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Your Transport Schedule for the weekend of 15 September 2017

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London Underground

Circle line
On Saturday there will be no service between Edgware Road and Hammersmith while we test new signalling and replace track at Latimer Road.

Hammersmith & City line
On Saturday trains will not run between Edgware Road and Hammersmith. This is to allow us to test new signalling and replace track at Latimer Road.

Metropolitan line
On Sunday trains will not run between Aldgate and Wembley Park before 09:30 and after 20:30. This is to allow us to replace track and signalling between Baker Street and Finchley Road.

Northern line
There will be no Friday Night Tube service between Charing Cross and Stockwell, from approximately 00:45 until 01:30 on Saturday morning. This is in preparation for the Northern line extension.

London Overground
Tonight, Thursday, there will be no service between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) after 22:30, due to Network Rail track work.

All weekend trains will not run between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace/West Croydon for Network Rail track work.

On Sunday and every day until 22 October there will be no service between Gospel Oak and Barking. This is while Network Rail continue major works to enable new, longer trains to run from spring 2018.

TfL Rail
On Saturday trains will not run between Liverpool Street and Stratford. This is while Network Rail carry out track and station improvements as part of their Railway Upgrade Plan, as well as Crossrail construction work

DLR
All weekend there is no service between Stratford and Bow Church. This is due to Crossrail work at Pudding Mill Lane.

Buses
Bus users may be affected by the following this weekend. While we will try to maintain a good service, buses may be delayed, diverted or stop short of their normal destination:

Wembley – From 14:00 until 21:30 on Saturday, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to an event.

North London – From 08:00 on Saturday until 18:00 on Sunday, one lane will be closed on Seven Sisters Road (N4) (Southbound) between Alexandra Grove and Queen’s Drive. This is due to Thames Water work.

Central London – On Saturday from 06:00 until 23:00 Bermondsey Street, between Crucifix Lane and Long Lane, will be closed. Tanner Street between Bermondsey Street and Tower Bridge Road and Leathermarket Street will also be closed. This is due to an event.

Central London – From 15:00 until 17:00 on Saturday, there will be traffic holds on roads including Temple Place, Northumberland Avenue, Whitehall, Parliament Street, Bridge Street and Victoria Embankment. This is due to a march.

Central London – From 22:00 on Saturday until 14:00 on Sunday, Lambeth Bridge will be closed in all directions. The northbound bus lane on Albert Embankment approaching Lambeth Bridge will also be restricted during these hours. This is due to an event.

Harrow – From 08:00 until 12:00 on Sunday, there will be road closures on roads including High Street, Headstone Drive, Headstone Lane, Uxbridge Road, St Thomas’ Drive, Paines Lane and Pinner Road. This is due to an event.

A406 Staples Corner Flyover – From 22:00 on Monday until 05:00 on Tuesday, the flyover will be closed to eastbound traffic. From 22:00 on Tuesday until 05:00 on Wednesday, the flyover will be closed to westbound traffic. This is for resurfacing work.

Roads
Road users may be affected by the following this weekend:

Wembley – From 14:00 until 21:30 on Saturday, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to an event.

North London – From 08:00 on Saturday until 18:00 on Sunday, one lane will be closed on Seven Sisters Road (N4) (Southbound) between Alexandra Grove and Queen’s Drive. This is due to Thames Water work.

Central London – On Saturday from 06:00 until 23:00 Bermondsey Street, between Crucifix Lane and Long Lane, will be closed. Tanner Street between Bermondsey Street and Tower Bridge Road and Leathermarket Street will also be closed. This is due to an event.

Central London – From 15:00 until 17:00 on Saturday, there will be traffic holds on roads including Temple Place, Northumberland Avenue, Whitehall, Parliament Street, Bridge Street and Victoria Embankment. This is due to a march.

Central London – From 22:00 on Saturday until 14:00 on Sunday, Lambeth Bridge will be closed in all directions. The northbound bus lane on Albert Embankment approaching Lambeth Bridge will also be restricted during these hours. This is due to an event.

Harrow – From 08:00 until 12:00 on Sunday, there will be road closures on roads including High Street, Headstone Drive, Headstone Lane, Uxbridge Road, St Thomas’ Drive, Paines Lane and Pinner Road. This is due to an event.

A406 Staples Corner Flyover – From 22:00 on Monday until 05:00 on Tuesday, the flyover will be closed to eastbound traffic. From 22:00 on Tuesday until 05:00 on Wednesday, the flyover will be closed to westbound traffic. This is for resurfacing work.

Santander Cycles
The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend
South Quay West, Foley Street, Bourne Street Cardinal Place and Portugal Street for building works
Westfield Eastern Access Road, Sun Street, Montgomery Square and Dorset Square for site redevelopment
Rodney Street and Sackville Street due to works
Strand due to an event


15/09/2017 |

Your Transport Info for the weekend – 8/9/2017 – Arrive Alive

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London Underground

Circle line
All weekend trains will not run on the entire line. This is while we test new signalling at Baker Street and Edgware Road.

District line
There will be no service between Edgware Road and High Street Kensington while we test new signalling at Baker Street and Edgware Road.

Hammersmith & City line
Trains will not run between Hammersmith and Kings Cross St. Pancras as we test new signalling at Baker Street and Edgware Road.

Metropolitan line
There will be no service between Aldgate and Wembley Park. This is to allow for track and drainage replacement work between Baker Street and Finchley Road.

London Overground
All weekend there will be no trains between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction, due to Network Rail infrastructure and track work, as well as Earls Court development work.

All day Saturday and until 15:30 on Sunday there will be no service between Gospel Oak and Barking. This is while Network Rail carry out major work to enable new, longer trains to run from 2018.

On Sunday there will be no service between Euston and Kilburn High Road until 12:00 and after 20:30, due to Network Rail track work.

From Monday to Thursday next week, there will be no service between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) after 22:30, due to Network Rail track work.

Buses
Bus users may be affected by the following this weekend. While we will try to maintain a good service, buses may be delayed or stop short of their normal destination:

A406 Staples Corner Flyover – Until late September, various lane and road closures are in place on the flyover, including a full closure from 22:00 tomorrow, Friday, until 05:00 on Monday. This is for essential maintenance works.

City of London – Until the end of October, Bishopsgate is closed southbound between Camomile Street and Threadneedle Street. This is for utility work.

Central London – From 11:00 until 17:00 on Saturday, there will be road closures and traffic holds on roads including Park Lane, Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly, St James’s Street, Pall Mall, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Parliament Square. This is due to a march.

Central London – From 22:00 until 23:30 on Saturday and from 21:30 until 23:00 on Sunday, Park Lane will be closed and the Knightsbridge eastbound slip to Hyde Park Corner may also be closed. This is due to an event.

Central London – From 07:30 until 12:30 on Sunday, Whitehall will be closed in both directions between Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square. This is for a ceremonial event.

Roads
Road users may be affected by the following this weekend:

A406 Staples Corner Flyover – Until late September, various lane and road closures are in place on the flyover, including a full closure from 22:00 tomorrow, Friday, until 05:00 on Monday. This is for essential maintenance works.

City of London – Until the end of October, Bishopsgate is closed southbound between Camomile Street and Threadneedle Street. This is for utility work.

Central London – From 11:00 until 17:00 on Saturday, there will be road closures and traffic holds on roads including Park Lane, Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly, St James’s Street, Pall Mall, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Parliament Square. This is due to a march.

Central London – From 22:00 until 23:30 on Saturday and from 21:30 until 23:00 on Sunday, Park Lane will be closed and the Knightsbridge eastbound slip to Hyde Park Corner may also be closed. Roads within Hyde Park will be closed from 11:00 until 23:00 on Saturday and 09:30 until 23:00 on Sunday. This is due to an event.

Central London – From 07:30 until 12:30 on Sunday, Whitehall will be closed in both directions between Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square. This is for a ceremonial event

Santander Cycles
The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:
South Quay West, Foley Street, Bourne Street, and Cardinal Place, for building works
Westfield Eastern Access Road, Sun Street, Montgomery Square and Dorset Square for site redevelopment Rodney Street, due to works


08/09/2017 |

Lekker Sokkie & Picnic

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EVENT DETAILS & LOCATION

Event Date 02-Sep-2017 18:00
Location Virginia Water Community Association

Bring jou piekniek mandjie en kom sluit by ons aan vir ‘n gesellige aand van dans en kuier. Die dans baan staan reg vir al die uitgehongerde Suid Afrikaners wat bietjie ‘n draaitjie wil kom gooi.

Toegang is gratis – bring net jou eie drink- en eetgoed.

Bring your picnic basket and come and join us for a pleasant evening of dance and get together. The dance floor is ready to receive all those hungry South Africans that would like to bust a few moves.

Entry is free – just bring your own beverages and nibbles.


30/08/2017 |

Here is your Transport update for the weekend in London

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London Underground

District line
Trains will not run between Plaistow and Dagenham East while we carry out track replacement work at Barking.

Hammersmith & City line
There will be no service between Plaistow and Barking. This is to allow us to replace track at East Ham.

London Overground
All weekend, there will be no service between Gospel Oak and Barking. This is while Network Rail carry out major works to enable new, longer trains to run from 2018.

DLR
There will be no service between Westferry and Island Gardens, via Canary Wharf, due to track work.

Buses
Bus users may be affected by the following this weekend. While we will try to maintain a good service, buses may be delayed or stop short of their normal destination:

Wembley – From 13:00 until 20:00 on Sunday, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to an event.

Central London – Until 23:00 on 27 August, Whitehall is closed southbound. There is no access to Parliament Square or Bridge Street. This is for utility works.

Islington – Until early November, Upper Street is closed southbound between Liverpool Road and City Road. There is also no access from Liverpool Road. This is for Thames Water works.

Advance notice: London Bridge – From 01:00 on Saturday 26 August until 05:00 on Tuesday 29 August, Tooley Street will be closed in both directions between Borough High Street and Bermondsey Street. This is for Network Rail work.

Advance notice: A406 Staples Corner Flyover – From Monday 28 August until late September, various lane and road closures will be in place on the flyover.

Roads
Road users may be affected by the following this weekend:

Wembley – From 13:00 until 20:00 on Sunday, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to an event.

Central London – Until 23:00 on 27 August, Whitehall is closed southbound. There is no access to Parliament Square or Bridge Street. This is for utility works.

Islington – Until early November, Upper Street is closed southbound between Liverpool Road and City Road. There is also no access from Liverpool Road. This is for Thames Water works.

Advance notice: London Bridge – From 01:00 on Saturday 26 August until 05:00 on Tuesday 29 August, Tooley Street will be closed in both directions between Borough High Street and Bermondsey Street. This is for Network Rail work.

Advance notice: A406 Staples Corner Flyover – From Monday 28 August until late September, various lane and road closures will be in place on the flyover.

National Rail
Waterloo station improvement work – Until Monday 28 August, some Tube, rail and bus services in southwest London will be much busier than usual, due to Network Rail’s improvement works at Waterloo station.

Thameslink programme works – From Saturday 26 August until Saturday 2 September, Southeastern trains will not serve Charing Cross, Waterloo East or London Bridge stations while Network Rail carries out improvement works as part of the Thameslink programme. Fewer Southeastern trains will run and all services will be busier. Cannon Street and Victoria stations will be exceptionally busy with queuing systems in place.

Santander Cycles
The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:
• South Quay West, Bourne Street, Foley Street, Sun Street and Cardinal Place for building works
• Westfield Eastern Access Road, for site redevelopment
• Rodney Street, for works
• Montgomery Square and Dorset Square, for site redevelopment
• Grafton Street, Bruton Street and Norton Folgate, for utility works


18/08/2017 |

InterNations London “Summer Happiness” Social @ DSTRKT Lounge.

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Hosted by the London Ambassador

OFFICIAL EVENT

Starts in 2 days
Sat 19 Aug 19:00 – 23:00

DSTRKT Lounge
9 Rupert St, London W1D 6DG
London

Ready to Join?

We are excited to invite you to the next InterNations London “Summer Happiness” Social at trendy DSTRKT lounge, London Club & Bar Awards 2016 winner. Join us for socializing with expats, global minds and like-minded people in the West End! Let’s mingle in a cosmopolitan atmosphere in a light music background. Welcome to stay for the club night!

Dress to impress (smart, business, glamorous). Government-issued ID is required for entry (no entry without ID). The club offers one welcome drink for guests arriving between 19:00 to 20:00. The welcome desk closes 21:00, please arrive until then (all late arrivals at or after 21:00 are 15 GBP guest price for everyone).

Make sure to sign up to benefit from the reduced guest list prices! You’re welcome to come with friends (15 GBP for guests if not signed up).


17/08/2017 |

Your weekend Transport information for London !!

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Events in central and east London

Until Sunday, the IAAF World Championships are taking place in Stratford and central London. Services to and from Stratford and key interchange stations will be busier than usual before and after the events.

Roads in the St James’s Park area in central London will be closed from 06:00 on Saturday until 05:00 on Monday, due to an event taking place on Sunday.

London Underground

Bakerloo line
On Sunday, there will be no service between Queen’s Park and Harrow & Wealdstone, due to Network Rail track work.

Circle line
There will be no service between Edgware Road and Hammersmith while we test new signalling and replace track at Latimer Road.

Hammersmith & City line
There will be no service between Edgware Road and Hammersmith while we test new signalling and replace track at Latimer Road.

London Overground

Tonight, Thursday, there will be no service between Sydenham and West Croydon after 22:30, due to Network Rail track work.

All weekend, there will be no service between Gospel Oak and Barking. This is while Network Rail carry out major works to enable new, longer trains to run from 2018.

On Sunday there will be no service between the following stations due to Network Rail track work:
• Euston and Watford Junction
• New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace/West Croydon

Buses

Bus users may be affected by the following this weekend. While we will try to maintain a good service, buses may be delayed or stop short of their normal destination:

South London – Until March next year, there are various lane closures on A23 Brixton Road between Camberwell New Road and Vassall Road. This is for utility works.

Bromley – Until early September, temporary traffic signals will be in place on A21 Bromley Common at the junction of Hayes Lane. This is for utility works.

London Bridge – From midnight on Friday night until 05:00 on Monday, Tooley Street will be closed in both directions between Borough High Street and Bermondsey Street. This is for Network Rail work.

Central London – From midday until 16:00 on Saturday, there will be delays to traffic and road closures on Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Pall Mall East, Trafalgar Square, and Whitehall. This is for a march.

Ealing – From 09:45 until 14:00 on Sunday, there will be delays to traffic and road closures in the area, including Uxbridge Road, Culmington Road, Mattock Lane and Chapel Road. This is for a procession.

Islington – From Wednesday until early November, A1 Islington High Street/Upper Street will be closed southbound between Liverpool Road and City Road. This is for Thames Water works.

Roads

Road users may be affected by the following this weekend:

South London – Until March next year, there are various lane closures on A23 Brixton Road between Camberwell New Road and Vassall Road. This is for utility works.

Bromley – Until early September, temporary traffic signals will be in place on A21 Bromley Common at the junction of Hayes Lane. This is for utility works.

London Bridge – From midnight on Friday night until 05:00 on Monday, Tooley Street will be closed in both directions between Borough High Street and Bermondsey Street. This is for Network Rail work.

Central London – From midday until 16:00 on Saturday, there will be delays to traffic and road closures on Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Pall Mall East, Trafalgar Square, and Whitehall. This is for a march.

Ealing – From 09:45 until 14:00 on Sunday, there will be delays to traffic and road closures in the area, including Uxbridge Road, Culmington Road, Mattock Lane and Chapel Road. This is for a procession.

Islington – From Wednesday until early November, A1 Islington High Street/Upper Street will be closed southbound between Liverpool Road and City Road. This is for Thames Water works.

Santander Cycles

The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:
South Quay West, Bourne Street, Foley Street, Sun Street and Cardinal Place for building works
Westfield Eastern Access Road, for site redevelopment
Rodney Street, for works
Montgomery Square, for site redevelopment

Enjoy your weekend and stay safe !!


11/08/2017 |

Bristol Summer Braai – The Riverside Inn

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EVENT DETAILS & LOCATION

Event Date 12-Aug-2017 12:00
Location The Riverside Inn

DATE: 29 July 2017

TIME: 12:00 till 17:00

VENUE: in the picnic area just past The Riverside Inn.

Boerewors, Braai Packs, Pap en Sous, soft drinks on sale

Bring your own drinks, salads, braiibroodjies,
games, and family and friends!

Fires ready from 1pm


09/08/2017 |

Your Transport report for the weekend … be safe out there !!

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From tomorrow, Friday, until Sunday 13 August, the IAAF World Championships will be taking place in Stratford and central London. Services to and from Stratford and key interchange stations will be busier than usual before and after the events. On Sundays 6 and 13 August, events will be taking place on closed roads in central London.

There will be delays to road journeys and road and bridge closures will be in place.

Special note:
Waterloo station improvement work. From this Saturday 5 to Monday 28 August, some Tube, rail and bus services in southwest London will be much busier than usual due to Network Rail’s improvement works at Waterloo station.

London Underground

Central line

Night Tube services will not stop at Bank on Saturday night/Sunday morning. This is while we carry out electrical works at the station.

Piccadilly line

Trains will not run between Acton Town and Uxbridge while we replace track at Alperton.

London Overground

Tonight, Thursday, there will be no service between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) after 22:30, due to Network Rail track work.

All weekend there will be no trains between the following stations:
• Gospel Oak and Barking. This is while Network Rail carry out major works to enable new, longer trains to run from 2018
• Willesden Junction and Shepherd’s Bush due to Network Rail infrastructure work

On Sunday there will be no service between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction while Network Rail carry out track work.

From Monday to Thursday next week, there will be no service between Sydenham and West Croydon after 22:30, due to Network Rail track work.

Buses

Bus users may be affected by the following this weekend. While we will try to maintain a good service, buses may be delayed or stop short of their normal destination:

City of London – Until the end of August, Aldersgate Street is closed southbound at the junction of Beech Street. This is for gas works.

Southwest London – From 07:00 on Saturday until 07:00 on Monday, Albert Bridge will be closed in both directions for maintenance works.

Wembley – From 14:30 until 23:30 on Saturday and from 11:00 until 18:00 on Sunday, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to events.

Roads

Road users may be affected by the following this weekend:

City of London – Until the end of August, Aldersgate Street is closed southbound at the junction of Beech Street. This is for gas works.

Southwest London – From 07:00 on Saturday until 07:00 on Monday, Albert Bridge will be closed in both directions for maintenance works.

Wembley – From 14:30 until 23:30 on Saturday and from 11:00 until 18:00 on Sunday, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to events.

Santander Cycles

The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:
• South Quay West, Bourne Street, Foley Street, Sun Street and Cardinal Place for building works
• Westfield Eastern Access Road, for site redevelopment
• Rodney Street, for works
• Devonshire Terrace, for site redevelopment
• The Guildhall, Bank of England, Queen Street, Queen Victoria Street, Somerset House, Tower Gardens, Embankment (Savoy), for an event


04/08/2017 |

One of our top picks in London – Hotel Lily

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Opposite Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, this hotel features rooms with private bathrooms at good rates. West Brompton tube (subway) station is only 92 m away, and Earls Court tube station is a 5-minute walk away.

Hotel Lily is less than a kilometer from Olympia Exhibition Centre.

All of the rooms with private bathrooms at Hotel Lily have TVs, telephones and tea/coffee facilities.

Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea FC is just under half a kilometer away.

Hammersmith and Fulham is a great choice for travelers interested in entertainment, parks and monuments.

Public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible) and costs GBP 20 per day.

Facilities available:
– Free WiFi
– Parking
– Family Rooms
– Non-Smoking Rooms
– On-site Parking
– 24-Hour Front Desk

To view more facilities at this venue, please click on the link below…..

Book your room at this Hotel now!

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04/08/2017 |
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