Friday 12 September 2014 11.29am
Yes Gavin, but your argument applies to anyone crossing any zone boundary (Kennington to Waterloo, for example, or Warwick Avenue to Paddington).
So, I think, there has to be some sort of underlying reason why Zone 1 is what it is, and what it represents to be in Zone 1 (and the same for the other zones).
I think it's a meaningful descriptor (for instance, when someone who's maybe new to London and has never heard of Borough and probably thinks it's way out in the suburbs) to be able to say: It's in Zone 1.
We were having an interesting discussion about this at the weekend. Mrs I was insisting that there's something about Camden, for example, which definitely makes it NOT a Zone 1 place, and I can see what she means. I'm not sure whether that something can be objectively measured, but I think it needs to be in order to answer the question of whether Bermondsey is Zone 1 or not.
...if you press it, they will come.