What will you be doing at your Meetup?
These meetups are guided or led walks around London and surrounding towns. We also do monthly pint-sized history events in a pub.
The whole area of the group is that it's a chance to walk around different parts of London with different themes have a chat to the Guides and to fellow attendees and enjoy a couple of hours with like minded people i.e. people who like a bit of history who like to walk whilst being sociable. Post walk drinks are also available at a local watering hole near to where the walk ends.
What will it be like?
Fun! We have done the hard work so you do't have to.
Will it be an activity?
Just walking and talking, nothing strenuous. If you do have a mobility issue please do let us know beforehand so we can amend the walk if necessary.
What's an interesting issue we'll discuss?
Anything that is covered by the walk but in general the theme is London and its people. We will also cover elements of social housing, architecture, murders, key music venues, historical people, artists, writers, actors etc. We're lucky, London has it all!
Hazel, a qualified CIGA London Guide and runs her own guiding company www.londonguidedwalks.co.uk
What will Hazel present?
Key facts about interesting buildings and/or the people who designed or lived in them.
Do members need to bring anything?
Please wear sensible shoes and the required fee. A bottle of water and a brolly doesn't go amiss with British weather. Suitable clothing to walk around the streets of London is also a good idea.
Who should come?
Anyone who is remotely interested in London and its rich history. Check out the theme of each guided walk to know more.
Are newcomers welcome?
Yes of course!
Who shouldn't come?
Anyone who doesn't like walking , London, history or people. A general grasp of English is also useful.
What should a newcomer expect?
To meet a passionate & qualified London guide and fellow like minded meetup peeps. There will be an intro about the walk and the necessary safety announcement before we head off for a 60min-3hr walk in London with matching stops to the theme of the walk. It's a casual affair where you can chat to people in between the stops and oooh and ahhh at the fabulous info Hazel the Guide (i.e. me) delivers at each stop. Each stop should last no more than 5 mins.
Why should people come?
Cos it's something cheap and interesting to do! It also keeps the 'ole grey matter working too.
How will members benefit from coming to your Meetup?
We're a friendly bunch. I have worked hard to create bespoke well researched walks. One thing you won't be is bored. There is something for everyone!
How long will the Meetup be?
60mins-3hrs then optional post walk drinks. Check the individual walk for an accurate duration.
Is it okay to arrive late?
Nope. The time you see is the time we leave. I arrive 15 mins before departure to welcome you all (holding my meetup sign).
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