LIVEBLOG: Trains, Boats, and Cable Cars – A race across London

A map of our route. The grey pin marks our starting point, whilst the red one is the finish line!
A map of our route. The grey pin marks our starting point, whilst the red one is the finish line!

It’s a question that has plagued London’s travellers for many years. What is the fastest way to get around the Capital?

A few years ago, the BBC’s now defunct Top Gear had a race to find out. It was eventually won by a cyclist, beating out a boat, public transport and a car. Here at Transporting London, we thought it might be time to reopen the debate, and see for ourselves the best way to get about in our fair city. But we didn’t want to be boring and take the bus.

So myself and Daniel decided to undertake a race using some of London’s slightly more esoteric modes of transport.The race would be from the ExCel¬†London in the Docklands across to that great tourist trap, the London Eye. Daniel started his journey on the Emirates Airline Cable Car (perhaps the strangest line on the Tube map), whilst I decided to use the heinously underused Thames Clipper boat service.

With the route and the transport chosen, the race was on. Want to know who won? Take a look at our LiveBlog on Scribble Live

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