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Old London City Pub Crawl/Drinks & Social
This event is a chance to explore just a very small number of some of the many historic pubs that lurk in or close to the City of London and the Ye Olde Mitre Tavern which is closed over the weekend. Penderel's Oak (6.30pm-7.30pm) 283–288 High Holborn, Holborn, London, WC1V 7HP. This pub is named after Richard Penderel who at the end of the Civil War, in 1652 helped King Charles II to escape from Cromwell’s troops by hiding the royal fugitive in an oak tree on his country estate. The Cittie of Yorke [masked]pm) 22 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V 6BN. The Cittie of Yorke is a very historic pub that used to be a coffee house and has seen a number of re-builds over some 500 years. The wooden booths (carrels) are where financial transactions would have been struck. From the 17th century coffee houses became popular in the UK for business meetings and deals. Ye Olde Mitre Tavern [masked]pm) 1 Ely Court, Farringdon, London, EC1N 6SJ. Our next pub is 'Ye Olde Mitre Taven' which is located off a side street off Hatton Garden, quite small but with lots of character the pub was originally built in 1547 for servants of the Bishop of Ely, Cambridgeshire. The pub is not open on the weekends so midweek is a good chance to check it out, we may go back to the Penderel’s Oak, 283–288 High Holborn, WC1V 7HP at the end close to Holborn tube and depending on time or The Sir John Oldcastle near Farringdon. Please note this is a pub crawl so I have not booked any tables, some of the pubs may be busy so expect some standing, you can get food in most of the pubs. Times of leaving and arriving at each pub are approximate and will involve some short walks and we may have to adapt a little on the day, again updates will be posted. please make a note of my number Colin[masked]

The Penderel's Oak

283-288 High Holborn, WC1V 7HP · London

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Welcome to London Explorers a walking social group aiming to do a wide range of guided walks across London and further afield exploring other fantastic British towns and countryside.

Most of our walks start at a convenient tube or railway station and aim to get the best deals on any group save tickets for trains and try when possible to look for free car parking giving you as many travel options as possible.

All our walks are well researched, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the lovely scenery or urban views in the company of other like-minded individuals and of course you will be keeping fit. Most walks end with a well-deserved pub stop with a strong social ethos.

Most of the London guides have done professional guiding courses such as the Islington and Clerkenwell Guiding Diploma or City of London Guiding Certificate, some have both or others even.

The walks are very varied from just a couple of miles covering historical sights to longer urban or country walks of over over ten miles and are either just a couple of hours or longer day trips mainly at the weekend but also some during the week or evening.

We are enthusiastic about photography and encourage photographs walking at a leisurely pace but also sometimes with harder faster and longer walks.

We are twined with another country hiking group Chiltern Explorers ( and often do events together. Chiltern explorers is based to the west of London in the gorgeous Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and also does a wide range of weekends away to other UK National Parks and other AONBs.

Chiltern Explorers is unusual for many outdoor meetup groups in that it currently only arranges the walks and leaves the accommodation up to the members giving members the option to go on the days they want and stay according to their budget, many members also car share for trips away. The weekends have a good social atmosphere and comradery.

The London walks have covered such diverse subjects as Jack the Ripper, James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, Wren Churches, Fryscrapers and Walkie-Scorchies, London Parks and Canals amongst many other themed walks.

The country walks have covered the Chiltern and Surrey hills, the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head and the Lake District amongst many others.

I hope you decide to join us!

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