Wednesday Walks

​Wednesday Walks - January to April 2018

Our aim is to inform and entertain - join us on the first Wednesday of each month and we'll introduce you to places off the beaten track. All walks start at 11.00 am, finish by 1 pm and cost £10 per person.

You will be welcome to just turn up at the meeting point and pay on the day – if you would like details of the first couple of stops in case you might be running late, then please email the guide for that walk to let her know that you are intending to come and she will send you further information. elainewein@btinternet.com; jenni@bowley.net; jenny.rossiter@gmail.com; annetickell@btinternet.com


Wednesday January 3, 2018 - Wren Churches Part Two

Starting Point: Bank tube, in front of Royal Exchange
Finishing Point: St Bartholomew the Great
Guide: Jenny Rossiter

This walk will continue on from Wren Churches walk Part 1. We will start at the Bank of England and meander through the Northern part of the City visiting at least six more of Wren's churches and towers. We will finish at St Bartholomew the Great, London's finest Norman church: making it pre-Wren and pre- Great Fire. By comparing styles you will be able to see how revolutionary Wren's churches were in the seventeenth century. There is an entrance charge to St Bartholomew the Great of 5 pounds but if you intend to use their cloister café there is no charge!


Wednesday February 7, 2018 - Fleet Street

Starting Point: Queen Anne statue in front of St Pauls Cathedral
Finishing Point: Strand
Guide: Anne Tickell

Fleet Street was once known as the Street of Shame though we know it best as having been the centre of the newspaper industry. It was an important route between the City and Westminster and boasted 100 pubs along its length. We will not only look at the eclectic buildings on the main road but also dive into the back lanes and courts to find among other things a theatre, a priory, an area so dangerous that the police wouldn’t enter and a museum.

Wednesday March 7, 2018 - Bank and Beyond

Starting Point: Bank Junction in front of Royal Exchange
Finishing Point: The Bank
Guide: Elaine Wein

Walking east from the Bank of England, discover hidden alleys, the street where Italian merchants founded London’s banking industry, livery company halls and hear about the South Sea Bubble. See iconic modern architecture, Victorian markets and hear how a goose became a butcher’s mascot rather than a Christmas lunch.

Wednesday 4th April - Walk in Wesley's Footsteps

Starting Point: Barbican tube
Finishing Point: Old Street
Guide: Jenni Bowley

The founder of the Methodist movement was a man of boundless energy – hear the story of his remarkable life and about life in Eighteenth Century London. We'll see where he went to school and will also visit the site of his first London chapel and the dissenters’ burial ground at Bunhill Fields. Our tour will finish at Wesley’s Chapel where you may wish to visit the Museum of Methodism and John Wesley’s house.