DIRECTIONS PLEASE!!

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    Ive got a meeting with an agent on thursday in London (Barnet) and i need to get from Euston to there by 12.30pm. The problem is: A: I am not from London and will probobly get lost, B: I'm PETRIFIED of tubes!!!!!!! Please help!there must be another way!!!!!!!

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    ...and now i have to get from there to East Dulwich?!!!!

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  • Thomas Matthews

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    Go to the transport for london website, type in the details and they'll provide you with the quickest routes plus maps and alternatives.

    Hope that helps.

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    thanks i've tried that but its just really confusing and involves about 12 buses!its just bad luck that theyre both on the opposite sides of london,and being a northerner, i have no idea what im doing!!!!

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    www.tfl.gov.uk - advanced options in Journey Planner. Make sure that you un-tick tube as an option for travel and it'll give you buses, trains, etc. It even gives you handy maps for each stage of the journey if you can download Adobe Acrobat documents!

    If you have the postcodes of where you are coming from and going to, it'll even show you where to walk from the bus stop!!

    Best of luck!

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    thanks,ive done that but its just such a long winded journey without tubes,i was hoping there was a quicker way without tubes but i guess ive gotta be realistic!boohooo

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    I would think your only option of you really don't want to use public transport is to get yourself a taxi and hope the Agent takes you on, gives you loads of well-paid jobs, and makes you famous so that you can recoup the cost. Another alternative - do you have a willing friend who might go with you if you tempted them with the excitement of seeing London in all its glory?

    Sorry, probably not helpful sugggestions but am just worried by the panic that seems to be emanating from your posts!

    Good luck however you choose to get there and let us know how you get on

    Sasha

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    thank you very much for all this. The real problem is that im supposed to meet 2 agents, one in Barnet first then one in East Dulwich.And they couldnt be any further apart from each other.So the second agent has said we could make it next week but i can take another day off work so i have to squeeze them both in which is actually impossible! But i dont want to rearrange in case they get annoyed! And now im thinking is it worth all the hassle,the train to london alone is going to cost me more than 50 quid and thats before the 2.5 million buses im going to have to catch!!

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  • Mark Joseph

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    Where exactly do you have to be, and when, & we'll work it out.

    Mark.

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    Laura,

    As for getting there, I'm not sure, but to get back you can go from New Barnet overground train station to Moorgate and then walk to London Bridge (not too far, about 15 min walk) to get a train to east dulwich.

    Hope that helps.

    Natalie

    PS: You should check out where the train stops on it's way from Moorgate to New Barnet because you might be able to get on in the Euston area, I'm not sure.

    PPS: What agency is it? Mine is based in Barnet.

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    Susi Earnshaw Management. I'' check out that plan now thanks xx

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  • Rebecca Probyn

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    unfortunately the quickest and most effective way of getting any where in London is the tube as you don;t have to worry about one way systems, traffic and road works.

    Good luck!

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    i know it is but the last thing i need is to arrive at my audition having had a panic attack on the tube!I CANT STAND THEM

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  • Rebecca Probyn

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    oh dear. well good luck

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    Please do yourself a favour if you want to arrive cool, calm and collected and present yourself as just the sort of actress these Agents MUST have on their books - beg or borrow the money for a cab ride if you are so worried about the tube. How have you managed thus far with jobs if you have this fear? It must be a nightmare for you!

    Good luck!

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    well i live in Manchester,so all my jobs so far have been here= NO TUBES!! I know it sounds like a really stupid thing to be worried about and i can cope with a couple of stops but not being on one for 48 minutes which is how long its going to take! This is my first audition with an agent and i dont want to mess it up x

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    I can understand where you are coming from, 48 minutes is a long time. Couldn't you find a really good Agent in Manchester to save you the trouble? I'm sure if you rang either Spotlight or Equity they would both be able to help you. They know which Agents have their books open at the time you give them a call. You are putting yourself under undue pressure.

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  • Helen Belbin

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    Laura if you are going to get an agent in London they will be putting you up for jobs all over London all of the time so you have to get over this phobia at some point, sooner rather than later.

    I know the tubes are daunting (I live in Edinburgh, we don't even have an underground here!) but it is all in your mind. Get a hold of a tube map in advance and check out your route beforehand. Whenever you arrange a meeting always ask which is the nearest tube and if poss ask for directions from the station to the office.

    Seriously if you apprach it with calm and leave plenty of time you will have no problems. Everything is clearly marked and there are always people you can ask if you absolutely have to.

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  • Helen Belbin

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    O and congrats on getting a response from these agents of course! Best wishes.

    Hx

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    I have been for auditions in London before but they have mainly been around central London so i dont mind walking there. Believe me, if a Manchester agent was interested I would be there!Ive done it a million and one times.the reason theses agents liked me was because i live in manchester, there is a lot of work coming up here especially with BBC moving here, im just a bit lost.I have planned the route on the tube but it doesnt change the fact that its still 48 minutes!!! and knowing my luck it'll break down aggghhH!

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  • Helen Belbin

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    Well all I can suggest is that you ring the second agent and explain that you will hopefully be on time but if anything goes wrong you may be a bit late. That way they will know in advance that you could arrive later and it won't give such a bad impression.

    Otherwise all you can do is go for it and keep your fingers and toes crossed that all goes to plan.

    I can't see that you can do anything else other than what has been suggested so far.

    Don't let the transport issue stress you out, you are putting alot into these visits and want to make the best impression possible.

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