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Thursday, 29 August 2019

Evening Walk – The Battle of the Summer Pavilions (II): Serpentine Gallery (Royal Parks Walk)

Length: 6.0 km
Net Walking Time: 1 ½ hrs

Meet: Queensway Station (corner of Queensway and Bayswater Road) at 18.30 hours.
Queensway is on the Central Line in Zone 1, Bayswater (Circle and District lines) is a 3-minute walk away.
Finish: Whitehall, near Charing Cross/Embankment/Westminster stations. All are in Zone 1.
Drop-Outs: Hyde Park Corner or Green Park tube stations, or buses.

Map-led, through Central London's extensive parks, past the Serpentine Gallery’s Summer Pavilion in Kensington Gardens (the gallery is open to 18.00 only, but we should get into the pavilion, as the park closes at 20.00).

Eat/Drink: The Serpentine Pavilion (maybe) in Kensington Gardens, The Lord of the Moon of the Mall (Wetherspoon’s) in Whitehall plus numerous options around Trafalgar Square.

For walk directions, map, photos and gpx/kml files click here. T=short.19


Thomas G said...

14 outside the tube station, 1 other bumped into 100m along the route, so n=15 in w=fine-weather. Always amazing how busy the parks are in the evenings, but busy they are. People feeding the parakeets, the squirrels, the ducks, the geese, themselves...
We didn't fit in, really, but enjoyed the walk nevertheless. We stopped briefly to admire the summer pavilion (nice slate curvature, one should come back during daytime to check out the bar) and reached Whitehall as a smaller group, as about a handful had dropped off by then to home or public transport. The usual Wetherspoon's was vetoed on grounds of being always crowded, a bit messy and run by an explicit Brexiteer, so we eventually settled on The Clarence's upstairs dining room, which was rather nice. Some had a meal, some didn't.

Anonymous said...

I can’t stand Weatherspoon’s. The atmosphere is always dire.