Fourteen of us travelled to London today for a six mile walk. We met outside Camden Town underground station and walked to Camden Market where the leaders allowed us 45 minutes to explore. As it was colder than we expected, most of us headed for a café (there were plenty to choose from) and spent the time there.
Refreshed and warmer, we set off on the path by Regent’s Canal and turned off it to enter Regent’s Park by London Zoo. We marched through this, walked briefly through Queen Mary’s Gardens, left by York Road and then stopped for about ten minutes in Marylebone Church.
We continued, zig-zagging along various streets, noting blue plaques as we walked until we came to Portland Place and the BBC building. By now we were ready for more refreshment so we stopped in the café next to it. There were few people about and none we recognised from television.
From the BBC we made our way back to Waterloo railway station via Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Hungerford Bridge.
We had a good day. There were no hills, no horseflies, no dogs and no mud. Today’s hazards were crossing roads and walking through crowds. There was much traffic and it was difficult to keep sight of each other on busy pavements.