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2008/09/15 Purley to Victoria Station to Victoria Coach Station to Heathrow

Coming from Purley in South London, the train to Victoria Station connecting at the Victoria Coach Station to Heathrow made sense.
Like many travellers, I’ve taken the Heathrow Express from the airport to Paddington Station in central London.  However, Paddington is in the north side of London, and I was visiting on the south side.  Starting out from Purley Station, I decided to experiment with another route.

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I took the train north towards Victoria Station.

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The northbound rail tracks pass over some east-west lines.

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The route goes by a power station.

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Approaching Victoria Station, tracks began to converge. Continue reading2008/09/15 Purley to Victoria Station to Victoria Coach Station to Heathrow

2008/09/14 Market in Croydon, dining in Purley

Scott and I went shopping at the Surrey Street Market in Croydon, so that I could prepare for a dinner party at their home.
Purley is a suburb south of London.  Since Scott and Greg hosted me at their home, I offered to cook dinner for them.  To go shopping for supplies, Scott accompanied me, and we walked over to the bus stop.

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Greg thought the best shopping would be in Croydon.  The bus took a route direct to the city centre, and then drove around some one way streets before dropping us off just north of the Croydon Flyover.

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I waited on the street while Scott stopped in a store to buy a few household supplies.

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A few blocks north, we came to a fork in the road at the entry to the Surrey Street Market.

DI_20080913 072834 Croydon SurreyStreet market

This market has a history serving the neighbourhood going back centuries. Continue reading2008/09/14 Market in Croydon, dining in Purley

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