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    Default Commute to Canary Wharf via King's X

    Anyone done it, what's it like? Any worse than getting to Bank?

    Already got 1:15 hours getting to King's X so don't want a worse journey than my current city commute, but don't want to miss out on the joys of HSBC/CS/Barcap etc if the travel is not as bad as I think.

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    At a guess i'd say you're looking at another 45 mins there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robinho View Post
    At a guess i'd say you're looking at another 45 mins there.

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    I visited a pro up in kings X while working at Canary Wharf.

    Its quite a trek. I found the best way was to take a Boris bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macavity View Post
    Anyone done it, what's it like? Any worse than getting to Bank?
    Bloody awful. Add ≥50% to your day rate for the sweaty, overcrowded faff in the morning. Add more if at Barcap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realityhack View Post
    Bloody awful. Add ≥50% to your day rate for the sweaty, overcrowded faff in the morning. Add more if at Barcap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macavity View Post
    Anyone done it, what's it like? Any worse than getting to Bank?

    Already got 1:15 hours getting to King's X so don't want a worse journey than my current city commute, but don't want to miss out on the joys of HSBC/CS/Barcap etc if the travel is not as bad as I think.
    Yep. I did it for two gigs at The Wharf. I started at 8 and finished at 4 which made the whole thing much better.

    A.M. Get the Victoria line to Green Park. Then the Jubilee line out there. Head for the back of the train, usually seats. Getting on at Green Park lets you hunker down before the baying mob clambers on at Waterloo and London Bridge. The Northern Line / Bank / DLR thing is most unpleasant in the morning.

    P.M. Reverse the above, although I sometimes took a cab as the rate allowed it. Cab was a pony.

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    Anyway to get into Liverpool Street or Stratford?

    I come in from Tottenham and either LS and a 135 or Stratford and the Jubilee takes about the same time.

    Kings X would be Bank, DLR, about 30 mins. Shouldn't be 45 as another poster said. Depends what you are considering. but Station to station should be 30.
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    Default Commute to Canary Wharf via King's X

    Suitably put off, and amused by the various responses. Thanks all!

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