Wednesday Walks - February 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. firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
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.