Thursday Socks

Come on you sockmobbers... join us for an urban walk in Central London: along the way we'll be meeting and chatting to our street friends, giving out socks, blankets and other stuff and generally shootin' the breeze...  After an hour or so we'll retire to a local pub for a drink and a chat.

The sockmob will be kicking off as per usual at 7pm - the areas we'd like to cover are:

Strand - meet by McDonald's just along from Charing Cross tube on the Strand
Waterloo - meet outside McDonald's on the lowest level of the station concourse i.e. the Waterloo Road level
Victoria - meet outside the large WH Smiths opposite the flower stall in the centre of the station concourse
Piccadilly - Meet outside Boots at Piccadilly Circus

This page has some budget maps of the exact locations if you're confused.

*NEW* Green Park - Meet outside Marks and Spencers Simply Food at Green Park Tube station. Note: This is an exploratory mobbing suggested by sockmobber Shelley. Pioneers and explorers are particularly encouraged to attend :-)

Please mention when you select 'I'm going' which area(s) you'd prefer to go to and I'll do my best to put you in your preferred area. Feel free to suggest other areas as well as those listed!

A couple of FAQs:

Do I need to bring anything with me?
An open mind & a willingness to chat to the homeless people we meet along the way is all that's required; however, items such as food, books, toiletries and warm clothing are always appreciated...

Can I choose which area I go to?
Sure - please mention when you select 'I'm going' which area(s) you'd prefer to go to and I'll do my best to put you in your preferred area.

I've never done this before...
No worries: mention in the comment box that appears when you select 'I'm going' that you're new to Sockmob & you'll be put with an experienced mobber. New mobbers are welcome to email any of the organisers with any questions or you can call me on[masked] with any questions you may have.

For further information about the Sock Mob click on the pages tab above for more FAQs.

I'll post details of who is where & the pub details closer to the day.

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  • Emily

    Good mobbing last night but rubbish end unfortunately when my sister - who'd joined us for the first time - realised her wallet had been stolen while we were in The Clarence for post-mobbing drinks. Would be grateful to know if anyone saw anything suspicious?

    February 22, 2013

  • Khushee

    Thank you everyone. I had an amazing sock mobbing experience last night. You are all wonderful people and we met some wonderful people on the streets also. I look forward to the next mobbing!

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • Tony ,.

    just wondering should i bring the coat or not ? , just that its getting colder , and dont want anyone freezing on the streets

    February 21, 2013

    • Tony ,.

      yeah just that its getting cold ,do you think i should bring it ?

      February 21, 2013

  • Tony ,.

    anyone know of anyone in piccadily or anywhere else who would need a mens winter coat , size is large to XL , , may suit someone under 45 , good quality , cost me £100 ,2 years ago , anyone have any ideas ?

    February 21, 2013

  • Mark

    Waterloo for me

    February 21, 2013

  • Suzette

    Waterloo please!

    February 21, 2013

  • Anne E

    Sorry I can't make it tonight after all, I will text Robert to let him know and see you next time.

    February 21, 2013

  • Anne E

    Sorry guys I can't make tonight after all. I will texr

    February 21, 2013

  • Dominique

    Victoria please but if you need I can go anywhere.

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello,
    A first timer!
    I work at Lush Regent street so naturally would like to go from Piccadilly

    Very excited, have biscuits, will try to bring along some work mates
    xxx

    February 19, 2013

  • Emily

    Hi guys, my sister Holly is coming too as a first-timer so can we be grouped together for this one please? Area-wise we would prefer Strand if possible. Also been noticing quite a lot of people in Euston/Kings Cross who would no doubt appreciate a conversation/warm clothing/hot drinks. Worth considering as a new area...

    1 · February 19, 2013

    • Emily

      Ah thanks! Ooo yeah definitely up for a backwards mobbing starting in Kings X/Highbury. I see people quite often on Euston Rd and Pentonville Rd but not sure about back streets. I know lots of nice places near Angel and Kings X for drinks - Old Red Lion Theatre bar fast becoming a favourite nr Angel, there are places on Exmouth Market I can recommend too and Betjemen Arms in St Pancras is nice too. So yes, add me to 'forwards' or 'backwards' mobbing, just let me know when as have lots of weekday eves booked up :-/

      February 19, 2013

  • Mike

    sorry another commitment this night

    February 19, 2013

  • Mike

    strand or dilly pls

    February 18, 2013

  • Tony ,.

    piccadilly pleae catherine , easier for me to get to , thanks , hugz

    February 17, 2013

  • Guy

    Victoria suits me best but I am quite flexible. Guy

    February 16, 2013

  • Khushee

    Really looking forward to taking part in this.

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    going to the barbican to a concert

    February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, can I be assigned to the strand please. Thanks !

    February 12, 2013

  • Khushee

    Hi everyone! I'm also new to sockmob. Any location is fine with me. Really looking forward to this.

    February 12, 2013

  • Arisa M

    Hello! Can I be assigned to the Strand, please? Thank you!

    February 10, 2013

  • Anne E

    So Strand!

    February 10, 2013

  • David W.

    Piccadilly please

    February 7, 2013

  • Daria Alina L.

    I'm new to sockmob! anywhere along strand, piccadilly, or waterloo is good for me, strand is probably the best!

    February 6, 2013

  • Kristy D.

    It is in my diary! :)

    February 6, 2013

  • Rashida M.

    I will out of town but looking forward to joining you on a walk soon.

    February 5, 2013

  • David W.

    Piccadilly please

    February 5, 2013

  • John

    cant make at the moment

    January 31, 2013

  • Estee C.

    Did the Strand last time and up for a change

    January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did Victoria last time so anywhere else is good for me! Thanks : )

    January 24, 2013

  • Lesley D.

    Piccadilly for a change if possible please, as I am planning on going to Vegan Drinks afterwards in that area!

    January 18, 2013

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Our Sponsors

  • St Paul's Bow Common

    Kind donations of socks and money and an incredible space for us to use!

  • The Kindness Offensive

    Socks, blankets, food, fun and extreme kindness!

  • The Alexandra Trust

    Generous donations!

  • Stephen Hawking School

    The love and support of London's young people!

  • Lush

    25kg of delicious smelling soap, shower gel and shampoo!

  • Snugpak

    Generously discounted, high-quality sleeping bags for street friends

  • City Year London

    Socks and toiletries!

  • Charity Buddies

    Spreading the word and posting more lovely mobbers our way!

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