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The Fortieth Birthday Party of Procol Harum

Basecamp Hotel(s)


BtP presents Procol Harum's 40th Birthday Celebrations 20 / 21 July 2007


Accommodation in good-class hotels in Central London in 'the high season' is not easy to find in the quantities required to allow all visiting Palers to stay together and enjoy the benefits of shared transport, and the pleasures of communal eating and drinking, as at former Procol gatherings. BtP proposes for the first time a choice of Basecamp Hotels, one very close to the gigs, and one midway between the gigs and Heathrow, which we hope will suit a variety of needs. Discounted room-rates for Palers have been negotiated with both hotels.

Consult the table below, and click on the title-links for pictures of the hotels (BtP has visited both) and price details:

Thistle Hotel, Victoria (map)
Sold out
  Ealing Ramada Jarvis Hotel (map)
99 Buckingham Palace Road SW1W 0SJ   Ealing Common, London,W5 3HN
Close to Victoria Mainline Railway Terminus (access from station to hotel): minimal walking for those of compromised mobility   About 300 yards from nearest tube station; convenient to drive to. (Jarvis is familiar to many from BtP's previous conventions)
More expensive   Less expensive
Good for tourism nearby
in non-music time
  Convenient for Heathrow Airport
(9.4 miles says the AA)
Two stops by tube (District Line) from the gigs
(If concerts end on time, trains will still be running)
  Fifteen stops by tube (District Line) from the gigs
(If concerts end on time, trains will still be running)
1.3 miles from gigs by road, according to the AA   9.7 miles by road from gigs, according to the AA
No car parking   Ample car parking
Short taxi journey   Not so cheap in a taxi, unless you share
Pictures and prices   Pictures and prices
To stay in the above hotel at the BtP negotiated
discount rate, click here to send us an e-mail: clearly
state the size of your party and how many nights
you are intending to stay.
  To stay in the above hotel at the BtP negotiated discount rate, click here to send us an e-mail: clearly state the size of your party and how many nights
you are proposing to stay
Whichever hotel you choose, just click on the link above, and BtP will send you a booking code.
Use this code when you contact the hotel to make your discounted reservation by credit-card.
(Unlike some previous years, BtP will not be booking this accommodation for you)

Of course, there is other accommodation available in London, often quite cheaply, if you're happy to seek it out yourself, to take your chances in terms of location / transport, and don't mind the lack of Procoholic company (some may find the latter a positive advantage!): try Hotels.com .

Palers' Band: please note that rehearsals will be out-of-London, to avoid expensive hire and accommodation, on Monday 16 Thursday 19 July. Friday will be free, for travelling to your London accommodation. A page about the arrangements for musicians is here.


More about the 40th anniversary celebrations


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