Tuesday 26th September – 32nd meeting of 2017
On a bright cheerful morning all our ladies met on the ultra modern refurbished London Bridge station and made our way to Northern Underground to take a train to Angel. Quite some time since we had all been together so lots of chatting and catching up to do.
A very busy train. When we arrived at Angel we went into The Angel pub for a tea/coffee and toast refreshment to set us up for our walk!
The walk planned was from The London Walk Book that one of our ladies has and we have completely it before but a while ago so to repeat it was good as this is an interesting part of London. It is a two and half mile walk although I feel sure we covered three miles or more with a few diversions.
This is a delightful walk in an interesting and historic part of London. The architecture is beautiful with all old buildings very well maintained and all new builds fitting in very well and it was quite difficult to distinguish one from another.
We passed The Sadler’s Wells Ballet Theatre.
In Clerkenwell Green, The Old Sessions House had an exhibition by Burberry which celebrated London Fashion Week. We went in to have a look. The building itself is amazing with a beautiful staircase. Alongside the many clothes on display were lots of photographs, items and a short film showing Britain over the last 100 years. A very interesting mix of the British way of life.
We walked through Smithfield meat market which was well and truly closed. Just a few traders still milling around. So different to the night and early hours of the morning when all meat products are sold.
From here we walked through St John’s Gateway which is the area where St John’s Ambulance Brigade started and there is a Museum and office here.
The weather was still bright and sunny so a walk back to Angel underground station and our trains home after a very pleasant morning.