Wednesday, 8 November 2017 (Group: Capital Walkers)
Start time 18:30
3 miles / 4.8 km
Travel: District or Circle Lines to Westminster Underground station. The end point, the Morpeth Arms Pub is in Millbank, near Pimlico and Vauxhall Tube Stations (Victoria Line), and Victoria (mainline and District, Circle and Victoria Lines).
We will wend our way through Westminster streets then Victoria Tower Gardens, Embankment and Riverside Walk Gardens. Interesting sculptures in both gardens. Note that almost nothing remains of the Palace of Westminster buildings that the plot intended to blow up on 5 November 1605, but it seems appropriate to begin our walk opposite Parliament, whose website has some great historical information:
This walk follows part of the Westminster and Whitehall Walk in Stephen Millar’s London’s Hidden Walks Volume I. A map of that walk can be downloaded from metropublications.com:
Remember it will be dark – bring torches. It could be cold or wet – dress accordingly. This is a Young’s pub with cask ales and a good wine list. Many food options including sides such as chips at £4, grazing plates such as squid, mac ‘n’ cheese at £5-6, majority of mains at £10-15, puds at £6. More information on food and the ghost at: http://www.morpetharms.com
It’s a busy pub so I’m planning to book a table upstairs in the Spying Room with great views of the Thames and MI6.
Terrain: Flat; city streets and some riverside park paths
Dropout points: Various