Wednesday Walks

​Wednesday Walks - June to August 2020

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUR WEDNESDAY WALKS WILL BE RESCHEDULED AND THE PLANNED WALKS OFFERED LATER IN THE YEAR.

HOWEVER, WE ARE OFFERING A MONTHLY VIRTUAL WALK AND TO RECEIVE THIS AND OUR NEWSLETTER, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK: http://eepurl.com/bVCtRT


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 3rd June - VIRTUAL WALK

From Charles Dickens to Dan Brown - A literary stroll around Strand

Your guide: Elaine Wein


Strand has links to a wide range of authors from Charles Dickens to Dan Brown, with a little Oscar Wilde and Edgar Wallace thrown in! Elaine will refer to the Royal Society of Literature, the man that created the dictionary and explain where Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night was premiered


11:00 AM Wednesday 1st July - VIRTUAL WALK

The Sugar Barons and Slavery

Your guide: Jenni Bowley

This walk explores the growth and expansion of London due to wealth gained by its involvement in the slave trade. The so-called "sugar barons" were individuals who benefitted financially and politically from the proceeds of the slave trade - none more so than William Beckford, honoured by this extraordinary memorial in the Guildhall.


11:00 AM Wednesday 5th August - VIRTUAL WALK

Monks, Monasteries and more Wren churches

Your Guide: Jenny Rossiter

Before the reign of Henry VIII there were many thieving monastic orders in London - this all changed at the Reformation in the 1530s and London changed again when the Great Fire of London in 1666 destroyed 88 parish churches! Today, twenty four Wren Churches remain and this virtual walk will include four of them, plus one former monastery, two former nunneries and a garden within a Gothic ruin.