The Garden Guide

Book: London and Its Environs, 1927
Chapter: 57 From London To Windsor

Transport from London to Windsor

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57. FROM LONDON TO WINDSOR. This expedition, an easy clay's excursion from London, may be made by RAILWAY, the quickest route (+-1+ hour); by STEAMER from Kingston (4+ hrs.); or by MOTOR OMNIBUS Nos. 81, 117 from Hounslow (1+-1+ hour). No. 81 plies hourly on Saturday & Sunday (irregularly on other days) in 71 minutes (1/); No. 117 hourly in 88 minutes (1/8); No. 102 every 20 minutes from Aldwych on Sunday in summer. ROAD ROUTES. A. Via Slough or Datchet. We quit London by Goldhawk Road and Chiswick High Road, and taking (right) the by-pass road avoiding Brentford, rejoin the Bath Road near (11 miles) Hounslow West Station. 18+ miles. Langley. Thence either (straight on) via (21 miles) Slough and (23 miles) Eton to (24 miles) Windsor; or (left) via (20+ miles) Datchet to (23 miles) Windsor. B. Via Staines. Thence straight on to (17 miles) Staines and by a pretty road on the south bank of the Thames to (22 miles) Old Windsor and (24 miles) Windsor. C. Via Putney High St. to (12 miles) Kingston. 14 miles. Hampton Court. 22 miles. Staines, and thence as above to (28 miles) Windsor. A. BY RAILWAY VIA SLOUGH. 21 miles. Great Western Railway from Paddington, in 40-70 minutes (4/5, 2/8). From London to (18+ miles) Slough. We diverge to the south from the main line and, skirting Eton, cross the Thames to (21 miles) Windsor & Eton. B. BY RAILWAY VIA STAINES. 25+ miles. South Railway from Waterloo in 1 hour (4/5, 2/8). From London to (9+ miles) Richmond. We cross the Thames to (11+ miles) Twickenham, beyond which we traverse a part of Middlesex largely devoted to market-gardening. A branch (through trains from Waterloo) runs hence via Strawberry Hill (12+ miles), Fulwell (13 miles), Hampton (14+ miles), and Sunbury (16+ miles), to (19 miles) Shepperton. 15miles. Feltham; 17+ miles. Ashford. 19 miles. Staines (Angel & Crown; Bridge House; Pack Horse, Room & Breakfast 8/6, Dinner 5/), a town of 7329 inhabitants on the Thames, is said to derive its name from the ancient London Stone (in a meadow near the bridge), which formerly marked the west limit of the jurisdiction of the city of London over the Thames.