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This year's London walk is a literary walk around Bloomsbury. This event is always a highlight of the year.
5 Sep 2022
ES events
The annual London walk 2022, Bloomsbury in all its hidden glory
The annual London walk 2022, Bloomsbury in all its hidden glory

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The annual London guided walk is always a popular event with members of the Eastbournian Society. This year's walk, led by an expert guide from the London Walks Company, takes us around the streets of Bloomsbury. We meet our guide at 11.00am at Holborn underground station (main exit on to Kingsway).

Hidden in plain sight off the beaten track awaits Bloomsbury. Meander through tree-lined squares and streets built after The Great Fire of London and expect the unexpected at every turn. Cromwell’s ‘ghost’, Nelson’s funeral Director, Longitude, King George III and Peter Pan. Water conduits that once ran with wine, centuries-old canopied houses, the birthplace of the Arts & Crafts movement and the most famous children’s hospital in the world. And writers. Here was aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey, here were Dickens’ child chimney sweeps, here was where poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath married and George Orwell introduced us to Big Brother. And this was Virginia Woolf’s neighbourhood too, close to The British Museum, founded with Chelsea resident Hans Sloane’s collection. ‘London specialises in hiding the best of itself.’ Nowhere more so than in Bloomsbury. As for après walk, perhaps drop in on the British Museum or have a drink at a traditional old pub, many with outside seating.

The price is £10 per person, payable in advance.

If you are interested in reserving a place:

At the foot of this page is an 'I'd like to attend' button. Click this and enter your details either by making an account on the website or as a guest. We would love you to create an account if you can. The website will give you the opportunity to add details of your guest(s) during the registration process. If you have any difficulties using the new website, please contact the ES office: +44 (0) 1323 451911 or es@eastbourne-college.co.uk.

We are hoping to have an electronic payment system available on this new website soon. In the meantime, please arrange payment for the walk (£10 per person) by one of the following methods:

Preferred method: bank transfer to Eastbourne College Incorporated, Account Number 00058400, Sort Code 30-92-86.

Please use WC350 LW and your surname as the reference.

Alternatively, the following methods are available if you cannot make a bank transfer:

Credit or debit card: please call us on +44 (0) 1323 452314 to share your card details (if your call is not answered, please leave a message and we will call you back).

International transfer: SWIFT code: LOYDGB21092, IBAN: GB37 LOYD 3092 8600 0584 00.

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