Hourly internet availability in London

Apr 1st, 2006, 03:20 PM
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Hourly internet availability in London

I need recommendation for internet cafe near
Marble Arch. The business center in my hotel is
really pricey. Many thanks.

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Apr 1st, 2006, 03:21 PM
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There is a kitschy tourist crap shop on the north side of Oxford street a few doors east of the Tube station. They have internet downstairs for 1€ a half-hour, which they will waive if you buy some kitschy tourist crap upstairs. I got the Union Jack baseball cap.
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Apr 1st, 2006, 04:17 PM
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There are something like 16 easyeverything internet cafes. One must be somewhat convenient to Marble Arch, perhaps the one on Oxford Street.
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Apr 1st, 2006, 04:49 PM
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I wouldn't swear to it, but I think it might be the OOPS store in this view:

http://www.streetsensation.co.uk/oxford/os_n01.htm
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Apr 3rd, 2006, 10:24 AM
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Easy Internet Cafe -- It's a chain in London. I used one at Trafalgar Square and opposite the Kensington High Street Station. 2L an hour. I'm sure they have a website with locations.
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Apr 3rd, 2006, 10:45 AM
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There's definitely one opposite Bond St tube station.
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Apr 3rd, 2006, 03:12 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions.
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Apr 3rd, 2006, 03:22 PM
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Robespierre wrote:

"They have internet downstairs for 1€ a half-hour...."

Not to nit-pick, Robes, but did you mean one pound rather than one euro? I'm only asking because I'm going to London soon. I might get one of those caps myself, then spend some time with Fodors.

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Apr 3rd, 2006, 04:58 PM
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Ten shillings.
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Apr 3rd, 2006, 11:23 PM
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Look for an EasyInternet Cafe - it is a chain of Internet Cafes run by the same guys that do EasyJet. It's great; they are everywhere in Europe and very easy to use and relatively cheap. These are the locations in the UK http://www.easyinternetcafe.com/map/index_uk.html
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Apr 3rd, 2006, 11:29 PM
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Or if you have a laptop with wireless internet, you can just buy a coffee in one of these dreadful (characterless, "place of our times" fads) coffee shops and use their wireless internet for free.
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Apr 4th, 2006, 05:57 AM
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Could one tell me where one might be able to find these free internet places. The ones I've looked up online all seem to have a fee.
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Apr 4th, 2006, 09:53 AM
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How to find a free WiFi connection:

http://tinyurl.com/qet6y
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Apr 4th, 2006, 05:54 PM
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Thank you for your assistance. What a kind
helpful community.
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Apr 5th, 2006, 09:22 AM
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lol...I can use my PDA to detect the network... I should have asked where I might find a network that was intended to be used for free. Then again, it isn't a bad strategy if there are as many unsecured networks in London as there are in my neighborhood.
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Apr 5th, 2006, 11:22 AM
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Do you use NetStumbler or something like that? I couldn't make it work on either my laptop or PPC.
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Apr 5th, 2006, 11:26 AM
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If it is relevant the Cafe Nero near Selfridges is smoke free - which I appreciated. Internet is not free but was much cheaper than my hotel. I guess the fact that it was not free would mean that Cafe Nero is not one of those "dreadful coiffeehouses" to which MK2 referred!
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Apr 6th, 2006, 06:16 AM
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I'm not that sophisitcated since I don't usually wander around sniffing. If I'm someplace where I think I might be able to get on line then I use the PDA. Basically I just turn the PDA wireless on and look at the site survey. If I can find an available network that's not locked down and grab an IP with the PDA, then I'll haul out the laptop.
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Apr 6th, 2006, 06:22 AM
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I think MK2 was, with great delicacy, trying to avoid saying St*rb*cks.
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