Best London MC Museum ?

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  1. GasDepot

    GasDepot Sold the Cage

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    I will be in London with family
    I may be able to get a day for myself and was wondering what motorcycle museum/collection/venue I should get to
    Ace cafe or ?
    Cheers
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  2. Mark Manley

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    The Ace cafe is worth a visit although there it is better if you can time your visit with one of their many events and the Brooklands museum has been recommended to me although I have not been there yet.

    https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/
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  3. nickguzzi

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    Bear in mind that travel to some parts of London is not necessarily very quick - either by public transport or private vehicle.

    Nothing to do with m/c's, but the Greenwich Observatory marking the Prime Meridian, is a jewel. John Harrison and his chronometers - yes, his actual, made by him in the mid 18thC. And still working continuously as designed.
    Should you have less time than you need to get to Brooklands (quite far) or elsewhere. (smooth link huh?)
    The tourist boats from Blackfriars to Greenwich are quite entertaining. Greenwich is a pretty place. You can cross under the Thames via the tunnel built by Mark and Isambard Kingdom Brunel under the river - the world's first underwater tunnel - they designed the method of tunnel construction still used to day. On the far side you can get the driverless Docklands Light Railway, via Canary Wharf and thence to the City.
    Should you become encumbered and need to entertain others who have shorter attention spans for bikes.
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  5. nickguzzi

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    I did mention how long it takes to get about in London - because it is quite big.
    I have a friend who lives in Longley Road, Tooting. A trip to the West End means at least an hours travel each way.
    Googlemaps says less but it doesn't allow for the traffic or searching for a parking place once you get to ANYWHERE. The tube is more reliable, except you don't see anything, and the tube stations can be fairly far away from your destination.
    If you have a look at Longley Road and say the British Museum, they don't seem very far apart. But still an hour away.
    We have gone from the Southbank, after midnight, by car and it still took an hour.

    The hour or so up to B'ham would I presume be from the M25 orbital motorway, not from your accommodation. At least the museum is on the right side as you approach.
    And the museum is an orgyfest for Brit bike lovers.
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