Wednesday Walks

​Wednesday Walks - February - April, 2019

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 £12 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.;;;

11:00 AM - Wednesday February 6, 2019 - Mayfair's Heroes and Villains

Meeting Point: Marble Arch Tube Exit 3

Guide: Elaine Wein

Mayfair, the playground of the rich and famous has its fair share of heroes and villains. On this walk we will discover philanthropists and philanderers, hear about special agents and military heroes with two and four legs and some with none at all. We will see where villains had their last words and where our Olympic sport heroes had their moment of glory. Discover what Gloria Swanson and Wallis Simpson had in common and see the home of one the most famous ghosts in London. We will learn that one man’s hero is another man’s villain, but it’s up to you to decide!

11:00 - Wednesday 6th March, 2019 - Rotherhithe

Meeting point: Bermondsey station

Guide: Anne Tickell

Rotherhithe was first mentioned in the 12th century and since then has kept re-appearing in history - a fleet was fitted out here by order of the Black Prince and John of Gaunt and it was the home of the Mayflower. But it is not all maritime history for there is a charming village centre around the parish church of St Mary’s and Brunel’s Engine House is now a lively museum. We will also hear about some residents in the area – philanthropists, artists, writers, sailors and Prince Lee Boo from the Pellew Islands.

11:00 - Wednesday 3rd April, 2019 - 2000 Years in the City of London

Meeting point: Moorgate Tube (west side of Moorgate)

Guide: Jenni Bowley

London was founded by the Romans 2000 years ago and the City of London has maintained a separate identity over the centuries - it still has its own Lord Mayor, system of government and police force. On this walk we'll discover traces of 20 centuries of the City's history alongside modern architectural masterpieces. We will look at the recent development along London Wall and we'll also hear how the City is governed, see the effects of two great disasters and find out how London not only survived but thrived in tumultuous times.