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Enjoy a spring day out in the beautiful historic town of Canterbury in the company of great friends! Timetable for the day. Meet at Victoria Station outside the ticket office from 10.15am (come at 9.45am if you want discounted group ticket) in order to catch the 10.40am train . Arriviving in Canterbury at 12.08pm Spend free time in Canterbury- i.e. visit Cathedral, shopping, and/or have lunch etc. etc.. (Note normally there is an entrance charge of £12.50 to visit the Cathedral and it closes at 4.30pm, however because of services on Easter Sunday, there is often no charge as entry to some areas are restricted). Walk commences at 2pm (meet outside Fenwicks Store by the bus station for start of walk). Join us for an easy and leisurely Easter Sunday Afternoon Stroll through the cobbled streets of this historic city, walk along the city walls, see the castle and abbey and walk alongside the Great Stour River and canals. This is not a historical guided walk, rather this walk will focus on the greener aspects of Canterbury, athough some points of historical interest will be pointed out en-route. Walk finishes at approximately 4.45pm, after which the socialising will continue in a large pub, before you can catch your train back to London. If you would rather just meet us in Canterbury for the walk. See the Ken's Event Flag outside the bus station near Fenwicks Store at 2pm. About Canterbury: Canterbury is an enticing Cathedral City with a rich history in the County Of Kent. The Great Stour River flows through it's heart. The city features narrow winding cobbled streets lined with houses from many centuries, and also ancient Roman City Walls. The majestic Canterbury Cathedral commands the skyline, complete with the longest nave in Europe and gothic towers and archways. The Cathedral and surrounding area form part of an Unesco World Heritage Site. Canterbury was immortalised by Chaucer when he wrote his world famous Canterbury Tales. It is also home to St Martin's Church, one of the oldest churches in England, dating back to the 6th century. Cost of Event: There is an organisers meetup fee of £4 payable by those members and guests who don't hold the Ken's Events Card. You can travel by train for about £21 return. Arrive early at Victoria (recommend 9.45am) to purchase tickets in groups of 3 or 4 to get one third group discount. Note that we will also be having a nearby walk on Easter Monday along the coast from Whitstable to Herne Bay (you can catch a local bus from Canterbury to Whitstable). If you want to do both walks you could stay overnight in the Canterbury/Whitstable area. Up to a dozen members will be staying overnight. Click on this link to see the Whitstable to Herne Bay Walk. https://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/events/259674589/ All Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click here (http://www.meetup.com/LONDON-MEETUP-SOCIAL-GROUP-KENS-EVENTS/pages/KEN%27S_EVENTS_DISCLAIMER/)to view disclaimer. RISK WARNING:Please dress appropriately for weather conditions and carry a bottle of water and necessary medication. You need to be moderately fit for this walk and be able to walk for four miles without a break. In these walks we use; pavements, cross busy roads, public parkland, towpaths alongside water, other public paths, and tracks through woodland and countryside. Please only wear good sturdy shoes, and take care as surfaces may be uneven, and some paths are also used by joggers and cyclists. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself. WANT TO COME ON ANOTHER WALK: For a list of future walks please see http://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/events/
Join us for a leisurely Easter monday afternoon 4.5 mile walk along the coast from Whitstable to Herne Bay. Meet at Whitstable train station (North side car park area). We will finish the walk at a large pub in Herne Bay where the socialising can continue. After the walk you can catch the local bus back to Whitstable if you wish (i.e. if you have a return rail ticket to London from Whitstable), or you can return to London from Herne Bay railway station, i.e if you have purchased two single tickets). Train tickets from London are currently available for about £12 each way (depending on time of departure),IF PURCHASING AN ADVANCE TICKET. However be quick as the fare often rises as the date approaches or demand increases. Please also note that we also be have a nearby walk on Easter Sunday in Canterbury (you can catch a local bus from Canterbury to Whitstable). If you want to do both walks you could stay overnight in the Canterbury/Whitstable area. Click this link to see the Canterbury Walk. https://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/events/259673298/ History of Whitstable A seaside town on the north coast of Kent and has a population of about 32,000. Whitstable was famous for its 'Native Oysters' which were collected from beds beyond the low water mark from Roman times until the mid-20th century. This is celebrated at the annual Whitstable Oyster Festival, which takes place during the summer. In 1830, one of the earliest passenger railway services was opened by the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway Company. In 1832, the company built a harbour and extended the line to handle coal and other bulk cargos for the City of Canterbury. The railway has since closed but the harbour still plays an important role in the town's economy. Archaeological finds indicate that the Whitstable area was inhabited during the Palaeolithic era, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Charters indicate that there were Saxon settlements where salt production and coastal trade occurred. The town was first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, under the name Witenestaple,meaning "the meeting place of the white post", which referred to a local landmark.The remains of a Roman building have also been found in the centre of the town. History of Herne Bay A seaside town in Kent, South East England, with a population of 38,563. It is 6 miles (10 km) north of Canterbury and 4 miles (6 km) east of Whitstable. Herne Bay's seafront is home to the world's first freestanding purpose-built Clock Tower, built in 1837; from the late Victorian period until 1978, the town had the second-longest pier in the UK. The town began as a shipping community, receiving goods and passengers from London en route to Canterbury and Dover. The town rose to prominence as a seaside resort in the early 19th century after the building of a pleasure pier and promenade and reached its heyday in the late Victorian era. Its popularity as a holiday destination has since declined. RISK WARNING:Please dress appropriately for weather conditions and carry a bottle of water and necessary medication. You need to be moderately fit for this walk and be able to walk for 4 miles without a break. In these walks we use; pavements, cross busy roads, public parkland, and paths alongside water. Please only wear sturdy shoes, and take care as surfaces may be uneven, and some paths are also used by joggers and cyclists. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself. Please note that there is a £4 meetup organisers charge for this event for guests and those who do not hold the Ken's Event Membership Card. All Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click on 'Pages' button above or click here (http://www.meetup.com/LONDON-MEETUP-SOCIAL-GROUP-KENS-EVENTS/pages/KEN%27S_EVENTS_DISCLAIMER/) to view disclaimer. WANT TO COME ON ANOTHER WALK: For a list of future walks please see http://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/events/ Please post no pre-event messages unless you are posting something relevant for the whole group.
This evening offers you the chance to meet others in the group and watch some of the finest comedians in the UK tell jokes. Harry will meet you at The Town's Hall entrance, check your ticket and direct you to the seating area for "Ken's Meetup Group". We're in the Assembly Hall for the show and Council Chamber for the afterparty. (There's a bar in both rooms.) With a ticket to the comedy show, admission to the afterparty is free. The first 200 tickets are £12.50 each and available here: https://bit.ly/2IPKjeB Who's On? Jarred Christmas: "Best of the crop" - Evening Standard. Here's a clip of Jarred on Russell Howard's Good News: https://youtu.be/433oII7fblA Nick Revell: Nick's comedy has won BAFTAS, Emmys and British Comedy Awards. "Consistently excellent." - The Guardian Jarlath Regan: Owner of an award-winning podcast; Jarlath has also performed on Russell Howard's Good News and Live at the Palladium. Nick Dixon: Nick writes jokes for Hollywood actors. Here's a clip of his previous work: https://youtu.be/O1Js4K13zwY Marlon Davis: London-born Marlon Davis has appeared on Comedy Central, BBC Three and in two MTV sitcoms. What time does the event start? Meetup begins: 7pm Show starts: 8pm Intermission: 8:45pm - 9pm Show continues: 9pm - 9:45pm Show ends: 9:45pm Afterparty begins: 10pm Please note that our guests almost always come by themselves; this is a Meetup, after all. Although, you're welcome to bring friends, too. :-) Click the link below to purchase a "Ken's Meetup Group" ticket: https://bit.ly/2IPKjeB Please message me if you have any questions. Kind regards, Harry Warren Event Organiser
This walk starts at QUEENS PARK and finishes at the LITTLE VENICE GRAND CANAL CAVALCADE. Join us for an early afternoon stroll along the GRAND UNION CANAL . Walking is one of life's great social activities. From Queen's Park tube station we will take a leisurely freestyle afternoon stroll through QUEEN'S PARK to KENSAL GREEN and then along the Canal to LITTLE VENICE to finish at the Grand Canal Cavalcade at around 4.00pm. On arrival at the Canal Cavalcade we can break up into smaller groups to enjoy the festival. The Canalway Cavalcade is a distinctive waterway festival that has been taking place at Little Venice since 1983. Organised by Inland Waterways Association volunteers, there will be an array of boats, trade show stalls and boater gatherings at this festival for water lovers. As well as the boating activities, there will also be Morris dancing, competitions, food, family-friendly activities and a real ale bar, making it an enjoyable day out for families. What if it rains? Walking events should always be fun. The walk will normally proceed with only light rain. However if the rain is heavy the walk maybe cancelled or postponed. Queens Park Station is in West Kilburn at the southern end of Salusbury Road, near the public park from which it takes its name. The station is in Travelcard Zone 2. Guests of members and those without the Ken's Events Membership card will be asked to pay £4 for this walk. RISK WARNING:Please dress appropriately for weather conditions and carry a bottle of water and necessary medication. You need to be moderately fit for this walk and be able to walk for four miles without a break.Please only wear good sturdy shoes, preferably walking boots and take care as surfaces may be uneven, tree roots may protrude, there may be low overhanging branches and canal paths are also used by joggers and cyclists. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself. As availability of toilets cannot be guaranteed en route, please ensure you arrive in good time in order to use facilities before the start. Unfortunately no dogs and children (under the age of 18) are permitted on these walks. Plan your journey, with TFL's Journey Planner (http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/) The nearest tube stations is Queen's Park. When you arrive at the venue look for the 'KEN'S EVENTS' Flag/Sign. All Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click here (http://www.meetup.com/LONDON-MEETUP-SOCIAL-GROUP-KENS-EVENTS/pages/KEN%27S_EVENTS_DISCLAIMER/) to view disclaimer. WANT TO COME ON ANOTHER WALK: For a list of future walks please see http://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/events/ Please post no pre-event messages unless you are posting something relevant for the whole group. KEN'S EVENTS also has a Facebook page and Twitter account. See http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events and http://www.twitter.com/KenEvents/