What we're about

This is a group for those of us who accept who we are and like who we are - do things alone however would prefer to share some of our leisure time with like-minded. We are interesting and interested in so much...walking in the countryside, travel, week-end breaks, playing cards, theatre, opera, dining, visiting galleries, exhibitions, playing tennis perhaps, book club, art.......it would be good for members to come up with ideas that we can join in with...we're not necessarily 'grumpy old' but do not like loud music, gum chewing or bootcamps!

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Enfield Lock Station to Chingford Plain { Stage 18 of the London Loop}.

Enfield Lock Station (Stop A)


Come with me on an enjoyable and picturesque walk from Enfield Lock Station to Chingford Plain. {walking distance 4.5 miles}.

We will meet at 11 am at Enfield Lock Station and at 11.10 am start our walk.

Our walk will take us along Turkey Brook, Enfield Lock, crossing over a few bridges until we reach Seward Marsh Nature Reserve {as image above}

Once through the Reserve we will stop for a hot drink at The Netherhouse Cafe.

After our hot drink, we will begin our accent into the Sewardstone Hills, crossing over a field, climbing up a cinder track, walking up a hill till we reach Gilwell Park {The Scouts Association National Headquarters}.

We will have lunch at Gilwell Park, sitting on the grass there {please bring something to sit on}.

After lunch we will make our way to Chingford Plain navigating some woodland paths.

At Chingford Plain we will make our way to a bar called The Front Room opposite Chingford Station with trains going to Liverpool Street Station.

£5 meet up fee payable on arrival.

If you have a knee problem or walk slow, this walk is definitely not for you.

This walk can be quite tricky in parts and it is advisable that you wear the right footwear and bring walking poles if you have them as some of the woodland hills are quite steep, when walking down and up them.

COV'D 19 regulations will apply so please bring along a mask, and hand sanitiser with you.

Please advise me at least 24 hrs before, so some one else can take your place.

Failure to do so may result in when you sign up for another of my walks, that you will be moved to not going.

If you need any more info, ring or text Paul on[masked] {this is not a smart phone}

As this walk is reliant on dry weather, if it has been raining, this walk will be cancelled and changed to another date.

If that happens another meet up will take its place.

Booze, Brothels and the Bard walking tour with Blue Badge guide Laurence

Photo : Wiki Commons


Meet[masked] @ Costa Coffee 13 New Bridge Street EC4 - across the road from Blackfriars Underground Station

Sometimes referred to as Shakespeare's playground with its pubs, bear-baiting ring and theatres, this area is used to be London's red-light district in the Medieval and Tudor periods, alongside which the watermen (the taxi drivers of those days) plied their trade - not always honestly! Much cleaned up today, it's still an exciting area of entertainment, foodie delights and great pubs.
As for red lights.....well...... i wouldn't know about that!

We finish near Borough Market with tons of foodie stalls and there's also an authentic Elizabethan tavern for those who want a pub lunch.

Guided walk £10 payable on the day

Leader - Laurence[masked]


Laurence Summers is a Blue Badge guide and has been guiding tours since 2004, when he began working for one of London's major open top bus companies, which sparked his interest in London's rich history. Since then he has led groups of all sizes, ages and cultures all over London and the UK.


TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD...guided walking tour

Warren Street

A brand new tour from our great guide Barrie

Furniture, Electric goods and so much more

Tottenham court Road is one of those roads of London that one just drives down, a road that links other parts of the City from Euston to
Oxford street. However like every corner of London there is so much to see, so much to learn that is not immediately apparent without knowing where to look.

Of course furniture is Tottenham court road’s greatest legacy and the history of its two famous stores will not be ignored, nor will its more recent reputation for being the place to go for Hi Fi and everything else for radio and video enthusiasts.

But if you think thats all you are very mistaken, we cover
a variety of subjects like lap dancing, hidden art deco buildings.
tropical diseases and cult religions. I was amazed how often Tottenham court road featured in my personal life so I’ll throw
some of that in for good measure.

This walk goes the whole way down and ends by Primark at the corner of Oxford street so bring extra money if you want to end the
tour in the usual queue outside the shop and the usual queue to pay!!

Taking the usual 2 hours or so the tour costs £10 cash on the day
Contact me for info on[masked] by text or phone
or e.mail [masked]

Dee and Anne's fun Saturday evening Quiz 25-09

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Teams of 5-6 people. 40 questions.
[masked] Please join the event in good time to ensure that everyone has a good connection.

We'll begin by putting you in teams so you can choose a team name and a captain.

Everyone else will then be divided between the captains into teams of 5-6 people. Let us know if there is anyone you wish to be in the same team with.

7.15 Quiz Starts! Everyone is welcome! Bring paper and pen. Answer questions in the main room, then go into your groups room with your team to confer.

Please turn on your audio and video when you arrive, just to say hello so we know who you are. Then if you would prefer to turn your video off after that, please feel free to do so.


Anne is an experienced host, and organises regular evening online social events. An excellent casual conversationalist and quiz master, she has also recently produced four murder mystery plays, with live actors playing the suspects. On Mondays, she slows the pace down to have a talk or presentation followed by social chat.



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