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SOCIAL EVENTS and WALKS IN LONDON.

All of our social events are in London venues.

All of our walks end in a bar or restaurant booked for our group.

Do you like to BREATHE FRESH AIR? Do you want to IMPROVE YOUR FITNESS LEVELS? Do you like GREEN WALKS in the COUNTRYSIDE? Do you prefer walks in PARKS by LAKES, CANALS, RIVERS, rather than through busy city streets?

Do you want to see new SECRET PLACES in London, places that you might not otherwise have reason to visit?

Do you like to SOCIALISE in a PUB or RESTAURANT after every walk?

If you answered YES to any of the above then this group is the right one for you.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN KEN'S EVENTS, a friendly meetup group (Over 21,000 Members) mainly featuring WALKS in all the green parts of London (in places you have probably never heard of) and surrounding countryside that always end with a PUB SOCIAL!! Change your social life (and health) dramatically for the better!!

YOU CAN JOIN KEN'S EVENTS FOR FREE and just pay a contribution for each event attended!!!

THERE IS NO JOINING FEE. INSTEAD FROM JANUARY 2019 THERE WILL BE A COLLECTION OF A NOMINAL £4 CONTRIBUTION FOR EACH WALKING EVENT ATTENDED (known as the 'pay as you go' option) OR YOU CAN PURCHASE A KEN'S EVENTS CARD (only £15 for a full 12 months validity from date of purchase, (known as the 'season ticket' and equivalent to only £1.25 pence per month), thus allowing you to save loads of money if you come to more than 3 walks a year!

If weekday and evening walks are your thing, then you should also join Ken's Weekday and Evenings Walking Group. Click here for more information.

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JOIN KEN'S EVENTS AND SEE LONDON!!

You can buy a 'Kens Events' card online through Paypal or by cash at most events. Please note that although Paypal is used for on-line payment, you do not need a Paypal account, just a credit or debit card. Click on this link to get a Card. https://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/dues/ Now just bring your e-mail receipt to your next event and you will be given the Card in exchange.

You can also follow Ken's Events on Facebook at

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and on Twitter

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Also Click Here for more information including the Ken's Events disclaimer. (https://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/pages/14591782/KEN%27S_EVENTS_DISCLAIMER)

Upcoming events (5)

GREENWALK- DOLLIS VALLEY (Hendon to New Barnet).

Hendon Railway Station

£4.00

Get out, explore and enjoy London's abundant green spaces and surprising surrounding countryside, whilst making new friends in a group walk!! Give up the city streets for a day and breathe some fresh air. Improve your overall fitness levels, whilst chatting to new people during the walk and afterwards in a pub. Today we will explore another section of the DOLLIS VALLEY GREENWALK. It links areas of public open space along the Dollis Valley in a green chain, to provide a pleasant and quiet long distant walk along the Dollis Brook Green Belt. Todays walk starts at HENDON RAILWAY STATION station and we travel east then north along the GREENWALK, past MILL HILL and the DOLLIS BROOK VIADUCT (pictured below), through WHETSTONE STRAY, the BROOK FARM OPEN SPACE, the WYATT FARM OPENSPACE, KING GEORGE V Playing Fields, before heading to our destination pub in NEW BARNET, close to New Barnet Station. Walking and talking are two of of life's great social activities. RISK WARNING: In these walks we use; pavements, cross busy roads, public parkland, towpaths, other public paths, rights of way, bridlepaths, country lanes and other recognised paths and tracks through woodland, bush and countryside. 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 some paths are also used by joggers and cyclists and sometimes cars (country lanes). On occasion wild and farm animals may also encountered. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself. Unfortunately no dogs and children (under the age of 18) are permitted on these walks. Please dress appropriately for weather conditions and carry a bottle of water. You need to be moderately fit for this walk. PLAN B - Walking events should always be fun and have a Plan B - If the weather is wet, walking in the rain is no fun, therefore we may reschedule this walk. Check this page at 11am on the morning of the walk for the latest weather update. More info: Please note that there is a £4 nominal 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. If you enjoy weekday and evening walks, then you should join Ken's Weekday and Evenings Walking Group. Click here for more information. KEN'S EVENTS also has a Facebook page and Twitter account. See http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events and http://www.twitter.com/KenEvents/

GROUP WALK: HAMPTON COURT to SURBITON via THAMES PATH & KINGSTON

Hampton Court Station Car Park

£4.00

THIS WALK IS FREE FOR KENS EVENTS CARD HOLDERS (see below). EXPLORE LONDON! Enjoy London! Get out and see your City in the company of great friends! Join us for a SUNDAY AFTERNOON WALK along the THAMES PATH from HAMPTON COURT STATION to SURBITON via KINGSTON. We will end the walk at a pub close to Surbiton Railway Station (London fare zone 6), where you can continue socialising with the group. Get out, explore and enjoy London's abundant green spaces and surprising surrounding countryside, whilst making new friends in a group walk!! Give up the city streets for a day and breathe some fresh air. Improve your overall fitness levels, whilst chatting to new people during the walk and socialising afterwards in a pub. Walking is one of life's great social activities. The stroll lasts for about 2.5 hours. ROUTE: Along the Thames Path to Surbiton via Kingston. DISTANCE: Approx 5 miles. Mostly flat. START: Meeting at Hampton Court Station (British Rail). Please note that Hampton Court Station is in London fare zone 6. When you arrive at the start look for the 'KEN'S EVENTS' Flag/Sign. If you are running a few minutes late, don't worry, we usually wait a short time for latecomers. If you are more than 15 mins late you will have to catch us up. Head over the bridge across the Thames and into the green lawn in front of Hampton Court Palace. Then along the Thames path towards Kingston. FINISH and PUB SOCIAL: We end this walk at a large pub in Surbiton, called the Coronation Hall very close to (less than 100 yards) to Surbiton British Rail Station. RAIN POLICY - If the weather is very wet, we may curtail or postpone the walk, therefore please check this page on the morning of the event. Light rain is not usually a problem. COST: FREE for holders of the KENS EVENTS CARD. Get your Kens Events Card on this link. https://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/dues/ (use paypal or credit card). Turn up at your next event with your e-mail receipt and you will be given the Kens Events card (valid for 365 days during which all walks are free). The default position is that a £4 cash fee is payable at the start of each walk by those members and guests who are unable to show their Ken's Events Card. 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 FOR ALL WALKS: Dress appropriately for weather conditions with non-slip sturdy shoes and carry a bottle of water and necessary medication. You must 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, rights of way, bridlepaths, country lanes and other established paths and tracks through woodland, bush and countryside. If you require insurance for these walks you must arrange that yourself. Unfortunately no dogs and children are permitted on these walks. If you enjoy weekday and evening walks, then you should join Ken's Weekday and Evenings Walking Group. Click here for more information. (https://www.meetup.com/KENS-WEEKDAY-EVENING-WALKS/) Tell your friends you are going! https://secure.meetup.com/LONDON-MEETUP-SOCIAL-GROUP-KENS-EVENTS/invite/ WANT TO COME ON ANOTHER WALK: For a list of future walks please see http://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/events/ KEN'S EVENTS also has a Facebook page and Twitter account. See http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events and http://www.twitter.com/KenEvents/ Please only post comments before the event if the comment is relevant to the whole group or something is unclear.

HAMPSTEAD HEATH, SECRET PERGOLA,KENWOOD HOUSE and HIGHGATE WOODS WALK.

Golders Green Underground Station

£4.00

This walk is FREE for holders of the Ken's Events Membership Card (see below). Get out, explore and enjoy London's abundant green spaces and surprising surrounding countryside, whilst making new friends in a group walk!! Give up the city streets for a day and breathe some fresh air. Improve your overall fitness levels, whilst chatting to new people during the walk and afterwards in a pub. Today walk is through Golders Hill Park and Hampstead Heath to the SECRET PERGOLA, hidden amongst the trees and constructed during the years 1904 to 1925. It is a magnificent Edwardian extravagance built as the setting for garden parties and summer evening strolls. Afterwards we head across the heath to the beautifully and recently restored KENWOOD HOUSE (free entry), where we break for 30 minutes. After visiting Kenwood House we head back onto the heath before heading towards Highgate Wood and finishing at the Mossy Well pub in Muswell Hill. Kenwood House (Free Entry) is a former stately home, in Hampstead, London, on the northern boundary of Hampstead Heath. It is managed by English Heritage. Kenwood House, was remodelled and extended by the Scottish architect Robert Adam for William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, from 1764 to 1779. The interiors designed by Adam include some of his finest surviving schemes, particularly the ‘Great Room’ or library. After Kenwood’s original contents were sold in 1922 the house and grounds were bought by Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh, who in 1927 bequeathed his outstanding collection of paintings to the nation. Kenwood House is best known for the many original masterpieces on display, including the following famous paintings; Portrait of the Artist c.1665-Rembrandt van Rij. The Guitar Player c.1672-Johannes Vermeer: Mary, Countess Howe c.1764-Thomas Gainsborough: Coast scene with Fishermen c.1803- Turner: Old London Bridge 1630 -Claude de Jongh: Anthony van Dyck - Princess Henrietta of Lorraine 1634: The Angerstein Children c[masked] Sir Joshua Reynolds: Meeting at Golders Green Station (Northern Line). Finishing at the Mossy Well pub in Muswell Hill. which is a 15 minute walk or short bus ride to East Finchley Tube Station, Highgate Tube Station or Archway Tube Station (all on the Northern Line). COST:This walk is FREE for holders of the Ken's Events Membership Card otherwise please note there is a £4 organisers charge for this meetup. If you enjoy weekday and evening walks, then you should join Ken's Weekday and Evenings Walking Group. Click here for more information. (https://www.meetup.com/KENS-WEEKDAY-EVENING-WALKS/) Tell your friends you are going! https://secure.meetup.com/LONDON-MEETUP-SOCIAL-GROUP-KENS-EVENTS/invite/ 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 FOR ALL WALKS: Dress appropriately for weather conditions with non-slip sturdy shoes and carry a bottle of water and necessary medication. You must 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, rights of way, bridlepaths, country lanes and other established paths and tracks through woodland, bush and countryside. Please take care as surfaces may be muddy, slippery, uneven, tree roots may protrude, there may be low overhanging branches,stinging nettles, and some paths also have joggers, cyclists and even cars (country lanes). On occasion wild,domestic and farm animals may be encountered. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself. Unfortunately no dogs and children are permitted on these walks. As availability of toilets cannot be guaranteed en route, please ensure you arrive in good time in order to use facilities before the start. When you arrive at the station look for the Ken's Events Flag.

THAMES PATH WALK: MILLENNIUM DOME to CANARY WHARF

ATM - North Greenwich Underground Station

£4.00

This walking event is FREE for holders of the KEN'S EVENT CARD. THAMES PATH WALK from the O2 in North Greenwich and along waterways of Canary Wharf. Get out, explore and enjoy London's abundant green spaces and waterways, whilst making new friends in a group walk!! Give up the city streets for a day and breathe some fresh air. Improve your overall fitness levels, whilst chatting to new people during the walk and afterwards in a pub. ROUTE: Starting from the O2 (Millenium Dome) at North Greenwich Station we walk along the THAMES PATH then cross under the Thames River via the Greenwich Foot Tunnel before making our way along the waterways of CANARY WHARF to end at our pub/restaurant close to the Jubilee line and DLR stations at Canary Wharf. DISTANCE: Approx 5 miles. Entirely flat. START: Meeting at North Greenwich station (Zone 2/3). When you arrive at the start look for the 'KEN'S EVENTS' Flag/Sign. If you are running a few minutes late, don't worry, we usually wait a short time for latecomers. If you are more than 15 mins late you will have to catch us up. Head for the Thames then southwest along the Thames Path towards Greenwich. FINISH and PUB SOCIAL: We end this walk in Canary Wharf (in a large pub/restaurant) close to Canary Wharf DLR and Jubilee Line Stations. RAIN POLICY - If the weather is very wet, we may curtail or postpone the walk, therefore please check this page on the day. Light rain is not usually a problem. COST: FREE for holders of the KENS EVENTS CARD. Get your Kens Events Card on this link. https://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/dues/ (use paypal or credit card). Turn up at your next event with your e-mail receipt and you will be given the Kens Events card (valid for 365 days during which all walks are free). The default position is that a £4 cash fee is payable at the start of each walk by those members and guests who are unable to show their Ken's Events Card. 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 FOR ALL WALKS: Dress appropriately for weather conditions with non-slip sturdy shoes and carry a bottle of water and necessary medication. You must 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, rights of way, bridlepaths, country lanes and other established paths and tracks through woodland, bush and countryside. Please take care as surfaces may be muddy, slippery, uneven, tree roots may protrude, there may be low overhanging branches,stinging nettles, and some paths also have joggers, cyclists and even cars (country lanes). On occasion wild,domestic and farm animals may be encountered. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself. Unfortunately no dogs and children are permitted on these walks. WANT TO COME ON ANOTHER WALK: For a list of future walks please see http://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/events/ If you enjoy weekday and evening walks, then you should join Ken's Weekday and Evenings Walking Group. Click here for more information. (https://www.meetup.com/KENS-WEEKDAY-EVENING-WALKS/) KEN'S EVENTS (http://www.kensevents.co.uk/) which also has a Facebook page and Twitter account. See http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events and http://www.twitter.com/KenEvents/ Please only post comments before the event if the comment is relevant to the whole group or something is unclear.

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WALK- See CAMELIAS DISPLAY at CHISWICK PARK

Tube Station Turnham Green (District Line)

£4.00

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