Wednesday, 8 April 2009
The Number 7 Route
On 6 April 2009, Linda and I met in sunny Russell Square and got on the Number 7 just after 10.20. I asked the driver to change the destination so I could take a photo. Past the British Museum, with its smart new pedestrian crossing, and a blue plaque for George du Maurier. We went all the way down Oxford Street, noting the entertaining Bombardier Beer ads on almost every bus shelter, and round Marble Arch, with the less amusing sight of a ghost bike. Then up the Edgware Road and round to Paddington, passing another Fleming plaque, (see the 6) this time ‘Penicillin’ Alexander Fleming who made his discovery at St Mary’s Hospital. We noticed that Kensington and Chelsea was still looking pretty affluent, and then passed into Hammersmith, and another couple of hospitals (buses are always passing hospitals!) and HMP Wormwood Scrubs before reaching East Acton where our bus terminated and we were able to step straight onto our next.