The Anonymous Widower

Lost In Millwall

I usually like going to the New Den to see a football match, as to get from Dalston Junction station to the ground is simple and it is a stadium with good viewing.

I knew that going yesterday wasn’t going to be easy, as South Bermondsey station, which is connected to the ground by a walkway was closed due to engineering works.

So I went the way I usually go, which is to take the Overground to Canada Water station and then get one of the single-decker buses to a stop named Millwall FC.

The bus was full, but the usually-friendly Millwall supporters were not bothering me.  Sometimes, I think that their reputation is worse than the reality. But I arrived at the ground, as I intended, a few minutes before kick-off.

It should be said, that London’s talking buses make it easy to find your way in strange parts of London. Other cities should follow the example.

The match was probably Ipswich’s worst display of the season, with the spark of the previous Championship encounter against QPR completely missing. The only positive thing to say, is that Millwall played well enough to stay up, so that should be another easy away game to get to, next season.

After the match, my normal route home via South Bermondsey  and London Bridge stations was not on, so I decided to walk to TfL’s recommended alternative of Surrey Quays station.

I got lost, as there were no maps in this part of London. Where I live in Hackney, there are liths and maps all over the place.

So in the end I got to the station by walking in a great circle.

As I suspect the works at South Bermondsey will be going for some time, something needs to be done.

January 19, 2014 - Posted by | Sport | , , , , ,

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