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Discover & Enjoy Hidden London

SSSH - LONDON is full of secrets. This meetup group aims to explore and enjoy just a few of those. We will go and see those 'unknown' gems that make London such a fascinating and intriguing city.

Explore London! Enjoy London! Join our great walks and get out and see your City in the company of great friends!

Find those secret parts, and gems of London that most people don't know about!

Discover a new part of London everytime!

If you like Walking, Talking, Socialising, with Friends, then this is the group for you.

The aim of the group is to go on short walks and strolls around London, find some amazing places and sights off the beaten track and end up afterwards in a great pub!

MAKE IT YOUR NEW YEAR RESOLUTION 2019 TO GET OUT MORE!

Who should join?
You've got a great curiosity about London, you like walking, and you want to meet other people who are also interested in finding out about the amazing history and sights it has to offer. From 01/01/19 each walk costs only £4 to attend.

THIS GROUP IS SPONSORED BY KEN'S EVENTS (http://www.meetup.com/LONDON-MEETUP-SOCIAL-GROUP-KENS-EVENTS/) (over 20,000 members). Click here (http://www.meetup.com/LONDON-MEETUP-SOCIAL-GROUP-KENS-EVENTS/) to find out more.

Upcoming events (5+)

EXPLORE KINGS ROAD/BATTERSEA PARK and THAMES PATH

Outside South Kensington Tube Station

EXPLORE LONDON! Enjoy London! Get out and see your City in the company of great friends! Join us for an easy (flat) and leisurely Saturday afternoon stroll through one of London's lesser known Parks starting at South Kensington tube station, then moving down to and across the King's Road, Chelsea, then south across the Thames to Battersea Park. Then we continue along the South Bank of the Thames westwards before finnishing at our pub in Battersea and also only 10 mins walk away from Clapham Junction Station. Walking is one of life's great social activities. The stroll lasts for about 2 hours. The socialising can continue after this walk as we are heading off to a nearby Wetherspoons pub for a drink and/or a meal. More info: Please note that this is a joint event with Ken's Events. Please also note that there is a £4 nominal organisers contribution for this walking event for those members and guests not holding the Ken's Events Membership card. What about the weather? Light rain or occasional showers is not a problem and the walk will proceed. Check back on the morning of the event for an update at 11am. All Events on Explore London Secrets and Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click here (http://www.meetup.com/EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/pages/Explore_London_Secrets_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, rights of way, bridlepaths, country lanes and other established 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). Some tracks may be muddy and slippery. On occasion wild,domestic 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. 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/) When you arrive at the station look for the 'KEN'S EVENTS'/Meetup Flag/Sign.

EXPLORE the GREAT LOST RAILWAY JOURNEY of NORTH LONDON to MUSWELL HILL

EXPLORE LONDON WALK! Enjoy London! Get out and see your City in the company of great friends! Walking is one of life's inexpensive and healthy social activities. VISIT a TIMEWARP this afternoon as we retrace the route of one of London's great lost journeys. Forgotten Railways, Overgrown Platforms and Phantom Stations are the theme for today's unusual and slightly longer than usual 6 mile Stroll. Starting at the Finsbury Park we walk through mostly parkland as we trace the route of a railway that once ran to Alexandra Palace via Highgate. We end this walk at Muswell Hill (in the Mossy Well pub) which is about 15/20 mins walk to East Finchly Tube Station (Northern Line). http://underground-history.co.uk/northernh.php The route may be a little muddy in places as we stroll along what has now in places become London's longest Local Nature Reserve which supports a remarkable range of habitats and wildlife. Over two hundred species of wild flower have been recorded along this old lost railway track. Hedgehogs, foxes, butterflies and a vast array of birds are spotted on a daily basis and even a rare species of deer, the muntjac, is spotted from time to time. More info.: Meeting at FINSBURY PARK station (Zone 2) (Station Place side near National Rail entrance and bus stop G). Finishing reasonably close (15/20 minutes walk away) to East Finchley Station station (Zone 3) Please note that this is a joint event with Ken's Events. Please also note that there is a £4 organisers contribution for this walking event for those members and guests not holding the Ken's Events Membership card. What about the weather? Light rain or occasional showers is not a problem and the walk will proceed. Check back on the morning of the event for an update at 11am. All Events on Explore London Secrets and Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click here (http://www.meetup.com/EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/pages/Explore_London_Secrets_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, rights of way, bridlepaths, country lanes and other established 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). Some tracks may be muddy and slippery. On occasion wild,domestic 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. 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/) When you arrive at the station look for the 'KEN'S EVENTS'/Meetup Flag/Sign.

CANAL WALK- Westbourne Park to Kings Cross

Westbourne Park Station,

EXPLORE LONDON! Enjoy London! Get out and see your City in the company of great friends! Join us for a day out involving a leisurely hike exploring the Paddington branch of the Grand Union Canal. We will end the walk in a bar in the Kings Cross area where you can continue socialising with the group. Walking is one of life's great social activities. The stroll lasts for about 2.5 hours. The socialising can continue after this walk as we are heading off to a nearby Wetherspoons pub for a drink and/or a meal. More info: Please note that this is a joint event with Ken's Events. Please also note that there is a £4 nominal organisers contribution for this walking event for those members and guests not holding the Ken's Events Membership card. What about the weather? Light rain or occasional showers is not a problem and the walk will proceed. Check back on the morning of the event for an update at 11am. All Events on Explore London Secrets and Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click here (http://www.meetup.com/EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/pages/Explore_London_Secrets_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, rights of way, bridlepaths, country lanes and other established 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). Some tracks may be muddy and slippery. On occasion wild,domestic 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. 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/) When you arrive at the station look for the 'KEN'S EVENTS'/Meetup Flag/Sign.

EXPLORE SOUTH LONDON:MORDEN HALL PARK to RAYNES PARK

Morden Underground Station

EXPLORE LONDON! Enjoy London! Get out and see your City in the company of great friends! Stay Fit! Get out and walk. Visit parts of London that you would not otherwise have an opportunity to see. Join us for a Sunday afternoon walk through some of South London's green areas, starting at Morden Station and the National Trust maintained Morden Hall Park and from there following a partially circular route to Ravensbury Park, Poulter Park, Rosehill Park, Morden Park and Bushey Mead and onto Raynes Park where we will continue the socialising in a large pub. Look for the Ken's Events/Meetup Flag outside the station. Walking is one of life's great social activities. The stroll lasts for about 2.5 hours. More info: Please note that this is a joint event with Ken's Events. Please also note that there is a £4 organisers contribution for this walking event for those members and guests not holding the Ken's Events Membership card. What about the weather? Light rain or occasional showers is not a problem and the walk will proceed. Check back on the morning of the event for an update at 11am. All Events on Explore London Secrets and Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click here (http://www.meetup.com/EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/pages/Explore_London_Secrets_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, rights of way, bridlepaths, country lanes and other established 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). Some tracks may be muddy and slippery. On occasion wild,domestic 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. 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/) When you arrive at the station look for the 'KEN'S EVENTS'/Meetup Flag/Sign.

Past events (315)

CANAL STROLL (Queen's Park to Little Venice and then Camden)

Queens Park Tube Station (outside the station)

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