No, m’Lord. What parking problem?

November 18, 2007 at 1:39 pm | Posted in Bus, My photos, Parking, Rolls Royce, Train, Windsor | 1 Comment

Rolls Royce parked on double yellow lines in Windsor 17 November 2007

Residents’ parking in town centre is set to get worse before Christmas, so I hear. More news by email, as I have to check the facts first.

My advice to any shopper or tourist who lives outside Windsor is to arrive by train or bus if at all possible. Otherwise, you are likely to find yourself sitting in your car, or crawling through congested car parks on the weekend, wondering why you bothered.

Sam recommends the number 77 bus—we see it every day—from London Heathrow airport, as he thinks it uses green fuel, and you do not have to worry about parking it!

We live in Windsor town centre and walk across, around, and through town every day much faster than we can drive. On the weekends, this place is bedlam, and is getting worse as we approach Christmas.

We do have a brilliant collection of shops now, but access to our stupendous facilities is best achieved (as long as there are no weekend railway engineering works taking place, which can set you back an hour or two) from London by train:

  • from London Paddington via Slough to Windsor Royal/Central Station, or
  • from London Waterloo to Windsor and Eton Riverside Station

1897 Windsor Royal Shopping Station

Windsor Royal (Central) Station entrance above is directly opposite Windsor Castle. This was one of two railway stations built for Queen Victoria to get to London easily. (The other is Windsor & Eton Riverside Station.)

Wikipedia says of this commemorative approach:

“The original building was little more than a glorified train shed. This was completely rebuilt by the GWR for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, with a much grander frontage and an interior reminiscent of Paddington.

Yesterday Windsor’s Christmas lights were turned on by the mayor, and the whole shopping area is looking very appealing in its seasonal décor.

Windsor Royal Station decorated for Christmas 17 November 2007

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  1. Oh I love it!! The RR of course is glitz, and we all must fight traffic. Excellent blog sir!

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