“Putney – More than a Boat Race”
Full Guided Walk
This is the latest in our fully guided walks conducted by Daniella, a qualified City of London Tour Guide whom we have employed just for this event. The walk will last for about 2 hours and has been organised solely for members of Friends in London. Numbers for this walk have to be limited to a maximum of 45. Please only book if you definitely intend to come and please do not cancel within 24 hours of the walk as this ruins it for our other members who want to come.
Date: Sunday 23rd June 2013
Where: Outside Putney Bridge Tube Station.
Nearest Tube: Putney Bridge on the District Line. (Just a few stops from Earl’s Court).
You will need to take the Wimbledon branch of the District Line.
Host: John Pullen[masked]
Cost: £8 collected at the beginning of the walk.
It’s summer (honest), so let’s leave the centre of London and continue with another one of our series of walks just outside the city. And one of the loveliest is the riverside at Putney. Famous the world over with its association with the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, it offers so much more in the way of history which very few people know much about.
Obviously we will hear of some of the history of the Boat Race and its association with Putney, but the race also embodies its own brand of style and elitism. And this fits in with Putney which has attracted the rich and famous over the years.
It includes and encompasses such a wide variety of figures from history and contemporary times such as Thomas Cromwell, Marc Bolan and Kermit the Frog and his friends. Go on, Kermit is the one you’re really interested in!
But Putney has also been home to the notorious and with absolutely no connection to this statement we will also visit the home of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.
This is a small selection of the things we will see and learn on this guided walk. At the end, we have selected a nice pub right on the river bank where we can have a drink or even a late Sunday lunch if you would prefer.
After our very successful previous guided walks, we have once again employed the services of Daniella; a professional badged London Guide who will bring all these stories to life. I will of course be there to help out with the organisation of the event and to find a nice pub at the end. So if you fancy joining a really friendly bunch of people, we can enjoy a lovely river walk as well as delving into the history of Putney – much more than just a Boat Race.