HDL & Hastings Lions London Tripper

A day out in London
for the Lord Mayor’s Show

Saturday 13 November 2004

This page last modified on Saturday 13 November 2004

This page refers to an excursion which has now taken place. All information is left here for interest only! A news article with photos of this outing has been created.


Hastings Diesels, in partnership with Hastings Lions, is running a special trip to London for The Lord Mayor’s Show, in aid of The Observer’s Appeal for a New Ward at St. Michael’s Hospice, St. Leonards-on-Sea.

Our train will pick up at the usual stations to Tonbridge, then set down at London Bridge for any Christmas shoppers, and terminate at Cannon Street in time to get a good view of the procession. There is a Firework Display from 1700 to 1800 and the train will leave at 1900.

There is a number of attractions that can be visited between the end of the procession and the firework show: The London’s Transport Museum at Covent Garden; The Musuem of London; St. Paul’s Cathedral; HM Tower of London; The Bank of England; and others as described on The Lord Mayor’s Show website.

Final Timings

These are the final timings as received from Network Rail.

Hastings depart 0701
St. Leonards Warrior Square 0705
Battle 0716
Robertsbridge 0726
Etchingham 0731
Wadhurst 0744
Tunbridge Wells 0754
Tonbridge 0804
London Bridge depart 0838
London Cannon Street due 0843
London Cannon Street depart 1908
London Bridge 1913
Tonbridge 1951
Tunbridge Wells 2000
Wadhurst 2009
Etchingham 2019
Robertsbridge 2024
Battle 2033
St. Leonards Warrior Square 2044
Hastings due 2048


Fares for return travel to London:

£18 (standard); £65 (bay of four standard seats); £33 (Club Class).

Children accompanied by an adult are welcome — standard fares apply.

Club Class

Travel at a seat with a table, with refreshments provided throughout the trip plus a meal with wine on the way home.


Our train includes a Buffet Car; a selection of hot & cold snacks and drinks will be available throughout the day at reasonable prices. There will also be a trolley service.


Smoking is not permitted in any part of our train.


Bookings have closed and this outing has taken place.

Tickets issued are only available for travel on the Hastings Diesel — they are not valid on South Eastern or Southern services.