“You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.””
Dr Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784)
The Explore London Walking Group 4 was formed in May 2007 and led for three years by Vivienne.
The aim of the Group is to travel to London and explore on foot, in a relaxed, friendly social atmosphere,
a specific area of interest, interspersed with coffee, lunch and tea breaks.
What makes the walks particularly interesting is the sharing of knowledge that each member has of London.
We aim to walk between 3 and 5 miles in total and over the years have explored many parts of the City, the West End
& Soho, a well as south London, the Thames, the canals and the mainline railway stations. Yet still each month, members
come up with interesting and well researched new areas to explore.
We meet on the second Thursday of each month and in January, instead of travelling to London we meet in the Group Leader’s
home for a wine & snacks social and plan our walks for the next year. In the summer we have one trip to Explore Outside of London.
The Group’s full membership is sixteen and members are encouraged to research and lead at least one meeting each year but these can be done
as a couple to help both in the preparation and on the actual walk.