The Grand Tour

Some of you might know that I drive the Night Bus through South London’s daunting streets. If not, you now do. Last night/this morning was an interesting job. Shocking. Not for the job itself, but where I drove. It was one of those ‘funny’ duties that had three routes in one shift, plus a lot of ‘out of service’ driving to get from one route to the next. Essentially, I was flying around through South London last night sometimes in service, sometimes out of service, but covering a huge amount of mileage.

Here is a list of the places (not in order) that I drove to/through last night:

Wallington, Hackbridge, St Helier, Sutton, Cheam, Worcester Park, Mitcham, Streatham, Brixton, Lambeth, Waterloo, The West End, Westminster, Elephant & Castle, Kennington, Oval, Stockwell, Clapham, Balham, Tooting, Merton, Morden, Carshalton, Croydon, New Malden and Kingston upon Thames.

(Now I could give a far more detailed list, that would include places that people have never heard of before including Wrythe Green, Roundshaw and Coombe. However, as most parts of South London are pretty obsucre, I have just gone for the major centres).

As you can see, a shocking distance covered visiting a quarter of the Capital’s boroughs in one shift. At least the sheer variety of places kept me awake all night long! Oh the joys of the Nightbus.


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