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London to Stonehenge

Organized by Diamond

  • Jun 20, 2018, 7:00 PM — Jun 21, 2018, 12:00 PM (BST)
  • London, UK
  • This event is over.

*** Update 5th June 2018 ***
Meet at the Heel Stone as shown in the link below. This is a very large stone just outside of the circle. We'll use the location of this stone as our base.
https://imgur.com/a/HREXx9w

*** Car Sharing Website Link ***
https://liftshare.com/uk/search/london-uk/stonehenge-road-amesbury/20-06-18

On this day you can sleep overnight at Stonehenge and entry is free (apart from £15 car parking charges)

The 21st June is the longest day of the year and people from all over the world come to Stonehenge to see the dawn of this day.

People normally arrive in the evening after work, stay over and leave in the morning. However last year some of us then continued onwards to visit cities such as Bristol and stayed overnight there.

Normally you have to pay to visit the site and you are kept behind a fence, one this night you can literally sleep on the stones if you wish.

Signup and as we get closer to the date of the event we'll see how many people want to go, ride share, etc

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3221824/summer-solstice-2018-longest-day-year-stonehenge/

*** Schedule from English Heritage ***

WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE
SOLSTICE CAR PARK OPENS 19.00 hours
ACCESS TO STONEHENGE MONUMENT FIELD 19.00 hours
SUNSET 21.26 hours

THURSDAY 21 JUNE
SUNRISE 04.52 hours
LAST ADMISSION TO SOLSTICE CAR PARK 06.00 hours (or when full)
STONEHENGE MONUMENT FIELD CLOSES 08.00 hours
SOLSTICE CAR PARK TO BE VACATED 12.00 hours (Noon)

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/plan-your-visit/summer-solstice/

For those of you driving there please bear in mind it is very hard to get a decent night's sleep at this event - so please do everything possible to avoid driving back home tired the next day

  1. Christina Wäss

    Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Would love to join this event ... but so far, first, I've to find places to stay during my time in London, Thur 7th - Mon 25th :-)
    I'm not expecting anyone to host me for all that time ... I'm looking for a few hosts where I could stay for ANY FEW days ? :-)

    I've studied history + history of arts + You can also find me on facebook 'Christina London':
    https://www.facebook.com/christina.wass.5
    + I would HAPPILY confirm a friend request of Yours ! :-)

    I've been to London for 20 times, so I'm no inexperienced tourist;-)
    So for not to disturb You, I won't need to be at Your place very often: during the day, I will go to city, visiting museums + exhibitions and in the evening/at night, I like to go to pubs, bars, gigs, parties or other events:-)
    ... so I will be an easy-going guest:-)

    In turn, I'd like to invite You to visit me at my place in Bonn (25min to Cologne):
    I've a separate room with a king size thick mattress + a smaler mattress + a sofa ... so You could come, even with friends:-)

  2. Sarah Michel

    London, United Kingdom

    Hi Cristina, send me a request, you can stay on my sofa for a few days
    x

  3. Alba

    London, England, United Kingdom

    Hi surfers,
    should we actually hang out for some drinks closer to the date?

  4. adrian.olejniczak

    London, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Hey, I will be driving there from London. Anyone want to join and share petrol cost? And enjoy there. ;) 2 spaces available

  5. Justyna

    Hounslow, England, United Kingdom

    adrian.olejniczaj 2 spaces for me if is not problem that one person will be 12 y boy :)

  6. Asad

    London, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    I’m also driving from London, 3 seats available. Let me know anyone interested to join :)

  7. Zandy Caranto

    Doha, Doha, Qatar

    Hey Asad, I'm interested. Happy to share petrol cost as well if there's still available seats :)

  8. Keith Monteiro

    Worcester Park, England, United Kingdom

    Yes please Asad, petrol as well as parking. Many thanks and looking forward to this possibility. Monty

  9. Kate Zechar

    London, England, United Kingdom

    Anyone else considering going and have two extra spaces in their car?

    I'm hoping to bring my fiancé who is German and loves talking about Europe and the states; he's also the guy in my profile photo. :)

  10. Janice Heinrich

    Ilsenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

    Hey, I'm looking for someone who might be going by car from London and has two extra spaces, we would share petrol costs of course :)
    My friend and I plan to travel through GB and we're also still looking for someone in London who would be able to host us for a few days, from June 19th. We're both students and as we want to see as much of the city as possible we won't need to be at the place very often, just somewhere to sleep would be really nice :)

  11. Diamond

    Harrow, England, United Kingdom

    One thing all car drivers should be aware of is that you're not likely to get very much sleep on this night.

    However last year they didn't close the car park until about midday, so people were able to return to their cars and sleep a bit then.

    But those driving plan for a way for your driver to get some rest

  12. Kathi Linquist

    Ventura, CA, USA

    My daughter (18 years old) and I will be visiting from the US... We are staying in Amesbury Wednesday through Friday... Planning to be at Stonehenge late Wednesday night / early Thursday morning for the official sunrise. We are taking the train as we have luggage.

    Sounds like an amazing time and Happy to see the CS community connecting.

    We are also seeking hosts (preferably female or couple) in the London area within 30 minutes of Central London between June 12 and 25.

    Various hosts ok.. but would prefer at least four nights to minimize packing/carrying luggage around.

    Thanks for your consideration.

    Kat

  13. Diamond

    Harrow, England, United Kingdom

    We have a general Trip Planning group here - people can join that now and start asking general questions - as we get closer to June 21 we may create a specific Stonehenge Group like we did last year

    https://chat.whatsapp.com/KHJVBrqQ682AizMxDVnF5M

  14. Diamond

    Harrow, England, United Kingdom

    For those of you already in London there's a Free Outdoor Cinema Event in London next weekend - come join us - good chance to meet people that also want to go to Stonehenge in June

    https://www.couchsurfing.com/events/picnic-cinema-in-the-park

  15. hmimed golden

    Birkhadem, Algiers Province, Algeria

    Problem is I need visa to come to England!!!

  16. Nando Delgado

    Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires City, Argentina

    D: This would have been amazing but I just realized that I arrive in London on the 21st at noon :(

  17. Ruslan Girfanov

    Chelyabinsk, Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation

    I am 29-years old guy from Moscow. I am planning ti spend 2-weeks (15-30 June) exploring UK and Ireland. This will be myfirst trip in UK.I expect to meet local people and find out about the culture and habits.

  18. Sandra W

    Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland

    Are you all planning to drive, or is anyone planning to go by public transport?

  19. Chamil Thanthrimudalige

    London, England, United Kingdom

    I am hoping I might be able to catch a ride with someone going, else will take public transport.

  20. Sandy Sunshine

    London, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Hi all,
    Would love to join, please let me know if anyone has seats available in their car, I'd be happy to share costs and journey :) Otherwise, if there is a group going by public transport, shall we go together?
    xx Sandy

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