Bus 388 (Blackfriars to Stratford City)

From the old heart of the financial city, the bus snakes its way through to Brick Lane (famous for Salt Beef bagels and trendy artists and artistes). The bus weaves it’s way through Mare Street and past Hackney which has a very raw and honest feel about it. No pretension here. The 365¬†finally ends in Stratford City where the imposed affluence is worn like an ill-fitting suit.

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Starting point outside Liverpool Street Station

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View before turning into Brick Lane

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BoxPark is a highly rated pop-up mall on Brick Lane (Shoreditch) which is full of F’s: fashion and food.

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Interesting what we see when we open our i’s.

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A fan of King Sunny Adé perhaps????

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If this is what Paradise looks like, i’d rather go to………..

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Green spaces about in London.

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If this is a genuine closing down sale, what were all the other ones?

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Boris bikes are used by young and old alike (see boy closest to tree).

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One of the reasons to love London

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Methinks me smells something very suspicious.

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Tis good to reflect sometimes – on life, on buildings….

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Getting ever closer to Stratford.

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Eat, drink, shop. Then pay for it all later.

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Earth to Mars. Can you hear me???

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Stratford Bus Station. Magnificent from on high. Chaotic at ground level.

Time from start to finish (TBC)

Highlights:

Brick Lane – for trendy types and foodies

Hustle and Bustle of Liverpool Street (worth getting off to see Old Spitalfields Market)

Stratford City and Shopping Centre

Images from Blackfriars and Bank to follow.

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