This week - celebrate the Solstice (twice) with London LDWA


This week - celebrate the Solstice (twice) with London LDWA
This week - celebrate the Solstice (twice) with London LDWA

Before we get on to this week's positive feast of walks (well, just the two but both terrifically tempting), the big news comes to us via Dave. According to the Guardian, a National Wetherspoons Museum will be opening in Wolverhampton this coming year to coincide with the pub chain's 40th anniversary. You may think they've obviously got plenty of spare change to do this thanks to the frequent patronage of London Group members, but I couldn't possibly comment. Anyway, here's the link if you want to read all about it:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/dec/13/wetherspoon-plans-national-museum-in-Wolverhampton

Entirely coincidentally, of course, our pop-up walk on Friday - to mark the shortest day of the year - features breakfast, a coffee stop, Christmas lunch and a valedictory drink at hostelries all associated with the letter W. How better to follow that up on Saturday with a circular based on Petts Wood and the London Loop, finishing with a celebratory drink at... you get the picture. Or as Albert Camus nearly put it: 'In the depth of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer, or at least several pints of Brewdog Punk ipa.'

 

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POP UP! The Winter Solstice Challenge Walk

Fri 21st Dec 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
14ml.
 
Start Time
08:00
 
Route
Start at Trafalgar Square (At the top of the steps outside The National Gallery). Finish at The Liberty Bounds, Tower Hill After meeting at Trafalgar Square to witness sunrise we promptly retire to The Lord Moon of the Mall for breakfast! From there the walk will start at 09:30 and will proceed through Covent Garden, Temple, the St Paul’s Conservation Area, and the Monument to the riverside and along the Thames to Canary Wharf where we will stop for coffee at The Ledger, Canary Wharf! Then onwards for a Christmas lunch at The Clockhouse Greenwich, before heading for Stave Hill where we will witness the sun setting on the shortest day of the year before heading for and partaking of a valedictory drink at The Liberty Bounds, Tower Hill
 
General Notes
But can you stomach visiting 4 Wetherspoons in a day? The challenge is on!
 
Contact
Keith Lane Tel: 07843 020525
 

 

London Loop with a Christmas Twist

Sat 22nd Dec 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
19ml.
 
Start Time
09.30
 
Route
Petts Wood Station We then follow the London Loop and head to Downe for lunch (options of pubs). Then back to Loop, finishing at Sovereign of Seas for a celebratory drink
 
Contact
Neil Cook Tel: 07592 444891
 
Web Site
 
Start
TQ444675
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Finish
TQ444675
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London