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Im stuck in London, someone pick me up!

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posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 03:09 PM
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This message is for anyone that lives in or around London and wants to help the Sim out! Im typing on one of those shady BT internet terminals so bare with me. Long story short, I missed my train to Belgium that was supposed to leave at 6:45pm. So currently im stuck in the Eurostar part of the Waterloo train station in London. I have no money and I have no where to sleep tonight. This is my plea for anyone located in this area to help me out!

I have a large brown hoodie on with a miller high lite cap on. I have a blue backpack on. If anyone identifies me, please offer food! Let me know ATS.




posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 03:14 PM
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You need to speak to the ticket people and make it out to be something that delayed you, they'll probably put you up in a cheap hotel for the night.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 03:18 PM
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Originally posted by Nerdling
You need to speak to the ticket people and make it out to be something that delayed you, they'll probably put you up in a cheap hotel for the night.



The eurostar ticket office is closed. Apparently its boxing day here so every thing closes early. But before they closed they gave me the infamous 'there is nothing i can do'. So now im stuck here thousands of miles away from home with no money in my pocket.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 03:20 PM
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Yep, it's boxing day here.

Try and find a police officer, tell him what happened and he'll probably take pity on you. You can sit in the station all night and wait as thats your only real course of action.

Why are you carrying no cash?



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 03:25 PM
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I'll second Nerdling's suggestion....at least find a cop and explain what's going on. They might be able to hook you up with some food and/or point you to a place you can sleep.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 03:27 PM
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Sim,

I suggest you contact the Samaritans and tell them what has happened. They may be able to help find you a place to stay for the night.

I'm stuck in the Colonies as most people know, but I used to be a Samaritan volunteer. One of the things I did was to find places for people to stay if they were stuck.

Their number is 08457 90 90 90
It is a UK-wide number so you need to tell them where you are exactly so they can look for places nearby.

Good luck



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 03:28 PM
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Originally posted by Nerdling
Why are you carrying no cash?


I didnt know about this boxing day fiasco and had no clue that banks were closed. In America we call this day 'Dec 26th'.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 03:30 PM
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If you have a cashcard account then get someone you know to wire money into your account. If you can.

It'd be a good idea to call the samaritans or look around for a local church.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 03:37 PM
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Pisky - Thank you for the number. It was the scottish location. I explained my situation to them but they told me they couldnt help but they gave me the name of an organization that can, its called 'Crisis at Christmas' for homeless people!. However I do consider myself homeless at this point. They didnt give me the number for the organization though so im walking around this train station trying to find a phone book. Its freezing in here and these keyboard buttons literally feel like ice cubes. Ill keep you updated.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 03:41 PM
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www.crisis.org.uk...




ABOUT US > WHAT IF YOU ARE HOMELESS? > LONDON HOSTELS & DAY CENTRES

Please call ahead for opening hours and times of the different services. Many centres and hostels have restricted services over the holiday periods and year round most services are only offered at certain times.

Use the links below to select a day centre or hostels in the area or group that meets your needs.

Hostels

Mixed
Men
Women
Young people

Day centres
Central
West End, Westminster, King's Cross
North
Camden, Edgware Road, Marylebone
South
South of the River
East
Aldgate, Hackney
West
Shepherd's Bush, Earl's Court, Barons Court, Richmond

Young people


Ages ranging from 16-25

Services available
The table below can be launched in separate browser window so services that each day centre provides can be view easily, follow this link to launch the key to day centre activities.
Food A Medical G Showers M
Welfare advice B Dentist H Laundry N
Housing advice C Chiropody I Clothing O
Benefits advice D Drink/drug issues J Hairdressing P
Career advice E Mental health help K Legal help Q
IT skills F Optical L Ex-services help R

Day centres
The drop-in day centres listed below offer a range of services to help get yourself get sorted.

Day centres - Central

Holy Cross Centre (Stations: Russell Square, King's Cross)

Services available


A,B,K View key to services

Address


The Crypt, Holy Cross Church, Cromer Street WC1 H 8JU

Tel


020 7278 8687


Website


www.hcct.org.uk

Salvation Army (Stations: Victoria, Pimlico)
Services available M,O View key to services
Address 97 Rochester Row SW1P 1JS
Tel 020 7233 9862 Website www.salvationarmy.org.uk/

St Martin's Social Care Unit (Stations: Charing Cross, Leicester Sq)
Services available Age 21+,A,C,D,E,F,G,I,J,Q,R View key to services
Address 5 St Martin's Place WC2N 4JJ
Tel 020 7930 4137 Website www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/

The Passage Day Centre (Stations: Victoria, St James's Park)
Services available Age 25+,A,B,C,D,E,F,G,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P View key to services
Address St Vincent's Centre, Carlisle Place SW1P
Tel 020 7592 1850 Website www.passage.org.uk/

Day centres - North
Church Army Women's Day (Stations: Edgware Rd, Marylebone)
Services available A,E,F,M,N,O View key to services
Address 1-5 Cosway Street NW1 5NR
Tel 020 7262 3818 Website www.mungos.org/other/day_centres/

Cricklewood Homeless Concern (Station: Willesden Green)
Services available A,C,F,G,K,M,N View key to services
Address 60 Ashford Road NW2 6TU
Tel 020 8208 1608 Website www.nwlonline.net/homeless.htm

London Irish Centre (Station: Camden Town)
Services available B,C,D View key to services
Address 50 Camden Square NW1 9XB
Tel 020 7916 2222 Website www.irishcentre.org/

Spectrum Day Centre (Station: Camden Town)
Services available B,C,D,G,I,J,K View key to services
Address 6 Greenland Street, Camden NW1 0ND
Tel 020 7267 4937 Website www.mungos.org/other/day_centres/

West London Day Centre (Stations: Marylebone, Edgware Rd)
Services available A,B,C,D,F,G,O,N View key to services
Address 134-136 Seymour Place W1H 5DJ
Tel 020 7569 5900 Website www.westlondonmission.freeserve.co.uk/

Day centres - South
Ace of Clubs (Station: Clapham Common) View key to services
Services available A,B,C,D,F,G,H,I,L,N
Address St Aphonsus Road, Clapham SW4 7AS
Tel 020 7622 3196 Website needline.org...

Manna Day Centre (Station: London Bridge) View key to services
Services available A,B,C,G,M,O
Address 6 Melior Street, SE1 3QP
Tel 020 7403 1931 Website www.crash.org.uk/projects/

New Lambeth Walk-In (Station: Lambeth North) View key to services
Services available Only for the vulnerably housed. D,E,J,K View key to services
Address 3-5 Lambeth Road SE1 7DQ
Tel 020 7735 9012 Website www.mungos.org/other/day_centres/

North Lambeth Day Centre (Station: Waterloo)
Services available A,C,D,G,J,K,M,N,O View key to services
Address St John's Crypt, 73 Waterloo Road SE1 8UD
Tel 020 7261 9622 Website www.mungos.org/projects_sm/daycentres/

St Giles Trust (Stations: Elephant & Castle, Oval)
Services available A,C,D,E,F,G,J,K,M,N,R View key to services
Address 64-68 Camberwell Church Street SE5 8JB
Tel 020 7703 7000 Website www.stgilestrust.org.uk/index.html

The Spires Centre (Station: Tooting Bec)
Services available C,D,F,G,J,O,P View key to services
Address 8 Tooting Bec Gardens SW16 1RB
Tel 020 8696 0943 Website www.mungos.org/other/day_centres/

Day centres - East
Aldgate Advice Centre (Stations: Aldgate, Aldgate East)
Services available B,C,D,H,I,L,P,Q,R View key to services
Address Aldgate High Street EC3N 1AB
Tel 020 7283 1950 Website www.mungos.org/other/day_centres/

Providence Row - Dellow Centre (Station: Aldgate East)
Services available A,J,K,L,M,N,O View key to services
Address 82 Wentworth Street E1 7SA
Tel 020 7375 3915/6 Website www.providencerow.org.uk/

St John's at Hackney (Station: Hackney Central BR)
Services available B,C,D,G,M View key to services
Address Lower Clapton Road E5 0PD
Tel 020 8985 6707 Website www.mungos.org/other/day_centres/

Day centres - West
Baron's Court Project (Stations: Barons Court, West Ken.)
Services available A,C,D,I,K,M,N View key to services
Address 69 Talgarth Road W14 9DA
Tel 020 7603 5232 Website www.mungos.org/other/day_centres/

Broadway Day Centre (Station: Shepherd's Bush)
Services available A,B,C,D,G,K,I,L,M,N,O View key to services
Address Market Lane (off Goldhawk Rd), Shepherd's Bush
Tel 020 8735 5810 Website www.mungos.org/other/day_centres/

St Christopher's Fellowship (Station: Shepherd's Bush)
Services available E,F,G,I,M,N View key to services
Address Lime Grove Resource Centre, 47 Lime Grove W12 8EE
Tel 020 8740 9182 Website www.mungos.org/other/day_centres/

St Cuthbert's Centre (Station: Earl's Court)
Services available A,B,C,M,N View key to services
Address The Philbeach Hall, 51 Philbeach Gardens, Earl's Court SW5 9EB
Tel 020 8740 1230 Website www.stcuthbertscentre.org.uk/

Vineyard Project (Station: Richmond)
Services available A,B,C,D,I,K,N,O View key to services
Address Congregational Church Crypt, The Vineyard TW10 G1Q
Tel 020 8940 2965 Website www.rbmind.com...

Young people - Day centres
London Connection (Station: Charing Cross)
Services available Age 16-26, A,B,C,D,E,F,G,I,J,K,M,N,Q View key to services
Address 12 Adelaide Street WC2N 4HW
Tel 020 7766 5550 Website www.london-connection.org.uk/

New Horizon Youth Centre (Stations: King's Cross, Euston)
Services available Age 16-21, A,B,C,D,E,F,G,J,N,M,O View key to services
Address 68 Chalton Street NW1 1JR
Tel 020 7388 5560 Website www.newhorizonyouthcentre.org.uk/

Cardinal Hume Centre Drop In (Stations: St James's Park, Victoria)
Services available Age 16-25, C,E,F,G View key to services
Address 3-7 Arneway Street (off Horseferry Rd) SW1P 2BG
Tel 020 7227 1655 Website www.cardinalhumecentre.org.uk/



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 03:44 PM
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Which location would be the shortest walk? Im wedged inbetween Westminister Abey and Big Ben. Also, thank you so much for the info!



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 03:48 PM
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Ive called a few of these places and believe it or not they are closed. Ill keep trying.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by Simulacra
I didnt know about this boxing day fiasco and had no clue that banks were closed. In America we call this day 'Dec 26th'.


I'm not sure, but I think that the banks will also be closed on monday (bank holiday they call it - I hate the fecking things myself). I just thought you need to know that just in case.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 03:50 PM
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Man, that sucks. I'm all the way in Canada; If it's any consolation: I would have picked you up and let you stay at my place, only if you cooked me dinner, however. lol.

I say you go with the Nerds choices, however.

Deep

Good luck



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 03:50 PM
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020 7233 0296

Thats the number for the salvation army shelter at St James's park. Thats about a 15 minute walk from Parliament.

Call em and ask. Its a hostel.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 03:51 PM
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I've never heard of the Salvation Army ever being closed. They are the best bet in this situation.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 03:52 PM
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aw come on. Its the holiday season. Somebody please pick him up, book a hotel room for him, or western union 100 bucks.

Have pity....



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 03:58 PM
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Originally posted by Pisky
I'm not sure, but I think that the banks will also be closed on monday (bank holiday they call it - I hate the fecking things myself). I just thought you need to know that just in case.


Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully by that time ill be safely in belgium. On a side note, does anyone know of any 24/7 churches? Im not christian but ill choose a pew over the cold floor to sleep on any day.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 03:59 PM
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Yeah come on people, let him crash at your place. Let him have a good nights sleep.



posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 03:59 PM
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Sim, do you have a Paypal account?



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