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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!

Find and Book your Cheap Flights here!


04/08/2017 |

Make sure that Stonehenge is on your list of places to go with the kids in Wiltshire.

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Located near Salisbury in the Wiltshire countryside, it is an iconic symbol of Britain and the South West. Any visit to the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site should include this world-famous Stone Circle.

Dating back 4,500 years, the true meaning of this awe-inspiring creation remains a mystery. Many theories have been put forward – who could have built it, when and for what purpose? Was it a temple for sun worship, a healing centre, a burial site or perhaps a huge calendar?

How did our ancestors carry the mighty stones from so far away and then, using only the most primitive of tools, build this amazing structure?

It appears that Stonehenge is not an isolated monument, but one part of an extraordinary landscape of early Neolithic, late Neolithic and early Bronze Age monuments, giving insight into ceremonial and mortuary practices at that time.

Two types of stone were used and brought from great distances – probably South Wales and near Marlborough, each stone weighing 2-5 tons. This makes the last remaining lintelled Stone Circle in the world a masterpiece of engineering.

For some it is a wonder of the world, for others a deeply spiritual place.

The visitor centre houses permanent and temporary exhibitions and goes some way to explaining the different theories, one being that it was a temple aligned with the sun’s movements. Atmospheric audio-visual experiences help to bring the past alive.

Children will be fascinated by the Neolithic Houses, imagining life at that time. There may also be demonstrations of ancient domestic skills. Families with older children in particular may enjoy exploring the ancient landscape surrounding Stonehenge so pack your walking boots and allow plenty of time for your visit.

Audio tours help visitors make the most of their visit. A free tour is available for download in advance or tours can be hired on arrival. There is an audio tour especially for families. Just see the website to find out more.

A free shuttle bus operates between the Visitor Centre and the Stones themselves. Advanced booking is recommended.

Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man.


02/08/2017 |

Bloomfield Court – Islington

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Bloomfield Court is located in London, 1.1 km from Emirates Stadium and 2.3 km from Islington.

The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom.

There is a shared kitchen at the property.

Camden Market is 2.7 km from Bloomfield Court, and King’s Cross Theatre is 2.9 km from the property. London City Airport is 12.9 km away.

No parking available.

Facilities available:
– Free WiFi
– Non-Smoking Rooms

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

Book your room at this Hotel now!

Find and Book your Cheap Flights here!


29/07/2017 |

Elephant Haus – One of our top picks in London.

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Situated less than 5 minutes’ walk from Elephant & Castle Tube station, Elephant Haus offers accommodation with high-speed WiFi. The London Eye is just 2.6 km away. Guests will also benefit from a rooftop terrace with views across the city.

Each guest room features en-suite facilities and a work desk.

You will find a shared lounge at the property. Laundry facilities are available for a minimal additional fee.

Ministry of Sound is just 1 km from Elephant Haus, whilst the Brixton Academy is just 4.2 km away. The shopping district of Oxford Street can be reached in just 20 minutes by Tube, while The British Museum is only 3.9 km away. The nearest airport is London City Airport, 10 km from Elephant Haus.

Southwark is a great choice for travelers interested in culture, monuments and history.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8 for a two-person trip.

This property is also rated for the best value in London! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

No parking available.

Facilities available:-
– Free WiFi
– Non-Smoking Rooms
– Facilities for Disabled Guests

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

Book your room at this Hotel now!

Find and Book your Cheap Flights here!


26/07/2017 |

Your weekend transport news for London !!

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Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 24-25 June, and also the following week. There are no closures affecting Tube lines. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, but please check if any of the following affect you.

London Overground
Tonight, Thursday, there will be no service between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) after 22:45, due to Network Rail track work.

On Sunday:
• Trains will not run between Gospel Oak and Barking. This is while Network Rail carry out major works to enable new, longer trains to run from 2018
• Until 09:30 there will be no service between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace/West Croydon for Network Rail track work
• Trains to/from Chingford will not stop at Bethnal Green due to Network Rail track work

TfL Rail
On Sunday, 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.

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 – From 08:00 until 20:00 on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June, there will be lane restrictions on Bishopsgate at the junction of Threadneedle Street. This is due to utility works.

Highbury – Until Monday 3 July, there will be lane restrictions on Highbury Corner gyratory. Also Highbury Place will be closed until late February 2018.

Westminster – From today, Thursday, until Wednesday 28 June, Bridge Street will be fully closed with traffic diverted via Lambeth Bridge. From Thursday 29 June until Wednesday 12 July, St. Margaret Street/Abingdon Street will be closed southbound, from Parliament Square. From Thursday 13 July until Saturday 29 July, St. Margaret Street/Abingdon Street will be closed northbound, up to Parliament Square. This is for resurfacing works.

Wembley – On Saturday 24 June, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to an event.

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

City of London – From 08:00 until 20:00 on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June, there will be lane restrictions on Bishopsgate at the junction of Threadneedle Street. This is due to utility works.

Highbury – Until Monday 3 July, there will be lane restrictions on Highbury Corner gyratory. Also Highbury Place will be closed until late February 2018.

Westminster – From today, Thursday, until Wednesday 28 June, Bridge Street will be fully closed with traffic diverted via Lambeth Bridge. From Thursday 29 June until Wednesday 12 July, St. Margaret Street/Abingdon Street will be closed southbound, from Parliament Square. From Thursday 13 July until Saturday 29 July, St. Margaret Street/Abingdon Street will be closed northbound, up to Parliament Square. This is for resurfacing works.
Wembley – On Saturday 24 June, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to an event.

Santander Cycles
The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:
South Quay West, Foley Street, Bourne Street, Sun Street and Cardinal Place, due to building works
Clerkenwell Green, for gas works
Westfield Eastern Access Road, for site redevelopment
Rodney Street, for works
Clifford Street, for footway works
Hyde Park Corner, Triangle Car Park and London Aquatic Centre due to an event


23/06/2017 |

Cambridge Mostyn Restaurant – Llandudno, Wales

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Traditional Welsh and South African Cuisine

The Welsh and South African links date back to the 1700’s and earlier. The Welsh were part of the original colonisation of South Africa and our shared passion and cultural values extend way beyond just good food, good beer and world class rugby !

Did you know there is another Llandudno located in Cape Town, South Africa?! Click here for more info!

Established on the site of one of the town’s oldest restaurants, Cambridge Mostyn is a breath of fresh air in Llandudno thanks to its innovative fusion of Welsh and South African cuisine. Awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for two years running, it might be the only restaurant where you can follow up Welsh pâté with a crocodile steak.

The revamped Cambridge Mostyn evening menu has proven a hit with visitors to the region, and is a treasure trove of unexpected specialities (monkey gland sauce anyone?!). Diners can enjoy classic Welsh staples like St David’s chicken (wrapped in bacon with a cream leek and mustard sauce), or embark on one of the ‘great meal adventures’ and sample exotic meats and game in dishes like the juicy ostrich fillet steak, tender kangaroo rogan josh, or succulent llama chipotle chilli burgers.

An extensive wine list is also available at Cambridge Mostyn restaurant in Llandudno, to go along with its delectable range of ice creams and liqueurs. The eclectic selection of food and drink is matched only by the diverse décor, which features influences from the savannah to the valleys.

Offering cuisines both local and exotic on the Welsh coast, Cambridge Mostyn is just an 8-minute walk from Llandudno Rail Station.


21/06/2017 |

Travel update to help you get around London this weekend.

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Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 17-18 June, and also the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, but please check if any of the following affect you.

Special note
Following the major fire in North Kensington yesterday, 14 June, certain roads in the immediate area remain closed and some bus services in the area will be affected until further notice. You are advised to avoid the immediate area and check before you travel.

London Underground
Circle line
Trains will not run between Edgware Road and Aldgate via Victoria. This is to allow for track and drainage replacement in the Earl’s Court area.

District line
All weekend there will be no service between the following stations, while we carry out track and drainage replacement work in the Earl’s Court area:
• South Kensington/Edgware Road and Ealing Broadway/Richmond/Wimbledon
• Earl’s Court and Kensington (Olympia)

Some Piccadilly line trains will call additionally at Ravenscourt Park, Stamford Brook, Turnham Green and Chiswick Park, approximately every 10 minutes.

London Overground
All weekend there will be no service between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace/West Croydon, for Network Rail track work.

On Sunday, there will be no service between the following stations:
• Gospel Oak and Barking, due to Network Rail major works to enable new, longer trains to run from 2018
• Willesden Junction and Richmond, due to Network Rail track work
• Wandsworth Road and Clapham Junction, 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 22:45, due to Network Rail track work.

DLR
All weekend, there will be no service between Poplar and Beckton, due to track work

TfL Rail
On Sunday, trains will not run between Gidea Park and Shenfield until 08:00. This is while Network Rail carry out track and station improvements as part of their Railway Upgrade Plan, as well as Crossrail construction 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:

Tulse Hill – Until 3 July, Norwood Road is closed southbound between Christchurch Road and Leigham Vale. This is for utility works.

Westminster – From 12:00 until 14:00 tomorrow, Friday, there will be delays to traffic on Whitehall southbound between Whitehall Place and Richmond Terrace. This is for a march.

Westminster – From 06:00 until 15:00 on Saturday, there will be various road closures in the area, including Horse Guards Road from 06:00, all roads within St James’s Park from 08:00, Whitehall (northbound) from 09:00 and in both directions from 10:20. There will also be short traffic holds on Buckingham Gate. This is for a ceremonial event.

Southwest London, Sutton and Surrey – From 05:00 until midday on Sunday, Nightingale Walk, Nightingale Lane, and Burntwood Lane will be closed. There will also be road closures in the Carshalton and Banstead areas. This is for a sporting event.

Chelsea – From 08:00 until 17:00 on Sunday, Chelsea Bridge Road will be closed northbound at the junction of Ebury Bridge Road. This is for resurfacing works.

Westminster – From 08:00 until 12:30 on Sunday, Whitehall will be closed. This is for a ceremonial event.

Central London – From 11:00 until 17:30 on Sunday, there will be delays to traffic on Park Lane, Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly, Haymarket and Pall Mall East. Park Lane southbound, Shaftesbury Avenue westbound from Cambridge Circus, and Piccadilly Underpass eastbound will be closed. This is for a procession.

Central London – From 15:00 until 19:00 on Sunday, there will be delays to traffic on roads including Portland Place, Regent Street, Oxford Street, New Bond Street, and Grosvenor Street and Square. This is for a march.

Central London – From 17:30 until 18:45 on Sunday, there will be delays to traffic on roads including Beak Street, Great Marlborough Street, Regent Street, Hanover Street and Square, Holles Street, Henrietta Place, Wimpole Street, New Cavendish Street, and Thayer Street. This is for a procession.

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

Tulse Hill – Until 3 July, Norwood Road is closed southbound between Christchurch Road and Leigham Vale. This is for utility works.

Westminster – From 12:00 until 14:00 tomorrow, Friday, there will be delays to traffic on Whitehall southbound between Whitehall Place and Richmond Terrace. This is for a march.

Westminster – From 06:00 until 15:00 on Saturday, there will be various road closures in the area, including Horse Guards Road from 06:00, all roads within St James’s Park from 08:00, Whitehall (northbound) from 09:00 and in both directions from 10:20. There will also be short traffic holds on Buckingham Gate. This is for a ceremonial event.

Southwest London, Sutton and Surrey – From 05:00 until midday on Sunday, Nightingale Walk, Nightingale Lane, and Burntwood Lane will be closed. There will also be road closures in the Carshalton and Banstead areas. This is for a sporting event.

Chelsea – From 08:00 until 17:00 on Sunday, Chelsea Bridge Road will be closed northbound at the junction of Ebury Bridge Road. This is for resurfacing works.

Westminster – From 08:00 until 12:30 on Sunday, Whitehall will be closed. This is for a ceremonial event.

Central London – From 11:00 until 17:30 on Sunday, there will be delays to traffic on Park Lane, Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly, Haymarket and Pall Mall East. Park Lane southbound, Shaftesbury Avenue westbound from Cambridge Circus, and Piccadilly Underpass eastbound will be closed. This is for a procession.

Central London – From 15:00 until 19:00 on Sunday, there will be delays to traffic on roads including Portland Place, Regent Street, Oxford Street, New Bond Street, and Grosvenor Street and Square. This is for a march.

Central London – From 17:30 until 18:45 on Sunday, there will be delays to traffic on roads including Beak Street, Great Marlborough Street, Regent Street, Hanover Street and Square, Holles Street, Henrietta Place, Wimpole Street, New Cavendish Street, and Thayer Street. This is for a procession.

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


16/06/2017 |
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