The London Waterbus Company offers sailings on the historic Regent Canal, leaving Camden Lock Market and reaching beautiful Regent's Park. Camden Lock Market has famous products and crafts from around the world. It also passes through Little Venice, which is an island full of vegetables with beautiful colored low houses. It's a little known area of London where you can still go without being with over half a million tourists and where you can lunch on a terrace or take a picnic to eat on the banks of the canal. The boat also goes to London Zoo. From Little Venice it takes 35 minutes to get to the zoo and 50 minutes to Camden Lock Market. Prices for the trip are 6.50 and 4.20 pounds. The boats are the original narrow canal boats, tailored for the smaller locks.
Located in the south of London, close to the famous Victoria train station, but do not confuse them: They are different buildings. It is easy to get to the station from the train if you take the street Buckingham Palace to reach the St. Elizabeth. It is the largest bus station and most important of London and from here you can reach many parts of the country and the different airports. Amongst the companies operating from this point are National Express, Eurolines, and Megabus Espress.
Rotherham exchanger refers to the bus station, but the train station is a 5 minute walk. The biggest city is at or close to Sheffield, Rotherham but one can catch buses to places throughout the Yorkshire area. The city of Rotherham is nice to visit 1 day, before getting to Sheffield and the Peak District for some hiking. The bus network is more extensive in the area than the train, and cheaper, because you can buy a day pass that gives you unlimited trips across the area. There is always someone to help you on choosing the best route. If there is a train in the next few minutes it is better to take it because it goes fast, to Sheffield for example.While there are buses every 20 minutes there are trains every hour, or so.
The beautiful city of Bath in Somerset was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Tourists from around the world visit this city. Getting to Bath by bus is as simple as it is connected to all of England and it is also one of the cheapest ways. The Bath bus station is next to the train station and the Avon River. The new bus station is on Dorchester Street since 2009. One thing I liked less about this bus station is that you must pay for access to the toilets, which when not carrying a coin you hold and you go running for a coffee bar opposite the toilet to (you can check in one of the photos).
Blyth is a beautiful coastal town in the Northumbria region which can be visited on a one day trip from Newcastle. Without the use of a car, you have to use the bus, from the bus station, which for a town of this size, is surprisingly well connected to the rest of the region. Buses depart about every 20 minutes to Newcastle, but beware, there are three different companies and tickets can not be exchanged, if you go with a ticket from Company A, you have to go back with A. The coastal route which Arriva takes is much nicer but it takes longer than the journey inland that Go North East takes. There is an information office open every day from 9-5 pm, and if it is closed you can check the schedules which are outside. National Express has some buses that stop there which go to Scotland, without you having to return to Newcastle. The tourist information office is in front, inside the library.
Meadowhall is a shopping mall and also the main bus station in Sheffield. As a commercial center, it is one of the largest in Europe. It is built a little way out of the city but is easily accessible by the tram system, which for 2 pounds and in 15 minutes will take you there. The yellow and purple lines take you from the station in the center to the Cathedral. Every imaginable brand has a shop in this place, now many foreigners arriving from continental Europe because the value of the pound is very low, making British products more attractive. Next, New Look, Apple, Argos, fashion shops, telephone shops, electro domestic, there really is everything. And nearby, there is a Marks and Spencers for normal purchases of food and basic products, as well as a dozen mostly fast food restaurants. Then there is the bus station part, which connects you to London in three hours, and Edinburgh in four hours. Services are provided by National Express and Megabus.
You can't miss this bus station, with its dozens of buses, each more colorful than the next (they are mostly blue, red, orange and white). It is without a doubt one of my favorite places here in Canterbury, located just a few minutes from the shops of the city center (not usually the case in England), and a great base for exploring the country for cheap. Practical and pretty, it's a nice place.
Haymarket station is the station for the regional buses that run through Northumberland. There are several companies, who often have the same routes, especially to the resort towns of the coast. It is often more expensive to buy a single ticket than a round trip but you have to return with the same company which is not always possible. The companies are ARRIVA, better for short distances and with double-decker buses to admire the scenery, Go North East, which runs through the region and finally Stagecoach, which has up buses to London several times a day. ARRIVA and Go North East offer unlimited, week and month tickets. A return to Blyth is £5.50 and to Whitley Bay, £3.20.
The Eldon bus station is a very new station. It was built by the leading bus network Nexus, that has routes throughout the region of Newcastle, the Tyne and Wear.
The majority of transit buses leave from there, whilst the Haymarket station offers more long distance buses. Eldon Station reopened in March 2007, and is located at the exit of the shopping center that has the same name. It makes shopping easier.
More than 6 million travelers pass through Eldon throughout the year, that's a total of 4,500 buses a week! The main routes take you to Gateshead, Sunderland, Hexham, Ponteland and Alston. There are no buses after 11:00pm, and the schedule's even earlier in winter. The information stand and the box office do not open until 9 am, so you have to inform yourself by talking to the drivers. However tickets can be purchased on board. You can combine the tickets with those from the metro.
Shudehill Interchange is the central bus station in Manchester where you can take intercity buses, including very cheap "Megabus.com" which takes you to London for less than £ 5! (FYI, all Megabus leave from gate G) Note: the toilets in the station are not free (better to wait to get on the bus if you can!) And there are no bins in the building, which explains all the litter you'll see on the floor!
We booked bus tickets through the EasyBus site before our journey to central London. We were expecting a huge bus, but in fact it was a shuttle that picked us up at Gatwick. The price varies according to the schedules and times, but it usually does not exceed 10 pounds, and their slogan is "a transfer for two pounds!" This is a good, cheap option to go from the airport to the city.
For just under 2 €, this bus runs to most of the main attractions of the city. This is the classic two-storey red London bus, from which one can explore points of interest such as Westminster, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus.
This photo was taken on a bridge in Mill Hill, London. I went with my girlfriend and I had happened to have my camera with me. Since the atmosphere was peaceful I thought it'd be perfect place for a little night photography.