Monday mobbing

  • June 24, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Hi Lovely people,

it's the last Monday of the month (yay!) so why not join us for a wander around Central London, along one of our regular routes?  On the way we'll be meeting and chatting to our street friends, giving out socks, blankets and other stuff while getting to know any newcomers, both mobbing and on the street.   After an hour or so we'll retire to a local pub for a drink and a chat.

The Sock Mob will start at 7pm - the areas we'd like to cover are:

Old Street - Meet by the bottom of exit 2 in front of the bank of phones

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

Please state your preferred area when you select 'I'm going', and if possible, which 2 areas (in case we don't have enough sign ups for one of your choices) 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.  If you bring food, please avoid 'hard' foods, like apples, as many of our street friends have dental problems that mean they can only manage softer items.

Can I choose which area I go to?
Sure - please mention when you select 'I'm going' which 2 areas 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 The Sock mob. However, there is always an experienced walk leader/organiser on each route, along with regular mobbers, so there will always be someone who knows the people and the route!  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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  • dee

    can replace at strand or go Victoria

    June 24, 2013

  • Jaz

    Hey guys. I can confirm that I will definitely be there tonight - I felt I should clarify this since my last comment seemed unsure. Unfortunately I am not bringing extra company tonight, but a few friends have expressed an interest in attending some of the July Mobbings! :)

    June 24, 2013

  • Barbara B.

    Very sorry I cannot make tonight's meeting at The Strand..

    June 24, 2013

  • ross s.

    will there be a Strand this evening?

    June 24, 2013

  • Robert

    Hello Strand people! You can reach me on[masked] if there are any issues. See you all later

    June 24, 2013

  • Miia

    We are first-timers!

    June 24, 2013

  • Mike

    sorry wont make it today

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Strand please.

    June 23, 2013

  • Barbara B.

    Strand please

    June 23, 2013

  • Mike

    Strand please

    June 23, 2013

  • Cyndi T.

    Hi pals,

    Missing the walk and you guys, pity I'm not in London at this moment.

    Recently I spent some time trying to talk to various connections in Taipei, and this afternoon I'm going to visit an officer working in Taipei Wan-hua social welfare center. Wan-hua is old taipei town center, have many historic buildings but lost it's glamour in past 30 years, most homeless stay in this area. This officer is quite acquainted to local homeless and I just heard from him they do have plan to train homeless to tourist guide (whoa!). I told him what I experienced in London and he is very interested in Unseen Tour, so I'm going to visit him later.

    A good news heard today, so can't wait to post here to share with you. Hope Unseen Tour could be replicated in Taipei soon. Cyndi

    2 · June 21, 2013

    • Cyndi T.

      Maggie and all,

      Thanks! I think I should be able to get the whole idea more solid next week, and Lidjia is going to face a long list of questions soon. :P

      Share a quote with you, from "The Alchemist" - When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

      This is exactly what I feel these days! ^__^

      Regards,

      1 · June 23, 2013

  • Rachel S.

    Same area as Robert please!

    June 22, 2013

  • Jaz

    I will *hopefully* make it to this (and bring company - I will update this if I do), but I can't promise anything. If I cannot attend, I will be sure to inform you nearer the time. :)

    June 20, 2013

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  • The Kindness Offensive

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