  13. little owl

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    I think we are going to do the Maze before Switzerland depending on travel times fluffy . We will be travelling fromBolton which is only dwn the road fom you!
     
  14. scotchmi5t

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    Sounds good to me too. Me and Susi were planning going to the Guide shop too - is that at CHQ?
     
  15. Lette

    Lette Guide Guider & Senior Section Member

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    Yeah, upstairs at CHQ is the shop and then downstairs is ICANDO which has the members area.
    So its a pretty good place to meet up.
     
  16. jennthedeadfunkyranger

    jennthedeadfunkyranger Guide Guider GuiderPlus

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    Especially if we need to get the train from Victoria, as it's just down the road.
     
  17. scotchmi5t

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    We arrive at London Euston, so I think we will have to get the tube to Crystal Palace?
     
  18. Susiwaa

    Susiwaa Guide Guider

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    YUp, we get to go play on the the tube trains! woo-woo!

    I've got us a map sorted Scotch :) hehe!! We need to get from Euston to Victoria for CHQ then follow everone else! lol !

    Are there opening times for the members loungey thing, do we need to let them know we are descending on them in bulk?

    AND most important question!! Do you think Scotch and I could leave our bags there for the day while we explore London and do the Crystal Palace thing? Be so much easier than carting our life around on our backs all day.

    :D

    Susi

     
  19. Smartie

    Smartie Mod and wearer of many hats!! Staff Member Moderator GuiderPlus

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    i'm taking the guides to the maze big gig weekend!

    Don't think i'll be coming again with you guys though... have a neuropsychiatry lecture that finishes at 12, so wouldn't be in london until the afternoon!
     
  20. jennthedeadfunkyranger

    jennthedeadfunkyranger Guide Guider GuiderPlus

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    You could try emailing CHQ to ask about leaving bags there. I am going to try to bring a smallish bag, but...

    Alternatively, some of the coach and train stations have places where you can leave bags, but they do charge for that. Victoria has one - it cost me about £3,50 for about 4-5 hours a few years ago, but it's not a locker style thing where we could all just chuck our stuff in together - they scan them first and it's a price per bag.
     

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