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Most of these are in Kent, Sussex or Hampshire. The further from London they are, the trickier it is. Be sure to read my general guide to UK rail travel...

Relatively easy. Change as often as possible at first, Ashford, Tonbridge are both good places to do this. Once you hit Sevenoaks, you're safe. Get off at Sevenoaks, and catch the slow train towards charing cross - these aren't the brand new ones or the very old ones - look out for trains about 10-15 years old, mainly still blue and red. These almost never have inspectors. Change at orpington for an even slower one if you want to be extra-safe. then read my London Termini guide for what to do next.

Never done this myself, but common sense dictates always taking the slowest train possible, and changing at Lewes, Haywards Heath, Gatwick, Redhill, and finally Purley, then getting the slow train towards Charing Cross, then following my London Termini guide.

Tricky to say the least, but it's always possible. Perhaps best to go for the fast blast direct into Waterloo, following the instructions in my general UK rail travel guide.
Otherwise....slowslowslow... Just keep on changing; by the time you hit Woking you should be safe-ish. If you stick to the slowest trains, that is.

I don't pretend to know anything about this. If you follow my UK rail travel guide, there's a chance you might do it - see the London Termini guide as well. Remember, slow trains, keep changing. If you hit shenfield, chances are you've made it.

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  • Written Aug 27, 2004
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