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Candy Bar, Rochester High Street

Day Trip to Rochester – 11 January 2016

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Whilst spending a few days in London, a day trip to Rochester was in order. Walking along the Thames to Blackfriars station, the tide was out.

Low Tide under the Millennium Bridge

Low Tide under the Millennium Bridge
11 January 2016

After the short train journey to St Pancras, and ticket to Rochester purchased, the train to Rochester was on platform 13. A few platforms away at the International platforms was one of the new Eurostar trains.

New Eurostar train at St Pancras

New Eurostar train at St Pancras
11 January 2016

The High Speed train to Rochester took around 40 minutes to get to Rochester, arriving at the new station which opening on 13 December 2015. The initial focus of my trip was Rochester Cathedral, which I chronicled a week ago.

City of Rochester plaque

City of Rochester plaque
11 January 2016

After lunch, I went for a walk along the High Street observing the various buildings and the sign boards.

The Kings Head, Rochester High Street

The Kings Head, Rochester High Street
11 January 2016

Sign Board of the Kings Head Hotel, Rochester High Street

Sign Board of the Kings Head Hotel, Rochester High Street
11 January 2016

As well as hotels and public houses, there is also several candy shops.

Candy Bar, Rochester High Street

Candy Bar, Rochester High Street
11 January 2016

Sign Board for the Candy Bar, Rochester High Street

Sign Board for the Candy Bar, Rochester High Street
11 January 2016

Just north of Corporation Street, there is a painting on the gable wall of a building, a newsagent.

Painting on a gable wall on Rochester High Street.

Painting on a gable wall on Rochester High Street.
11 January 2016

My walk took back along Corporation Street to the new (2015) railway station for the journey back to London via the High Speed route. Coincidentally, the same train as my outward journey turned up for my return trip.

Class 395 011 - Katherine Grainger at St Pancras

Class 395 011 – Katherine Grainger at St Pancras
11 January 2016

Returning to my hotel via Blackfriars and a walk along the south bank of the Thames. By now the tide was approaching its highest point.

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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