South London Outing
Saturday 30th October 2010
Wandsworth. SW19 6SP 8 bells, 15 cwt 9.45 - 10.30 TQ241740
Cars can be left at Holy Trinity for the day or parked in nearby streets if there isn't enough car parking space. Some printed maps might be available on the day to help with navigating between towers by public transport and walking. Bus to Putney: Cross Beaumont Road to Bus Stop PP on West Hill (southbound side). Take Route Bus 39 to Putney Bridge Station. Buses leave 10:26, 10:29 and 10:37 and take about 25 minutes. Or you can walk to St Mary's Putney (1.2 miles) which also takes about 25 minutes.

Putney. SW15 1SN 8 bells, 13 cwt 11.00 - 11.45 TQ242756
Bus to The Drafthouse Westbridge: Walk to bus stop S on Putney bridge (northbound side). Catch Route Bus 22 towards Piccadilly Circus. Buses are every 7 to 8 mins. 20 minute journey to stop QT Chelsea, Beaufort Street (bus stop on Kings Road). Walk south down Beaufort Street, across Battersea Bridge and carry on down Battersea Bridge Road to the pub - 10 mins.

Lunch - The Drafthouse Westbridge, 74-76 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 3AG

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The lunch order will be phoned through during the morning as usual and be requested to be served at 1.00 pm. A recent press review: "With 17 draught beers and 50 bottled beers from all over the world, the second Draft House – the first is on Northcote Road in Clapham - is a truly extraordinary experience for anyone with even a fleeting interest in ale. Add to this great food and friendly, knowledgeable staff and Draft House Westbridge is sure to have you coming back again and again." After lunch, walk back along Battersea Bridge Road and turn left into Battersea Church Road to Battersea church (about 7 minutes).

Battersea. SW11 3NA 8 bells, 13 cwt 2.20 - 3.05 TQ268769
Bus to Clapham Common: Walk back to Battersea Bridge Road to Bus Stop BE (southbound) and take Route Bus 345 towards Clapham Common. Buses leave every 7 to 8 minutes. Journey time should be about 25 minutes but there are road works along this route and it may take a little longer. Leave the bus at Stop Y (junction between Long Road and Rookery Road). Walk along Rookery Road to the church.

Clapham, Holy Trinity. SW4 0QZ 6 bells, 6 cwt 3.50 - 4.30 TQ292754
Walk to Clapham RC (about 5 minutes). It might be possible to buy drinks and snacks on this walk, but please don't be too late at St Mary's!

Clapham, St Mary's. SW4 7AP 8 bells, 9 cwt 4.45 - 5.30 TQ295753

All towers confirmed.

Please click on each tower name above to see instructions for car travel, parking, tower entry details and facilities from the Surrey Association website.

A bing map showing the location of all Surrey Association towers is here

For those taking a bus to Wandsworth back to their car: Walk to Clapham Common South Side Bus Stop K and take the Route Bus 37 towards Putney Heath / Green Man. Buses leave every 5 to 10 mins and the journey time is about 40 to 45 minutes. Leave the bus at Putney Heath/Green Man (Bus Stop A) and walk for 7 mins south on Putney Hill turning left into Putney Heath Lane back to Holy Trinity, West Hill. Or a group could catch a taxi, or maybe a lift with anyone who drove during the day. Some might like to gather in a pub or restaurant for refreshments before heading home. This can be discussed at the time. How about a Gin & Tonic (G'n'T) to mark the start of GMT? With the clocks going back tonight, there's an extra hour in bed to recover from the day.

There are several options for travel: you can bring your car and drive from tower to tower; or drive to Wandsworth, leave it there, and return there at the end of the day to collect it, going from tower to tower by public transport or on foot; or you can leave your car at home and come up to London by train. (NB Senior bus passes are valid on London local buses.)

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