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Perhaps a basic question but, when approaching London from M4 Motorway, how easy is it to pick up the South Circular Road?

I am fairly familiar with the route directly into the City Centre so any landmarks identifying the appropriate junction would be welcome.

Thanks, you lovely people.;)
 
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Chiswick roundabout,A406 North circular Southbound over Kew Bridge and voila the traffic jams of the a205. A suburban road linked together with road signs....to be avoided whenever possible. Best of luck!
Unfortunately can't avoid but thanks anyway.

From your description I know where you mean. Thanks for the quick response.(y)
 

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sounds like you are coming suspiciously close to me neck of the woods:cautious:




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sounds like you are coming suspiciously close to me neck of the woods:cautious:




:)
Heading for Crystal Palace CC site in order to visit the France Show at Olympia and spend the weekend in London with friends.

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Your route takes you into the London Low Emmision Zone. Best check that you are compliant as there are substantial fines if you are not.
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that is about the only way. unless you go via Vauxhall bridge, and up through Brixton.
 
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Your route takes you into the London Low Emmision Zone. Best check that you are compliant as there are substantial fines if you are not.
Brisey.
Much obliged.

Already checked with TfL website. Says compliant so will proceed, but thanks for the warning .
 

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Heading for Crystal Palace CC site in order to visit the France Show at Olympia and spend the weekend in London with friends.

Hate to say it but Abbey Wood is much easier to get to. The South Circular is my most hated road.
 
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Hate to say it but Abbey Wood is much easier to get to. The South Circular is my most hated road.
Yes, thanks for that but we had an unfortunate experience on the train into London from Abbey Wood a few years ago and said we wouldn't do it again.,

I intervened to protect a young girl being harassed by two youth and the whole thing turned nasty. No-one else on the train was willing to get involved, or help. No harm came to anybody but the rest of the journey was unpleasant, with not so subtle threats being made.

Although I know it can happen on any route it put us off.:mad:

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Yes, thanks for that but we had an unfortunate experience on the train into London from Abbey Wood a few years ago and said we wouldn't do it again.,

I intervened to protect a young girl being harassed by two youth and the whole thing turned nasty. No-one else on the train was willing to get involved, or help. No harm came to anybody but the rest of the journey was unpleasant, with not so subtle threats being made.

Although I know it can happen on any route it put us off.:mad:

Yes. Abbey Wood isn't the best area I must admit.
 

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From crystal palace site its a short walk to the CP triangle area with lots of bars and restaurants..

Personally ( we live close by) from the M4 -M25-A3 would be my route and we usually go this way....and will be this weekend as going to Swansea
 
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From crystal palace site its a short walk to the CP triangle area with lots of bars and restaurants..

Personally ( we live close by) from the M4 -M25-A3 would be my route and we usually go this way....and will be this weekend as going to Swansea
That sounds interesting. Can you expand on the route?
 

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Yes, thanks for that but we had an unfortunate experience on the train into London from Abbey Wood a few years ago and said we wouldn't do it again.,

I intervened to protect a young girl being harassed by two youth and the whole thing turned nasty. No-one else on the train was willing to get involved, or help. No harm came to anybody but the rest of the journey was unpleasant, with not so subtle threats being made.

Although I know it can happen on any route it put us off.:mad:

Goo don you for intervening. I'm sure the young lady was very grateful.

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From crystal palace site its a short walk to the CP triangle area with lots of bars and restaurants..

Personally ( we live close by) from the M4 -M25-A3 would be my route and we usually go this way....and will be this weekend as going to Swansea
Good idea, off M4 at m25 South to junction 10 a3 North right into town until Clapham Common (watch out for those bushes other Welsh visitors have had career ending encounters there) pick up South Circular and continue to Crystal Palace. Should be better.
 

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Good idea, off M4 at m25 South to junction 10 a3 North right into town until Clapham Common (watch out for those bushes other Welsh visitors have had career ending encounters there) pick up South Circular and continue to Crystal Palace. Should be better.

Yes that is it Zane, but what I do is: once on inner section of A3 having turned of M25 - head for Morden - Mitcham - Streatham - down london rd A23 - up Crown lane A214 - left on Crystal palace parade - you're there.

depending on time of day I sometimes just go wandsworth bridge to get to M4 but most times end up regretting it. I snake around back streets having lived here all my life... but that difficult to explain.
 
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Thanks, Judgemental.

I'll follow your suggested route. Have a good trip to Swansea.
 
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Yes that is it Zane, but what I do is: once on inner section of A3 having turned of M25 - head for Morden - Mitcham - Streatham - down london rd A23 - up Crown lane A214 - left on Crystal palace parade - you're there.

depending on time of day I sometimes just go wandsworth bridge to get to M4 but most times end up regretting it. I snake around back streets having lived here all my life... but that difficult to explain.
Can't be doing with that terrible trail through Morden, Mitcham etc. then can't be doing with South London in general and that's with one daughter in Crystal Palace and another in Balham. Give me the wide open spaces of Essex. (Easily pleased)
 

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Thanks, Judgemental.

I'll follow your suggested route. Have a good trip to Swansea.

Thanks, Up to Brecon beacons to visit family....Swansea Uni Monday for sons graduation :)

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Can't be doing with that terrible trail through Morden, Mitcham etc. then can't be doing with South London in general and that's with one daughter in Crystal Palace and another in Balham. Give me the wide open spaces of Essex. (Easily pleased)

Blimey.,,.Essex? Seen it on the telly (briefly) Dont tell me that people actually live there and it really exists!

Sounds like your daughters have better taste:D
 
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Next time your local let us know and if we are around I'll try and arrange some theatre tickets...;)
 

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