Travel assistance required (LME-based)

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#1

Going to Craven Cottage on Saturday (5.30pm kick off… :face_with_raised_eyebrow: ) and driving down to London. Thinking there are a couple of options:
Opt 1 - Drive to the suburbs (somewhere) and park up then get the tube; Putney Bridge looks best option
Opt 2 - Drive closer to the ground, park up, and walk. Think this is the least appealing. But I might be wrong.

Need some help with the detail though.
All (sensible) suggestions welcome. Ta


#2

you might as well park quite far out if you’re getting the tube, the traffic will be so shit as you get more central

that said, i don’t drive and i’ve lived in zone 1/2 for ten years so fuck knows


#3

Driving from where?


#4

Hire a stretch hummer to take you from door to door


#5

I’m not LME, but how about getting an overground train to Putney? maybe from Hounslow? 22 minutes according to National Rail, saves pissing about stopping at a zillion tube stops.


#6

This - if you’re coming from somewhere north-ish (down the M1/A1M), head for Stanmore tube.


#7

Hounslow itself is a bastard to park in at weekends though; parking restrictions till 6 or 6:30. Maybe somewhere like Mortlake or something might be a bit easier.


#8

Yeah I’m not sure the best one but this is the route map serving Putney


#9

Edit: Will be driving down the M40


#10

Hillingdon or Ickenham have decent sized car parks just off the M40. Piccadilly Line to Earls Court then change to District Line.

Alternatively as ccb says, take a look at South West Trains car parks off the M3; Feltham has one, although it’s small from memory, Whitton might have off street parking that isn’t too bad (check the local council website to see if it’s in a parking zone that applies on Saturdays. Don’t bother with Hounslow or Isleworth stations. Do double check that nothing’s on at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday if going this way though.


#11

Eng v Aus at Twickenham. 3pm kick off…


#12

Then don’t bother with the SWT route. you’ll find it a nightmare to get convenient parking.


#13

Was just looking at Uxbridge…


#14

doesn’t have it’s own car park, although there’s a fair few public ones nearby.


#15

I used this when dealing with a similar problem once. Was good
https://www.parkonmydrive.com/


#16

OK - Hillingdon Tube Station is looking a possible.

Thoughts…?

@colinzealuk ?


#17

It’s what I’d try - and if it’s full you’ve got Ickenham not far away to give a go.


#18

yeah, don’t even go anywhere near Twickenham / SW London, will be a nightmare everywhere


#19

This applies in general, not just to Saturday, too.


#20

NCP at Hillingdon is £2.60 all day
Piccadilly to Earls Court
District to Putney

Total travel time on tube is under an hour.

Thanks folks
:ok_hand: