What we're about

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+)

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TOUR (22.11.19).

Green Park Station Piccadilly

A CHANCE TO ENJOY the SPECTACLE of LONDON'S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS and CHRISTMAS WINDOW DISPLAYS on this tour. This tour takes approx. 2 hours, and we will see many of London's famous and most spectacular Christmas Light Displays. START POINT: Please note that the meetup point is at Green Park, Underground station using the Stratton Street Exit. END POINT: The Tour ends near Tottenham Court Road Station at around 9.00 pm. AFTER TOUR SOCIALISING : After the Christmas Lights Tour finishes the event actually continues in Vapianos at Tottenham Court Road, where we can have a drink and/or a bite to eat and continue the socialising. COST: For members and guests who don't hold the Ken's Events Card there is a £4 fee for this event. The Ken's Event Card costs £15 which entitles you to attend all events for free for 12 months (i.e. just over £1 per month). Click on this link to get a Card. https://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/dues/ 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. When you arrive at the station look for the Ken's Events Flag. 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. In these walks we use pavements and cross many busy roads. 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. 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 also has a Facebook page and Twitter account. See http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events and http://www.twitter.com/KenEvents/ RAIN POLICY: Light rain or occasional showers is not a problem and the walk will usually proceed. However if torrential rain is forecast check back on the day of the event for an update at around 4.00pm. Please post no pre-event messages unless you are posting something relevant for the whole group.

FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL AT VAPIANO ITALIAN EATERIE

We are having a Friday Night Social at Vapianos St. Giles Square, WC2H 8TA (behind Centre Point) where we have an area reserved on the top floor. https://uk.vapiano.com/en/menu/ Watch the chefs cook your order in front of you using the freshest of ingredients. Vapiano is a modern reasonably priced italian eaterie conveniently located very close to Tottenham Court Road Tube Station. Everyone can eat or drink as little or as much as you like, as everyone pays separately (see below). Quoted from their website; 'Vapiano make handmade pasta, freshly made pizza dough, & salads alongside the best buffalo mozzarella, meats & cheese antipasti plate. Our restaurants are spacious with some seating looking over our open kitchen. A 100-year-old olive trees as part of the decor & fresh live herbs pots on every table . It offers diners a unique concept - with guests enjoying face-to-face interactions with chefs as they cook their dish to order, exactly as the guest likes it. Extra chilli? Sure. No garlic? No problem. Extra Chicken or King Prawns, easy! Guests are given a chip card on arrival, using it to order both drinks and food –your card registers everything ordered , you simply pay on the way out. One card each - meaning everyone pays for what they order, avoiding the hassle of splitting bills –great for large groups' Hope to see you there! This event is free to attend for holders of the Kens Events Card otherwise there is a nominal £2 meetup fee to the organiser. Disclaimer: Ken's Events is not responsible for the preparation of, or the ingredients contained within the food to be consumed. If you have any food intolerances or allergies you MUST talk to the restaurant manager for advice about these.

PYMMES BROOK GREENWALK- from Oakleigh Park.

Oakleigh Park Railway Station

GROUP WALK: 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. Today we explore a section of the PYMMES BROOK GREEN WALK, and several North London Parks. It links areas of public open spaces along the Pymmes Brook in a green chain, across north London. START POINT: Todays walk starts at OAKLEIGH RAILWAY STATION station. ROUTE: From the station we travel into Oak Hill Park, which is one of Barnet's premier parks, to join Pymmes Brook. It is a large area of parkland through which the Pymmes Brook flows, and which contains diverse woodland but is mostly grassy fields. A large brick viaduct, with 34 numbered arches,carries the Piccadilly line beyond Arnos Grove tube station towards Southgate through the western end of the park. Also, evidence of the abandoned New River loop can be found within the trees in the north side of Oak Hill Woods dates back to at least the eleventh century, when it was owned by the church. Our walk continues through Brunswick Park, Arnos Park, Broomfield Park. END POINT: We are finishing at a large pub near Palmers Green station. DISTANCE: Fairly flat. Approximately 3.5 miles. 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. Make sure you bring some appropriate shoes as some of the paths may be muddy in places. RAIN POLICY - Walking events should always be fun. If the weather is very wet (light rain is not usually a problem), 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. AFTERDRINKS, FOOD & SOCIALISING: After we finish the walk at around 4.00pm, we are going to head off for some food and drinks at a large pub (Wetherspoons) near to Palmers Green Train Station where the socialising continues. COST of WALK: Free for holders of the KENS EVENTS CARD otherwise there is a £4 organisers contribution for this walking event for those members and guests not holding the Ken's Events Membership card. DISCLAIMER: 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/WALKS-EXPLORING-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/) MORE INFO: 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/

WATERSIDE WALK - CANARY WHARF CIRCULAR

Canary Wharf Tube Station

Explore and Enjoy London! Get out and about with Ken's Events and see new parts of your City in the company of great friends! Join us for a leisurely SUNDAY AFTERNOON WATERSIDE STROLL through the contrasting sights of CANARY WHARF. There is lots of water along the route!! STARTING POINT: PLEASE NOTE THE 3PM START- Which means that on this occasion we will be finishing in the dark. However the route is well lit up and you will get a great night time view of the Thames. ROUTE: This is a circular walk starting and ending in Canary Wharf, near the station. Walking is one of life's great social activities. SOCIALISING AFTERWARDS: The walk lasts for about 2.5 hours. After the walk if you wish can join us and enjoy an Indian meal for approx. £20 (only £18 for Ken's Events cardholders) at the Bengal Quay. Click here to RSVP for Bengal Quay event. https://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/events/266177749/ COST of WALK: FREE for Members holding the Ken's Events Card, otherwise there is a £4 fee for each guest attending, and for members who do not hold the Ken's Events membership card, payable on the day. 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, 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. 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 train/tube stations to the starting point are Canary Wharf (Jubilee Line and DLR) When you arrive at the venue look for the 'KEN'S EVENTS' Flag/Sign pictured below. DISCLAIMER: 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. KEN'S EVENTS. (http://www.kensevents.co.uk/)also has a Facebook page and Twitter account. See http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events and http://www.twitter.com/KenEvents/

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