|The Cat In The Hat|
|Posted on Sunday, 02 May, 2004 - 04:54 pm: |
I'll be moving to FH soonish. What's the state of play with cabs from Central London / West End. What can I expect to pay and more importantly will I be able to one!?
Can anyone suggest alternative routes home late at night?
|Posted on Sunday, 02 May, 2004 - 08:17 pm: |
You can get a black cab as Forest Hill is within the 6 mile radius of Charing Cross to which all black cabs must go. Can't think of any reason why minicabs wouldn't take you either.
Alternatively, 176 bus from Oxford Circus, 185 from Victoria, or train from Charing Cross till after midnight.
|Posted on Sunday, 02 May, 2004 - 11:05 pm: |
you can also get late night trains from Charing Cross and London Bridge= there is one from Charing X around 11.45 pm, and then one around 12;15am , although not a lot of people know about this last one as it shows in the morning timetable, and sometimes it is not timetabled at all! Ask National Rail enquiries.
|Posted on Tuesday, 04 May, 2004 - 12:28 pm: |
TP mentioned the 176 bus; it is worth noting that this is a '24 Hour Route' now and *should* run at something like a bus every 12-16 minutes all through the night.
|The Cat In The Hat|
|Posted on Tuesday, 04 May, 2004 - 08:19 pm: |
Wonderful, thank you all very much for your input. Anyone else out there, would be great to get your opinions.
|Posted on Wednesday, 05 May, 2004 - 09:26 am: |
Another alternative: Catch a tube to Oval and walk to the 185 bus stop nearby. It's quicker than catching the bus from town and relatively reliable.
|Posted on Wednesday, 05 May, 2004 - 01:54 pm: |
CITH - I see from another thread that you've already lived in HOP for the last 6 months so you should be pretty well acquainted with the transport system by now!!
But in the interests of being helpful - I live in the Siddons Road area (which I think you mentioned as the area to which you'll be moving). On the rare occasions that I get a cab home from town it costs in the region of £25 - £30. There isn't much difference in price between black cabs and minicabs.
|Posted on Wednesday, 05 May, 2004 - 02:47 pm: |
there isn't actually a 185 bus any more- the company went bankrupt a short while ago, apparently.
|The Cat In The Hat|
|Posted on Wednesday, 05 May, 2004 - 02:48 pm: |
I overexagerrated my 'living' in HOP for 6 months. Didn't think it would cause me that many problems!!
I was staying there a couple of nights a week over a 6 month period whilst trying to find somewhere to live, haven't really had a good taste of what 'living' there will be like if you get my meaning. Thanks for the info.
|Posted on Thursday, 06 May, 2004 - 03:50 pm: |
Fairly sure the 185 is back in action. Cab from town usually about £25 but buses generally OK - not everyone is coming back from the West End though, in which case the N63 skirts Clerkenwell. Also try the local minicab firms - prices a lot more reasonable than black cabs.
|Posted on Monday, 10 May, 2004 - 02:30 pm: |
The 185 bus was only out of action for one day about two years ago. It is a very regular service.
|Posted on Monday, 10 May, 2004 - 04:42 pm: |
Here's my list:
1. Train from London Bridge to Forest Hill. They run until about half midnight.
2. Train to Lewisham then P4 or 185 to FH. They are sometimes a sensible alternative.
3. N176 from Oxford St, Tottenham Court Road, the Strand or Waterloo to FH.
4. 363 or 63 from Kings Cross or Farringdon to Wood Vale.
5. 171 or N171 to Brockley Rise.
6. A certain local minicab firm, which is both reliable and cheapish (£12) from central London - they pick up too.
7. Disaster scenario (ill, drunk, very late, disabled, etc) black cab - allow £40!!!
|Posted on Monday, 10 May, 2004 - 05:01 pm: |
Blimey - £12 from central London - shame you can't post the name of the firm without it being deleted!
another alternative is train from Charing X/London Bridge to Catford - if you're moving to Perry Rise/Siddons Road it's about a 20 minute walk - not ideal late at night but an alternative all the same. I have certainly found it useful in rush hour when Forest Hill trains have been a nightmare.
|Posted on Tuesday, 18 May, 2004 - 04:44 pm: |
Another suggestion: take the victoria line to brixton, then jump on the p4. The route starts just outside the ritzy cinema, and at that time of night it's only 20 mins to the horniman area.
|Posted on Wednesday, 19 May, 2004 - 11:19 am: |
Plus it runs reasonably late.
|Posted on Thursday, 20 May, 2004 - 07:34 pm: |
I believe the 40 bus runs quite late from London Bridge Station/Borough High Street to the Dulwich Library/Horniman area
|Posted on Thursday, 20 May, 2004 - 11:02 pm: |
You can also get the number 12 bus from Oxford Circus or Trafalgar Sq to Dulwich Library.
|Posted on Friday, 21 May, 2004 - 11:44 am: |
Hmmm but then what? Bit of a trek from there
|Posted on Friday, 21 May, 2004 - 12:24 pm: |
185/176 from Dulwich Library? Must admit I rarely use the bus so not sure if they both go on that route or how late they run. Is it the 176 that does a night bus route?
|Posted on Friday, 21 May, 2004 - 02:36 pm: |
Yes there is a N176 (half hourly I think), and a N63 to Wood Vale etc.
|Posted on Friday, 21 May, 2004 - 04:57 pm: |
Best thing is when come out of the bar/club/restaurant you are in give the London travel helpline a call. Very helpful and quick to give you the best route home from anywhere in London. Even once helped me assist some nice tourists to find their car along a bus route.
|Posted on Saturday, 22 May, 2004 - 11:51 am: |
Dear all I was just adding to the range of choices available. If you check the beginning of the thread you'll see that the 187,176 etc have all been mentioned. The no. 12 is just an addition. Plus you can pick up the connecting Forest Hill buses from Dulwich Library.
|Posted on Wednesday, 02 March, 2005 - 09:04 pm: |
With the up and coming FH and HOP you don't need to spend a night in the West End. That Iranian comic who is often on the telly is playing at the Hob, EDC, on Saturday incidentally
Then the West Mids derby on Sunday, hopefully at the Railway Telegraph at 12.00, who needs to go to the West End (the MPT doesn't show Sky sports)