Hideous error – despite checking loads of times, I still managed to read the Xmas Eve page instead of Christmas day.
As noted in the comments, there is NO river bus service on xmas day.
I blame the slight confusion on an earlier email that said a river bus would work on the day, which it evidently now wont. Damn.
On the day where the trains and buses all take a day off, it turns out there is at least one form of public transport still working on Christmas Day… the river bus service.
OK, not that often – with just one every 30 minutes, but it will be running from 6:15am to 8:15pm and between Woolwich to the London Eye (which wont be rotating on the day).
There is a suggestion that the service between Westminster and Greenwich will be running a normal service – but the PDF from TfL is just a tiny bit vague about that as no operator name is provided. Caveat Emptor.
Great for anyone along the Thames towards the East of London to get into the West-End, and home again.
Obviously, nothing is open in the West End on Christmas Day, but if the weather is nice (forecast says yes), then you might be tempted to soak in the utterly surreal atmosphere of a totally deserted city centre.
At least I wont have to cycle in, all around town and back again – that was quite exhausting last time. Although I did have a stinking cold as well, which didn’t help.