Trip to Redhill

On the 12th April, I found myself at Purley for a morning meeting.  I got there early (the meeting was for 10am) so I tried to get a cup of tea at the Foxley Hatch (Wetherspoon) but discovered that I did not open until 10am.  Without having had a cuppa I got to the meeting a bit early so we started early.  The meeting finished about 10 30am, so on my way back to train station I decided to pop into the Foxley Hatch as it was now open for a quick Pint.  I ended up having a pint of Roaring Meg which was exceedingly nice.

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A Rambling Trip Around South London

After a meeting at Purley I Stopped off at East Croydon where I decided to Ramble Around South London seeing where the Buses and Trams would take me.

My first journey was from George street to Wimbledon on the number 4 Tram.  At Wimbledon, I stopped off at Greggs for a hot slice then decided to travel back to Central London via the bus network.  To this end I got a 156 which terminated at Vauxhall (going past Battersea Power Station I got to see the TBMs that are being used to create the tunnels for the Northen Line spur to the power station).

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Trip on the Waverley

The Trip

  • 08.30  Leave Home.
  • 09.00 Arrive at Lewisham.  The bus driver was new and missed the turn into Lewisham Station, so got off at the shopping centre.  As I was early I stopped off at Burger King for a breakfast (Bacon and Egg Croissant, Tea and Potato Hash Brown Bites).
  • 09.35 Meet at Lewisham Station.
  • 10.01 Take Train to Gravesend.
  • 10.45 Stop at Robert Pocock (Wetherspoon) for a tea. Continue reading “Trip on the Waverley”

HMS Bulwark and RMS St. Helana

The Trip

14.23 I took a 199 to the Creekside/Norman Road stop and walked past Waitrose to the Thames Path where I found HMS Bulwark and took some pictures.  Then I walked into Greenwich near the foot tunnel and took some last pictures of HMS Bulwark.  Then I popped over to the Visitor Information Centre to update my bus maps, and then stopped at the Gate Clock (Wetherpsoon).

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HMS Duncan Three

The Trip

15.20 We met at Surrey Quays (Wetherspoon) to plan outing, then take Jubilee Line train to Canary Wharf station. Leaving the station, we walked to where the HMS Duncan was the day before but found that it had already been moved to the lock at the entrance to the dock.  When we got to the same position as yesterday we took some pictures and then walked round to the ‘Blue Bridge’ where we watched HMS Duncan leave the dock and enter the Thames.

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HMS Duncan Two

The Trip

14.00 Meet at Surrey Docks (Wetherspoon) to have a cup of tea and set the plan for the trip.

14.28 We took a Jubilee Line train to Canary Wharf.  After leaving the station we walked to HMS Duncan to the same spot as the last time I was there, where we took some more pictures.  Then we walked around to the other side of HMS Duncan to get more pictures.  Then we walked to the ‘Blue Bridge’ to take some more pictures.  Along the way we went to a Tesco Local to grab a meal deal. Continue reading “HMS Duncan Two”

HMS Duncan One

The Trip

  • 14.20 I started the trip at Evelyn Street, (bus stop Q).
  • 14.29 A 188 arrived which I took to Aldwych.
  • 15.45 At Aldwych I changed onto a 15 took it to Limehouse.
  • 16.56 From Limehouse I took a 135 to West India Avenue then walk to, and then down Montgomery Street to West India Dock and the HMS Duncan, where I took a few pictures of HMS Duncan.  After taking the photos, I walked back up Montgomery Street and turned right into Trafalgar Way and down to the gates of Billingsgate, where I took a photo of the gates. Continue reading “HMS Duncan One”

Day Out to Watford Junction

The Trip


  1. 12.45pm Surrey Docks (Wetherspoon) for a cup of tea and last-minute planning
  2. Walk to Surrey Quays Overground Station.
  3. Take London Overground to Clapham Junction.
  4. Change to London Overground to Willesden Junction.
  5. Change to London Overground to Watford Junction.
  6. Take local bus to Watford High Street (Arriva Bus Route 324).
  7. Stopped at the Wetherspoon pub The Moon Under the Water (Wetherspoon) for a cup of tea and then McDonalds for a quarter pounder with cheese.
  8. Took TfL route 142 to Stanmore. Continue reading “Day Out to Watford Junction”