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London Boroughs Challenge

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Inspired by the person who visited every county in Ohio, how about a challenge to visit all 32 London Boroughs + the City of London by public transport in the fastest time?

Obviously it would be necessary to use National Rail (or maybe buses/trams) for some of the South London boroughs without any Underground lines. I would guess it could be done in about 8 hours or so.
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This is tempting- now off to plan a route...
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some of these wikipedia articles are useful, they come with lists of rail/tube stations in each london borough.

tried to plan a route but couldn't quite get my head round it. all i worked out is that hillingdon and havering are good start/finish points.
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Ok, here is a map showing which stations are in which borough.

http://www.psmyth.demon.co.uk/Borough%20Map.jpg
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greatkingrat wrote:Ok, here is a map showing which stations are in which borough.

http://www.psmyth.demon.co.uk/Borough%20Map.jpg
Hooray a map with our home town station Ashford on it, :D albeit outside the Boroughs. I must say route planning does look somewhat tricky on this one :?
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So, Tower Hill is in Tower Hamlets, yet Tower Gateway is in the City?
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what i find crazy is i leave my house, cross over a road and i'm in westminster, cross back over i'm in camden. westminster, camden, wesminster, camden... you get the picture. would going to tottenham court road then technically count as both boroughs. since afterall it's underneath charing cross road and that's the border between Camden and Wesminster
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This looks like quite a interesting challenge, and you would get to visit some stations that you wouldnt normally on any other challenge. It does like quite tricky though and would certainly take some time to complete.
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I'd go by the location of the station building. It must be in one or the other.
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Post by sweek »

That's a really interesting map and challenge. I think you're bound to see people take very different routes. Since this is not a tube challenge per se, would just riding through a borough by bus be enough? Or do you actually have to use railways in every one of them.

(I never knew Brent Cross wasn't in Brent!)
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sweek wrote:That's a really interesting map and challenge. I think you're bound to see people take very different routes. Since this is not a tube challenge per se, would just riding through a borough by bus be enough? Or do you actually have to use railways in every one of them.

(I never knew Brent Cross wasn't in Brent!)
It says public transport on the original post so bus is fine........

I cannot see that anyone would come up with anything like the same route on this......
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I agree that bus should be ok, but I'd say the bus would have to make a stop in the borough to count! Just "clipping a corner" or so shouldn't count. This should clearly apply to all types of public transportation. Visiting on foot only, like londongirl crossing the street back and forth is more difficult. I'd say it should not count - but I'm not sure...
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You could ensure people visit each borough thoroughly by specifying that they must use trains that stop at at least THREE different stations within that borough.

Something like that.
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hwolge wrote:I agree that bus should be ok, but I'd say the bus would have to make a stop in the borough to count! Just "clipping a corner" or so shouldn't count. This should clearly apply to all types of public transportation. Visiting on foot only, like londongirl crossing the street back and forth is more difficult. I'd say it should not count - but I'm not sure...
Yes I would be in agreement with all of the above.....You should at least go to a bus stop in a Borough and walking into a Borough does not count...We will see what the author says I guess for clarification....
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Which borough has the most tube stations then- looks like Ealing, Brent or Westminster to me..
(I know I could count but am wondering if anyone has a list)
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