If you have ever been to Waitrose, or Lea Hall, you will know that the area is packed with activity all year round. However, it does get extremely busy in the summer, particularly on weekends, so there are two main factors you need to consider when choosing the opening times at which you travel to this large town centre. The first is that you will find the town centres open slightly later than their traditional opening times, ranging from one hour later in April to one hour later in August. If you are planning a trip to central London during these busy periods, your Waitrose opening times will vary according to when you travel.
In order to keep up with demand, most bus services from London City operate throughout the day on weekdays as well as on weekends. This means that the majority of passengers travelling between destinations will arrive by bus. If you choose to travel by bus, you can expect your Waitrose opening times to vary according to the route you take, as some bus services travel later in the evening.
The second factor that you need to consider when deciding upon your Waitrose opening times is the bus station you choose to travel to. There are three bus stations in and around the town centre, namely Waitrose, Chiswick and Purley. They are all relatively close together and serve the same areas, but there is considerable walking involved when going from one to the other. Therefore, if you are looking for a comfortable way to travel from one place to another, and especially if you are looking for a comfortable way to commute back home, it might be better for you to travel on a bus. Of course, if you prefer to walk, you can do that too!
In terms of bus services going into and from the town centre, the main bus service operating in and out of Waitrose from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening goes by the name of ‘The Walkley’. You will find this service going in a number of different ways. For example, you could catch the early bird rush at lunch time, or you could choose to go in the early hours of the morning when other people are not as likely to be out and about.
There are also a number of private shuttle services which operate from Waitrose and along the outskirts. These tend to operate on particular routes and it is important for you to check this out before you travel. For most of the public transport in the area, the Waitrose opening times tend to be fairly consistent, apart from on week days. This is down to the fact that during the week, many people are looking to go out and explore Oxford and Cambridge.
As with bus services, the tram in the city centre tends to be fairly consistent. There are a few routes, but you need to look at the individual routes. All the buses stop at the central bus station of Waitrose and the surrounding places. Trams head up and down the Seekers’ Market Street and the pavement located between Victoria and Oxford Street, so you can expect to find some good transport at all times of the day. However, if you are unable to find transport going into the city centre at all, you should not worry too much, because the bus and tram network will get you to your destination in no time.
In terms of walking around the city centre, there are plenty of options. The pavement is wide, so it is usually possible to find some alternative routes that will get you out of the city for less. The majority of people who travel to waitrose do so in order to shop. If you go in the early evening, you may find that there are more stores open, but if you go in the middle of the afternoon and later, you will find that there are many more stores open.
As with many cities around the UK, it is worth taking a walk around the central waitrose area after you have visited. This is because the building sites for future developments are often built right next to retail premises. This creates a strong linkage between the two. You may also want to pop into the local market place before you leave. The market place is usually packed with people throughout the day. Therefore, you may find that waitrose opening times are changed here to allow space for more people to come and shop.