Wednesday Walks

​Wednesday Walks - June and July 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. elainewein@btinternet.com; jenni@bowley.net; jenny.rossiter@gmail.com; annetickell@btinternet.com


11:00 AM - Wednesday 5th June - Bankside Women

Meeting Point: Borough Tube

Guide: Elaine Wein

Starting our walk at the Borough, we will hear the stories of Bankside women - some famous, others infamous! Women who worked hard to make life better for others, a local heroine, some who joined the oldest profession, others driven mad by their work, writers and even a Charles Dickens character.

11:00 AM - Wednesday 3rd July - Beatling around Shaftesbury Avenue

Meeting point: Piccadilly Circus, in front of the Criterion Theatre

Your guide: Jenni Bowley

We start our walk by the memorial to the Earl of Shaftesbury (better known as Eros) and then explore the area that was dissected by his new road, Shaftesbury Avenue. Cutting through the slums of St Giles it became the centre of London's west end theatreland, surrounded by the red lights of Soho and areas made famous by bookshops and music. We'll also venture to the east and visit the notorious Seven Dials.