Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by _pH_, Oct 11, 2010.
I'm still up for it also.
Of course people are interested, you big silly. Just set a date
I thought we did didn't we? Or can I pretend we didn't so I can fuck off to Oxford that day to get pissed?
You're the boss. Make your mind up.
I'm in, date dependent; sounds ace.
An ecclesiastical architecture one would be good as well, if anyone could be bothered to organise it . . .
Looks like 6th November is a definite date on account of the tube largely ceasing to exist on any other weekend in the foreseeable future. Meeting point will be the fantastic Metropolitan Railway tea rooms at Baker Street (now a 'spoons). Mid morning sometime. Final details to follow.
Funny you should mention that. A couple of the Autumn Ambles walks that me and mango went on visited some lovely City churches (the ones you don't realise are there, hidden away down little alleyways and dwarfed by skyscrapers). I thought at the time a tour of some of Wren's work would make a good walk.
6th November in the diary, though my attendance is dependent on where I'm supposed to be watching fireworks that evening.
Sorry love. Have a look at the upcoming engineering works on the Tube and you'll see why the 6th is the only feasible date. (or rather, 'only feasible date when I'm not working')
Mind you, if it goes well and there's enough interest I don't mind doing it again at a future date.
No worries. It's just sods law it's the only weekend I can't do
I'm pretty sure I can get to Baker Street without a problem, I'll take it real slow and spend Thurs and Fri doing sfa.
Fingers crossed and I'll give my legs a good talking to and work out what pills to take
Looking forward to this.
Whereabouts are these tea rooms/Spoons?
When you google it, the little pointer/indicator has PH in it which no doubt stands for public house.
Oh dear. I have a rather raucous party diaried for the night of the 5th. I doubt I'll make it
I'm up for it... Surely you could link up somewhere on the route crispy?
Is there any notion on just when on the 6th we might be wandering? I'm quite keen to see Barnet v Charlton (k/o 15:00) and thought I could maybe tag along for the north end of the Picadilly then head up to Barnet for the match...
Depends on your given value of "raucous"
I went to the Holden exhibition - teeny but interesting, especially the fascinating film footage of the Picadilly Extension in the 1930s.
Here's the details then. A day of two halves, come for the morning, the afternoon or both.
Next Saturday 6th November: we meet in the Wetherspoons at Baker Street at 1030 to make a start at 1100. If you're not there by 1100, forget it; I'm not waiting.
Then (as long as engineering arrangements don't change between now and next week) we look at:
Pub stop in Balham at around 1ish then an afternoon with Holden:
St James's Park/55 Broadway
Southgate - should be dark by the time we get there; it looks great in the dark
Finishing at Southgate at about 4-4.30pm, then maybe head back into town to a pub if that's what people want to do.
You will need a zone 1-4 Travelcard, paper or Oyster, cost £6.30. Or at least £6.30 credit on a PAYG Oyster, as it will be capped at that amount. One journey (from Balham to Vic) will be by Southern, not on the tube, but the travelcard/Oyster will cover this. Please make sure you have your travelcard/Oyster bought and ready before you get to the Wetherspoons at Baker Street as I don't want to have to wait around for people to queue up with loads of tourists to buy tickets.
There will be lots of facts and maybe even handouts, you lucky bastards.
If you still want to come, confirm below pls.
I'm sure I've forgotten something.
There are pubs in Southgate, you know. And there will be fireworks near Southgate tube that night, at the Walker Cricket Ground.
Will definitely make the morning tour, and if you hang around N.London afterwards I may well return to join you for pub/fireworks.
Thanks for arranging it all _pH_
Ooooh two parter I might just be able to make the morning hopefully.
I'll probably make it for both parts, definitely make it for the second part.
Do you know where you're stopping in Balham?
Hoping to make the AM at least.
Don't know. Most of the pubs seem to be a bit posh and middle class. Maybe we'll go and drink with the ageing smelly alcoholics in the 'spoons opposite the station, more our style (well, yours, not mine, but I'll slum it for the day)
I'm off to my local station tomorrow with my old man's discount card to get sorted.
My intention is to to meet all at Baker St.
So I'm in.
Yardbird - there are over 400 steps (I counted them for you) - not all at once - and a fair bit of walking. Just so you know.
_ph_ Thanks for your efforts. I will be okay, I'm sure.
My main problem is that I shan't be able to pose with my silver topped cane, I'll use two sticks instead and that doesn't look nearly so cool
I'll probably retire after the morning stint, having enjoyed Balham that was so much a part of my youth.
See you at Wetherspoons.
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