Trip to Redhill

On the 12th of 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 the 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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Quick Trip Number One

A short walk around Central London

I started this trip by taking a 199 to Canada Water where I changed over to a 1 going to Holborn.  Getting off at Aldwych I crossed over to view the Piccadilly Railway station “Strand” where I got a couple of pictures of the façade.  From there I walked down to the bus stops R and S to view some of the buses passing by.

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Victoria Coach Station 85th Anniversary

This was a brief outing to Victoria to see the Victoria Coach Station 85th Anniversary Coach Festival being held between the 10th and 12th> March 2017.  This was a spur of the moment decision whilst waiting for a 199 to go shopping.

Instead of getting off the bus at Surrey Quays Overground Station to go to the shopping centre, I carried on to Canada Water where I got on a C10 going to Victoria Station, (the Oyster reader on this bus was not working.).

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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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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 (Wetherspoon).

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