2008 SABRE vs. London Weekend
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The 2008 SABRE vs. London Weekend was an event organised by Bryn Buck (Bryn666) held on the 28th and 29th of March, 2008. The rationale behind the weekend was that he was staying in Central London and had decided he wanted to see some of the sights.
As this was a Friday, driving was out owing to the London Congestion Charge. Instead, the day was dedicated to exploring various sights in London via public transport - primarily the London Underground and Docklands Light Railway (backwards!). Starting off at Russell Square Underground Station, the circuit went via Holborn Viaduct, out towards the Docklands where Westferry Circus was explored, before being curtailed by the Canary Wharf security guards. The final visit was to the Archway Road, part of the A1, to see the overbridge there.
This day was dedicated to road-based exploration, again starting at the numerous car parks near Russell Square (the suggested starting point had been the 1960's brutalist Brunswick Centre). A journey was created that headed along the banks of the Thames, over Tower Bridge, through the Rotherhithe Tunnel, then into the Limehouse Link Tunnel and across the newly upgraded A13 before exploring the eastern docklands area (in particular Silvertown Way. A trip west along the A406 North Circular Road then followed before travelling back into the central area via the A40. Exploration of the A4202 Park Lane and Hyde Park Corner was the next stop before crossing through Constitution Hill and Birdcage Walk towards Parliament and back out of the central area via the A2. A trip through the Blackwall Tunnel and the A12 was next before stopping for dinner at the Moby Dick restaurant/pub at the junction of the same name.
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