Category Archives: London travel

London Tube updates – 21-22 March 2015; accessibility improvements

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. Another mostly quiet weekend. See the Hot Link on this blog page for planned closures on the London Transport network thru August 2015. Click here for the latest info on accessibility … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 7-8 March 2015

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. Weekend work is cranking up. Check here for the latest info on a possible strike action late Saturday, 7 March thru early Sunday morning. See the Hot Link for planned closures … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 28 February – 1 March 2015

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. Not much going on but there are some major changes coming up. In addition, ticket windows are being shut but it’s unclear if this is a permanent change or just … Continue reading

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London bus strike on Tuesday

Terrible way to kick off the new year… skipped the Tube updates for this past weekend. Click here, however, for the latest on the bus strike set for tomorrow.  

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current updates for London Tube – holiday season 2014-15

The Christmas holidays usually mean reduced services; click on the link here and hover your mouse over the colored blocks to see the Planned Works for Christmas week/end. In general – see LIVE STATUS UPDATES – maybe load it into your … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – holiday season 2014-15

The Christmas holidays usually mean reduced services; click on the link here and hover your mouse over the colored blocks to see the Planned Works for Christmas week/end. Everything is running normally now (yahoo) until Christmas Day when the whole … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 29-30 November 2014 and possible strike on Monday

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. Not much going on with the exception of a possible one day strike on Monday, 1 December on the Northern line. Central line – Woodford to Epping shut both days Bakerloo … Continue reading

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Rolling along with London’s Bond exhibit

I came to the James Bond films a little late in life. Much as I loved Roger Moore as The Saint back in the 60s, I didn’t really latch onto Bond until Pierce Brosnan took over. That said, I sought … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 22-23 November 2014

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. Not much going on… Metropolitan line – Aldgate to Northbridge and Uxbridge shut both days Jubilee line – Waterloo to Wembley outage – Saturday only; Waterloo to Stanmore is down on Sunday only … Continue reading

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Foyles spiffy new London bookshop

I went looking for a book that Waterstone’s didn’t have on my last trip to London. Traipsed up Charing X Rd to Foyles – the first time I’d been there since 1990 with Mom. The old location had a giant … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 15-16 November 2014

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. Due to all the events for Remembrance weekend, TfL is recommending use of public transport. Bakerloo line – not running from Queen’s Park to Harrow & Wealdstone Sunday only Central line … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 8-9 November 2014

A new announcement regarding road improvements and possibly increased safety for cyclists. Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. Due to all the events for Remembrance weekend, TfL is recommending use of public transport. If you’re in … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – accessibility and contactless payment

Here is the newest info on accessibility changes to the Tube system. Transport for London is continuing to roll out support for contactless bank cards for fare payment. Here’s the link for the latest on this topic. Although the website … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 1-2 November 2014

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. I apologize for skipping last week’s notes; I’m sure no one missed it. Bakerloo line is not running from Queen’s Park to Harrow & Wealdstone from Wednesday thru Sunday Circle line … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 18-19 October 2014

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. NOTE: The Tube strike scheduled for next week has been called off. This was last week! Bakerloo line is not running from Queen’s Park to Harrow & Wealdstone on Sunday Work … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 11-12 October 2014

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. NOTE: The Tube strike scheduled for next week has been called off. Bakerloo line won’t be running from Queen’s Park to Harrow & Wealdstone on Sunday District line will be shut between … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 4-5 October 2014

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. Latimer Rd station is closed for the weekend Bakerloo line not running between Queen’s Park to Harrow & Wealdstone on Sunday District line will be shut between Turnham Green and Richmond both days Jubilee … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 27-28 September 2014

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. Chancery Lane station will be shut on Sunday only. Circle Line is down between Gloucester Road to Aldgate via Victoria. Similarly, the District line will be shut between South Kensington and Aldgate East … Continue reading

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London Tube set for all-night weekend service – September 2015

From London Independent, but will look for more info from TfL. I’m looking forward to experiencing this development in London’s (possible) evolution to a 24/7 city, at least on weekends. Night buses will presumably still be a big part of after-hours … Continue reading

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Rooms and their views – summer 2014

While I try to sort out all the fotos and stories from my summer trip, I figured I’d post something slightly out of the ordinary from my usual stuff… these are the views from some of the rooms I called … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 22 September bus strike called off

TfL has just announced that the bus strike set for this Monday, 22 September, has been averted so only the normal weekday headaches will prevail.  

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London Tube updates – 20-21 September 2014 and possible bus strike

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. *** The bus strike planned for all day Friday into the wee hours of Saturday morning has been called off. The strike on Monday is currently set to go on … Continue reading

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Three and a half nights of London theatre – Part 2

So now we come to the whole reason why I crossed the pond in the first place… I was more than ready for Wolf Hall when Monday night rolled around, probably one of the most anticipated nights of theatre I’ve … Continue reading

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Three and a half nights of London theatre – Part 1

London is my favorite place on the planet, not least because it’s where I can OD on theater. This time, I had to book way in advance to be sure of tickets to the two plays the RSC has mounted adapting … Continue reading

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A sea of poppies at the Tower of London

My most recent trip was filled with a wide variety of experiences and locales. It will take a while to sort through the photos, journal notes and other hasty scribbles to make sense and produce some decent posts, especially since … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 13-14 September 2014

In addition to the usual construction and rehabbing disruptions, this Sunday sees the Tour of Britain in London, a bicycle race of 88 km through Whitehall, Westminster and the City. Click on the Tour link to get the route map, should … Continue reading

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Magpie update – August / September 2014

In many ways, summer is possibly my least favorite season. Sure, there is no snow to shovel and late sunsets mean more time to be out and about. But, especially in terms of travel, summer is when I’m most likely … Continue reading

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London Tube closures for weekend of 16-17 August 2014

Here are this weekend’s Tube closures. Metropolitan line – Chalfont & Latimer to Chesham closure between 11.30 and 17.15 both days. District line – Aldgate East to Bromley-by-Bow and Barking to Upminster Jubilee line – Sunday only – Waterloo to Finchley Road Hammersmith/City line – Moorgate … Continue reading

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London Tube closures for weekend of 9-10 August 2014

Here are this weekend’s Tube closures. Central London is pretty much normal. but reporting on the goings-on is getting complicated – so many links to update! National Rail has one glitch out of Euston station this weekend – no London … Continue reading

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London Tube closures for weekend of 2-3 August 2014

Apologies once again for not bothering to post last weekend’s Tube disruptions. Two weekends out of three that the world had to function without my London Tube updates (yeah, like the city ground to a halt. As if). Here are this … Continue reading

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