Continuing the alternative transport theme, high on Londonist’s list of “we really must do that one day” is to take the Thames Clipper to work.
For just £3.25 (including Travelcard Discount), it is possible to take the 6.35am from Greenwich rather than the 6.33am from Lewisham.
A pleasant cruise up the Thames then replaces a crowded train journey offering the company of chavs from Thamesmead and a view of Millwall football ground.
Most of the journeys start from Masthouse Terrace near Westferry, presumably because the public transport links to Westferry are still so abysmal that the Thames Clipper offers one of the few economically viable means of escape (the only other alternative being a helicopter).
However, things are improving. Thames Clippers is to extend the service to the weekends, when you have to assume that most travellers will be tourists heading from central London to see the Cutty Sark.