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Thursday, 23 July 2020

Evening Walk: Rambling with the Royals

Short: 19:  Royal Parks Walk T=short.19

Meet:  19:15 Outside North Exit of Notting Hill Gate Tube Station (i.e. exit signposted for Portobello Road/Market)

Distance:  4 miles/6km (plus a bit with Notting Hill extension)

End: Multiple Choices -- Charing Cross, Embankment, Westminster

With the ongoing closure of the Queensway and Lancaster Gate tube stations, we will start this walk from the Notting Hill Gate Tube station and improvise a route to Kensington Gardens to pick up the main route....in fact, I would suggest that we extend the walk slightly by making a quick circuit through Notting Hill on the way to Kensington Gardens...

This walk links three large parks through central London, passing by several iconic London landmarks in the process.....Sadly, there will be no Serpentine Summer Pavilion this year (as with most of 2020 -- deferred to 2021)....but should still be an interesting and enjoyable evening stroll....

Not entirely sure about post walk refreshments, but feel confident that we will find something on offer....if only a take away beer on along the river....

More information and a route map can be found here.

Enjoy the walk!

1 comment:

Stargazer said...

7 gathered at the appointed alternate start location for this outing and after exchanging details set off in socially distanced groups within sight (given the improvised route). Another caught up with us along Portobello Road, making for n=8. As with most of central London, Notting Hill was somewhat subdued for a Thursday night....Eventually, we arrived at Kensington Gardens and more or less followed the suggested route through three grand city parks....On passing the lively Serpentine cafe, we broke with tradition and enjoyed alfresco drinks along the lakeside....Dusk was gathering as we set off on the final stretch and it was very atmospheric indeed with the old gas lights illuminated....On reaching St. James Park, a few departed to transport links while the remaining 5 continued through the park to visit the Giant White Pelicans who were getting ready for bed on their rock....a w=pleasant-summer-evening-with-brief-sunny-interludes.