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A successful train journey into London Charring Cross where I was met with a wheelchair ramp – excellent so far 😁

A few pictures along the way.

After trying to book an Uber four times without success, I decided to hop on the next northerly bound bus outside the station. This would get me closer to Colindale and hopefully more chance of an Uber as it is a much quicker journey.

The difference is of course that from CharringX to Golders Green is about a 1.5 hour trip not counting in home-time traffic 😱.

I will definitely be late for dinner

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Second stage of my trip to the capital is taking a train from New Eltham in SE London to Charring Cross on the train and then I will probably get an Uber to Colindale to save time and energy.

I have NO idea how easy it is to get on a SE train???

Report to follow.

A bit of crochet on the siding whilst I wait for my carriage.

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Not at my destination of Sidcup yet, but having a quick break at TomTom Coffee house on the corner of zenith and Elizabeth streets near Victoria bus station.

The tea shop across from me is incredible….

Now to enjoy my coffee and order an Uber.

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And so the adventure begins…..

Five days away from home on my own. Taking a coach from Warrington to London Victoria and from there I have to get to Sidcup somehow – maybe a train, a bus or an Uber.

First coach trip and they have managed to stow my wheelchair without any problems – a good start 😄👍 Front row seats mean I can’t miss any of the trip and the knitting and crochet will keep me entertained.

#OnTheRoadAgain #HaveWheelchairWillTravel #MeAndMyTrustyK2 #TravelsWithTrekinetic #heskethemporium #wp @trekinetic @flixbus

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After fighting our way across London and eventually finding a parking (on a double yellow line with my blue badge permit), we arrived at the venue.  My heart sank when the first thing I noticed was the stairs! It took a while for the doormen to find out how I could get into the building but eventually we got directed to the freight elevator around the side – a not so auspicious start to the day but I was trying to stay positive and really needed a coffee by this point.

This will not be the first, or last, trip I make in a freight elevator to get into a building but in this case it was at least light, airy and clean.

First things first, coffee, free samples and a quick pose for the blog….

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Once inside access was good and ramps had been provided between the two sections of the old brewery.

Before we left we hunted down the toilets and wow, was I pleasantly surprised!  I think the disabled toilets are definitely a new addition as they don’t even have signs on the doors yet but they were beautifully appointed with black and white tiles – an absolute pleasure.  Thank you Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London.

A few hours later, rather a few too many coffees later and some interesting contacts made, we set off on the long journey home.  Lancashire to London and back in a day – a good day’s work and a special treat out with the hubby.

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