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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  • Maggie L.

    Victorians completely wiped out and knackered, so all heading straight home.

    2 · March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Mobbers,

    I haven't been on a Mob for a while so this is just to say that I haven't forgotten you and our homeless friends. Just sorting a few things out and hope to see you soon. Have a great Mobbing tomorrow :-)

    2 · March 20, 2013

    • Maggie L.

      Take care, Hon and see you soon :o)

      March 21, 2013

  • Neil S.

    sorry, forgot to sign up, will be at waterloo

    March 21, 2013

    • Lesley D.

      I texted Robert and he asked me to go to Victoria sorry so I guess it means Waterloo is not happening then

      March 21, 2013

    • Maggie L.

      Quite agree; there are now 3 organisers all at the Strand, so surely Piccadilly AND Waterloo can be covered, too? :o)

      March 21, 2013

  • Rhia

    Really sorry but I'm not well and being sent home from work so not going to make the mob tonight :-(
    I hope it goes well x

    March 21, 2013

  • Richard G.

    Those going to Green Park my number is[masked]

    March 21, 2013

  • Maggie L.

    Hi Victorians, I am on:[masked] 905. PLEASE call or text your walk leader (or Robert) if you are no longer attending, and please remove your RSVP, as it means otherwise that people are left needlessly waiting in very cold areas. If you are running late, please contact your walk leader as soon as you can (or Robert, if you cannot contact the walk leader), otherwise we may think you're not coming and leave sooner. Thanks guys :o)

    March 21, 2013

  • Richard G.

    as no one else seems to be going for it I'll try Green Park if your still running it

    March 20, 2013

  • Suzette

    The Strand please.

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Piccadilly or strand for me please.

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Victoria, waterloo or green park :) thanks

    March 20, 2013

  • Robert

    Victoria please

    March 20, 2013

  • Lesley D.

    Waterloo or Victoria pls as usual

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    going to concert at barbican

    March 15, 2013

  • Dominique

    Strand if it's possible. Thank you.

    March 15, 2013

  • Karolina P.

    Strand, this time for sure!

    March 15, 2013

  • Morisha C.

    Hi
    Having signed up to sock mob ages ago have never quite made it. Prefer to do waterloo but can do others. Not sure what I am doing but so looking forward to finally making a meet....

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • Maggie L.

    Victoria please.

    March 14, 2013

  • Anne E

    Strand please

    March 12, 2013

  • Rhia

    Waterloo if possible please. Thanks.

    February 8, 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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