Retro Gaming Revolution is a retro gaming event being held at The Red Lion in Chelmsford, Essex on Saturday 1st October 2011. The Pubs Postcode is CM2 0AA. The event runs from Midday to 2AM. Entry is FREE!
I am also pleased to announce that the event will be featuring Atari User Live (http://www.atariuser.com). There will be a few tables full of Atari systems including an Atari 7800 and Atari Jaguar CD.
For those drinking and staying down, the cheapest and closest hotel is: http://www.southlodg...elmsford.co.uk/ and not too far away is: http://www.travelodg...nfo?hotelId=384 and for those with more money, another closer hotel is: http://www.miamihotel.co.uk/
The nearest major airport is Stansted Airport and is 19 Miles from Chelmsford. There are two bus services which run between Stansted Airport and Chelmsford. The Stansted Aircoach X30 which costs £12.50 for a return ticket and Local service bus 42A, which also stops close to The Red Lion.
By Rail and Bus
The nearest train station is Chelmsford, with trains departing London Liverpool Street on a regular basis. The train station is 15 Minutes walk to The Red Lion and also has a never-ending supply of Taxis. It can also be reached from the train station by bus, with the bus stops and bus station located directly next to the train station. The nearest bus stop is called Chelmsford Queen Street and is 5 stops away, and stops just past The Red Lion going out of Chelmsford, and just before The Red Lion when going towards Chelmsford.
The buses which stop at Chelmsford, Queen Street are:
14 or 15 Bus towards Wickford, Railway Station from Stand 10.
32 Bus towards Ongar, Two Brewers from Stand 11.
42 or 42A Bus towards Galleywood, West Lawn from Stand 11.
100 Bus towards Lakeside, Bus Station (via Basildon) from Stand 5.
351 Bus towards Brentwood, Railway Station from Stand 5.
For national rail enquiries, please go to http://www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 08457 484950. For local bus and information please go to http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/essex/ or call 08456 020121.
The venue is 10 minutes from the A12 and can easily be accessed via Junctions 15, 17 or 19. Due to the close proximity of the town centre and Moulsham Road (a popular one-way shopping road leading from the town centre) all of the surrounding roads have 1 hour and resident permit parking only restrictions, with strict enforcement. There is however a public car park just across the road from the venue called “Moulsham Street Mixed Stay Surface Car Park” which is a pay and display car park which can be paid with coins or credit/debit card (minimum payment £3.90). The postcode given for the car park is CM2 0LG, although this can be inaccurate and I recommend you follow signs for Moulsham Street Car Park and view the Chelmsford Car Parking Map: http://www.chelmsfor...king_090407.pdf and look for car park 25 on grid G8. The Red Lion is located in grid F9 on the corner on New London Road and Anchor Street.
Car Park Tariffs:
Saturday and Sunday (08:00-23:59):
Not Exceeding 1 Hour: Free
Not Exceeding 2 Hours: £1.70
Not Exceeding 3 Hours: £2.40
Maximum Stay: £3.90
Evening (17:00-23:59): £1.00