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KEN'S SUNDAY STROLL- (SOUTHWARK PARK to TOBACCO DOCK) 09.03.14.

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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 STROLL through the contrasting sights of City, Parkland, Riverside, Canals and Docklands. We start from CANADA WATER/SURREY QUAYS, then go through SOUTHWARK PARK and then along the Thames, across TOWER BRIDGE, through ST. KATHERINE'S DOCK and into TOBACCO DOCK. Walking is one of life's great social activities. We aim to finish afterwards in a bar nearby at approx 5pm for a drink / food .

Southwark Park is located in Rotherhithe, in central South East London, and is managed by the London Borough of Southwark. It first opened in 1869 by the Metropolitan Board of Works as one of its first parks. It was designed by Alexander McKenzie and covers 63 acres (250,000 m2).

It received £2.5 million from the National Lottery's Heritage Lottery Fund in 1998 which enabled large parts of the park to be refuirbished.

The bandstand dates from 1884 and was originally sited in the Royal Horticultural Society grounds at South Kensington. It has a sister in Peckham Rye Park.

The Old English Cottage Garden was designed by Col. J.J. Sexby, Parks Superintendent for the London County Council. The idea for the rose garden came from Dr Alfred Salter, Member of Parliament for West Bermondsey. It was opened in 1936 and was named after Ada Salter when she died in 1943.

Other facilities include a cafe, a wildlife garden, a boating lake and an art gallery.

Sports facilities include an athletics track run by Fusion, a bowling green, football pitches and tennis courts.

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 will heavily curtail the walking part and spend the afternoon in one of the many bars and restaurants in Surrey Quays/Canada Dock area.

After the Sunday Stroll I hope you will be able to join us for a drink and possibly a bite to eat at a bar close St. Katharine's Dock.

Members can bring guests but please note that there is a £2 fee for each guest attending, payable on the day.

Plan your journey, with TFL's Journey Planner (http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/)

The nearest train/tube stations are Canada Water (Jubilee Line) and SURREY DOCKS (London Overground).

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