Subject: Re: London Hotel and Heathrow Meeting Place
Hi, Bill...

Where to meet someone at Heathrow depends on which terminal the arrival is at. Terminals 1, 2, and 3 are connected together, while Terminal 4 is clear across the runways. One logical place to meet is at the exit from customs onto the concourse, and another place might be at the entrance to the Underground station; T4 has its own Underground station, while T1, 2, and 3 have a common station, but it can be quite a walk to the station from some arrival areas.

Depending on where you want to go in London you can take the Underground into town; it's cheap, a tad slow, and a bit of a bear with a lot of luggage. You can also use the Heathrow Express, the express train into Paddington station, but that's not a terribly convenient location.

As to hotels in London they are uniformly overpriced, and it can be quite depressing seeing what you get for the equivalent of $60. Try the Auto Association at:

Expect to spend at *least* $80 a night (50 pounds) for anything half-way decent.

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