Concerned about the possibility that industrial action could affect your tube journey to this year’s ABTT Theatre Show? Then read on as the event organisers have a few suggestions they would like to impart…
While hopeful that there will be no strike action on the Underground during the 15/16 June timeframe of the show, the ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians) is encouraging visitors to consider other options.
Many exhibitors at the 2011 Theatre Show are highlighting green and low-emission technologies, so visitors might want to make their way on foot to the Royal Horticultural Halls, which is located near to Victoria mainline railway station.
The Barclay’s Cycle Hire scheme – which facilitates easy access to cycle power around the capital – is another option, as is the city’s busy bus network. As services running to and from Victoria station, there are routes from most of the other ‘hub’ rail stations: the 36 runs from Paddington, the 73 from Euston Square (near Euston mainline), and the 11 from Liverpool Street, also passing through Charing Cross, which additionally has the 24. Victoria and Waterloo stations are connected by the 507 bus.
Those with more time to spare could take a boat on the River Thames. Regular services dock at Westminster Pier, which is also within walking distance of the Horticultural Halls.
More details on services and updates on the Tube strikes can be found at the Transport for London website: www.tfl.gov.uk.