The New London Bus hit the streets today – the 38 running from Hackney to Pimlico’s Victoria Bus Station. The inaugural journey had the bus tailgated all the way by a Routemaster hired by the ‘Sack Boris’ group and daubed with banners decrying it as a vanity bus (the outlay of £11.37m has bought just eight prototype buses).
Sack Boris Bus
Journey reports are that on the upper deck it quickly became very stuffy, and condensation formed on the windows because the New Bus has fixed windows that cannot be opened, but if things become sweaty on a mild February day, the bus might be a less than pleasant place to be come summer. Once the bus reached Victoria it had to be ignominiously parked up whilst engineers tried to fix it’s software – but hey, that’s why we have prototypes!
Everyone knows how important local shops, restaurants, pubs, buses, trains and tube stations are to where you live. The key question when flat hunting is – “how far away are local amenities?” and – “can I walk to them?”.
In order to speed up hunting for a London Flat to rent it’s important to do your research online before you start the time consuming process of booking and attending viewings. Use Google and Google Streetview to look at the property, the street it is in, and how far it is to local amenities.
Fortunately there is a new facility to enable you to automate the process, and I’ve embedded it in this blog, so you can give it a spin.
Here is the amenity report for Pimlico Flats, as you can see we are just about in the top 10% of all locations for walkable amenities. You can put any address into the panel above to compare other locations to us. I am confident that you will find that Pimlico Flats is a better place to rent a Flat than 90% of all other locations in London.
From 26 June to 25 July, Oyster card and Freedom pass holders can enjoy sensational savings on a huge range of rail journeys from London terminus stations.
From fun by the seaside to cosy cultural trips, or simply an escape to the country, your day out could cost a lot less with an Oyster card or Freedom pass. Read on to discover some of the fantastic destinations on offer and get ready to get away!
With prices ranging from £5, £10, £15 and £20 you could be…
Catching some rays or some waves, on a trip to one of the South East’s coastal towns. Enjoying a spot of high culture at a reassuringly low price with some amazing savings on rail fares. Or go for some Big City fun with prices so sizzling they’ll make your ice cream melt!
£5 return: Brighton, Bognor Regis, Eastbourne, Littlehampton or Southend-on-Sea. £5 return: Arundel, Chichester, Dorking or Windsor. £10 return: Oxford or Cambridge. £15 return: Salisbury, Stratford-upon-Avon or Winchester . £15 return: Birmingham, Liverpool or Southampton. £20 return: Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff or Norwich.
Taking advantage of these super savings is simple and is open to anyone who holds a valid Oyster card or Freedom pass. All you need to do is:
1. Download a special rail voucher for each return rail journey.
2. Use your Oyster card or Freedom pass to reach the London terminal station and show your voucher at the booking office to receive your cheap rail ticket.
And that’s all there is to it! So for low-cost rail fares to a whole host of exciting destinations, your Oyster card could be just the ticket!