So some nice new sculptures have appeared on my brief walk to work (complete with shouty signs warning against clambering onto them)...crikey, is it really only 8 days until everything kicks off?
At Charing Cross they were handing out more leaflets...this time the useful advice is as follows -
- Don't go to London Bridge (go to Victoria or Blackfriars instead)
- If you must go to London Bridge don't use the Tube (either walk the full way to your office or use Borough Tube - a ten minute walk)
- Avoid getting your train home from London Bridge
- Don't even think about trying to get a train home from London Bridge at certain times and from certain platforms as they will be 'exit only'
- Expect to queue every day (allowing extra time) at London Bridge, Charing Cross, Cannon Street, Waterloo East, Victoria and St Pancras International
Okay...so I *could* go to Victoria (even though it's going to be busy too) and I *could* walk all the way to the office (I did it the other day for an off site meeting) but it took about 45 minutes. Not *ideal*...and really scraping around to try and follow these suggestions, yes, apparently I *can* avoid London Bridge completely - I can get a train to Charing Cross (and home again), but it involves going via *Tonbridge* - and the trains at that time of night/morning Tonbridge-Redhill are *hourly*, so if I miss my connection (or it's cancelled) that is one hell of a long commute...
So I think what I am going to do is just try doing exactly the same commute as normal (at least on the first couple of days) and see what happens, because frankly my two other *possible* options are fraught with probably *more* risk of being significantly late than standing in a queue of confused tourists at London Bridge...*he bravely speculates*...