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Walk to Nowhere and Historic Pub Social
Thu 23 February 2017, 18:30 – 22:00 GMT
Please join us for our first Walk to Nowhere and Historic Pub Social of the new year. The London Group's Chair, Stephen Bull, will lead a guided walk exploring the lost and hidden byways of Borough High Street. The walk will take in ancient yards and Surrey barns hidden from view, and walk in the footsteps of Charles Dickens around the remains of Marchalsea Prison. Experience the sense of loss of historic fabric to bland development and thoughtless demolition still going on today. See, in contrast, good new development and the creation of the new Flat Iron Square.
The walk will end at The George Inn, a public house established in the medieval period, and rebuilt in a 1677 following a serious fire that destroyed most of medieval Southwark. It is famous as a coaching stop during the 17th century and being mentioned by Dickens in 'Little Dorrit'. This pub is London's only surviving galleried coaching inn and is owned by the National Trust.
We will meet at 6.30pm outside Evans Cycles (6 Tooley St, London SE1 2SY), the nearest station is London Bridge, and finish at the George Inn at about 7.30-8pm. Please feel free to join for the walk or meet us at the pub after.