Wednesday 23 July 2003 11.19am
"who have to go into the congestion zone for all of 20 metres to drive round Devonshire Mansions"
er, in a word, no.
If you took that route to turn right, then indeed you would find yourself in the congestion zone, which is why the correct route is to use Queen Elizabeth Street
. ie. just north of the Tooley Street
traffic lights, turn left into QE street (where the Millennium Balloon once floated away), and left again into Tooley Street
. You'll notice on the congestion charge maps that this section of QE street is not in the zone for this very reason.