Thursday, 28 October 2010


On Wednesday we ambled across Hyde Park to Victoria Station to pick up train/bus maps and find out about Oyster Cards at the information centre there. The chap was very helpful said it would be cheaper to buy a Travel Card for £7.50 each so we can travel by Train, Underground, Tram or Bus anywhere in a day. We thought this was very good value and easy to use as you just show it to the machine as you enter and depart, anyway we will see how we get on!

IMG_0001 Paddington Station This is Paddington Station which is still under wraps as it’s restoration continues. There are fourteen platforms here and people are swarming in and out of here like ants all day long.   

IMG_0007 Barkleys Cycle Hire                IMG_0008 101








We noticed that there are many racks of these bicycles sponsored by Barkley’s for hire quite cheaply. They seem to be in use quite frequently by riders with nerves of steel weaving amongst the busy traffic.  I rather liked this round building, but wouldn’t want the bill for cleaning all the protruding windows. 

IMG_0018 Hyde Park Garden Mews    IMG_0006 London Eye          

On the left is the lovely cobbled lane that is Hyde Park Garden Mews. Once stables for horses and carriages, but now a very desirable place to live these days, as it is peaceful with no through traffic. The Millennium Wheel or London Eye was just visible in the distance from Hyde Park.                        

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