London Christmas Walk

19Dec2018
GU12 5NJ

Chaucer's London

From 09.15 until Late

At Ash Vale Station

GU12 5NJ

Organiser: John Richards / 01252 321186

This year’s Christmas Walk is approximately 6-7 miles and is centred around Southwark and its many small parks and gardens, so plenty of spots to rest weary feet. There are many points of interest on our walk – the Old Operating Theatre for Women Museum, Flat Iron Square which houses a flea market, the Menier Chocolate Factory and lots more. We shall walk from Waterloo down to the Elephant & Castle, where yet another development is planned though rumours of it disappearing for ever make this a good time to take a look at it. We shall make our way across Southwark borough and get to Southwark Cathedral in time to have a lunch stop in the Cathedral café. Part of the time after lunch will be continuing our exploration of the area but leaving plenty of time for us to end up in Borough Market where you can nose around for smallish ‘goodies’ to take home for Christmas. To really enjoy the Christmas lights on the south bank we shall cross the Thames and walk along the embankment back to Hungerford Bridge and cross here to the Festival Hall and the Archduke for our meal.
Please come prepared with suitable footwear and clothing for the day
By popular request and for those who wish to eat at a restaurant at the end of the walk, we have booked tables at the Archduke Restaurant (the same restaurant used on the summer walk) which is a short distance from Waterloo Station.
The choice of a three course menu will be sent out at a later date. The price for the meal including the service charge etc: will be £24.00
We will all meet at Ash Vale station at 09.15; this will allow enough time to organize group tickets.
The train leaves at 09.39, to Waterloo. For those members who live outside the Ash area and wish to travel direct, please contact John for details of where to meet.
I would be grateful if you would return the slip below, with a cheque for the evening meal as soon as possible.
Cheques should be made out to Ash U3A and sent to:
John Richards, Ashbourne, White Lane, Ash Green GU12 6HW (01252 321186)
Cut Here……………………………………………………………………………………………………..
London Christmas Walk 2018v2
I/We……………………………………Tel: No:………………….………….…Meeting at…………………
I/We will be eating at the restaurant after the walk, & enclose the cost of the meal of £24.00 pp which includes a non returnable deposit of £10.00 pp.
I/We will be walking but not eating at the restaurant.
Please return to John Richards, Ashbourne, White Lane, Ash Green, Aldershot, Hants GU12 6HW.
Total cheque enclosed………………………..Emergency contact number……………………………..Rambling