There’s been a lull on my blog as I’ve been attending Module 1 for the London Ambassador Programme. I’m also preparing for Module 2 coming up, so I’ll be blogging about both soon.
First to catch up with the last days of my January trip….
Leaving Excel at Custom House for Excel on the DLR, I change at Canning Town. Dipping under the Thames on the Jubilee Line to North Greenwich for The O2.
I want to take a brief look at The O2 as it will ‘play a major role in London 2012’ Time Out. The basketball, wheelchair basketball and gymnastics will be here.
I’ve never been to The O2 but had heard about it first when it was launched in 2000 as the Millennium Dome. Emirates are sponsoring the cable link between the O2 and Excel being created for The Games, it is in the process of being completed. Making the travel link between the two sites infinitely easier.
As it is such a sunny day I spend only a short time inside the actual O2 which is now mainly known, ‘with its outstanding sound, unobstructed lightlines and the potential for artists to perform in the round’ London 2012 Time Out, as the arena venue of choice for music.
I then head down to North Greenwich Pier to catch one of the nifty Thames Clippers that are the ‘fastest fleet on the river’ according to their pocket timetable.
I’d googled that morning of the best way to get across The Thames and simultaneously my friend said why don’t you catch a boat!
Thames Clippers is a water bus service operating the length of The Thames in Central London. Stopping at Woolwich, Greenwich, Masthouse Terrace, Greenland, Canary Wharf, Bankside, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, Blackfriars, Embankment and Waterloo piers.
The ‘high speed luxury river travel for London’s commuters and visitors’ TC Timetable, provide a pleasant and quick way to cross The Thames.