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A walk in Clerkenwell, London

This visit has been organised by Kate and Mike Quinton. A standalone version of this flyer is available here.

Come on a guided walk by Kate and Mike to see the many interesting buildings in this important political and social centre of Clerkenwell. Things have changed since people lived and worked near the Clerk’s Well by the River Fleet.  It has been a religious centre, an area for artisans and craftsmen, a hot bed of riots and protests.  Karl Marx lived on Clerkenwell Green and Lenin not far away. The Middlesex Sessions House is on the Green and the sites of 2 overflow prisons, Bridewell and Newgate, are also on our route.  The walk is shorter than the all-day effort in 2011 and more like our original 2005 one for those who remember that very cold and wet February day.

Meet inside the Sir John Oldcastle pub on the corner of Farringdon Road and Greville Street for coffee and loos between 10.30 and 11.00am.  Please be ready to start the walk at 11.00.  

Comfortable shoes for standing still or walking will be the order of the day. We will only cover about 2 miles on a nearly circular route.  The first port of call will be to admire the older Farringdon Station.  Later on, we will see the site of a modern planning dispute – now resolved.

Public transport or on foot are the only ways there.  Farringdon Station is on Thames Link, the Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith and City Lines, but not on the Elizabeth Line yet!

The number 63 bus stops nearby.

Lunch will probably be at “The Crown” on Clerkenwell Green, which will never be far away.

Timetable: 11.00 – 13.00 walk and talk.  13.00 – 14.30 Lunch.  14.30 – 15.30 more walk and talk.  15.30 return to the start or return home.

We wish to keep to a maximum number of 25 people including us, because the pavements are narrow and there are several roads to cross.

No Cost, just your own expenses.

Contacts – on the day 07908 156160 (Kate); 07715 171922 (Mike).

Late arrivals – Contact Kate (see above) and you should be able to catch up.


Organised By
IOP London & SouthEast Branch Retired Members' Section (REMS)
30 May 2020 10:30 to 15:30
Clerkenwell, London
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