Thursday, 3 January 2013

Riverbus on the Thames #travelblogger #London #Londontransport

Yesterday as Bryony put it - we woke up on a boat and then travelled by boat. As I mentioned in the last two blogs I had been staying on Yoghurt, a houseboat and later visited Postman's Park but our journey from Yoghurt into the city is worth a mention.

River Thames, London, London skyline, river, sunrise, reflectionsWe left Yoghurt around 7:30am with a beautiful purple and rose sunrise visible behind the nearby building sites. We walked along the river to St George Wharf Pier and decided whether to walk or try the riverbus. We were all suffering from our long walk home in high heels in the early hours of Tuesday morning so the riverbus seemed more appealing however the electronic board outside wasn't on and we weren't sure if the bus would arrive. We decided to risk it and were glad we did. After 10 minutes the electronic gates opened and the river bus pulled up ready for us to step aboard.    

Riverbus, London, London transport, River Thames, Thamesclipper, commute, wooly hat
The staff all seemed very pleased to see us as it turned out we were their only customers so far that morning. A very friendly chap chatted away to us and told us some facts about some of the buildings we passed and we had a lovely view of parliament and the Big Ben. It was such a great way to travel and so comfortable. I was surprised that others didn't choose to commute this way given how horrible the tube is in the morning, however maybe not everyone was back at work yet. 

We soon arrived in Blackfriars and had a short walk to Hatton Garden where Bryony works before Nina and I went off to enjoy breakfast in a greasy spoon. 

More information about the River Buses including routes and timetables can be found here. I'd definitely recommend it to both commuters and tourists.