Sunday, April 6, 2014

04d Bus Routes near Trafalgar Square


Where is the stop for my bus?
This post was designed (in 2012), to offer the many destinations available by way of the many buses that stop near Trafalgar Square.




These Bus Routes take you to nearly every corner of London, and for the distant places not directly available, one connection should do the trick.
Bus 3, 2 stops southbound, one stop northbound.
Bus 
6, 3 stops northbound, 2 stops eastbound.
Bus 
9, 3 stops westbound, 2 stops eastbound.
Bus 
11, 3 stops westbound, one stop eastbound
Bus 
12, 2 stops southbound, one stop northbound.
Bus 
13, 3 stops westbound, 2 stops eastbound.
Bus 
15, 2 stops eastbound, 3 stops going Northwest
Bus 
23, (24 hr.), 2 stops eastbound, 3 stops going Northwest
Bus 24, (24 hr.), one stop going Northeast, 2 stops southbound
Bus 29, starts at C
Bus 53, (24 hr.), starts at P
Bus 87, one stop eastbound, three stops going Southwest,
Bus 88, (24 hr.), one stop northbound, two stops southbound.
Bus 91, starts at X, 2nd stop at F
Bus 139, (24 hr.), 2 stops going SE, 3 stops going NW
Bus 159, one stop westbound, two stops southbound.
Bus 176, (24 hr.), one stop southbound, three stops northbound.
Bus 388, starts at U
Bus 453, (24 hr.), one northbound, two stops going SE

Check your local bus map and see if any of these routes are located near you. If not, check the Journey planner, (http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/user/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en ), for the easiest connection.
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extra notes
6, 9, 13, 87, all going to Aldwych
15 and 23 have similar stops thru the core.
11 also has similar stops with 23, east of Traflagar, and all the way to LSS with 15
24 and 29 have similar stops between here and Camden Town.
24, from Pink Floyd to Camden Town, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Buses_route_24
The Bus Centres around Trafalgar Square are…
Aldwych, from where… Holborn, Mansion House, Bank, from where…
& Waterloo Rd.. from where…
Parliament Square, from where… Victoria Stn,
PC, from where… HPC, and OC, from where… MA
TCR
Why are there 10 route stops at ‘T’ and only one at ‘S’
Are there any actual stops at Y and Z ?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

0.8 The South End of the Square


At the very southern end of Trafalgar Square stands an Equestrian Statue of Charles I. This Statue was created during his reign and was ordered destroyed by the Authority that followed his demise and the Civil War. The man commissioned to do this is believed to have confirmed its destruction, and collected some funds for that service. It is believed that, like so many of the time, he was neutral enough to have secured the Contract, but Loyal enough, or appreciative of the craftsmanship, that his "destruction" was simply a burial in the garden of his property. It emerged shortly after the Restoration, and was incorporated into Nash's urban renewel that gave birth to the Square.

As we find ourselves in the middle of the traffic roundabout that is the functional centre of the metropolis, between Whitehall, a busy road to the south, and centre of the Kingdom's Administration, Admiralty Arch and The Mall that extends SW to Buckingham Palace, Cockspur Street and Pall Mall that gives access to the West, Charing Cross Road that leads north, the Strand, (that old road along the north shore of the River Thames) towards the City of London, and Northumberland Avenue, a short and bustling thoroughfare to the river, we see a man on a horse. Here stands the famous statue of Charles I. It stands on the same ground were stood Edward I's Eleanor Cross. There is great history, right here. It is an intersection of roads that predate the roman roads. There was an ancient fishing village near here that gave us the name Charing. It is here that the distance to London is measured, throughout the UK, despite the fact that it is Westminster, not London. The man on the horse appear to cast a long look down Whitehall as if to see his execution taking place on a platform adjacent to the Royal Banqueting House. And here, as seen in this photo, is the great Square dedicated to the most victorious, illustrious and heroic Admiral Horatio Nelson, and his last battle, at which the English destroyed Napoleon's larger navy, and ended the Emperor’s imminent invasion efforts. And it is in this Square where the English gather for great celebrations, and important demonstrations. And finally, in the day to day life of the world's greatest city, this is the heart of the most significant Transport system, bar none. I should add that 7 million tourists come here, each year, to watch and photograph their children, climbing on Landseer's Lions and ducking and dodging hungry pigeons. Priceless!

Friday, September 16, 2011

0.11b a map of the square

I found this map on the website http://mappery.com/ , and also http://mappery.com/city-maps-London, and http://mappery.com/Trafalgar-Square-Map.
What I like about this map is that it shows, in a general way, the roads into the neighbourhoods that surround the great square. It also offers some very practical information. There are many things missing, such as public washrooms, and the coffee shop that are located on the north side of the main plaza, in the heart of the Square. An important 'Legend' omission is that the little red dots represent bus stops. to get details, check TFL area map pdf; http://www.journeyplanner.org/Download/EnvMaps/tfl/TK_CharingCross.pdf

Friday, April 1, 2011

3.8 Albertville

With the Royal wedding fast approaching, and with some interest generated by the film, 'The King’s Speech', it would be prudent to talk of this community of grand Institutions, located south of the Albert Memorial and Royal Albert Hall, which I like to call “Albertville”.

I hope you do not think it too cheesy that I have stepped on the tows of, (actually attempting to behead), Albertopolis. I have done this only because I like to save a couple of syllables whenever I can. So yes, I am cheating the clever person who first coined that phrase. Therefore, anything that is Albertville, is actually "Albertopolis".

No matter, it is all in the name of Prince Albert, who was an essential element in the transition from the Industrial Revolution, into the era of Technical innovation. A visionary in the battle against the forces of ignorance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albertopolis

http://www.architecture.com/LibraryDrawingsAndPhotographs/Albertopolis/Albertopolis.aspx

http://www.architecture.com/WhatsOn/Exhibitions/OnlineExhibitions/Albertopolis/Albertopolis.aspx

http://www.chr.org.uk/Museums/albertopolis2.htm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/albertopolis/

http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-alb1.htm

http://www.mindposts.com/uncategorized/albertopolis-cathedrals-of-enlightenment

Cheers, and enjoy the wealth of Human achievement that has been assembled here, for your enrichment.


PS: another decent 'Royal' movie of late is "The Young Victoria",

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Young_Victoria


The Google Art Project

A great new way to get into the gallery from you home computer.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Websites

National Health System, London, NHS - http://www.london.nhs.uk/

Weather - http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/8

exchange converter - http://www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi

London Transport - http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_for_London

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/modesoftransport/1548.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Buses

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bus_routes_in_London

Interactive Map - http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/im/SI-T.html

Journey Planner - http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/user/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en

Buses - http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/

www.tfl.gov.uk/busmaps

NationalRail - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/en/pj/fa0#ttt

General Information

Visit London - http://www.visitlondon.com/

Support site - http://www.visitlondon.com/tubeguru/

http://wikimapia.org/country/United_Kingdom/England/London/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London

BBC h2g2 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A2408690

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g186338-London_England-Vacations.html

Google Map of London – http://maps.google.com/maps?client=safari&rls=en-us&q=London,+U.K.,+W1J+7BN&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&um=1&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title

recommended Hotels, nice, more expensive than I like, but excellent location

The Rubens: 39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS

The Fleming W1J 7BN, http://www.flemings-mayfair.co.uk/foodanddrink/entertaining.php

Good sites offering significant points of interest

London Gardens Trust - http://www.londongardenstrust.org/

Open house - http://www.opensquares.org/

London Black Cabs - http://www.londonblackcabs.co.uk/

http://www.20thcenturylondon.org.uk/server.php?show=nav.14

UTILITY

weather - http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/03772.html

climate - http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/city_guides/results.shtml?tt=TT003790|title=Average

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/UKXX0085?from=36hr_bottomnav_business

Timeout – the best guide to what is going on - http://www.timeout.com/london/

http://www.timeout.com/shop/browse/

Government

http://www.london.gov.uk/

http://www.london.gov.uk/gla/

http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor/

http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/

http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/about_us/

http://www.london.gov.uk/london/links.jsp to the Boroughs and Cities

http://www.london.gov.uk/london-life/

http://www.london.gov.uk/london-life/city-government/boroughs.jsp

http://www.london.gov.uk/london-life/business-and-jobs/financial-centre.jsp

Parliament - http://www.parliament.uk/

http://www.parliament.uk/about/history/building.cfm

http://www.parliament.uk/parliament/guide/palace.htm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/96021.stm

http://londonarchitecture.co.uk/Building/304/Parliament.php

Royal - http://www.royal.gov.uk/ Palaces - http://www.hrp.org.uk/

Parks - http://www.royalparks.org.uk/

http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/

The PMO - http://www.number10.gov.uk/

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-the-fco/history-and-buildings/

The Commonwealth - http://www.thecommonwealth.org/

MOD - http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/home

the Office of Public Sector Information - http://www.opsi.gov.uk/

http://www.opsi.gov.uk/about/index.htm

the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) is at the heart of information policy, setting standards, delivering access and encouraging the re-use of public sector information.

Also for info - http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/

Statistics - http://www.statistics.gov.uk/default.asp

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=8271&More=Y

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/census2001/profiles/H-A.asp

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/census2001/profiles/H-A.asp#ethnic

http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do;jsessionid=ac1f930c30d7806d48f776d14b1a8433a338f360ca85?a=3&b=276743&c=London&d=13&e=13&g=325264&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1240061772185&enc=1&dsFamilyId=1812&nsjs=true&nsck=true&nssvg=false&nswid=1131

http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do;jsessionid=ac1f930c30d702e41433012c40c58ea7fff6fec35542?a=3&b=6059498&c=london&d=81&e=13&g=336453&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1240138161536&enc=1&dsFamilyId=1812&nsjs=true&nsck=true&nssvg=false&nswid=1131

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=384

population density map - http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_population/regional_snapshot/RS_Lon.pdf

http://www.ippr.org.uk/publicationsandreports/publication.asp?id=308

The UK Honours System - http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/UKgovernment/Honoursawardsandmedals/index.htm

wales - http://wales.gov.uk/?lang=en

Southest England Population by Area from 1891 - http://www.demographia.com/dm-lonarea.htm

Government Office, London - http://www.gos.gov.uk/gol/factgol/London/?a=42496

Restaurant Guides

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g186338-London_England.html

http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guides/europe/britain/england/london/restaurants.html

http://www.sugarvine.com/london/

http://www.restaurant-guide.com/uk+london.htm

http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/restaurants.aspx

http://www.london-restaurants.com/london.htm

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/restaurants/

http://london.diningguide.com/

http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/restaurants/cheap-restaurants-in-central-london-recommended-london-2330.html

http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/restaurants/restaurant-710.php

http://www.londoneats.com/news/pastareas.asp?whichArea=Fleet%20Street

http://www.qype.co.uk/uki12-london-blackfriars/search/coffee

http://www.ricksteves.com/tvr/pledge/classic/lon_eat.htm

http://www.squaremeal.co.uk/

http://www.london-eating.co.uk/

PUBS

http://www.pubs.com/

Beer in the Evening - http://www.beerintheevening.com/

Fancy a pint - http://www.fancyapint.com/ - http://www.fancyapint.com/area/mz_D_00000.php

http://www.londondrinker.org.uk/

http://www.pubnetwork.com/london/W1%20Soho%20Mary.htm

http://www.pubnetwork.com/london/London%20Links.htm

http://www.fluidfoundation.com/

http://trustedplaces.com/

http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/22860/

http://www.londonpubclub.co.uk/lpcweb/mth16/pc16-summary.htm

Real Ale - http://www.camra.org.uk/

http://www.camranorthlondon.org.uk/ldbf/

BBC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/ - http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/london/hi/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/legacies/index.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/legacies/heritage/england/london/

Museums

Museum of London - http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English/

Support site - http://www.molas.org.uk/

http://www.britishmuseum.org/

Imperial War Museum - http://www.iwm.org.uk/

art

http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

http://www.npg.org.uk/

http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/

http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/

http://www.londonnet.co.uk/museums/

Tourist Attractions

London Eye - http://www.londoneye.com/

http://www.madametussauds.com/London/About.aspx

Tourists

The Original London Sightseeing Bus - http://www.theoriginaltour.com/ , Map - http://www.theoriginaltour.com/files/cukdyaghyu.pdf

History

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.00100200800k00800f

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English/EventsExhibitions/Permanent/RomanLondon.htm

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English/EventsExhibitions/Past/MissingLink/Themes/TML_themes_Lundenwic.htm

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English/Collections/Onlineresources/RWWC/themes/1295/1288

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/edward_confessor.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/normans/1066_06.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/richard_ii_king.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A1111339

http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/H/history/plague/story.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/civil_war_revolution/after_fire_02.shtml

http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/H/history/i-m/london4.html

http://www.london.gov.uk/trafalgarsquare/history/index.jsp

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/local_history/city/street_03.shtml?publichouses

http://www.timeref.com/google.htm

http://www.theheritagetrail.co.uk/Maps/london_county.htm

more history

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Houghton_(martyr)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Charterhouse

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/1307bruce.html

Tyburn Convent, 8 Hyde Park Place, London W2 2LJ . England

http://www.tyburnconvent.org.uk/home/index.html

equestrian statue of Edward VII, London

http://www.rupertharris.com/final/public_sculpture/list_public2.php

very interesting – check it out

some places of Interest

St James, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spencer_House_(St._James's,_London,_England)

St James Church, Piccadilly, http://www.st-james-piccadilly.org/

http://www.st-james-piccadilly.org/History.html

photo sites

http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=all&q=London&m=text

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sizemore/sets/72157594528543250/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/in_pictures/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/in_pictures/viewsoflondon/aerial_photos/

http://www.panoramio.com/map/#lt=51.478496&ln=-0.139046&z=9&k=2

http://www.londonphotos.org/

http://www.photolondon.org.uk/

http://londondailyphoto.blogspot.com/

Images of England - http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/

Libraries

http://www.bl.uk/

http://www.londonlibrary.co.uk/

Westminster Libraries and Archives

http://www.westminster.gov.uk/services/libraries/

http://www.westminster.gov.uk/services/libraries/archives/

Research

http://www.findagrave.com/

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2411

Media

Newspapers

The Guardian - http://www.guardian.co.uk/, Money - http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/

Independent - http://www.independent.co.uk/

Telegraph - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/

Television

BBC entertainment - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/default.stm

Religion

http://www.cofe.anglican.org/

St Paul’s Cathedral website - http://www.stpauls.co.uk/

Lambeth Palace Library - http://www.lambethpalacelibrary.org/

Dean and Chapter of Westminster (Abbey) - http://www.westminster-abbey.org/

Westminster Cathedral - http://www.westminstercathedral.org.uk/home.html

Sports

The 2012 Olympics

http://www.olympic.org/uk/news/media_centre/press_release_uk.asp?id=1410

http://www.alarm-uk.org/pdf/Janet%20Goodland.pdf

The 1908 Olympics

http://www.olympic.org/uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1908

The 1948 Olympics

http://www.olympic.org/uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1948

Commonwealth Games Federation

http://www.thecgf.com/countries/intro.asp?loc=ENG

The FA - http://www.thefa.com/

http://www.thefa.com/TheFACup/

Eleven Professional football teams:*

Arsenal, Brentford, Charlton Athletic, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Leyton Orient, Millwall, Queens Park Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United *excludes Watford which is strictly outside the London borders and Barnet who have recently gained promotion to the football league. Source:Visit London

The Rugby Football Union

http://www.rfu.com/index.htm

Guinness Premiership. Premier Rugby

http://www.guinnesspremiership.com/10818_437.php

http://www.rfu.com/microsites/twickenham/index.cfm?StoryID=14822

Wembley National Stadium Limited.

http://www.wembleystadium.com/GloriousPast/greatmoments/1steverwembleyFACupFinal.htm

http://www.wembleystadium.com/pressbox/presspack/factsandFigures.htm

Marylebone Cricket Club

http://www.lords.org/lords-ground/about-lords/

http://www.lords.org/latest-news/top-stories/

Surrey County Cricket Club

http://www.surreycricket.com/the-brit-oval

The All England Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC), http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/index.html

the Flora London Marathon, http://www.london-marathon.co.uk/site/

the Boat Race, http://www.theboatrace.org/, http://www.theboatrace.org/article/image/700/full.jpg

Horse Racing Tracks

Epsom (home to The Derby),

Kempton Park and

Sandown Park Source:Visit London

Auto Race Tracks

Higher Education

Twenty Four Universities and Colleges:* List - http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/education/article4910798.ece

Some 350,000 students study in London *University of London consists of 18 individual collegesSource:London Higher

City University London - http://www.city.ac.uk/

The University of London

http://www.london.ac.uk/colleges_institutes.html

http://www.london.ac.uk/aboutus

University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
UK

http://www.londonexternal.ac.uk/prospective_students/undergraduate/holloway/history/academic.shtml

School of Oriental and African Studies

Part of the University of London, SOAS is the world's leading centre for the study of a highly diverse range of subjects concerned with Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

http://www.soas.ac.uk/

London School of Economics, http://www.lse.ac.uk/

London Metropolitan University, http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/

Royal Academy of Music

http://www.ram.ac.uk/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews/reports/subjectlevel/q94_95_textonly.htm

Royal Academy of Music Museum

http://www.ram.ac.uk/facilitiesandcollections/Pages/default.aspx

Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H OAL, http://www.ioe.ac.uk/


Maps/History - http://www.victorianlondon.org/frame-maps.htm

some random stuff

Runnymede

http://www.cwgc.org/admin/files/cwgc_runnymede.pdf

http://www.ww1cemeteries.com/british_cemeteries_memorials/runnymede_air_memorial.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Forces_Memorial

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/page2655.asp

AIR FORCES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING

http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.23270/fromUkniwmSearch/1

http://www.cwgc.org/admin/files/United%20Kingdom.pdf

http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyshield/sets/72157603861005556/

Utility

Street Sensation, http://www.streetsensation.co.uk/stjames/picc_intro.htm

Buses - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bus_routes_in_London

http://www.londonbusroutes.net/routes.htm

for Theatre

http://www.thisistheatre.com/londontheatre/

Good Blogs

Londonist

http://www.londonist.com/

http://www.londonist.com/archives/londonist_loves/

http://lndn.blogspot.com/

http://www.londonlandscape.gre.ac.uk/

http://www.londonlandscape.gre.ac.uk/lguide/listof1.htm

directly related

http://www.gardenvisit.com/

http://www.gardenvisit.com/landscape/

http://www.gardenvisit.com/landscape/london/

http://www.gardenvisit.com/landscape/london/lguide/