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Thursday 22 August 2013 8.27am
Hello Se1-ers,

Does anyone know which apparent VIP is contained within the Range Rover with police outriders clearing Bricklayer's Arms roundabout before screaming off down Tower Bridge Road, about 9am on weekdays? There are two people inside, about 5 police motorbikes blowing whistles and moving vehicles off the road, and have made me late for work twice now.

Just wondered if anyone else had seen it, who this great citizen may be, and why they deserve such special treatment?

Lx
Thursday 22 August 2013 9.36am
It's all very strange indeed. I saw them this morning and I thought it might be a heavy police escort for the Belmarsh Prison Court run. The range rover drove slowly past & I got a good look at the occupants but did not recognise them, and no prisoner van followed. Very mysterious indeed !
Thursday 22 August 2013 10.13am
I've seen a slightly more tame version heading along TBR a few days ago about the same time of day - 3 outriders but no screaming or speeding. Range Rover only had one occupant, driving, and I thought he looked like Prince William.

I've also seen the marvellous sight of mounted police clearing Parliament Square in order to let fellow horses and riders through for what I guess was a practice for trooping the colour our something like that. I'm no royalist but on a summer morning, the gleaming uniforms and beautiful animals, and effective clever manipulation of a busy place that was silent apart form the sound of hooves and whistled - was breathtaking.
Thursday 22 August 2013 10.20am
Is it every day?

Do you think one of the millionaires in the Cabinet is living on the Heygate, desperately resisting Sthk Council's offers to buy their lease?

...if you press it, they will come.
Thursday 22 August 2013 10.33am
@lullylush well now, that is exciting! I wonder!

Despite being a royalist, if it is the Prince I would respectfully suggest delaying his departure half an hour to stop everyone being late for work. I'm not sure how long 'oh, sorry i'm late, my bus was pulled over for Prince William to drive past. again" is going to wash with my boss.

@ivanhoe it is a brave man who parks a Range Rover of that spec in the Heygate estate and expects to find it there in the morning.
Thursday 22 August 2013 11.35am
I think the Penthouse Suite is reserved for any aspiring to live at the e and c...Sure the graffiti said..'Will's woz 'ere!..
Thursday 22 August 2013 12.54pm
Huge coincidence - I saw 3 outriders plus grey BMW doing the bricklayers to TBR run again about an hour ago - and again no sirens just keeping the grey car moving. I was on a bus so could only manage a certain degree of rubber necking but the young chap driving the beemer could easily have been the UK's most famous new dad. Trips to mothercare perhaps?
Thursday 22 August 2013 1.03pm
Kate: WILLIAM I DON"T CARE IF YOU WILL ONE DAY BE KING - I WANT A CALIPPO AND I WANT ONE RIGHT NOW!
Will: *sigh* ok love, I'll muster the outriders. Orange or blackcurrant?

This is probably the most exciting thing thats happened to TBR for at least a week. Great spot!
Thursday 22 August 2013 1.29pm
So Boris has given up his bike has he? :)
Thursday 22 August 2013 7.08pm
Boris is an ongoing pavement cyclist outside Tesco on Tooley Street. I have shouted three times on separate occasions "Boris, get of the blimmin pavement!"

He hates me but, as he owns London, he ignores me and is entitled to cycle through us pavement plebs.
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