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Our series of great walks continue with Barrie's retro tour of the swinging sixties telling the story the days when Kings Road was the youth centre of the world. KINGS ROAD CHELSEA..... Twenty five years of cool ============================================================ Mini-skirts, punks and Rolling Stones Barrie your guide, was a teenager when King's Road was 'king' so he has personal memories of what it was like to have been there back in the day. The story of the King's Road is how a tranquil area outside the centre of London, populated by stockbrokers and bankers, and writers and poets was completely transformed by London's youth culture during a crazy quarter of a century starting around 1955 and how it wasn't until the 1980's that Chelsea began to return to being the area it once was. For our King's Road walk, Barrie will lead you down this iconic street, floating from one decade to another as you pass by the sites of the important boutiques, restaurants, clubs and drinking places. He will tell you about the famous song that emerged from a King's Road coffee bar to become a 1950's classic and which iconic jazz and blues singer made her one appearance in England on the King's Road. He'll also tell you where the expression 'cruising the King's Road' started and much, much more. The tour which will last about 2 hrs 15 min and costs £10 cash on the day, will be enhanced by music and classic photos from those days.

Sloane Square - in the square by the seats/fountain

Sloane Square · London, SW1W 8BB

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We love the outdoors and we love walking, hiking and adventures in it. We however do not want to walk 20 miles a day, over rocks and streams, in the depth of winter or in the driving rain. We would like to be active but do it at an easy to moderate pace. This is not a group for the hardcore outdoors folk. This is also not a group for outdoors people who want to backpack and live in youth hostels when away on trips. This group will do all these activities and trips but at a slightly slower pace and with a slightly higher quality of lodging and boarding than backpacks/sleeping in bags on the floor or in bunk beds. We will arrange social walks in London and day trips away every few weeks and monthly overnight adventure trips away. Does this describe you? Join us!

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