The Girl on my travel guide
Today the girl learned something about London. Just in time …
You live in London right?
So how do you plan to get to Heathrow on Monday?
Oh, easy, tube! Piccadilly Line has a direct connection to Heathrow airport, so smart this tube!
Yes, but it’s Christmas day on Monday.
I know, what’s your point?
No tubes on the 25th.
Ha, ha, this is London we are talking about. You don’t really think I am going to believe that.
You better do. No tubes on Monday.
Rrright. Well, I guess it should be possible to jump on a double decker then, a bit slower but still …
No buses either on Monday.
Basically – there is no public transport on Monday – at all.
What? No public transport at all in London on Monday? In this huge city that never sleeps?
Fuck. That is a problem.
That is either going to be a very expensive (’cause quite a distance – and double price cause it’s the 25th) taxi ride, or a ?25 ride with Oxford tube, which is a bus, despite the name, and which has very limited Victoria-Heathrow connections on Monday. I am really very thankful that I read the newspaper today, because I would have blindly ended in front of a closed tube station on Monday. I can’t believe they close all public transport down in a city like this, they surely didn’t do that in Aarhus, which is a spot compared to London. Next year, I’ll leave on the 24th.
Another major worry : the fog.
It is finally getting colder in London, and as a result we now have “the fog“. As a result of that Heathrow has been cancelling all domestic flights today, yesterday, and will continue to do so tomorrow, and also loads of international flights are either cancelled or majorly delayed.
Please, please don’t do that to me. Let me keep the “cloudy” forecast for Monday.
I’ve found out I am flying (if that is going to happen at all) in a Boeing 777, and my seat on my way to NY is 34A. And according to the website, they have seatback video with twelve channels of programming and movies. And there is even a power plug for my laptop. If I take my laptop with me, I’m going to take both Billy Mack and Lawrence with me and watch them while flying (will probably do miracles for my slight fear of flying) , and you won’t even notice I am on the plane.
I know you are all dying to read all this kind of important information.