London May Help please

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  1. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

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    We are planning to go to London in May, we can not go into the Lez zone, so looking at staying at CCC Chertsey site for a week then going to the Winsor area so CL's CS's or any suggestions.

    Not been to London for many a year so any helpful suggestions woud be useful.

    1. Transport, what is the Oyster card and is it worth it.

    2. the train is one and half miles from churtsey site any ideas of anywhere nearer.

    Any info would be good. thanks
     
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    The oyster card is a pre-payment card, for use on Londons buses and tubes. I think they are a weekly travel card but much cheaper than buying tickets each time you travel.
    Chertsey is the nearest site to Windsor and Hampton Court that has full facilities that I know of.
     
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    Cripes Carol... going to London in May?

    I suppose you two want Cup Final tickets too then...

    JJ:Cool:
     
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    We use Walton on Thames CCC but it hasnt got full facilities ( no shower/loo block) Nearest Station is Hersham - nearer than Chertsy to a station but still a walk! Bus stop nearer will take you to Esher station or Hampton Court or Thames Ditton.

    Theres a CL near to Dorney Lake we looked at when we hoped to go to Olympic rowing - but again no facilities!

    we keep an oyster card topped up for trips into London ( you can use it from Thames Ditton station but not the others) its cheaper and very convenient
    Transport for london website tells you how to buy them
     
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    We had the same issue with the low emission zone as we are going to London for the Prudential Ride london event on 3rd and 4th August. It is not near Windsor but the site we picked is Lee Valley at Chingford as it is just outside the low emission zone and has a nice easy cycle route into London partly along a canal path. It also has good transport links to the centre of London too so bus and tube would be easy. I have added a link below in case you can't find anything nearer to Windsor. :BigGrin:

    http://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/where-to-stay-and-short-breaks/sewardstone-campsite/
     
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    The Oyster makes bus journeys much cheaper .:Cool:
    If you get time walk along the South Bank which will take you up to the Tate and you will be able to walk over the millenium bridge to St Pauls . If you continue to walk past the Tate this will take you to Borough market (Open Fri,Sat,) lots of food stalls , free nibbles & pubs. The market itself has a great atmosphere . Southwark Cathedral is right by the market and is beautiful. Also the Shard is a few minutes away from the market.
    Keep walking on the South bank and this will take you to Tower Bridge .
    I'm not sure if you will be up to walking but if you are then an Oyster card comes in handy for when you get tired .
    If you want to experience the tube , the Jubilee line will take you Stratford (shopping) of Canary Wharf which I enjoy walking round. This line will also enable you to get off at Wesminister and everything is a short walk from there, St James's Park, Buckingham Palace .
    To be honest there is so much to see/do , planning will be needed :Eeek:
    Enjoy yourself and if you get lost as they say ask a policeman :thumb:
     
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    boy am glad i kept my petrol motorhome. it is only 3.5 ton. so i can still vist my friends in london.and park in there drive.:BigGrin:
     
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    Thanks just the kind of information I am looking for, now I have found the print tool for individual posts will print this off. :thumb:
     
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    Is that entirely wise at your age ?
     
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    Thanks for that will check it out.:Smile:
     
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    OOii cheeky...........Morocco is on the cards for next year so got to get these things in while we can :Eeek:
     
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    Carol

    An oyster is a must for travelling in London if you are not going to be buying one day travel cards. The cost without an oyster is nearly twice as much.

    Sonja
     
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    Hi Carol, have a look at the Transport for London website. Lots of information about the Oyster Card and Travel Cards. There is also a very good journey planner as well.

    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

    Brisey.
     
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    I forgot to mention, if you want to get a good view of london along the river at night then you will need to be on Waterloo bridge. Wait until its dark and the views of the London Eye, houses of parliment/Big Ben , the finanacial city are all fantastic to see from the bridge . Enjoy:thumb:
     
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    Remember if you have a bus pass (sorry I don't know how old you are) then bus travel is free in London.

    We recently stayed in the CC Crystal Palace site and caught the bus into London every day, free.

    But this site may not be helpful to you as I think it is inside the LEZ.
     
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    Hey, Morocco is civilised. London, well it's full of foreigners, innit.

    Must talk Morocco over the WE. I fancy returning, Dinah doesn't.
     
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    I like Chertsey.

    Come out of the site and turn left and there is a pub/restaurant that gives 20% discount upon production of your site receipt:thumb:

    Or keep going over the bridge and then cross the road onto the banks of the Thames. Lovely walk to another pub on the lock.
     
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    Your very kind :Smile: but I am old enough,but our bus passes are Welsh we live on the boarder so they won't work Cystal Palace would have been our first choice but its in the Lez zone so can not use it, many years ago used it and found it good.
     
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    Sounds good, but would we be able to get back to the site at night, I am really looking forward to it, must be 20 years since I last went to London.
     
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