Charlton Away - Saturday 10 September

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My "local" game. Typically I'll be away for it! :)

A day out in London is always a good day. Hopefully the trains will be running okay.
 

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My "local" game. Typically I'll be away for it! :)

A day out in London is always a good day. Hopefully the trains will be running okay.
I fancy this one too.
I’ve looked into us staying in or around London for a few days but as expected it’s prohibitively expensive, especially as it would need to include weekend nights for this game.
Plus, as I prefer to drive myself if possible, taking a car into London and paying for it to be parked up for a few days is a non-starter too.
So I plan to look into going up and back on Grecian Travel.
I’ve gone with them a couple of times over the years and they’ve helpfully picked me up at M5 Junction 24 but I wonder if they’d go on the A303 from Exeter to South London, which doesn’t pass very close to Bridgwater?
I’ll contact them and ask.
 

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I fancy this one too.
I’ve looked into us staying in or around London for a few days but as expected it’s prohibitively expensive, especially as it would need to include weekend nights for this game.
Plus, as I prefer to drive myself if possible, taking a car into London and paying for it to be parked up for a few days is a non-starter too.
So I plan to look into going up and back on Grecian Travel.
I’ve gone with them a couple of times over the years and they’ve helpfully picked me up at M5 Junction 24 but I wonder if they’d go on the A303 from Exeter to South London, which doesn’t pass very close to Bridgwater?
I’ll contact them and ask.
Have you thought about staying somewhere further out, but still on a tube line or on the rail network? There are so many things you can do in a few days in London (see also my last entry on the Last Film Watched thread :))
 

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Have you thought about staying somewhere further out, but still on a tube line or on the rail network? There are so many things you can do in a few days in London (see also my last entry on the Last Film Watched thread :))
Thanks for the tips.
I have thought about staying somewhere further out and using public transport to get to the game but I’m concerned that they’ll be a rail strike and I’ll be ‘stranded’ about 25/30 miles from the Valley and then reliant on driving in, which would defeat the point really.
We do like spending time in London though. We went up last December on the bus which for us terminates in Hammersmith. We stayed there, went into London on the tube and walked over to Shepherds Bush for a gig.
We did call into Covent Garden too, which my wife always enjoys, but still unfortunately recalls an incident there when a pigeon flying overhead shat in her jacket potato. I probably didn’t help matters by suggesting she ate around it.
 

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I haven't been back to Charlton since the FA Cup game, in 2002/3. The seating in the away end was absolutely appalling, just about big enough for infant school kids. My back was in spasms for weeks afterwards ! :confused:
 

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I haven't been back to Charlton since the FA Cup game, in 2002/3. The seating in the away end was absolutely appalling, just about big enough for infant school kids. My back was in spasms for weeks afterwards ! :confused:
So you're going? :)
 

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Thinking I might go up to London for this, a couple of hours on the National Rejoin March before heading to the Valley (y)
 
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