- Richmond – Willesden Jct – Euston – Taxi return
I blog primarily to keep a record of my experiences. Science teaches us that it’s important to gather data since it is only through evidence that you can prove a hypothesis, in this general case that public transport isn’t what it could be for disabled people. Science also teaches us that anegative result, or no result, is a result in itself.
So I headed off into central London to Robin Ince’s Science Ghosts of Christmas’ Past at The Bloomsbury. Unusually, but with all credit to London Overground, the journey in went without a hitch. Thus no result, becomes a result in itself.
Sadly my evening wasn’t incident free as I’d hoped. The Bloomsbury has undergone some ‘refurbishment’ which has removed the access ramp and replaced it with a rickety sissor platform lift with doors that don’t shut properly meaning it didn’t work when I arrived. The lift is also open to the elements and the call button is almost completely inaccessible. Someone has thought about this… just not very much. I feel an e-mail bubbling up.
Whilst Robin Ince’s gigs are always excellent, they also always overrun. Rather than worry about catching the last train I’d arranged a taxi. The only problem with this is having to book at least 24 hours ahead, but the comfort, luxury and freedom from worry makes it worthwhile, especially in the cold. Of course we don’t think about the cost.
Now to write that complaint to the Bloomsbury.