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To be worried about going into London on Saturday?

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Reluctantcommuter Thu 21-Mar-19 18:50:31

Taking our baby to London for an important medical appointment.

I'm a bit worried about civil unrest with the march; should I be? We were going to take train but I think we'll drive (DH used to London and street parking)

It's not quite in the centre

JamPasty Thu 21-Mar-19 18:52:01

Can't imagine there being civil unrest. Traffic could be insane though - not sure that driving in is a great plan

Trekkingbeyond Thu 21-Mar-19 18:53:29

God I wouldn't drive.

There was no civil unrest in October hmm

More like a lot of Guardian readers queueing politely for Waitrose to open.

Kittykatmacbill Thu 21-Mar-19 18:56:09

Don’t think there will be civil unrest! I do think there will be a lot of people and a lot of diversions can you make a plan b to park further out and walk / public transport it in?

Andonandonan Thu 21-Mar-19 18:57:56

I’d think driving would be worse than getting the train.

FWIW we’re taking our dc (6 & 4) on the actual March. Which we wouldn’t do if we thought there was any greater risk of civil unrest than usual. These things are normally very well-mannered.

sar302 Thu 21-Mar-19 19:00:13

London's a big place! Unless you have to wade through a protest, you'll be fine!

Reluctantcommuter Thu 21-Mar-19 19:00:37

Ok, thanks

Obviously being overly anxious!

ThatLibraryMiss Thu 21-Mar-19 19:04:01

Download the free Citymapper app. It "knows" where there are hold-ups and will route you round them.

HundredMilesAnHour Thu 21-Mar-19 19:05:32

Civil unrest? Eh? Are you serious? Do you struggle with anxiety? Seriously, there's nothing to worry about.

I'd suggest you go with your original plan and get the train. I live in central London and it feels like almost every road is being dug up or blocked off for construction. It's really bloody annoying and makes the traffic even worse than usual. I have a car but I travel on foot as much as possible as driving in town has just become an utter misery. I would guess that things will be worse than usual this weekend as roads will be closed / diverted for the demonstration / march.

Expressedways Thu 21-Mar-19 19:07:45

There’s a good chance of civil unrest between you and DH if you drive! Not worth it, train will be considerably easier. And I hope the medical appointment goes well.

ChodeofChodeHall Thu 21-Mar-19 19:07:59

It's going to be a very peaceful protest.

Thindragon Thu 21-Mar-19 19:13:50

is it somewhere like the Portland hospital? if so you can go round the edge of the centre.

MrBobLoblaw Thu 21-Mar-19 19:13:59

Agree with everyone above. Driving will be a total PITA, get the train/tube.

SleepDeprivedCabbageBrain Thu 21-Mar-19 19:14:58

I'm taking my baby on the march! It will be fine.

Sparklesocks Thu 21-Mar-19 19:16:58

London is absolutely enormous, you’ll be fine. But yes driving would be a huge hasske.

whiteroseredrose Thu 21-Mar-19 19:18:44

Sorry, what March?

underneaththeash Thu 21-Mar-19 19:19:33

Do not drive, if there are protests there will be road closures. You can always drive to the outskirts of London and then get the tube/train in. Which hospital are you going to?

badg3r Thu 21-Mar-19 19:20:00

I would be waaaaay more concerned about the traffic than the March! Take the train/tube!

Trekkingbeyond Thu 21-Mar-19 19:20:16

What march?! People's Vote

EustaciaPieface Thu 21-Mar-19 19:20:53

It’s a peaceful march!

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Thu 21-Mar-19 19:21:22

Where abouts are you going? Yes, another march buggering us up in central London - again (we had one last Saturday, a protest on Monday and this one on Saturday AND a half marathon on Sunday).

Trekkingbeyond Thu 21-Mar-19 19:22:08

700,000 polite marchers for same cause last October, no trouble smile

whiteroseredrose Thu 21-Mar-19 19:22:32

Ah! Thanks. DS is taking his girlfriend to London this weekend. I had suggested a stroll around Parliament Square and Whitehall! Maybe not.

Ivegotthree Thu 21-Mar-19 19:22:35

LOL at civil unrest!

Agree with all - DO NOT DRIVE

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Thu 21-Mar-19 19:22:41

No trouble just traffic jams!

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