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"Historic Pubs in the City of London" Full Guided Walk (Thursday 27th March)

"Historic Pubs in the City of London"

Full Guided Walk 

This is the latest in our fully guided walks conducted by Daniella, a qualified City of London Tour Guide whose services we are using just for this event. This walk will last for about 2 hours and has been organised solely for members of Friends in London. Numbers for this walk have to be limited to a maximum of 45. Please only book if you definitely intend to come and please do not cancel within 24 hours of the walk as this ruins it for our other members who want to come. 

Date: Thursday 27th March 2014 

Time: 6-30pm. 

Where: Mansion House Tube Station. 

We will meet at the Bow Lane exit. 

Nearest Tube: Mansion House on the District & Circle Lines. 

Check the MAP. 

Host: John Pullen[masked] 

Cost: £8 collected at the beginning of the walk. 

Please note this walk is on a Thursday evening. 

This is one of those walks many of you have requested we do. (I really can’t understand why!!!). 

London is over 2,000 years old and the City of London has been witness to a great deal of London’s history. And through most of it there have been places where the local populace have gone to unwind, do business or just have a drink or ten. 

The City of London is full of ancient taverns and inns. Many of them claim to have opened their doors to the likes of Samuel Pepys and Charles Dickens to name but two. But there is a lot more to these old pubs. They have very real historical stories to tell us. And on this walk we shall hear about many of them. 

But more than this: on this walk we shall also learn about the origins of the names of pubs we take for granted. Very few names are just “thought up”. Common names today such as the “Red Lion” or the “Slug and Lettuce” have intriguing stories behind them. 

If you join us on tonight’s walk you will also find out who the “Prince of Wales” was, the significance of the “Bishop’s Finger” and what historical event led to the “Lamb and Flag”. These and other tales will transport us through some of the lesser known parts of London’s social history. 

And of course, at the end of the walk, we will be going to a famous pub with a “story” of its own for a well-deserved drink or two. 

After our very successful previous guided walks, we are once again using the services of Daniella; a professional badged London Guide who will bring all these stories to life. I will of course be there to help out with the organisation of the event and to find a nice pub at the end. So if you fancy joining a really friendly and interesting bunch of people we will find out about the historic roots of taverns and inns rather than just the drinks they sell. 

John 

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  • janeth

    I like all friends

    1 · March 30, 2014

  • janeth

    hey friends, I'm writing from Tanzania. I'm looking for truthful friend in London.

    March 30, 2014

  • John

    Sorry some people had a problem finding the right exit from the Tube. I did say it was the Bow Lane Exit in the description which was sign-posted from the ticket office but next time I will try to obtain the Exit number as well. Thanks again to everyone who came and hope to see you all at the Shakespeare walk coming soon.

    March 28, 2014

  • Lorraine

    Will this meet up be repeated? I'm really sorry to have missed it as i cannot often make Thursdays at the moment.

    March 28, 2014

  • Robert

    Interesting tour, but a difficult place to meet up

    March 28, 2014

  • Kevin h

    Was my first event with 'friends'.....was a really enjoyable evening, people were very friendly and the guided walk was brill!

    March 28, 2014

  • John R

    Really enjoyed the Pub tour last night and the interesting chats in the pub afterwards.

    March 28, 2014

  • Ed

    Well-run as ever - though saying which exit at a multi-exit underground would make life a tad easier. . Daniella informative and amusing as usual, and an interesting (and convenient) pub to end up in. These are excellent events. Looking forward to the next one already!

    March 28, 2014

  • John

    Anorther really interesting walk, made even more fun by our new and regular members. See you soon for our next walk featuring the "Bard".

    March 28, 2014

  • Maria

    Great walk! Didn't join for the drinks as after the walks I always quite hungry. Thanks a mil for organising!

    March 27, 2014

  • Joanne L.

    Still at work, any way of meeting up with you later??

    March 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    On my way but running late. Sorry.

    March 27, 2014

  • ana m.

    Thanks for the opening but now is too late. I can't make it. See you next time. Best wishes to each one of you. enjoy the stroll

    March 27, 2014

  • Carlosss

    Shame but I cannot make this now so I'm freeing up my place for one of the wait list. Hope you all have fun!

    March 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry not very well but really want to do this at some point.

    March 27, 2014

  • Lorraine

    yes i can't make this date either. Thursday's is difficult. i hope it's repeated on another day!

    March 23, 2014

  • debbie

    I'm afraid I can't make it. Gutted!

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Robert

    A non-drinking pub crawl; sounds like the healthy option

    March 15, 2014

    • John

      We will be going into the final pub! This is Friends in London after all!

      1 · March 21, 2014

  • Lorraine

    Hope this walk will be repeated as I cannot make Thursday evenings

    March 20, 2014

    • Kevin h

      Me too !

      March 21, 2014

    • Kevin h

      Oops actually i can make thursdays:-)

      March 21, 2014

  • Ele T.

    No fair!!! I'm away. Will have to run it again sometime.

    1 · March 17, 2014

    • John

      With the response so far, we may have to consider repeating it in the future.

      March 17, 2014

  • kemal

    hey friends im writing from turkey.. im unv. student and im looking for good chating

    March 16, 2014

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