Friday, 22 December 2017

A Festive St Pancras and some Novelty Festive Bus Tours.

THE ST PANCRAS STATION FLORAL CHRISTMAS TREE

Above and below is the rather impressive floral festive tree that
stands on display in St Pancras International Station.
The 47ft tree was designed by luxury florists Moyses and features
roses, petals and pine cones instead of string lights.

The tree will stay up until January 3rd.

 

Below: The John Betjeman Statue as well as The Lovers Statue.

 
Now here's a festive novelty. A private Vintage Bus Company is running a free vintage
bus ride service in the Capital on Christmas Day.
With all of London's buses taking the day off for the holidays, a 1950's RT double
decker will ply part of the 430 route,  from Putney Bridge to Roehampton.
Running from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm, the route terminates at Danebury  Avenue in
Roehampton Village, close to a community centre which is hosting a free lunch
and dinner for those who would otherwise be spending Christmas Day on their own.

I do miss the old Routmasters even though one or two still run around the Capital,
but just not in my part of town. The current crop of new London buses still seem to
be having problems with their stop and start quick breaking. And any older passengers
navigating their way to a seat might just endure a touch of whiplash when these
new buses slap on those rapid breaks.

For more information on the Christmas Day Vintage Bus visit their website at....

THE VINTAGE CHRISTMAS DAY BUS


Below: Yet another London Bus novelty tour that takes in the sites
around the Capital while you tuck in to tea and cakes, but at quite
a hefty price.

LONDON BUS AFTERNOON TEA TOUR 


Below: There's even a special holiday Bus tour around some of the
capital's festive sights taking in the street lights and many
of the decorated Stores.


CHRISTMAS BUS TOUR & AFTERNOON TEA


9 comments:

  1. I bet the tree at St Pancras fills the air with fragrance. Wouldn't like to be on the tea time bus if it slams on the brakes. - Ian

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    1. I can just imagine a runaway bus constantly hitting the breaks with teas and cream cakes flying around everywhere. You can imagine Jaques Tati filming something chaotic like this. Quite a comical scene.

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  2. We have restaurant trams and while the lunch, early dinner or late dinner are quite expensive, they are excellent value, and of course being trams, are quite smooth. The St Pancras Christmas tree is a considerable size.

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  3. Andrew, One imagines that a tram would be a smoother ride. I think I've only ever been on one once when we stayed in Blackpool. I think they still have one there on the sea front. Blackpool must be the most British seaside resort that we have. Northerners love it. They're such a friendly bunch of people.
    But the Bus tour tea seems a little on the expensive side.

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  4. Blackpool does indeed have a seaside tram line, and we travelled on it a number of years ago. It runs a variety of trams, some quite unusual, and for the Blackpool Illuminations, all stops are pulled out for the lighting of the trams.

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    1. Andrew, I've always wanted to see the Blackpool illuminations. The lit up trams must be quite a sight.
      I'd say that Blackpool is the furthest that I've travelled up North here in the U.K.

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  5. Dee hope your Christmas and New Year's holidays were the best!! Right now too cold here in the Mid-west USA!!

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  6. Re: bus. While delightful to the eye, I'll assume the bare metal interior made for cold winter travel.

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