I had a part-of-the-afternoon shift on Switchboard, and wanted to attend a meeting in the evening. So, left Royston mid-morning and headed for London. I intended on a little travel before, and after arriving in London, took a 59 bus heading south to Waterloo.
After browsing two bookstores and walking through the railway station, I headed down the drain! For those who did not get the suggestion via Facebook, it's a nickname for the Waterloo & City tube line. From Waterloo, all stations to Bank via Bank, the next station is Bank – you get the idea. I wasn't going above ground at Bank though, merely using it to change to the Central Line tube, heading to Liverpool Street.
When I got to Liverpool Street, I was a bit ahead of schedule/ I'd planned to be arriving by 1320, but arrived about 20-30 minutes in advance. From here, quick drink and sit down before continuing to St Pancras station on the 214 – again to kill a bit of time, before getting the same bus back again to work.
After work, had some time to kill before Caroline was due to arrive in London, so took the 205 bus through to Marylebone, before getting the same back to Kings Cross.
While waiting for Caroline to arrive, I checked my email via my mobile phone, and got some news with regards to the tender for provision of the Prisoners Families Helpline – the contract has been lost. More on this is in this separate posting.
After Caroline arrived, we went for a bite to eat, before continuing onto Gays The Word bookstore, for the monthly TransLondon meeting. This month's event was a presentation and talk from the_local_echo , with assistance from auntysarah. The en-massed standing crowd were duly impressed by the content, as well as Sylvia's delivery.
As ever, it's over to a rather packed pub over the road. We stayed for one, before leaving to walk around to Woburn Place, for a 59 or 91 bus back to Kings Cross. The latter arrived, and we went for the 2215 Kings Lynn train home to Royston.
So, my full list of travels was -
First Capital Connect train Royston – London Kings Cross
Arriva London South bus DW68 59 Kings Cross at Camden Town Hall – Waterloo, Waterloo Road
Waterloo & City Line tube train Waterloo – Bank
Central Line tube train Bank – Liverpool Street
Metroline bus DLD703 214 Liverpool Street – St Pancras, St Pancras Road
Metroline bus DLD130 214 St Pancras, Midland Road – Islington
East London bus 15118 205 Islington – Marylebone
East London bus 15121 205 Marylebone – Kings Cross
walk to Gays The Word
Metroline bus TE914 91 Woburn Place – Kings Cross
First Capital Connect train London Kings Cross – Royston
Only the three pictures from yesterday (left the card in the laptop!) but those will follow in time, as I can't transfer them easily onto the card.
Today, more gremlins! I've been browsing the Stagecoach Fife service changes (more about those in a separate post), and the printer doesn't seem to respond. I've only just clicked that this machine was still set up for the colour machine we sold last year, even though I installed the drivers the other day. Never mind, now sorted!