Category Archives: London travel

London Tube closures for weekend of 19-20 July 2014

Apologies once again for not bothering to post last weekend’s tube closures. I’m planning to add the TfL website to my blog’s HOT LINKS! list on the right-hand side of the screen, assuming I can set it up so the … Continue reading

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No more cash on London buses!

No, this does not mean that buses are free, but it’s just another sign that tourists and old farts need a rethink when boarding a London bus. Beginning this Sunday – 6 July, 2014, bus fares cannot be paid with … Continue reading

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London Tube closures for weekend of 5-6 July 2014

Here are this weekend’s Tube closures. Not much on, thankfully. But Le Tour is coming to London on Monday, 7 July, so the next several days could be a bit crazy. I just wish I could be there for the … Continue reading

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London Tube closures for weekend of 28-29 June 2014

Here are this weekend’s Tube closures. Metropolitan line – Moor Park to Amersham and Chesham Jubilee line – Waterloo to Finchley Road London Overground – Surrey Quays to Clapham Junction both days; Sunday – Clapham Junction to Willesden Junction, Camden Road to Willesden Junction via West … Continue reading

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London Tube closures for weekend of 21-22 June 2014

Here are this weekend’s Tube closures. Circle line – Gloucester Road to Edgware Rd via Bayswater Jubilee line – late opening at 11 am Sunday between Waterloo to Finchley Road District line – Earl’s Court to Wimbledon; check the TfL link for bus service to Southfields … Continue reading

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London Tube closures for weekend of 14-15 June 2014

Here are this weekend’s Tube closures. Circle line – Gloucester Road to Edgware Rd via Bayswater Jubilee line – London Bridge to North Greenwich District line – Edgware Rd to Wimbledon London Overground Surrey Quays to Clapham Junction; Sunday only – Camden Road to Willesden Junction … Continue reading

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London Tube closures for weekend of 7-8 June 2014; taxi strike 11 June

Here are this weekend’s Tube closures. Circle line – Gloucester Road to Edgware Rd Jubilee line – Waterloo to Finchley Road late opening at 11.00 on Sunday District line – Earl’s Court to Edgware Rd Metropolitan line – Moor Park to Amersham/Chesham Northern line – Camden Town to … Continue reading

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Dutch rail tickets and Heathrow’s runway plans

From Dutch News. Paper train tickets are being phased out this summer. Time to look into the alternatives. The chipkaart sounds similar to NYC’s Metro Cards and London’s Oyster card and should be easy to get. The tricky part may … Continue reading

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London Tube closures for weekend of 31 May – 1 June 2014

Here are this weekend’s Tube closures. Circle line – Gloucester Road to Aldgate via Victoria Farringdon station closed District line – S Kensington to Aldgate East and Earl’s Court to Kensington (Olympia) Metropolitan line – Moor Park to Amersham/Chesham Northern line – Saturday – Camden … Continue reading

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London Tube closures for bank holiday weekend of 24-26 May 2014

I apologize for not posting Tube closure news for the past two weekends. Other things to do and have been out of town. I’m sure nobody got stranded because of it. Here are this weekend’s Tube closures. Everything except for … Continue reading

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Duck and Waffle in London and some rums to try

From London Independent. A 24-hour restau on the 40th floor of Heron Tower, Bishopsgate, the Duck & Waffle is open all day and has amazing food. I probably would not have bothered posting this, but the name is curious, dontcha … Continue reading

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Second week of strikes on London Tube suspended 5 May 2014

TfL has announced that the strikes slated for this week have been suspended. Services will return to their normal schedules. Cabbies may not be thrilled, but there you are.

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London Tube strike action update for week of 5 May 2014

Transport for London (TfL) has updated their plans for service during the planned strike this week. Click on the link to see which stations are expected to be in service and which stations will be skipped. The standard disclaimer for … Continue reading

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London Tube closures and traffic headaches for bank holiday w/e 3-5 May 2014

Here are this weekend’s Tube closures. Remember that there is still a second strike action set for most of next week similar to this week. I’ll post any changes to the prediction described below. Hell, it’s bank holiday weekend. Leave … Continue reading

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London Tube strike action updates for 28-30 April 2014

TfL has issued an update for folks traveling by public transportation in London early next week. Here is the line-by-Tube-line scoop, beginning on page 3.

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London Tube closures for weekend of 26-27 April 2014

Here are this weekend’s Tube closures. Circle line – Gloucester Road to Aldgate via Victoria District line – Embankment to Aldgate East and Earl’s Court to Kensington (Olympia) DLR – Poplar to Stratford London Overground disruptions are Sunday only – late 12.30 am start … Continue reading

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London Tube strike actions possible – May 2014 and the changing service

From Transport for London (TfL) – potential strike dates have been announced. If the strikes go ahead, Tube services will be affected from: around 21:00 on Monday 28 April until the morning of Thursday 1 May, as well as approx. … Continue reading

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London Tube closures Easter weekend 18-21 April 2014

Here’s is info on the Tube work for this weekend. The “weekend” is an extended one for works issues – Thursday thru Monday, since it’s Easter weekend. How civilized to have a holiday weekend that lasts more than just two and … Continue reading

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Get on your bike and visit Vikings in England – spring 2014

A collection of interesting exhibitions and other activities in and around London now that winter is finally gone… From France 24 – A British museum exhibit on Vikings through late June. From Oxford Mail. A bike route between Oxford and … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 12-13 April 2014

This Sunday is the London Marathon, which likely explains why pretty much the entire Tube system will be up and running. There are, however, changes to the bus schedules in places, as well as road congestion. Click on the link above … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 5-6 April 2014

TfL is getting fancy – weekly disruption notices now include information beyond just the Tube lines such as roads and those blue hire bikes (do I have to advertise the Barclays label??). Here’s the list of the Tube work for this weekend. … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 29-30 March 2014

TfL is getting fancy – this week’s notices include some bus and national rail information and even some heads-up stuff on roads and those blue hire bikes (do I have to advertise the Barclays label??). Here’s the list of the Tube work … Continue reading

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Secret streets near Paddington

There are tons of cozy little streets all over London known as “mews”. On my daily stroll to Paddington station from my hotel last year, I passed a couple of these and decided I would looove to live on one … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 22-23 March 2014 and accessibility update

Most of the Tube work is again outside central London this weekend.  Note Embankment partial closure through early November and changes to Covent Garden thru mid-November. Central line – North Acton to West Ruislip Jubilee line – Waterloo to Finchley Road, Sunday closure … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 15-16 March 2014

Most of the Tube work is again outside central London this weekend.  Note Embankment partial closure through early November and changes to Covent Garden thru mid-November. District line – Aldgate East to Bromley-by-Bow Hammersmith/City line – Moorgate to Barking Metropolitan line – Wembley Park … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 8-9 March 2014

Most of the Tube work is outside central London this weekend.  Note Embankment partial closure through early November and changes to Covent Garden thru mid-November. Bakerloo line – Sunday only – Stonebridge Park to Harrow & Wealdstone Jubilee line – Waterloo to Finchley … Continue reading

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This is silly! Magpie blog sets new record

For the almost three year life of this blog, daily hits to the site have numbered in the single and low double digits most of the time. Statistics automatically generated by WordPress include the daily numbers of hits and showed … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 1-2 March 2014

Back to the normal weekend closures – minimal Tube closures this weekend.  Note Embankment partial closure through early November and changes to Covent Garden thru mid-November. Bakerloo line – Saturday – Queen’s Park to Harrow & Wealdstone Northern – Archway to High Barnet/Mill … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 22-23 February 2014

Back to the normal weekend closures – not too many Tube issues this weekend. but London Overground is mostly shut.  Note Embankment partial closure through early November… Metropolitan line – Wembley Park to Northwood/Uxbridge Northern line – Camden Town to Edgware Piccadilly line – South … Continue reading

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A French market in London

For the past few years, I’ve wanted to visit London in January so I could go to the largest of the French Property shows put on each year in England. This year, I finally got there. Now, I’ve pretty much … Continue reading

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