Thursday 4 November 2010
A Cathedral amongst Bus Garages
Pedal Power Kennington has an after-school ride on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Before the ride any mechanical issues are dealt with, which on this occasion meant that we had a long bike workshop followed by a very brief ride.
To avoid the tube-strike traffic mayhem we took the delightful London Cycle Network 3towards Clapham Common, but didn't have time to go all the way.
Instead we dropped by that bravura piece of reinforced concrete design, Stockwell Bus Garage.
The garage, opened in 1952, provides 73,350 sq ft (6,814 m2) of unobstructed parking space and could originally house 200 buses. At the time of construction it was the largest unsupported area under one roof in Europe. It's well worth a detour if you're passing nearby.
I urge transport geeks and lovers of 'blimey, who'd have thought it' curiosities to check out this website