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Previously, if you felt like taking a spin through Notting Hill or Kensington, you wouldn’t be charged the £8 congestion charge. Now, the zone stretches from Hyde Park all the way to Earl’s Court. The toll is in place to reduce pollution and make life easier for the many Londoners who prefer to travel on two wheels, not four.
None of this is news to London motorists, of course. And, for the record, we certainly won’t soon forget the two parking tickets we garnered while staying in Bayswater last year. Man, that Lovely Rita sure gets around!
Next time you’re in London, we highly recommend you mind the gap, thereby sidestepping the congestion charge altogether.