Cranley Gardens Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

8 Cranley Gardens, London, EN SW7
Cranley Gardens Hotel
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Value Score Poor Value

Rated 21% lower than similarly priced 3 star hotels

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  • Families46
  • Couples44
  • Solo35
  • Business22

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snow/ski equipment

by celtic10

My son is in a bit of panic has been travelling and now booked a one week ski trip in Austria but need to buy gloves and goggles other equipment supplied anyone know of shop where I can buy reasonably priced but quality gear in or around london or further afield he's on public transport Hope you can help me as not much time to shop
Thanks in advance

Re: snow/ski equipment

by leics

Milletts branches (lots in London):

Snow & Rock store locator:

Loads more, but I'd start with Milletts.

Re: snow/ski equipment

by CatherineReichardt

I would suggest that he goes onto ebay to find what he wants. We did this for our recent trip to Austria (the first time that we had been skiing) and it worked like a charm! Maybe if he gets a taste for it, he can buy new gear, but for a first timer, it's quite an outlay to buy new stuff for a sport you may decide not to pursue.
I would look for a skisuit, goggles and gauntlet-style gloves (to keep your wrists warm). I was surprised at how much of a difference high quality thermal underwear and ski socks made, as does a good warm hat. We deliberately bought two piece outfits (salopettes + ski jackets) so that we could use the jackets as cold weather wear for other destinations, even if we decided not to go skiing again - they were a lifesaver for a subsequent trip to icy Tallinn in mid December!
Hope this helps!

Re: snow/ski equipment

by leics

Ebay is indeed a good idea. Buying online from the stores I have listed is also a possibility.

But I think it is only gloves and goggles that are needed? In that case, I'd suggest just popping into Milletts etc. At this time of year there may even be reductions.

Re: snow/ski equipment

by taurean_traveller

I agree with Leics.
We don't know how much time is left for the poster and delivery times from ebay can't be guaranteed,but a trip to Millets is probably the best option.
There is a huge shop for outdoor pursuits just near Covent Garden but for the life of me cannot recall the name.

Re: snow/ski equipment

by cubsur

Shops in London, Bristol or Birmingham??

Re: snow/ski equipment

by celtic10

thanks for all the replies if you do remember covent garden store can you let me know cheers

Re: snow/ski equipment

by leics

I think it may be Snow & Rock. They have their flagship branch in Covent Garden.

Re: snow/ski equipment

by planxty

Not sure if it is the one referred to but I have always found the Mountain Warehouse in Southampton Street to be good and inexpensive. Basically, they sell remaindered stock from other places.

Here is a link.

Hope this assists,


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This picture below happened in London, on our 3rd Day in town around the noon hour near Westminster Abbey, Parliament and Big Ben. What struck me about this picture I took was the variety of activities in and around Parliament. First, you have the official government offices of Great Britain with its security in place surrounding the complex. A part of this complex are the bells of Big Ben which I happened to catch striking 12 bells at noon on my camcorder. Then there are the people. In this picture we see a variety of people. The people on the left (tourist like myself) checking their map. Maybe all they needed to do was look at the sign behind them! The little girl and her mother(?) in the middle of the photo seemingly enjoying being out after a brief rain shower and finally the man at the right who was hurrying off to somewhere.

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by phil_uk_net

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 Cranley Gardens Hotel

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Address: 8 Cranley Gardens, London, EN SW7